Sandy Posey

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": 60s oldies female vocalists pop country Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 June 1947, Jasper, Alabama, USA. As a teenager Posey moved to west Memphis where she embarked on a career as a studio session singer. Her contributions to innumerable records impressed producer Chips Moman, who encouraged the artist as both a songwriter and performer. Posey’s debut single, ‘Born A Woman’, reached number 12 in the US charts in 1966, while its pithy lyric - ‘If you’re born a woman, you’re born to be hurt’ - brought a new maturity to the often maudlin approach common to female country singers. ‘Single Girl’, its equally accomplished follow-up, scaled the UK and US Top 20s, before ‘What A Woman In Love Won’t Do’, ‘I Take It Back’ and ‘Are You Never Coming Home’ (all 1967) continued her run of success. Posey was one of several singers backing Elvis Presley when he undertook sessions at Moman’s American studios. She was featured on ‘Mama Liked The Roses’,...

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