Personnel includes: Dottie West, Don Gibson, Jimmy Dean (vocals); Grady Martin, Harold Bradley, Ray Edenton (guitar); Bill West (steel guitar);
Howard Carpenter (violin, viola); Brenton Banks, George Binkley, Lillian
Hunt (violin); Buddy Spicher (fiddle); Charlie McCoy (harmonica, vibraphone);
Floyd Cramer, Larry ButlerHargus "Pig" Robbins (piano); Roy Huskey, Jr.,
Norbert Putnam (bass); Kennt Buttrey, Buddy Harman (drums); The Jordainaires
Producers include: Chet Atkins, Jerry Bradley.
Compilation producer: Rich Kienzle.
Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville, Tennessee between May 27, 1963
and July 30, 1973. Includes liner notes by Rich Kienzle.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of Buddah Records "RCA Country Legends" series.
Personnel: Dottie West (vocals); Don Gibson, Jimmy Dean (vocals); Chip Young, Grady Martin, Harold Bradley, Jimmy Wilkerson, Jerry Reed, Pete Wade, Ray Edenton, Velma Smith, Jerry Shook, Dale Sellers (guitar); Pete Drake, Weldon Myrick (steel guitar); Robert C. Thompson (banjo); Howard Carpenter (violin, viola); Sheldon Kurland, Martin Katahn, Lillian Hunt, Kenneth Goldsmith , Solie Fott, George Binkley III, Brenton Banks, Cecil Brower (violin); Buddy Spicher (fiddle); Floyd Cramer, David Briggs , Larry Butler , Hargus "Pig" Robbins (piano); William Paul Ackerman, Kenny Buttrey, Jerry Carrigan, Buddy Harman, Byron Metcalf (drums); Richard Morris (percussion); Dolores Edgin, June Page, Douglas Kirkham, Hugh Stoker, Dorothy Ann Dillard, William H. Wright Jr., Larry Gatlin, Anita Kerr, Ray C. Walker, Neal Matthews, Louis Dean Nunley, Hoyt Hawkins, Millie Kirkham, Joe Babcock (background vocals).
Audio Remixer: Dennis Ferrante.
Liner Note Author: Rich Kienzle.
Recording information: RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, TN (05/27/1963-07/30/1973).
RCA was Dottie West's recording home during the most commercially successful years of her career and, accordingly, much of her best material was released on that label. RCA COUNTRY LEGENDS concentrates primarily on her work from the mid 1960s to the early '70s, a period when West was arguably at her best, as evidenced by her many charting hits from the time ("Here Comes My Baby," "Would You Hold It Against Me," and "Paper Mansions," among them, all of which are here).
But this set isn't merely a collection of singles (fans looking for a tidy summary of West's chart-toppers should look to THE ESSENTIAL DOTTIE WEST). Instead, this RCA package includes a nice mix of lesser-known album tracks alongside the hits, making it an even-handed representation of the period. All of the work on this top-notch comp boasts the classic Nashville sound of the period and, of course, West's alluring vocals.