Patti Page

Country & Western Golden Hits

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Patti Page was perfectly comfortable with country music and could even yodel, although she doesn't do it on Country & Western Golden Hits. This 1961 album offers some of the crossover country music you would expect a pop vocalist to tackle, like "Dark Moon," but Page also does "You All Come," which is as country as it gets. "Mom and Dad's Waltz" was a minor hit on the pop and country charts for Page, and the album's track list is full of classics like "I Walk the Line," "Walking the Floor Over You," and "Crazy Arms." This isn't your typical attempt to turn country material into lushly orchestrated mood music -- Country & Western Golden Hits is a bona fide country-pop album, and a good one at that.

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