Wheel Of Fortune
Release date: June 3, 2022
Fourth solo album from the Buck Owens protégé features the Top 20 title track.
Recorded at Buck Owens Studios, Bakersfield, Wheel Of Fortune contains the hit title track, plus songs written by Buck and his son, Buddy Allen.
Original Album Liner Notes:
Good fortune… beauty… and talent…
At times, Susan Raye seems to have a patent on all three of these usually elusive qualities. For years, fortune has smiled on her career. She has made a long series of hit records including “L.A. International Airport,” “(I’ve Got A) Happy Heart,” “Pitty, Pitty, Patter” and “My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own.” And, along with Freddie Heart, she is one of the brightest stars of Buck Owens Enterprises.
Therefore, it’s no coincidence that the title song of her latest LP is the famous Kay Starr hit, “Wheel Of Fortune.” (And, incidentally, listen how she makes this familiar song sound like special meaterial.) Susan knows love—how beautiful and perfect it is when right… but how bitter a thing it is when it goes sour. She knows happiness and loss… all the shades of the human heart. And she knows how to sing about what other people only feel.
This is an album of honest feelings, set to words and music. There is, for instance, joyful Susan singing the praises of love in “Happy You, Happy Me”… then telling about a “Bad, Bad Dream” when things start falling apart.
No matter what the feeling is, the wheel always stops at the name—Susan Raye. She knows—and sings—them all.
Wheel Of Fortune Hollywood & Vine Don’t Let True Love Slip Away High As The Mountains Bad, Bad Dream Happy You, Happy Me Hurry, Come Running Back To Me Hide And Watch Me Go I’ve Never Had A Dream Come True Before Across This Town And Gone