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Jeannie C. Riley

  • Jeannie C. Riley's Greatest Hits [Plantation, 1971] B

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Jeannie C. Riley's Greatest Hits [Plantation, 1971]
Ever since "Harper Valley P.T.A." this woman has just known soap operas aren't made up, and even in Nashville her accent qualifies her to play the Avenging Hick. The credibility isn't always a virtue, but I'm a sucker for the accent--especially on "The Girl Most Likely," in which poor-but-proud-and-how Jeannie gloats over the surprise marriage of that stuck-up Suzie Jane Grout (spelling phonetic). B