We're Gonna Get Together
Susan Raye was an important part of Buck Owens’ country music empire; she had hits on her own in the late ’60s and early ’70s, including “Put A Little Love In Your Heart” and “L.A. International Airport,” but they also recorded four duet albums together. This is the first, and it’s occasionally gentler than his Buckaroos material; “Everybody Needs Somebody” and “Cryin’ Time” are gooped up with strings, and there are more ballads than uptempo numbers generally. There’s also a cover of Mickey & Sylvia’s “Love Is Strange,” but the opening title track and the closing “Foolin’ Around” have a welcome energy, and Owens and Raye’s voices mesh together very well.