Sue Raney

Sue Raney has one of the most beautiful voices in music. She is always in-tune, displays complete control over her vibrato, and has the rare gift of being able to interpret lyrics with such deep understanding that she makes them sound fresh, even if the words are familiar. Raney would be much better known today if she did not spend most of her time as a well-respected voice teacher, living in the Los Angeles area, and if she had recorded more extensively throughout her career. But she is one of the greats.

Sue was born Raelene Claire Claussen on June 18,1940, in McPherson, Kansas, and her career started very early. “I came From a musical background for my mother was a singer and my great great aunt had been in German opera When I was about four my mother realized that I could sing. My first public appearance was at a party in Wichita, Kansas when I was five.”

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Albums

Heart's Desire -- A Tribute To Doris Day
Heart's Desire -- A...
Fresh Sound Records
2006
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When Your Lover Has...
Crest International
1997
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Flight Of Fancy - A...
Crest International
1986
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Ridin' High
Crest International
1984
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Sings The Music Of...
Crest International
1983
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Never Say Goodbye
Crest International
1974
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