If It's All Right With You/Just What I've Been Looking For
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If It's Alright With You/Just What I've Been Looking For is a 1974 RCA Records release by Dottie West. This album was clearly an attempt to introduce West, then a veteran country star for ten years, to the pop market, her first recording specifically aimed at crossover music appeal, with strings arrangements and pop love ballads. The album was also released in the quadrophonic disc format in a bid for appeal to audiophiles. The album produced two singles, the title songs "If It's Alright With You" and "Just What I've Been Looking For", which were modest successes on the country chart and also became West's first recordings to crack the Billboard Hot 100 for pop radio and sales albeit low-charting. RCA did not attempt to market West pop again and she would not return to pop charts for another six years by which time she was on Liberty Records. One of the more country tracks on the album is West's original "I'm Your Country Girl", which was the basis of her first commercial jingle for Coca Cola.
The album cover pictures West with her new husband, Byron Metcalf. This disc was produced by Jerry Bradley.
- "Just What I've Been Looking For" (Kenny O'Dell)
- "Delta Dawn" (Alex Harvey, Larry Collins)
- "Killing Me Softly with His Song" (Norman Gimble, Charles Fox)
- "If It's Alright With You" (Kenny O'Dell, Larry Henley)
- "Try To Win a Friend" (Larry Gatlin)
- "It Was Love While it Lasted" (Red Lane, Larry Henley)
- "Short and Sweet" (Billy Joe Shaver)
- "It Sure Seemed Right" (Johnny Russell, Michael Russell)
- "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall" (Larry Gatlin)
- "I'm Your Country Girl" (Dottie West, Billy Davis)