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Skeets McDonald - Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes - The Singles Collection 1950-62 (2CD)

Skeets McDonald - Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes - The Singles Collection 1950-62 (2CD)

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Born Enos William McDonald in Arkansas in 1915, Skeets McDonald was a honky-tonk country and rockabilly singer, who acquired his nickname from calling mosquitoes “skeets” as a child.  He had a band in Detroit in the 1930s and after war service worked on radio in Dearborn, Michigan, where he made his first records for the Fortune label before moving to Los Angeles, performing on radio on Hometown Jubilee and Town Hall Party, and signing to Capitol. He is best known for his 1952 country No. 1 with Slim Willet’s “Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes”, which Perry Como took to the top of the pop charts. This 58-track 2-CD collection comprises selected A & B sides on the Citation, Fortune, London, Mercury, Capitol and Columbia labels from these years, and features his No 1 country hit “Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes” and his other hit from this era “This Old Heart”. It features not only country material but also forays into rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll, with Eddie Cochran playing guitar on Skeets’ recording of “You Oughta See Grandma Rock”. He went on to have a couple more hits in the 1960s, but this collection captures him during what was probably the primary era of his career, and it’s an enjoyable showcase for his particular brand of country

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 You Can't Come Back Johnnie White & His Rhythm Riders feat. Skeets McDonald
2 My Home In Tennesssee Johnnie White & His Rhythm Riders feat. Skeets McDonald
3 Southland Boogie Johnnie White & His Rhythm Riders feat. Skeets McDonald
4 Make My Dreams Come True Johnnie White & His Rhythm Riders feat. Skeets McDonald
5 Mean And Evil Blues Johnnie White & His Rhythm Riders feat. Skeets McDonald
6 The Tattooed Lady Johnnie White & His Rhythm Riders feat. Skeets McDonald
7 Please Daddy Don't Go To War Skeets McDonald
8 So I Cried Myself To Sleep Skeets McDonald
9 Baby When You're Around  Skeets McDonald
10 Only One Love In Each Heart Skeets Saunders
11 Goodbye Blues Skeets Saunders
12 Blues Is Bad News Skeets McDonald
13 Scoot, Git And Be Gone Skeets McDonald
14 Bless Your Little Ol' Heart Skeets McDonald
15 I'm Hurtin' Skeets McDonald
16 Fuss And Fight Skeets McDonald
17 Be My Life's Companion Skeets McDonald
18 Wheel Of Fortune Skeets McDonald
19 Curtain Of Tears Skeets McDonald
20 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes Skeets McDonald
21 Big Family Trouble Skeets McDonald
22 I'm Sorry To Say I'm Sorry Skeets McDonald
23 I've Got To Win Your Love Again Skeets McDonald
24 It's Your Life Skeets McDonald
25 Hi Diddle Dee (My My) Skeets McDonald & Helen O'Connell
26 Looking At The Moon And Wishing Skeets McDonald
27 Walking On Teardrops Skeets McDonald
28 Look Who's Crying Now Skeets McDonald
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Remember, You're Mine Skeets McDonald
2 But I Do Skeets McDonald
3 Each Time A New Love Dies Skeets McDonald
4 Number One In Your Heart Skeets McDonald
5 You're Too Late Skeets McDonald
6  A Losing Hand Skeets McDonald
7 Strollin' Skeets McDonald
8 I Got A New Field To Plow Skeets McDonald
9  It'll Take Me A Long Long Time Skeets McDonald
10 You Oughta See Grandma Rock Skeets McDonald
11 Heart-Breaking Mama Skeets McDonald
12 Somebody Skeets McDonald
13 Don't Push Me Too Far Skeets McDonald
14 Keep Her Off Your Mind Skeets McDonald
15 I Am Music Skeets McDonald
16 Your Sweet Love Is Gone Skeets McDonald
17 Fingertips Skeets McDonald
18 Love Wind  Skeets McDonald
19 What Am I Doing Here Skeets McDonald
20 What A Lonesome Life It's Been  Skeets McDonald
21 Where You Go (I'll Follow) Skeets McDonald
22 Cheek To Cheek With The Blues Skeets McDonald
23 Everglades Skeets McDonald
24 Make Room For The Blues Skeets McDonald
25 This Old Heart Skeets McDonald
26 He'll Let You Live A Little Skeets McDonald
27 The Same Old Town Skeets McDonald
28 What A Fool I Was Skeets McDonald
29 I've Gotta Show You Skeets McDonald
30 Dear John (I’ve Sent Your Saddle Home) Skeets McDonald
  • UPC:
    824046349929
  • FORMAT:
    2CD
  • Release:
    February 2024
  • Brand:
    Acrobat
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3500
  • Weight:
    0.12kg