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Skeets McDonald

Best known for the chart-topper "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes," Skeets McDonald was a honky tonk singer and songwriter whose work helped serve to bridge the gap between country and rock & roll. The youngest of seven children, Enos William McDonald was born on October 1, 1915, in Greenway, AR, and earned his nickname after an incident involving a swarm of mosquitoes. He became interested in music at a young age and, according to McDonald family legend, even traded his hound dog for a guitar and six dollars. When his older brother moved to Michigan several years later, McDonald followed and joined his first band, the Lonesome Cowboys, in Detroit in 1935. He continued to perform on local radio stations until he was drafted to serve in World War II in 1943.

After returning from battle, McDonald began performing on a Detroit-area television program and in 1950 cut his first records with fiddler Johnnie White & His Rough Riders. In 1951, McDonald and his family moved to Los Angeles, where he was signed to perform on Cliffie Stone's TV program Hometown Jamboree. Soon after, he joined Capitol Records and in 1952 released "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes," by far his biggest hit. McDonald remained with the label until 1959, the year he released the LP The Country's Best, and while he scored few chart successes, his music's evolution from honky tonk to straightforward rockabilly proved to be influential with other musicians.

In 1959, McDonald signed with Columbia, which mandated that he return to country music. In the early '60s, he notched a handful of hits, including "Call Me Mr. Brown," which reached the Top Ten in 1963. A year later, he issued the album Call Me Skeets!. As the decade wore on, he began branching out from the West Coast music scene, recording in Nashville and appearing on the Grand Ole Opry. Despite the country industry's shift towards slicker, more pop-oriented productions, McDonald remained a purist throughout his career; he died on March 31, 1968, after suffering a massive heart attack. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Goin' Steady With The Blues

1. Goin' Steady With The Blues

2. Gone And Left Me Blues

3. Yard And A Half Of Blues

4. You're There

5. Hawaiiand Sea Breeze

6. Tomorrow Never Comes

7. Blues In My Mind

8. My Room Is Crowded

9. I'll Sail My Ship Alone

10. Lost Highway

11. I'm Sorry Now

12. Fort Worth Jail

13. You Oughta See Grandma Roch

14. Heart Breaking Mama

15. You Better Not Go

16. Don't Push Me Too Far

17. I'm Comin'

18. Mead And Evil Blues

19. The Tattooed Lady (Feat. Johnny White And His Rhythm Riders)

20. Birthday Cake Boogie (Feat. Benny Walker And Billy Hughes)

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Track List: Country Blues Greats

1. I'll Sail My Ship Alone

2. You Better Not Go

3. Blues In My Mind

4. The Tattooed Lady

5. I'm Sorry Now

6. Gone And Left Me Blues

7. Don't Push Me Too Far

8. Fort Worth Jail

9. Hawaiiand Sea Breeze

10. Tomorrow Never Comes

11. You Oughta See Grandma Roch

12. Heart Breaking Mama

13. Mead And Evil Blues

14. Birthday Cake Boogie

15. Lost Highway

16. You're There

17. Yard And A Half Of Blues

18. I'm Comin'

19. Goin' Steady With The Blues

20. My Room Is Crowded

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Track List: Skeete Mcdonald. Vol. 2

1. Chin Up, Chest Out

2. Curtain Of Tears

3. Goin' Steady With The Blues

4. The Things You Used To Say

5. Your Sweet Love Is Gone

6. I'd Hate To Be Him

7. I'll Sail My Ship Alone

8. I'm Sorry To Say I'm Sorry

9. Strollin'

10. When The Roses Bloom Around Our Cabin Door

11. Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes

12. Gone And Left Me Blues

13. The Southland Boogie

14. Think Of Me

15. You Turned Me Down

16. A Losing Hand

17. It'll Take Me A Long, Long Time

18. Lost Highway

19. Mean And Evil Blues

20. Mabel

21. Fast Company

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Track List: Skeets McDonald, Vol. 3

1. Blues Is Bad News

2. I'm Hurtin'

3. Make Room For The Blues

4. Too Much Of Me (Walked Away With You)

5. We're Lovin' And Livin'

6. Bless Your Little Ol' Heart (You're Mine)

7. Fuss And Fight

8. Oh How It Hurts

9. The Police Files

10. This Old Heart

11. Baby Brown Eyes

12. He'll Let You Live A Little

13. Love Wind

14. Remember You're Mine

15. Your Uncertain Mind

16. I'll Make Believe

17. It's Genuine

18. Your Love Is Like A Faucet

19. You're Not Wicked, You're Just Weak

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Track List: Skeets McDonald, Vol. 5

1. What I Know About Her

2. Baby, I'm Countin'

3. Gotta Get You From That Crowd

4. Only One Love In Each Heart

5. There Sits An Angel

6. Welcome Home

7. Day Sleeper

8. I Can't Hold A Memory In My Arms

9. Look Who's Cryin' Now

10. Scoot, Git And Be Gone

11. Where You Go (I'll Follow)

12. Bless Your Little Ol' Heart (You're Mine)

13. Cheek To Cheek With The Blues

14. I Need Your Love

15. Keep Her Off Your Mind

16. She's Never Gone That Route Before

17. Everglades

18. Fingertips

19. Looking At The Moon And Wishing On A Star

20. Today I'm Movin' Out

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Track List: Skeets McDonald, Vol. 6

1. You Oughta See Grandma Rock

2. Baby When You're Around

3. Heart-Breakin' Mama

4. Hi Diddle Dee My My (With Helen O'Connell)

5. Tell Me A Lie

6. What A Lonesome Life It's Been

7. Baby Wait

8. Big Chief Buffalo Nickel (Desert Blues)

9. Please Daddy Don't Go To War

10. Worried Mind (With Helen O'Connell)

11. You Gotta Be My Baby

12. A Member Of The Blues

13. So I Cried Myself To Sleep

14. Walking On Teardrops

15. What Am I Doing Here

16. You Better Not Go

17. Goodbye Blues

18. I Am Music

19. It's Your Life

20. Molly Brown

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Track List: Skeets McDonald, Vol. 7

1. Old Indian's Never Die

2. Ridin' With The Blues

3. Same Old Town

4. The Echo Of Your Footsteps

5. You Talk About Me, I'll Talk About You

6. Big Family Trouble

7. I Love You, I Love You, I Love You

8. The All American Boy

9. What A Fool I Was

10. You Can't Keep A Good Man Down

11. I Love You, Mama Mia

12. I Write You Letters

13. Let's Spend Some Time With Me

14. Talk Of The Town (Hush Hush)

15. Tell Me Why

16. Be My Life's Companion

17. Smoke Comes Out My Chimney Just The Same

18. You Warned Me

19. Each Time A New Love Dies

20. In The Corner Of My Mind

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Track List: Skeets Mcdonald, Vol. 1

1. Fort Worth Jail

2. Heartbreaking One

3. Number One In Your Heart

4. This Old Broken Heart

5. You Can't Come Back Polka

6. Call Me Mr. Brown

7. Hawaiian Sea Breaze

8. I Can't Take No More

9. Wheel Of Fortune

10. You're Too Late

11. Blues In My Mind

12. I Can't Stand It Any Longer

13. I've Gotta Show You

14. My Home In Tennessee

15. Please Come Back

16. Dear John (I've Sent Your Saddle Home)

17. I Got A New Field To Plow

18. Make My Dreams Come True

19. Yard And A Half Of Blues

20. You Made Me Cry

21. The Love That Hurt Me So

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Skeets McDonald was as good and could easily have held his own to any of the well known artists. Love his voice & music!
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Too many great things singers were overlooked!
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Love this guy

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