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The Essential Skeeter Davis

Skeeter Davis

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Released in 1995, this 20-song collection by country-pop star Mary Francis Penick, known professionally as Skeeter Davis, features the highlights from her prime years with RCA Records. As the title suggests, this truly is the essential Skeeter Davis album, covering a nearly 20-year period that began with 1953's "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know," the lone hit by her early duo the Davis Sisters. Recorded with singing partner Betty Jack Davis (unrelated), the song spent eight weeks at number one on the country charts and ranks among the Top 100 country singles of all time. Not long after its release, Betty Jack was killed in a car accident, leaving Skeeter to carry on for a short time singing with Betty Jack's sister Georgia. Thinking she'd had her brief moment in the spotlight, Davis retired from music in 1956 in favor of a domestic life. The break didn't last long, and by 1960 she had paired up with legendary guitarist and producer Chet Atkins, releasing a string of solo hits that would carry her through the next decade. Instead of working with additional singing partners, Davis chose to multi-track her own voice, re-creating the Davis Sisters sound on her own terms; it became her signature, decorating early hits like "Am I That Easy to Forget?" and "(I Can't Help You) I'm Falling Too," and softening her country twang on later pop crossover hits like the wonderful Gerry Goffin/Carole King-penned "I Can't Stay Mad at You" and the orchestrated "Silver Threads and Golden Needles." Of course, her best-known hit 1963's doom-filled romantic ballad "The End of the World" is included here, along with her autobiographical 1971 hit "Bus Fare to Kentucky." Her career would continue through throughout the '80s and into the '90s, but these are the essential tracks that made her a country music legend.
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1
I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know
The Davis Sisters
00:03:00

The Davis Sisters, Performer - Cecil Null, Composer - Cecil Null, Lyricist - Steve Sholes, Producer

Originally released 1953. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

2
Set Him Free
Skeeter Davis
00:02:14

Marie Wilson, Composer - Marie Wilson, Lyricist - Chet Atkins, Producer - Helen Moyers, Composer - Helen Moyers, Lyricist - Skeeter Davis, Lyricist - Skeeter Davis, Performer - Skeeter Davis, Composer

Originally released 1959. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

3
Am I That Easy To Forget
Skeeter Davis
00:02:06

W.S. Stevenson, Composer - W.S. Stevenson, Lyricist - Chet Atkins, Producer - Carl R. Belew, Composer - Carl R. Belew, Lyricist - Shelby Singleton, Composer - Shelby Singleton, Lyricist - Skeeter Davis, Vocal

Originally released 1960. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

4
The One You Slip Around With
Skeeter Davis
00:02:45

Harlan Howard, Composer - Harlan Howard, Lyricist - Fuzzy Owen, Lyricist - Fuzzy Owen, Composer - Chet Atkins, Producer - Skeeter Davis, Performer

(P) Recorded prior to 1972. All rights reserved by BMG Music

5
(I Can't Help You) I'm Falling Too
Skeeter Davis
00:02:45

Hal Blair, Composer - Hal Blair, Lyricist - Chet Atkins, Producer - Skeeter Davis, Performer - Don Robertson, Composer - Don Robertson, Lyricist

Originally released 1960. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

6
No, Never
Skeeter Davis
00:02:05

Chet Atkins, Producer - Skeeter Davis, Composer - Skeeter Davis, Lyricist - Skeeter Davis, Performer

(P) Recorded prior to 1972. All rights reserved by BMG Music

7
My Last Date (With You)
Skeeter Davis
00:02:33

Boudleaux Bryant, Composer - Boudleaux Bryant, Lyricist - Floyd Cramer, Composer - Floyd Cramer, Lyricist - Chet Atkins, Producer - Skeeter Davis, Lyricist - Skeeter Davis, Performer - Skeeter Davis, Composer

(P) Originally released prior to 1972. All rights reserved by BMG Music

8
Optimistic
Skeeter Davis
00:01:59

Chet Atkins, Producer - Bobby Freeman, Composer - Bobby Freeman, Lyricist - Skeeter Davis, Performer

Originally released 1961. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

9
The End of the World
Skeeter Davis
00:02:37

Sylvia Dee, Composer - Sylvia Dee, Lyricist - Chet Atkins, Producer - Arthur Kent, Composer - Arthur Kent, Lyricist - Skeeter Davis, Performer

Originally released 1962. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

10
Gonna Get Along Without You Now
Skeeter Davis
00:02:21

Milton Kellum, Composer - Milton Kellum, Lyricist - Chet Atkins, Producer - Skeeter Davis, Performer

Originally released 1964. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

11
Where I Ought to Be
Skeeter Davis
00:02:44

Harlan Howard, Composer - Harlan Howard, Lyricist - Chet Atkins, Producer - Skeeter Davis, Performer

Originally released 1962. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

12
I Can't Stay Mad at You
Skeeter Davis
00:02:06

Chet Atkins, Producer - Carole King, Composer - Carole King, Lyricist - Gerry Goffin, Composer - Gerry Goffin, Lyricist - Skeeter Davis, Performer

Originally released 1963. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

13
I'm Saving My Love
Skeeter Davis
00:01:59

Anita Kerr, Producer - Alex Zanetis, Composer - Alex Zanetis, Lyricist - Skeeter Davis, Performer

Originally released 1963. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

14
Silver Threads and Golden Needles
Skeeter Davis
00:02:10

Anita Kerr, Producer - Dick Reynolds, Composer - Dick Reynolds, Lyricist - Jack Rhodes, Composer - Jack Rhodes, Lyricist - Skeeter Davis, Performer

Originally released 1963. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

15
Mine Is A Lonely Life
Skeeter Davis
00:02:15

Anita Kerr, Producer - Justin Tubb, Lyricist - Justin Tubb, Composer - Skeeter Davis, Performer

(P) Recorded prior to 1972. All rights reserved by BMG Music

16
Let Me Get Close to You
Skeeter Davis
00:02:32

Chet Atkins, Producer - Carole King, Composer - Carole King, Lyricist - Gerry Goffin, Composer - Gerry Goffin, Lyricist - Skeeter Davis, Performer

Originally released 1964. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

17
Fuel to the Flame
Skeeter Davis
00:02:43

Felton Jarvis, Producer - Bill Owens, Composer - Bill Owens, Lyricist - Dolly Parton, Composer - Dolly Parton, Lyricist - Skeeter Davis, Performer

Originally released 1966. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

18
What Does It Take (To Keep a Man Like You Satisfied)
Skeeter Davis
00:02:36

Glaser, Composer - Glaser, Lyricist - Felton Jarvis, Producer - Skeeter Davis, Performer

Originally released 1967. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

19
I'm a Lover (Not a Fighter)
Skeeter Davis
00:02:16

Ronny Light, Composer - Ronny Light, Lyricist - Ronny Light, Producer - Skeeter Davis, Performer

Originally released 1970. All rights reserved by RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

20
Bus Fare To Kentucky
Skeeter Davis
00:02:57

Ronny Light, Composer - Ronny Light, Lyricist - Ronny Light, Producer - Skeeter Davis, Performer

(P) Recorded prior to 1972. All rights reserved by BMG Music

Album Description

Released in 1995, this 20-song collection by country-pop star Mary Francis Penick, known professionally as Skeeter Davis, features the highlights from her prime years with RCA Records. As the title suggests, this truly is the essential Skeeter Davis album, covering a nearly 20-year period that began with 1953's "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know," the lone hit by her early duo the Davis Sisters. Recorded with singing partner Betty Jack Davis (unrelated), the song spent eight weeks at number one on the country charts and ranks among the Top 100 country singles of all time. Not long after its release, Betty Jack was killed in a car accident, leaving Skeeter to carry on for a short time singing with Betty Jack's sister Georgia. Thinking she'd had her brief moment in the spotlight, Davis retired from music in 1956 in favor of a domestic life. The break didn't last long, and by 1960 she had paired up with legendary guitarist and producer Chet Atkins, releasing a string of solo hits that would carry her through the next decade. Instead of working with additional singing partners, Davis chose to multi-track her own voice, re-creating the Davis Sisters sound on her own terms; it became her signature, decorating early hits like "Am I That Easy to Forget?" and "(I Can't Help You) I'm Falling Too," and softening her country twang on later pop crossover hits like the wonderful Gerry Goffin/Carole King-penned "I Can't Stay Mad at You" and the orchestrated "Silver Threads and Golden Needles." Of course, her best-known hit 1963's doom-filled romantic ballad "The End of the World" is included here, along with her autobiographical 1971 hit "Bus Fare to Kentucky." Her career would continue through throughout the '80s and into the '90s, but these are the essential tracks that made her a country music legend.
© Timothy Monger /TiVo

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