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Skeeter Davis

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Skeeter Davis never received much critical attention, but in the '50s and '60s, she recorded some of the most accessible crossover country music, occasionally skirting rock & roll. Born Mary Penick, Davis took her last name after forming a duo with Betty Jack Davis, the Davis Sisters. Their 1953 single "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know" was a big country hit; its B-side, the remarkable "Rock-a-Bye Boogie," foreshadowed rockabilly. That same year, however, the duo's career was cut short by a tragic car accident in which Betty Jack was killed and Skeeter was severely injured. Skeeter did attempt to revive the Davis Sisters with Betty Jack's sister but was soon working as a solo artist.

In the early '60s, Davis followed the heels of Brenda Lee and Patsy Cline to become one of the first big-selling female country crossover acts, although her pop success was pretty short-lived. The weepy ballad "The End of the World," though, was a massive hit, reaching number two in 1963. "I Can't Stay Mad at You," a Top Ten hit the same year, was downright rock & roll; penned by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, it sounded like (and was) an authentic Brill Building girl group-styled classic. Goffin and King also wrote another successful girl group knockoff for her, "Let Me Get Close to You," although such efforts were the exception rather than the rule. Usually she sang sentimental, country-oriented tunes with enough pop hooks to catch the ears of a wider audience, such as "I Will."

Davis concentrated on the country market after the early '60s, although she never seemed too comfortable limiting herself to the Nashville crowd. She recorded a Buddy Holly tribute album in 1967, when Holly wasn't a hot ticket with either the country or the rock audience. But she certainly didn't reject country conventions either: She performed on the Grand Ole Opry and recorded duets with Bobby Bare, Porter Wagoner, and George Hamilton IV. In the 1980s, she had a mild comeback with the rock crowd after recording an album with NRBQ; she also married NRBQ's bass player, Joey Spampinato. Davis passed away September 19, 2004 after a long struggle with cancer.

Title: Best Hit Wonder

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: Let Me Get Close To

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: Maryfrances

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Country, Pop

Title: Christmas Things

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: World Of Super Hits

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: Bitter And Sweet

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: Believe In Santa

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: In Icy Climes

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: Palm Beach

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: Colorful Garden

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: The Last Lullaby

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: Coffee Shop

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: Best Of Mix

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: Christmas Cards

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: Bring It On Home

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Country, Pop

Title: Imposingly

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: Always The Best Hits

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: Confectioner's

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: Amazing Top Hits

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: Mosquito

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: Winter Dress

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: City Or Country

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: Christmas Magic

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: Unforgettable

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Country

Title: Freedom Loving

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: A Bouquet Of Hits

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: Gaudy Colours

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: Hit It

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: Evergreen Super Hits

Artist: Skeeter Davis

Genre: Pop

Collections

Title: Jukebox Hits, Vol. 5

Genre: Pop

Title: Girl Grooves

Genre: Rock, Pop

Title: Jukebox Hits, Vol. 2

Genre: Pop

Title: Country Christmas

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Title: Country Christmas

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Title: Country Heaven

Genre: Country

Title: Christmas Country

Genre: Pop

Title: Truckin' Country

Genre: Country

Featuring albums

Title: Ladies of Country

Artist: Patsy Cline

Genre: Country

Title: Expensive Bling

Artist: Johnny Burnette

Genre: Rock

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