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Skeeter Davis: Bring It On Home

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1972 cover LP from Skeeter Davis (aka Mary Frances Penick, born 1931 in Dry Ridge, KY), including a version of The Band's "Dixie." Davis was a cross-over country singer who did her best work in the '50s and '60s, occasionally mixing some rock & roll into her albums and landing a #2 hit in the US with the ballad "The End of the World" in 1963.

Skeeter Davis' Bring It On Home -- or, Skeeter's land-o-cover tunes. Her version of "One Tin Soldier" is a bit of a disappointment: it shows where her political sympathies lay, but suffers from the same rinky-dink powder-puff pop sound as the rest of the album. Other covers include "Never Ending Song Of Love", "Loving Him Was Easier", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "Take Me Home Country Roads", and a particularly chirpy version of "Reason To Believe". Chet Atkins' arrangement of "He Loved Me Too Little, Too Late" provides scant respite from Ronny Light's perky production -- in fact, it's a Skeeter Davis original, "All I Ever Wanted Was Love" that's the standout on this disc.
--Peter Viney


  1. One Tin Soldier [Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter]
  2. Bring It On Home [Ronny Light, Ben Peters]
  3. Never Ending Song of Love [Delaney, Bramlett]
  4. He Loved Me Too Little [Ronny Light]
  5. Take Me Home, Country Roads [Denver, Nivert, Danoff]
  6. Loving Him Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) [Kris Kristofferson]
  7. All I Ever Wanted Was Love [Skeeter Davis]
  8. Just As Soon As I Get Over Loving You [George Richey. Ben Peters]
  9. Reason to Believe [Tim Hardin]
  10. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down [Robbie Robertson]

Skeeter Davis - Bring It On Home - 1972 - RCA LSP 4642

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