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McDonald, Skeets

Real name Enos William McDonald. Born 1915 in Greenway, Ark. A regular on Town Hall Party (KTTV, Compton, Calif.). Died in 1968.

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Artist image
Source: Jim Hilmar

Original Releases

Discography is not intended to be complete

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1952/Feb.
(Bb est.)
Fortune (Mich.)  165  No rating Label shot Song sample Birthday Cake Boogie — Skeet's McDonald & Benny Walker On Vocal With Johnnie White And His Rhythm Riders B Bullet Fortune LP 3001 (#2)
    No rating Label shot I'm Looking For Sunshine — Jeff Durham And His Kentucky Boys Featuring Bob Sykes On Vocal A  
1952/Sept. 13
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F2216  No rating Label shot Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes — Skeets McDonald 45-10486 Bullet Capitol (France) LP 85029/30 (#26)
Bullet Club PR LP 003 (#20)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Big Family Trouble — Skeets McDonald 45-9583 Bullet Bear Family CD 17030 (#5)
Bullet Hillbilly Stomp LP 2 (#11)
1956/Mar. 17
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3378  No rating Label shot Fallen Angel — Skeets McDonald 45-15019 Bullet See For Miles LP 98 (#12)
    No rating Label shot It'll Take Me A Long, Long Time — Skeets McDonald 45-15017  
1956/June 23
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3461  Pertinent Label shot Song sample You Oughta See Grandma Rock — Skeets McDonald 45-15463 Bullet Bear Family LP 15191 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15624 (#1)
Bullet Beat Goes On CD 504 (#25)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6004 (#6)
Bullet Capitol (France) LP 81970/1 (#25)
Bullet Club PR LP 001 (#19)
Bullet Disky CD 250542 (#28)
Bullet Disky CD 885702 (#1)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 113 (#58)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 173 (#10)
Bullet Fed CD 10 (#4)
Bullet Knockville LP 4403 (#2)
Bullet Lucky CD 813 (#12)
Bullet Luxel CD 7102 (#18)
Bullet Mustang CD 9 (#34)
Bullet One Day Music CD 142 (#3)
Bullet Pan American CD 56007 (#1)
Bullet Presto CD 2 (#43)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#9)
Bullet Sleazy CD 01 (#13)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1125 (#36)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Heart-Breakin' Mama — Skeets McDonald 45-15464 Bullet Bear Family LP 15191 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15624 (#16)
Bullet Beat Goes On CD 504 (#26)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6003 (#7)
Bullet Capitol (France) LP 81970/1 (#26)
Bullet Club PR LP 003 (#19)
Bullet Disky CD 885712 (#1)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 017 (#17)
Bullet GVC CD 2018 (#25)
Bullet Lucky CD 814 (#8)
Bullet Mustang CD 8 (#31)
Bullet One Day Music CD 142 (#21)
Bullet Pan American CD 56013 (#25)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1125 (#4)
1956/Dec. 8
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3600  Borderline Label shot Song sample You Better Not Go — Skeets McDonald 45-15765 Bullet Bear Family LP 15191 (#11)
Bullet Beat Goes On CD 504 (#27)
Bullet CCL LP 1103 (#6)
Bullet Capitol (France) LP 81970/1 (#27)
Bullet Disky CD 885702 (#11)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Don't Push Me Too Far — Skeets McDonald 45-15018 Bullet Beat Goes On CD 504 (#28)
Bullet Capitol (France) LP 81970/1 (#28)
Bullet Capitol (France) CD 99879 2 (#10)
Bullet Dig-It CD 100 (#25)
Bullet Disky CD 885712 (#11)
Bullet GVC CD 2018 (#7)
1957/Apr. 6
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3679  Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Keep Her Off Your Mind — Skeets McDonald 45-16588 Bullet Bear Family LP 15191 (#5)
    Non-pertinent Label shot I Am Music — Skeets McDonald 45-16585  
1957/Aug. 26
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3778  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Fingertips — Skeets McDonald 45-17367 Bullet Bear Family LP 15191 (#4)
Bullet CCL LP 1103 (#8)
Bullet Capitol (France) LP 85029/30 (#25)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Bless Your Little Ole Heart — Skeets McDonald 45-17369 Bullet CCL LP 1103 (#13)
1957/Nov. 11
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F3833  Pertinent Label shot Song sample I'm Hurtin' — Skeets McDonald 45-17368  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Love Wind — Skeets McDonald 45-17370  
1959/Feb. 23
Bb c&w rev.
Capitol (Calif.) F4147  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Baby Wait — Skeets McDonald 45-30294 Bullet Bear Family LP 15191 (#7)
    Non-pertinent Label shot What A Lonesome Life It's Been — Skeets McDonald 45-30293  
1960/Jan. 11
Bb pop rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41556  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Cheek To Cheek With The Blues — Skeets McDonald JZSP 49194 Bullet Classics CD 739 (#28)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Where You Go (I'll Follow) — Skeets McDonald JZSP 49193  
Original LPs
1958
 
Capitol (Calif.)  LP cut  Pertinent Song sample Blues In My Mind — Skeets McDonald   Bullet Capitol (France) LP 85029/30 (#27)
Bullet Capitol (France) LP 86307 (#7)
Bullet Disky CD 885772 (#13)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1197 (#25)
    No rating Fort Worth Jailhouse — Skeets McDonald   Bullet Capitol (France) LP 85029/30 (#30)
Bullet Capitol (France) LP 86307 (#12)
Bullet Club PR LP 004 (#10)
Bullet Lucky CD 812 (#16)
Bullet Magnum Force LP 048 (#5)
Bullet Redita [1st series] LP 109 (#6)
    No rating Gone And Left Me Blue — Skeets McDonald   Bullet Capitol (France) LP 86307 (#2)
Bullet Capitol (France) CD 99879 2 (#24)
Bullet Magnum Force LP 048 (#6)
Bullet Zomboco CD 2 (#17)
    No rating Hawaiian Sea Breeze — Skeets McDonald   Bullet CCL LP 1103 (#9)
Bullet Capitol (France) LP 86307 (#5)
Bullet DOJO LP 5009 (#5)
    No rating I'll Sail My Ship Alone — Skeets McDonald   Bullet Capitol (France) LP 86307 (#9)
Bullet Magnum Force LP 048 (#4)
    No rating Tomorrow Never Comes — Skeets McDonald   Bullet Capitol (France) LP 85029/30 (#29)
Bullet Capitol (France) LP 86307 (#6)
    Pertinent Song sample You're There — Skeets McDonald   Bullet Big Tone CD 6004 (#21)
Bullet Capitol (France) LP 85029/30 (#28)
Bullet Capitol (France) LP 86307 (#4)
Bullet Capitol (France) CD 99879 2 (#1)
Bullet Disky CD 885772 (#1)
Bullet Redita [1st series] LP 109 (#7)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1170 (#27)
Live Performances
 
 
[live recording]     No rating Cheek To Cheek With The Blues — Skeets McDonald   Bullet Country Routes CD 16 (#11)
    No rating Gotta Travel On — Skeets McDonald   Bullet Country Routes CD 15 (#4)
    No rating It'll Take Me A Long Time To Live That Down — Skeets McDonald   Bullet Country Routes CD 16 (#23)
Bullet See For Miles LP 98 (#1)
    No rating Somebody Touched Me — Skeets McDonald   Bullet Country Routes CD 16 (#25)
    No rating The Wall — Skeets McDonald   Bullet Country Routes CD 15 (#19)
Unissued Tracks
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Jambalaya — Skeets McDonald   Bullet Cotton Town Jubilee CD 4 (#21)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1974Redita [1st series] (Netherlands) 109LPNashville Country Rock
1975Capitol (France) (France) 2S 150- 81970/1LPRock And Roll At The Capitol Tower
1977Capitol (France) (France) 2S 184- 85029/30LPRock And Roll At The Capitol Tower, Vol. 2
1985Bear Family (Germany) BFX 15191LPRockin' Rollin' Skeets McDonald
1986Fortune (United States) 3001LPThe Original Tattooed Lady
1987Magnum Force (England) MFLP 048LPThe Rockin' 50s
1988DOJO (Finland) DOJL- 5009LPRock-A-Hula-Bop
See For Miles 98LPHollywood Hillbillies
1991Capitol (France) (France) 2C 068 86307LPGoin' Steady With The Blues / Skeets McDonald
1992Capitol (France) (France) 7 99879 2CDRockabilly: Capitol Country Classics
1993Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15624CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 3
1994Club PR (Spain) PRLP- 001LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Club PR (Spain) PRLP- 003LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 3
1995Club PR (Spain) PRLP- 004LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 4
1997Cotton Town Jubilee (Germany) CTJCD 4CDHonky Tonk Rockabillies, Vol. 2
Country Routes RFD 15CDTown Hall Party 1958-61
Country Routes RFD 16CDJoe Maphis & Friends "Live" At Town Hall 1958-1961
Lucky (England) CDLR 812CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 12
1999Disky (Netherlands) DC- 885702CDA Capitol Rockabilly Party, Part 1
Disky (Netherlands) DC- 885712CDA Capitol Rockabilly Party, Part 2
Disky (Netherlands) DC- 885772CDA Capitol Rockabilly Party, Part 3
2000Disky (Netherlands) DO 250542CDAs Good As It Gets: Rockabilly
2001Beat Goes On (England) 504CDRock And Roll At The Capitol Tower
2003Presto Vol. 2CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 2
2007Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
Sleazy RAB 01CDRockabilly Race: 25 Pure Rockabilly Tracks, Vol. 1
Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 1125CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!
2008Bear Family (Germany) BCD 17030CDJuke Joint Boogie
GVC 2018CDHollywood Hep Cats
2009Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 017CDGood Rockin' Tonight: Red Hot Rockabilly
2011Fantastic Voyage (England) FVDD 113CDThree Months To Kill: West Coast Rock
One Day Music (England) DAY2CD 142CDEssential Rockabilly: The Capitol Story
2012Classics (Sweden) 739CDColumbia Crossovers: Late Fifties And Early Sixties Teen-Country
2013Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 173CDRockin' Bones
year?Big Tone (England) BTCD 6003CDCapitol Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Big Tone (England) BTCD 6004CDCapitol Rockabilly, Vol. 2
CCL (Germany) 1103LPI Love You Mama Mia / Skeets McDonald
Dig-It 100CDDig Boy Dig
Fed (Sweden) 10CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 10
Hillbilly Stomp Vol. 2LPHillbilly Stomp, Vol. 2
Knockville (Netherlands) 4403LPRock And Roll For Collectors, Vol. 3
Lucky (England) CDLR 813CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 13
Lucky (England) CDLR 814CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 14
Luxel MAS 7102CDRockabilly Hoodlums, v. 2
Mustang MUST 8CDDo You Dig Me
Mustang MUST 9CDReal Gone Daddy
Pan American (Switzerland) 56007CDYou Are My Baby
Pan American (Switzerland) 56013CDLovin' Honey
Smith & Co. SCCD 1170CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 3
Smith & Co. SCCD 1197CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 4
Zomboco (United States) 2CDReal Rare Rockabilly, Vol. 2


Acknowledgments:  Bear Family catalog, CMF Library, Scott Cheesebrew, Udo Frank, Shane Hughes, Rob Karman, Tom Krajina, Bernd Kratochwil, Gerd Miller, John Neal, Perica Sucevic, Uncle Gil, Gilles Vignal, Joe Wajgel, Bjorn Witlox, Jos Wouters


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