Personalities | Skeets McDonald | West Coast Scene | Country

(Vocals, guitar, songwriter, 1915–68)

Honky-tonk stylist Skeets McDonald was another of Cliffie Stone’s discoveries, who put him on the Hometown Jamboree before he became a regular member of the weekly Town Hall Party. Stone also signed him to Capitol where he achieved a number one with ‘Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes’ (1952). He had some minor successes on Columbia the following decade, including ‘Call Me Mr. Brown’ (1963).

Styles & Forms | West Coast Scene | Country
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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