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Singer, songwriter, record label owner, DJ and journalist - there were not many hats that Slim Willet didn't wear during his three decades in the music business. Slim only had one hit record and one hit song - and it was one that his record label boss disliked and was reluctant to release - but what a hit 'Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes' turned out to be! Covered in all markets as a new release, it took Slim high into the country charts before becoming an even bigger hit - a #1 in fact - for his fellow country artist Skeets McDonald, and topping the pop charts for Perry Como in both the US and UK. Moreover it was the biggest chart hit record that his record label Four Star enjoyed in it's entire 30+ years of existence! Everything else Slim wrote and recorded took second place to 'Stars' but it was by no means the only good record he made, and Jasmine's extensive overview of (almost) his entire career features the very best of them, from out and out hillbilly to attempts at rockabilly to a rare late 1950s album of songs about the oil rigs (and those who worked on them) that were the main industry of his North West Texas home base. If you like 1950s country music, there's a lot of it to enjoy in this Jasmine collection. Don't let the stars get in your eyes - but do let Slim's songs get in your ears!
Singer, songwriter, record label owner, DJ and journalist - there were not many hats that Slim Willet didn't wear during his three decades in the music business. Slim only had one hit record and one hit song - and it was one that his record label boss disliked and was reluctant to release - but what a hit 'Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes' turned out to be! Covered in all markets as a new release, it took Slim high into the country charts before becoming an even bigger hit - a #1 in fact - for his fellow country artist Skeets McDonald, and topping the pop charts for Perry Como in both the US and UK. Moreover it was the biggest chart hit record that his record label Four Star enjoyed in it's entire 30+ years of existence! Everything else Slim wrote and recorded took second place to 'Stars' but it was by no means the only good record he made, and Jasmine's extensive overview of (almost) his entire career features the very best of them, from out and out hillbilly to attempts at rockabilly to a rare late 1950s album of songs about the oil rigs (and those who worked on them) that were the main industry of his North West Texas home base. If you like 1950s country music, there's a lot of it to enjoy in this Jasmine collection. Don't let the stars get in your eyes - but do let Slim's songs get in your ears!
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Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes: North West
Artist: Slim Willet
Format: CD
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. I'm Going Strong
2. I'm a Tool Pusher from Snyder
3. A Cold Can of Beer - Slim Willet with the Blue Sage Boys
4. I Call You Stingy - Slim Willet with the Blue Sage Boys
5. Nobody Loves a Fat Man - Slim Willet with the Blue Sage Boys
6. Give Me the Kind of Love (That You Would Like to Receive) - Slim Willet with the Blue Sage Boys
7. My Story's Sadder Than Yourn - Slim Willet and Jean Stansbury
8. Hadacol Corners - Slim Willet with the Brush Cutters
9. Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes - Slim Willet with the Brush Cutters
10. Let Me Know - Slim Willet with His Hired Hands
11. The Red Rose - Slim Willet with His Hired Hands
12. It's Hard to Love Just One - Slim Willet with His Hired Hands
13. Don't Laugh at Me Now - Slim Willet and His Big State Jamboree Gang
14. Leave Me Alone Now - Slim Willet and His Big State Jamboree Gang
15. Mata Hari - Slim Willet and His Big State Jamboree Gang
16. Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes (Instrumental) - Slim Willet with the Brush Cutters
17. I've Been a Wonderin'
18. Ain't Goin' Home - Telli w. Mils (The Fat Cat)
19. Pandemonium (Instrumental)
20. Crazy Crazy (Over You)
21. Rig Movin' Man
22. I'm a Tool Pusher on a Rotary Rig (LP Version)
23. Oil Patch
24. El Paso Gas
25. Off Shore Drilling Rig
26. Johnny Don't Drill Anymore
27. Drill Bit Honky Tonk
28. Morning Tower
29. Haywire Jones
30. Roughneck

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Singer, songwriter, record label owner, DJ and journalist - there were not many hats that Slim Willet didn't wear during his three decades in the music business. Slim only had one hit record and one hit song - and it was one that his record label boss disliked and was reluctant to release - but what a hit 'Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes' turned out to be! Covered in all markets as a new release, it took Slim high into the country charts before becoming an even bigger hit - a #1 in fact - for his fellow country artist Skeets McDonald, and topping the pop charts for Perry Como in both the US and UK. Moreover it was the biggest chart hit record that his record label Four Star enjoyed in it's entire 30+ years of existence! Everything else Slim wrote and recorded took second place to 'Stars' but it was by no means the only good record he made, and Jasmine's extensive overview of (almost) his entire career features the very best of them, from out and out hillbilly to attempts at rockabilly to a rare late 1950s album of songs about the oil rigs (and those who worked on them) that were the main industry of his North West Texas home base. If you like 1950s country music, there's a lot of it to enjoy in this Jasmine collection. Don't let the stars get in your eyes - but do let Slim's songs get in your ears!
        
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