Thursday, February 04, 2016

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Kenny Rogers & Dottie West

Artist:Kenny Rogers & Dottie West
Song:Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight
Album:Every Time Two Fools Collide

Kenny Rogers recorded plenty of duets. I guess his best known duet partner was Dolly Parton in the 80s. But his first duet partner was veteran country singer Dottie West. They recorded two albums together and scored four top five country music hits including Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight in 1978. Dottie West had success on RCA in the 60s and 70s. Her biggest hit was Country Sunshine in 1973. She also recorded successful duets with Jim Reeves and Don Gibson. in 1976, Dottie left RCA for United Artists. She also changed her look as she started wearing spandex outfits. Rogers came to UA at about the same time and scored his first big hit with Lucille in 1977. The story goes that Dottie was recording Every Time Two Fools Collide and her session was running long. Rogers arrived for his session and waited for Dottie to finish. They started discussing recording together with producer Larry Butler and decided to record Every Time Two Fools Collide as a duet. The single topped the Country Singles chart. They recorded two albums together and scored four top five country hits. Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight reached #2 on the Country Singles chart. The song was written by Casey Kelly and Judy Didier. Kelly recorded a couple of albums for Elektra in the early 70s and then turned to songwriting. This was his biggest hit. Rogers and Dottie also toured together. So it was a very successful partnership. This budget comp has all their hits on it. They didn't record together after that. Rogers went to RCA in 1983 and that's when he started recording with Dolly Parton. He continued his success. Dottie West faded in the mid-80s and never recorded after 1984. Here's Kenny Rogers & Dottie West performing Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight 1979.

1 comment:

  1. Seeing that video, it occurs to me how many people faded and left us during the 80's. Many were not around in the 90's. Which for me Frank is when I began to lose interest in music. The 80's were the final decade for me and many others.