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Help Me Make It Through The Night: The Memorial Album
Help Me Make It Through The Night: The Memorial Album

Sammi Smith
Styles: Country
Catalogue Number: ACRCD237

Sammi Smith, who died in February 2005, had an exemplary reputation in the Country music world despite having been in semi-retirement for many years. After some regional success she became a resident of Nashville in the early 70’s where she gained a reputation as a singer who was not going to compromise her integrity for the Nashville ‘method ‘ of attaining stardom. This attitude brought into the circle of performers then known as ‘Outlaws’ where she befriended those artists at the forefront of the movement like, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. She was signed to the tiny Nashville based label, Mega that had been formed as a Tax write off and the last thing they wanted was a hit. Ironically Kristofferson gave her his latest song “Help Me Make It through The Night” which became not only a Country Number One but also a pop top ten hit too. The song was not though an international hit for her - that honour went, of course, to Gladys Knight and the Pips, who recorded it as an album track as did countless other artists in the wake of Sammi’s hit version. This CD contains the original “Help Me Make It Through The Night” LP plus a selection of her other Mega label singles and album tracks. The illustrated booklet includes Sammi’s full story and details of her chart achievements.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 He's Everywhere Sammi Smith
2 Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down Sammi Smith
3 With Pen In Hand Sammi Smith
4 This Room For Rent Sammi Smith
5 Lonely Street Sammi Smith
6 When Michael Calls Sammi Smith
7 Saunders Ferry Lane Sammi Smith
8 Help Me Make It Through The Night Sammi Smith
9 But You Know I Love You Sammi Smith
10 Don't Blow No Smoke On Me Sammi Smith
11 There He Goes Sammi Smith
12 Then You Walk In Sammi Smith
13 Willie Sammi Smith
14 Kentucky Sammi Smith
15 Girl In New Orleans Sammi Smith
16 Isn't It Sad Sammi Smith
17 I've Got To Have You Sammi Smith
18 The Toast Of 45 Sammi Smith
19 Tony Sammi Smith
20 I Miss You Most When You're Here Sammi Smith
21 Birmingham Mistake Sammi Smith
22 He Makes It Hard To Say Goodbye Sammi Smith
23 Fire And Rain Sammi Smith
24 The Weight Sammi Smith
25 Mr. Bojangles Sammi Smith
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