Chanteuse Country US née Jewel Faye Smith, le 5 Août 1943 à Orange County (Californie). Elle est décédée le 12 Février 2005 à Oklahoma City (Oklahoma).

In the tradition of Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, singer/songwriter Sammi Smith was considered a country music outlaw, unafraid to sing songs that reflected the sometimes gritty realities of modern life. She first came to fame singing Kris Kristofferson's "Help Me Make It Through the Night" and was noted for her husky voice, the result of spending many years singing in smoke-filled clubs.
She was born Jewel Fay Smith in California, but spent her childhood living in different southwestern states. At age 11, Smith dropped out of school and the following year began singing professionally in clubs. She married at age 15 and gave birth to four children. At songwriter Gene Sullivan's urging, a newly divorced Smith moved to Nashville in 1967. A year later she had her first minor hit, "So Long, Charlie Brown, Don't Look for Me Around." In 1970, she had another minor hit, but it was not until the end of the year that she had her first major smash with "Help Me Make It Through the Night," which made it to the top of the country charts and also became a Top Ten pop hit. Later that year, she wrote "Cedartown, Georgia," which became a major hit for Waylon Jennings.
In 1973, Smith moved to Dallas to join Jennings and Willie Nelson and become an "outlaw." Through 1975, she had several hits including "Then You Walk In" and "Today I Started Loving You Again." She moved to Elektra in 1975 and remained with the label for three years. During that time, she had several chart entries with such songs as "Loving Arms" and "Days That End in 'Y'" (both 1977) and "Norma Jean" (1978), a tribute to Marilyn Monroe. In 1979, she signed to the independent Cyclone label and had a Top 20 hit with "What a Lie." In 1980, she moved to Sound Factory and had one Top 40 and two Top 20 hits including "I Cry When I'm Alone." Her last hit came in 1986 with "Love Me All Over."

Talents : Singer, Songwriter

Style musical : Contemporary Country, Country-Pop, Outlaw Country

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

08/1967 SP COLUMBIA 4-44212 (US) . He Went A Little Bit Farther / Foxy Dan
11/1967 SP COLUMBIA 4-44370 (US) . So Long, Charlie Brown, Don't Look For Me Around / Turn Around
04/1968 SP COLUMBIA 4-44523 (US) . Why Do You Do Me Like You / 22 Road Markers To Mile
11/1968 SP COLUMBIA 4-44663 (US) . Sand Covered Angels / It's Not Time Now
08/1969 SP COLUMBIA 4-44905 (US) . Shadows Of Your Mind / Brownsville Lumberyard
07/1970 SP MEGA 615-0001 (US) He's Everywhere / This Room For Rent
07/1970 SP MEGA PRO-50 (US) (promo) .

He's Everywhere / Saunders’ Ferry Lane

11/1970 SP MEGA 615-0015 (US) . Help Me Make It Through The Night / When Michael Calls
1971 SP MCA MCS 2509 (NL)

Help Me Make It Through The Night / When Michael Calls

1971 SP ARIOLA 14.898-A (GER) (S) Help Me Make It Through The Night / When Michael Calls
1971 SP DURIUM DE 2752 (I) Help Me Make It Through The Night / When Michael Calls
04/1971 SP MEGA 615-0026 (US) . Then You Walk In / Willie
08/1971 SP MEGA 615-0039 (US) . For The Kids / Saunders Ferry Lane
11/1971 SP RCA VICTOR 101971 (AUS)

Saunders' Ferry Lane / He's Everywhere

12/1971 SP MEGA 615-0056 (US) . The Marionette / Kentucky
03/1972 SP MEGA 615-0068 (US) . Girl In New Orleans / Isn't It Sad
05/1972 SP MEGA 615-0079 (US) . I've Got To Have You / Jimmys In Georgia
11/1972 SP MEGA 615-0097 (US) . Toast Of 45 / Tony
1972 SP MVM ‎MVS 389 (ANG)

Help Me Make It Through The Night / I've Got To Have You

04/1973 SP MEGA 615-0109 (US) . Billy Jack / Miss You Most When You’re Here
05/1973 EP RCA VICTOR 20570 (AUS)

Help Me Make It Through The Night / Saunders Ferry Lane / Kentucky / Mr. Bojangles

08/1973 SP MEGA 615-0118 (US) . City Of New Orleans / Don't Blow No Smoke On Me
12/1973 SP MEGA MR 0204 (US) . The Rainbow In Daddy's Eyes / Birmingham Mistake
05/1974 SP MEGA MR 0210 (US) . It's Not Easy / Never Been To Spain
08/1974 SP MEGA MR 0212 (US) .

Help Me Make It Through The Night / When Michael Calls 

09/1974 SP MEGA MR 1214 (US) . Long Black Veil / Paste Me On Some Feathers
1974 SP Trip TRS 180 (US) .

Help Me Make It Through The Night / For The Kids 

1974 SP Trip TRS 181 (US) .

Then You Walk In / He's Everywhere

01/1975 SP MEGA MR 1222 (US) . Cover Me / He Makes It Hard To Say Goodbye
05/1975 SP MEGA MR 1233 (US) . Good For Something Years / She's In Love With Radio
08/1975 SP MEGA MR 1236 (US) . Today I Started Loving You / Fine As Wine
12/1975 SP MEGA MR 1246 (US) . Before Next Teardrop Fall / My Window Faces South
12/1975 SP ELEKTRA E-45292 (US) . Sammi SMITH & Even Stevens - Huckleberry Pie / I Won't Sing Love Songs Anymore
1975 SP MEGA BH 29220 (US) . Before The Next Teardrop Falls / My Window Faces The South
01/1976 SP ELEKTRA E 45300 (US) . As Long As Theres A Sunday / Children
05/1976 SP ELEKTRA E 45320 (US) . I'll Get Better / Rabbitt Tracks
07/1976 SP ELEKTRA E 45334 (US) . Sunday School To Broadway / Good Mornin' Sunshine, Goodbye
1976 SP Zodiac ZOP-0001 (US) (promo) .

Help Me Make It Through The Night (Sammi SMITH) / One Day At A Time (Marilyn SELLARS)

1976 SP Zodiac ZS-1000 (US) .

Help Me Make It Through The Night / Saudner's Ferry Lane

1976 SP Zodiac ZS-1005 (US) . Just You And Me / Walking In The Sunshine
1976 SP Zodiac ZS-1013 (US) .

You Don't Want My Love / Rings For Sale

01/1977 SP ELEKTRA E 45374 (US) . Loving Arms / I Just Wanted To Sing
05/1977 SP ELEKTRA E 45398 (US) . I Can't Stop Loving You / De Grazia's Song
1977 SP ELEKTRA 12258 (B) I Can't Stop Loving You / De Grazia's Song
08/1977 SP ELEKTRA E 45429 (US) . Days That End In Y / Hallelujah For Beer
1977 SP ELEKTRA E 45468 (US) . Loving Arms / I Just Wanted To Sing
04/1978 SP ELEKTRA E 45476 (US) . It Just Won't Feel Like Cheating  / I Ain't Got Time To Rock No Babies
08/1978 SP ELEKTRA E 45504 (US) . Lookin' For Lovin' / Norma Jean
02/1979 SP CYCLONE CYS100 (US) . What A Lie / It's Not My Way
06/1979 SP CYCLONE CYS104 (US) . The Letter / It's A Day For Sad Songs
10/1980 SP SOUND FACTORY SP-425 (US) .

I Just Want To Be With You / I've Never Loved You More Then I Do Now

03/1981 SP SOUND FACTORY SP-427 (US) .

Cheatin's A Two Way Street / The Legend Of Wooley Swamp

05/1981 SP SOUND FACTORY SP-432 (US) .

Waltz Across Texas (with Ernest Tubb) / I Need Shoulder After All

06/1981 SP SOUND FACTORY SP-446 (US) .

Sometimes I Cry When I'm Alone / Once Or Twice 

10/1981 SP SOUND FACTORY SP-450 (US) .

Ozark Mountain Jubilee / If I Keep On Going Crazy

02/1982 SP SOUND FACTORY SP-453 (US) .

Gypsy And Joe / ?

1983 SP ERIC 275 (US) .

Help Me Make It Through The Night (Sammi Smith) / Tennessee Bird Walk (Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan)

06/1985 SP STEP ONE SOR-342 (US) .

You Just Hurting My Last Feeling / Lying In My Arms

10/1985 SP STEP ONE SOR-347 (US) . An Offer I Couldn't Refuse / One Away From One Too Many
02/1986 SP STEP ONE SOR-351 (US) .

Love Me All Over / Don't Let It Happen Again

1990 ? SP ATI ATI-0290 (US) .

Gonna Lay Me Down Beside My Memories / Hand Me Down Love

03/1992 SP PLAYBACK 1354 (US) . Cloudy Days / ?
19?? SP HOUSE OF SOUNDS 615-0015 (US) .

Help Me Make It Through The Night / When Michael Calls

19?? SP COLLECTABLES COL 3081 (US) .

Help Me Make It Through The Night (Sammi SMITH) / Stick Shift (The DUALS)














Albums

09/1970 LP 12" MEGA M31-1000 (US) HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT - Saunder's Ferry Lane / There He Goes / With Pen In Hand / Sunday Morning Coming Down / Lonely Street / He's Everywhere / Help Me Make It Through The Night / But You Know I Love You / Don't Blow No Smoke On Me / When Michael Calls / This Room For Rent
04/1971 LP 12" HARMONY H-30616 (US) THE WORLD OF SAMMI SMITH - So Long Charlie Brown Don't Look For Me Around / Sand Covered Angels / Brownville Lumbeyard / He Went A Little Bit Farther / Twenty Two Road Markers To A Mile / Why Do You Do Me Like You Do / Turn Around / It's Not Time Now / Foxy Dan
06/1971 LP 12" MEGA M31-1007 (US) LONESOME - Last Word In Lonesome Is Me / Mr Bojangles / Here's To Forever / Willie / Jimmy's In Georgia / For The Kids / He Makes It Hard To Say Goodbye / Haven't You Heard / Weight / Then You Walk In / Fire And Rain
04/1972 LP 12" MEGA M31-1011 (US) SOMETHING OLD SOMETHING NEW - I've Got To Have You / Just Out Of Reach / Kentucky / Girl In New Orleans / Jody And The Kid / Right Won't Touch A Hand / Billy Jack / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Isn't It Sad / Where Grass Won't Grow
12/1972 LP 12" MEGA M31-1019 (US) THE BEST OF SAMMI SMITH - Help Me Make It Through The Night / For The Kids / Teardrops In My Heart / I've Got To Have You / Then You Walk In / Here Comes The Rain Baby / He's Everywhere / Saunders Ferry Lane / When Michael Calls / Girl In New Orleans
1972 LP 12" Pye International ‎NSPL 28170 (UK)

I've Got To Have You - I've Got To Have You / Just Out Of Reach / Kentucky / Girl In New Orleans / Jody And The Kid / Right Won't Touch A Hand / Billy Jack / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Isn't It Sad / Where Grass Won't Grow

03/1973 LP 12 "MEGA M31-1021 (US) THE TOAST OF '45 - Rings For Sale / If I May / Have I Stayed Away Too Long / Tony / That's The Price I Pay To Love You / I Miss You Most When You're Right Here / I'm In For Stormy Weather / City Of New Orleans / Toast Of '45 / Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On
1973 LP 12" HARMONY H 31499 (US) JUST US THREE - Jerry REED / Freddie HART / Sammi SMITH - Freddie HART : Stand Up / I'll Hit It With A Stick / Loose Talk / Jerry REED : Pity The Fool / I've Got Everybody Fooled / Love Don't Grow On Trees / Sammi SMITH : Sand Covered Angels / He Went A Little Bit Farther / Topless
04/1974 LP 12"MEGA MLPS-601 (US) THE RAINBOW IN DADDY'S EYES - Rainbow In Daddy's Eyes / My Cricket And Me / Manhattan Kansas / Deepening Snow / Birmingham Mistake / Never Been To Spain / Faded Love / Last Letter / It's Not Easy / City Of New Orleans
10/1974 LP 12" MEGA MLPS-604 (US) Sammi's Greatest Hits - Help Me Make It Through The Night / With Pen In Hand / Sunday Morning Coming Down / Then You Walk In / When Michael Calls / He's Everywhere / Saunders Ferry Lane / But You Know I Love You / Lonely Street / I've Got To Have You
1974 LP 12" BUCKBOARD BBS-1008 (US)

Sammi Smith Sings Kentucky and Other Country Favorites - Jimmy's In Georgia / He Makes It Hard To Say Goodbye / Haven't You Heard;Kentucky / Right Won't Touch A Hand / Isn't It Sad / Where Grass Won't Grow / Birmingham Mistake / Teardrops In My Heart

1974 LP 12" BUCKBOARD BBS-1009 (US) The Fabulous Sammi Smith - Don't Blow No Smoke On Me / When Michael Calls / This Room For Rent / Have I Stayed Away Too Long / Tony / I'm In It For Stormy Weather / That's The Price I Pay For Loving Yoy / Here's To Forever / Willie 
1974 2 LP 12" Trip TLX-8507 (US)

The Best Of Sammi Smith :
DISC 1 : Help Me Make It Through The Night / There He Goes / With Pen In Hand / Lonely Street / He’s Everywhere / Girl In New Orleans / Then You Walk In / Fire And Rain / Rings For Sale / If I May
DISC 2 : I’ve Got To Have You / Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down / But You Know I Love You / The Weight / Mr. Bojangles / Jody And The Kid / The Last Word In Lonesome Is Me / The Toast Of ’45 / Saunders’ Ferry Lane / Send Me The Pillow

1974 LP 12" Pye International NSPL 28190 (UK)

The Entertainer - The Toast Of '45 / My Cricket / The Last Letter / The Rainbow In Daddy's Eyes / Deepening Snow / Manhattan, Kansas / The City Of New Orleans / Faded Love / Till I Can''t Take It Anymore / Birmingham Mistake / Never Been To Spain / It's Not Easy

1975 LP 12" MEGA MLPS-611 (US) SUNSHINE - You're Gonna Love Yourself In The Morning / She's In Love With A Rodeo Man / I Was Just Fifteen / Good For Something Years / Paste Me On Some Feathers / Cover Me / Long Black Veil / Don't Wanna Rock / Sunshine / Darlin' It's Good To Have You Home
10/1975 LP 12" MEGA MLPS-612 (US) TODAY I STARTED LOVING YOU AGAIN - Today I Started Loving You Again / My Window Faces The South / They'll Never Take His Love From Me / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Streets Of Laredo / Am I That Easy To Forget / Fine As Wine / Heart Of A Clown / Before The Next Teardrop Falls / Things I Might Have Been
1975 LP 12" United Artists UA-LA501-E (US)

The Very Best Of Sammi Smith - Help Me Make It Through The Night / There He Goes / With Pen In Hand / He's Everywhere / Girl In New Orleans / Fire And Rain / I've Got To Have You / Sunday Morning Coming Down / Mr. Bojangles / Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On

1975 LP 12" HILLTOP JS-6167 (US) HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT - Help Me Make It Through The Night / Isn't It Sad / Don't Blow No Smoke On Me / When Michael Calls / He's Everywhere / Saunders Ferry Lane / Kentucky / Then You Talk In / Tony
04/1976 LP 12" ELEKTRA 7E-1058 (US) AS LONG AS THERE'S SUNDAY - I'll Get Better / Dreams (Pete's Song) / Virginia's Real / No One Will Ever Know / Children / Good Mornin' Sunshine Goodbye / Got To Have That Man / As Long As There's A Sunday / Rabbit Tracks / Reason To Go Home
1976 LP 12" Zodiac ZLP-5000 (US)

Help Me Make It Through The Night - Help Me Make It Through The Night / City Of New Orleans / Long Black Veil / I’ve Got To Have You; When Michael Calls / Today I Started Loving You Again / He’s Everywhere / The Toast Of ’45 / The Rainbow In Daddy’s Eyes / Sanders’ Ferry Lane

09/1976 LP 12" Zodiac ZLP-5004 (US) HER WAY - Just You And Me / Walkin' In The Sunshine / Which Way Do You Wanna Go / I Love A Rodeo / In The Summertime (You Don't Want My Love) / I Can't Stand The Rain / My Window Faces The South / Rings For Sale / Go Easy On My Heart / Never Been To Spain
04/1977 LP 12" ELEKTRA 7E-1108 (US) MIXED EMOTIONS - All I Ever Need Is You / Touch Me / I Can't Stop Loving You /  De Grazia's Song / You Got The Power / I've Seen Better Days / Hallelujah For The Beer / Days That End In Y / Woman Left Lonely / Lovin' Arms
05/1978 LP 12" ELEKTRA 6E-137 (US) NEW WINDS ALL QUADRANTS - It Just Won't Feel Like Cheating (With You) / From Here To Morning / Just Like A River / Lookin' For Lovin' / When Love Wants To Leave (That's The Way It Goes) / It's Too Late / Norma Jean Wants To Be A Movie Star / Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye / You Were Gone Before You Had Chance To Leave / I Ain't Got Time To Rock No Babies
1978 2 LP 12" Springboard Int. SPX-6009 (US)

Sammi Smith Sings Her Best :
DISC 1 : Jimmy's In Georgia / He Makes It Hard To Say Goodbye / Haven't You Heard / Kentucky / Right Won't Touch A Hand / Isn't It Sad / Where Grass Won't Grow / Birmingham Mistake / Teardrops In My Heart
DISC 2 : Don't Blow No Smoke On Me / When Michael Calls / This Room For Rent / Have I Stayed Away Too Long / Tony / I'm In For Stormy Weather / That's The Price I Pay For Loving You / Here's To Forever / Willie

06/1979 LP 12" CYCLONE CYS-2000 (US) GIRL HERO - What A Lie / I've Got A Thing About You Baby / For The First Time In My Life / Nickle Odeon / Easy Touch / Letter / Affair / Dancin' The Night Away / It's A Day For Sad Songs / It's Not My Way
1986 LP 12" STEP ONE SOR-0008 (US) BETTER THAN EVER - Cowboy From Wyoming / You Just Hurt My Last Feeling / Living It Up / I Get The Blues / Don't Let It Happen Again / Those Eyes / One Away From One Too Many / I'll Never Get Up This Slow / Love Me All Over (All Over Again) / Offer I Couldn't Refuse
1987 ? LP 12" Derrick Artists Dar 10200 (US)

With Love - Help Me Make It Through The Night / After The Lovin' / The Way We Were / Don't Worry 'bout Me / You Don't Bring Me Flowers / Twilight Time / That's All That Matters / Mr. Bojangles / Summertime / Anytime / Stardust / Fever / For The Good Times / Put Your Hand In The Hand / Today I Started Loving You Again / You Win Again

1991 CD PLAYBACK PCD-4504 (US) HERE COMES THAT RAINBOW AGAIN - Gonna Lay Me Down Beside My Memories / Savannah Moon / Cloudy Days / Mem'ryville / Here Comes That Rainbow Again / I'll Be Around / Way It Is / Slow Dancin' / Waltz Across Texas / I'd Do It Over Again
10/1996 CD VARESE SARABANDE VSD-5574 (US) THE BEST OF SAMMI SMITH - Help Me Make It Through The Night / He's Everywhere / Then You Walk In / For The Kids / Kentucky / I've Got To Have You / Toast Of '45 / I Miss You Most Whe You're Right Here / City Of New Orleans / Rainbow In Daddy's Eyes / Long Black Veil / Cover Me / Today I Started Loving You Again / My Window Faces South / What A Lie / Letter
07/2005 CD ACROBAT ACRCD237 (UK) HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT - THE MEMORIAL ALBUM - He's Everywhere / Sunday Mornin Comin Down / With Pen In Hand / This Room For Rent / Lonely Street / When Michael Calls / Saunders Ferry Lane / Help Me Make It Through The Night / But You Know I Love You / Don't Blow No Smoke On Me / There He Goes / Then You Walk In / Willie / Kentucky / Girl In New Orleans / Isn't It Sad / I've Got To Have You / Toast Of 45 / Tony / I Miss You Most When You're Here / Birmingham Mistake / He Makes It Hard To Say Goodbye / Fire And Rain / Weight / Mr. Bojangles
2008 CD Gusto GT7-0859-2

Help Me Make It Through the Night - Help Me Make It Through The Night / Livin' It Up / You Just Hurt My Last Feeling / An Offer I Couldn't Refuse / Love Me All Over (All Over Again) / Those Eyes / One Away From One Too Many / I'll Never Get Up This Slow / I Get The Blues / Cowboy From Wyoming

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