Jeanne Pruett recorded it for the MCA label, on December 29, 1972, in Bradley’s Barn, 722 Bender’s Ferry Road, Mount Juliet, TN, in the same recording session two other songs were also recorded: “sweet, sweet heart” and “The only way to hold your man.”, Jeanne was accompanied at the recording session by: Grady Martin (guitar), Ray Edenton (guitar), Harold Bradley (guitar), Jerry Shook (guitar and harmonica), Pete Wade (guitar), Bob Moore (bass), Buddy Harman (drums), Jerry Smith (piano), The Jordanaires, Duane West, Winnifred Breast, Milly Kirkhamand Laverna Moore (background vocals). With the production of Walter Haynes, the song was released on February 12, 1973, and on May 26, 1973, reached # 1 of the US Hot Country Songs charts, remaining a total of 18 weeks on the charts. On the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, he reached # 3. It was the first and only number one in Jeanne Pruett’s career.
The song was included in Jeanne Pruette’s second studio album, Satin Sheets (MCA 1973), the album was released in June 1973, reaching number # 1 of the US Top Country Albums charts, on July 21, 1973, and the charts remain a total of 31 weeks.
About the song:
“Satin Sheets” hit country radio in March 1973, aided by 1,600 pink satin sheets that Jeanne cut by hand and sent to radio programmers and music executives across the nation. The international hit topped the country charts that May.
The song was such a big hit it became a modest crossover hit, reaching No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Satin Sheets” went on to become Pruett’s biggest hit and career hit, as well as a signature Country tune of the 1970s. The song was revolutionary for Country music at the time, for its open discussion of sex. The song talks of how a housewife is unhappy with her marriage to a man who only gives gifts to his wife instead of giving her real love. An album of the same name was released that year, that topped the “Top Country Albums” chart as well. The album featured Pruett lying in a pink bed, with pink satin clothes and satin sheets. Because of the song’s success, Pruett was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry.
“Satin Sheets”, a song written by John Volinkaty, was first recorded by Bill Anderson and Jan Howard for the Decca label on April 6, 1971, and released on January 3, 1972. It was included on the album, Bill And Jan (Or Jan And Bill) (Decca 1971).
Bill Anderson & Jan Howard 1971 (Decca)
Loretta Lynn 1973 (MCA)
Barbara Fairchild 1973 (Columbia)
Melab Montgomery 1973 (Elektra)
Tammy Wynette 1974 (Epic)
Diana Trask 1974 (Dot Records)
Dolly Parton 1996 (Rising Tide Records)
Martina McBride 2005 (RCA)
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