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Kitty Wells The Queen Of Honky Tonk Angels (2-CD)

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(2012/JASMINE) 48 tracks 1956-60. more

Kitty Wells: The Queen Of Honky Tonk Angels (2-CD)

(2012/JASMINE) 48 tracks 1956-60.

Article properties: Kitty Wells: The Queen Of Honky Tonk Angels (2-CD)

  • Interpret: Kitty Wells

  • Album titlle: The Queen Of Honky Tonk Angels (2-CD)

  • Label JASMINE

  • Price code JAS
  • Genre Country

  • Year of publication 2012
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0604988361223

  • weight in Kg 0.12
Wells, Kitty - The Queen Of Honky Tonk Angels (2-CD) CD 1
01 Makin' Believe
02 Release Me
03 Cheatin's A Sin
04 There's Poison In Your Heart
05 I've Kissed You My Last Time
06 Whose Shoulder Will ou Cry On
07 It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
08 The Things I Might Have Been
09 Paying For That Back Street Affair
10 I Don't Claim To Be An Angel
11 I'm Too Lonely To Smile
12 Searching For A Soldier's Grave
13 Dust On The Bible
14 I Dreamed I Searched Heaven For You
15 Lonesome Valley
16 My Loved Ones Are Waiting For Me
17 I Heard My Saviour Call
18 The Great Speckled Bird
19 He Will Set Your Fields On Fire
20 We Buried Her Beneath The Willows
21 (I've Got My) One-Way Ticket To The Sky
22 I Need The Prayers
23 Matthew Twenty-Four
24 Lord I'm Coming Home
Wells, Kitty - The Queen Of Honky Tonk Angels (2-CD) CD 2
01 Seasons Of MY Heart
02 The Only One I Ever Loved I Lost
03 Most Of All
04 Lonely Is A Word
05 Fickle Fun
06 The Hands You're Holding Now
07 Send Me The Pillow You Dream On
08 Amigo's Guitar
09 Let Me Help You Forget
10 I'll Be All Smiles Tonight
11 The Other Cheek
12 If I Had The Right To Do You Wrong
13 Sugartime
14 Dark Moon
15 Your Cheatin' Heart
16 Beautiful Brown Eyes
17 Seven Lonely Days
18 Half As Much
19 Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
20 Jealous Heart
21 When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain
22 Bonaparte's Retreat
23 Tennessee Waltz
24 My Happiness
Kitty Wells As a genre, answer songs have never done that well, but this was the... more
"Kitty Wells"

Kitty Wells

As a genre, answer songs have never done that well, but this was the spectacular exception. Proclaimed the pride of southern womanhood by Governor Frank Clement in 1953, Kitty Wells was born Muriel Deason in Nashville on August 30, 1919. Her early career with her husband, Johnnie Wright of Johnnie & Jack, is detailed in the notes accompanying 'The Queen Of Country Music' (Bear Family BCD 15638). She took the stage name Kitty Wells from an 1860s parlor song by Thomas Sloan that had slipped into country music. She began recording for RCA at the same time as Johnnie & Jack, but was cut loose after two sessions.

In January 1952, Johnnie & Jack and Miss Kitty moved from Shreveport back to Nashville. Tillman Franks says that Webb Pierce was the one who persuaded Paul Cohen at Decca Records to give Kitty a contract, but she doesn't remember it that way. "While we were still in Shreveport, Johnnie had me make a demo record and he sent it to [Decca's] Paul Cohen, but we didn't hear anything from him. One night, Johnnie & Jack were playing the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree and happened to see Paul. Johnnie asked him if Decca was interested in recording me, and he said, 'Yes.' In fact, he had a song he wanted us to listen to." Troy Martin at Peer Music had pitched a song by Jay Miller from Crowley, Louisiana. "I was returning from a trip to Rayne," Miller told Dorothy Horstman, "and I had my car radio on. They were playing 'The Wild Side Of Life.' I'd thought of writing a sequel on several occasions, but my lyric ideas were not strong enough. On this trip a set of lyrics came into my mind. I pulled to the side of Highway 90, took a tablet I kept in my glove compartment, and began to write lyrics down." Miller, of course, knew that the melody was in the public domain so he wouldn't have to give a half share to the original composer, as was the case with most answer songs. Miller himself produced the original version by Alice 'Al' Montgomery for Feature Records. "A friend of mine came in from Nashville, heard our Feature recording and took it back with him. And the second night after he got back Kitty Wells recorded it," Miller told John Broven. Kitty Wells and Johnnie Wright were unconvinced by the song. "I said, 'Well, it probably won't be a hit, but at least we'll get a session fee out of it,'" remembered Kitty.

Paul Cohen turned the session over to Owen Bradley, and it became the first major hit that Bradley produced for Cohen. The key instrument was Shot Jackson's tremulous steel guitar. "It's almost a Dobro sound," said Johnnie Wright. "but it's electric." It was recorded on May 3, 1952 when Wild Side Of Life was one week away from the #1 spot. Kitty's record charted on July 19 and topped the charts on August 23. Her wounded innocence was only heightened by what would become her trademark vibrato and often awkward shyness. Dressed demurely in gingham, no one would mistake her for a home wrecker. 

Kitty Wells Queen Of Country Music 1949-1958 (4-CD)
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Tracklist
Wells, Kitty - The Queen Of Honky Tonk Angels (2-CD) CD 1
01 Makin' Believe
02 Release Me
03 Cheatin's A Sin
04 There's Poison In Your Heart
05 I've Kissed You My Last Time
06 Whose Shoulder Will ou Cry On
07 It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
08 The Things I Might Have Been
09 Paying For That Back Street Affair
10 I Don't Claim To Be An Angel
11 I'm Too Lonely To Smile
12 Searching For A Soldier's Grave
13 Dust On The Bible
14 I Dreamed I Searched Heaven For You
15 Lonesome Valley
16 My Loved Ones Are Waiting For Me
17 I Heard My Saviour Call
18 The Great Speckled Bird
19 He Will Set Your Fields On Fire
20 We Buried Her Beneath The Willows
21 (I've Got My) One-Way Ticket To The Sky
22 I Need The Prayers
23 Matthew Twenty-Four
24 Lord I'm Coming Home
Wells, Kitty - The Queen Of Honky Tonk Angels (2-CD) CD 2
01 Seasons Of MY Heart
02 The Only One I Ever Loved I Lost
03 Most Of All
04 Lonely Is A Word
05 Fickle Fun
06 The Hands You're Holding Now
07 Send Me The Pillow You Dream On
08 Amigo's Guitar
09 Let Me Help You Forget
10 I'll Be All Smiles Tonight
11 The Other Cheek
12 If I Had The Right To Do You Wrong
13 Sugartime
14 Dark Moon
15 Your Cheatin' Heart
16 Beautiful Brown Eyes
17 Seven Lonely Days
18 Half As Much
19 Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
20 Jealous Heart
21 When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain
22 Bonaparte's Retreat
23 Tennessee Waltz
24 My Happiness