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The Pickard Family - Kitty Wells / He Never Came Back FLAC album

Performer: The Pickard Family
Genre: Folk and World music
Title: Kitty Wells / He Never Came Back
FLAC version ZIP size: 1351 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1897 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1482 mb
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Ellen Muriel Deason (August 30, 1919 – July 16, 2012), known professionally as Kitty Wells, was an American pioneering female country music singer. She broke down a female barrier in country music with her 1952 hit recording, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" which also made her the first female country singer to top the . country charts, and turned her into the first female country superstar.

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. 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.

A Kitty Wells B He Never Came Back. Guitar, Vocals – Bubb Pickard Harmonica, Vocals – Dad Pickard Vocals – Ruth Pickard. Sides A & B use different takes than on Oriole 1905.

Wright and Wells performed as a duo; it was at this time she adopted "Kitty Wells" as her stage name. Johnnie Wright chose the name from a folk song called "Sweet Kitty Wells". Writer Bill Friskics-Warren has argued that part of the song's appeal came from its combination of a modern message with a familiar tune, a melody drawn from the Carter Family's "I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes" (as were "The Wild Side of Life" and Roy Acuff's "The Great Speckled Bird"). Practically anyone could hum along with "Angels" the first time they heard i. .1953–1969: Career peak. Ad featuring Kitty Wells and husband Johnnie Wright's first joint album, We'll Stick Together.

Kitty Wells, Trailblazing Country Singer, Dies at 92. By bill friskics-warrenjuly 16, 2012. Continue reading the main story. NASHVILLE - Kitty Wells, who was on the verge of quitting music to be a homemaker when she recorded a hit in 1952 that struck a chord with women and began opening doors for them in country music, died on Monday at her home in Madison, Tenn. She was 92. The cause was complications of a stroke, said her grandson John Sturdivant Jr. Ms. Wells was an unlikely and unassuming pioneer.

Although Wells was never known much for her songwriting ability, she did write some of her own material throughout her career. She won two BMI awards for her songwriting of "Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On" and "Amigo's Guitar. Wells' success opened the door for other female vocalists in the 1950s, notably Jean Shepard, Goldie Hill, and Rose Maddox, but no other woman came close to achieving her success. Overall, Kitty Wells had 64 hits on the Billboard Top 40 country chart, placing her among the 25 most-charted singers. Later life and retirement. Wells continued recording at least two albums a year for Decca until 1973. The album was not a huge commercial success, though it received considerable acclaim. In 1976, she was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame, becoming one of the first women to receive the honor (Patsy Cline was the first to be elected).

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) - Singer Kitty Wells, whose hits such as "Making Believe" and "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" made her the first female superstar of country music, died Monday. The singer's family said she died peacefully at home after complications from a stroke. Her solo recording career lasted from 1952 to the late 1970s and she made concert tours from the late 1930s until 2000. That year, she announced she was quitting the road, although she performed occasionally in Nashville and elsewhere afterward.


A Kitty Wells
B He Never Came Back


  • Guitar [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited] – Bubb Pickard
  • Harmonica [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited] – Dad Pickard
  • Vocals [Uncredited] – Ruth Pickard


Side A: additional accompaniment of guitar by unknown artist.

Side A recorded 11 February 1930 in New York, NY.
Side A recorded 14 February 1930 in New York, NY.

Side A matrix no. 9355-2.
Side B matrix no. 9362-1.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 19355
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 19362
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): 19355-2 2 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): 19362-1 6