Wells, Kitty

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Pioneer country performer. Born August 30, 1919. Real name: Muriel Ellen Deason. Began career in 1934 as part of the Deason Sisters. Married Johnnie Wright in 1937 and became part of the act, Johnnie Wright and the Harmony Girls. In 1939 traveled and performed with the newly organized duo of Johnnie & Jack (Johnnie Wright and Jack Anglin). Recorded the breakthrough song "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," in 1952 as Kitty Wells. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame.

From the description of Oral History interview with Kitty Wells and Johnnie Wright; 1991 May 22; interview conducted by John W. Rumble. 1991 May 22. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58841357

Kitty Wells, Anglo-American country music performer.

From the description of Collection, n.d. WorldCat record id: 27043521

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection song folios, circa 1882-1983. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Miller, Townsend, 1919-1989. Miller, Townsend, collection, 1952-1983 University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection artist name files, 1940-2005 (artists R-Z). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Pulley, Raymond H. Raymond H. Pulley collection, 1954-1958. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Earle, Eugene. Eugene Earle collection, 1939-1980s. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Wells, Kitty;. Oral History interview with Kitty Wells and Johnnie Wright; 1991 May 22; interview conducted by John W. Rumble. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection discographical files, 1907-2006. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Wells, Kitty. Collection, n.d. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection transcription discs, 1940-1968. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Johnnie & Jack. John Edwards memorial collection, n.d. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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associatedWith Cline, Patsy, 1932-1963. person
associatedWith Drusky, Roy. person
associatedWith Earle, Eugene. person
associatedWith Foley, Red, 1910-1968. person
associatedWith Johnnie & Jack. corporateBody
associatedWith Miller, Townsend, 1919-1989. person
associatedWith Pierce, Webb, 1926- person
associatedWith Pulley, Raymond H. person
associatedWith Rumble, John W.; person
associatedWith Wright, Johnnie. person
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United States
United States
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Country musicians--Biography
Country music
Gospel music
Women musicians
Women country musicians--Biography
Country music--History
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