Posts Tagged ‘Kitty Wells’

If I Was a Bottle

September 5, 2021

“If I Was a Bottle,’ written by Carl Friend, recorded by Kitty Wells, 1973.

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If Teardrops Were Pennies

August 29, 2020

“If Teardrops Were Pennies,” written by Carl Butler, recorded by Kitty Wells, 1958.

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Blue Christmas

December 24, 2013

“Blue Christmas,” written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson, performed by Kitty Wells. The tune was originally recorded by Doye O’Dell in 1948, and Ernest Tubb had a hit with it the following year. That’s also when a shorter version was recorded by “Mr. B,” Billy Eckstine, and that’s what Elvis covered in 1957, the version you know.

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Kitty Wells, 1919 — 2012

July 16, 2012

Kitty Wells, 1919 - 2012

Singer Kitty Wells (née Ellen Muriel Deason) died Monday at age 92. Her husband of 74 years, Johnny Wright of the duo Johnny & Jack, passed away last year. Ms. Wells, the Queen of Honky Tonk Street, was the first woman vocalist to have a solo hit record on the Country & Western music charts.

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