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1st female country superstar Kitty Wells dies
AP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/16/12 | JOE EDWARDS

Posted on 07/16/2012 1:52:33 PM PDT by Kartographer

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. She was 92.

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.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: countrymusic; honkeytonk; obituary; wells

1 posted on 07/16/2012 1:52:37 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Kitty Wells - It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKleTa94dC8


2 posted on 07/16/2012 1:53:48 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

She was a mature recording star when I was still in high school, about the same time as Kay Starr, and I think here was a Goldie Hill, the “Golden Hillbilly”, who probably preceded even Kittie by a few years.


3 posted on 07/16/2012 1:56:50 PM PDT by alloysteel
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To: Kartographer

Singers take note. If you want long careet go country and get some good writers.

70 years of concerts. Wow.


4 posted on 07/16/2012 1:57:10 PM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Kartographer

I remember a song she sang called,”I DON’T SEE WHAT I SAW WHEN I SEEN WHAT I SAW IN YOU”. Anyone ever heard of it?


5 posted on 07/16/2012 2:00:16 PM PDT by onthegulf
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To: onthegulf

Alternate Song Title: “Drunk F**kin’ Hillbilly Ramble”.


6 posted on 07/16/2012 2:03:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: onthegulf

I Don’t See What I Saw
by Kitty Wells

Not so long ago, you were true as the setting sun
And for you, I had love and admiration
But lately you’ve been doing things I never thought you’d do

I don’t see what I saw
When I seen what I saw in you
I don’t see what I saw
When I seen what I saw in you

‘Cause you don’t do what you did
When you done what you used to do
I had a lot of faith in you then you did
Things I never thought you’d do

I don’t see what I saw when I seen what I saw in you

Now I know that you are no longer in love with me
And it’s time that I face reality
About the fact through the years is passing in review

I don’t see what I saw
When I seen what I saw in you
I don’t see what I saw
When I seen what I saw in you

‘Cause you don’t do what you did
When you done what you used to do
I had a lot of faith in you then you did
Things I never thought you’d do

I don’t see what I saw when I seen what I saw in you


7 posted on 07/16/2012 2:10:58 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Kartographer
IMO it was Patsy Montana. Kitty was the second woman that made it to the very pinnacle.
8 posted on 07/16/2012 2:18:22 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Kartographer

9 posted on 07/16/2012 2:21:55 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: Kartographer

Sad, RIP. Seems to be a lot of folks from my younger days and childhood passing on lately.


10 posted on 07/16/2012 2:26:20 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Kartographer

Tears as one of the all-time greats goes to “hillbilly heaven.”


11 posted on 07/16/2012 2:31:38 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Principles aren't worth a bucket of warm spit. I'm voting Romney. God help me.)
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To: Iron Munro

thank you I thought I was the only one who knew it. When my youngest daughter was a toddler she would put that record on and sing the whole song. We would just laugh our buts off.


12 posted on 07/16/2012 2:35:16 PM PDT by onthegulf
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To: Kartographer

She was a well established country legend when I was a kid! (And I’m no spring chicken!) May she rest in peace.


13 posted on 07/16/2012 2:37:19 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: knittnmom

At the most Mom you are an early summer chicken! ;-)


14 posted on 07/16/2012 2:39:27 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

May God bless Kitty and what she did for country music.

Andy Williams, another star is returning to his home to spend his final days,

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2907144/posts


15 posted on 07/16/2012 2:49:27 PM PDT by deport
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To: Kartographer

LOL! FR needs a “Like” button!


16 posted on 07/16/2012 3:20:45 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Kartographer; mickie; oswegodeee
Thanks so much for posting the link to Kitty singing "Honky Tonk Angels". I enjoyed the video SO MUCH.

This superstar didn't have to bare 97% of her skin, mouth suggestive lyrics, gyrate in simulated sex.....she just stood up there and SANG with that pure country voice pourin' right out. An almost-bygone pleasure to hear her......and to be entertained by her.

In comparison, these old pros like Kitty (who are disappearing one-by-one) make present day skanks like Madonna and Britney look like beanbag.

Leni

17 posted on 07/16/2012 3:25:45 PM PDT by MinuteGal (I'll take the Mormon over the Moron any day.)
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To: Kartographer

RIP


18 posted on 07/16/2012 3:48:17 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Kartographer

Yep, she sang genuine country music. Not this crossover junk that you hear today.

Even sang bout Napoleons Retreat from Moscow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcO9W1LPfzw


19 posted on 07/16/2012 4:07:23 PM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: Kartographer

She recorded “One by One” with Red Foley when I was in my teens & I’m 74 now. She really sang from the heart too.


20 posted on 07/16/2012 4:35:16 PM PDT by Patsygirl
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To: Patsygirl

Great performer. Great woman.

Lord, she’s coming home. Thanks for sharing her with us.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR94_zFKqus&feature=related

Lew


21 posted on 07/16/2012 5:34:48 PM PDT by laterldf
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To: Kartographer

I had been thinking of her recently. It hasn’t been that long since her husband died, they were together personally and professionally for almost forever. One of their daughters died a few years ago. i was imagining how lonely her life now had to be.


22 posted on 07/16/2012 5:51:05 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Uncle Lonny
"Yep, she sang genuine country music. Not this crossover junk that you hear today."

Exactly so!

23 posted on 07/16/2012 6:46:45 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Kartographer; a fool in paradise

This evening Miss Kitty regrets as she finds out that it was after all God who made honky tonk angels!


24 posted on 07/16/2012 6:48:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Kartographer

She’s now with her friends in low places.


25 posted on 07/16/2012 6:51:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Kartographer

The Big Man this evening: “Here, Kitty, Kitty!”


26 posted on 07/16/2012 6:52:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Kartographer

So sad...RIP Kitty.


27 posted on 07/16/2012 6:56:51 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (No more RINOS!)
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To: Kartographer

RIP.


28 posted on 07/16/2012 8:57:14 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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