Kitty Wells "The Greatest Hits" LP (1980)
Details: This is a used copy of the Pinckneyville Pressing of Kitty Wells's greatest hits album released in 1980 featuring the hit that made her a Country Music megastar: "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels." Some ring wear on the cover, but is a hefty weight cover, and in very good condition (see images). No insert.
Description: "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 barrier to women 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 U.S. country charts and turned her into the first female country superstar. “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” would also be her first of several pop crossover hits. Wells is the only artist to be awarded top female vocalist awards for 14 consecutive years. Her chart-topping hits continued until the mid-1960s, paving the way for an inspiring a long list of female country singers who came to prominence in the 1960s.
Wells ranks as the sixth most successful female vocalist in the history of the Billboard country charts, according to historian Joel Whitburn's book The Top 40 Country Hits. In 1976, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1991, she became the third country music artist, after Roy Acuff and Hank Williams, and the eighth woman to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Wells' success and influence on country music garnered her the title "Queen of Country Music"."
Grade: VG+ (Cover) / NM (Record)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
1. It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
2. This White Circle
3. Mommy For A Day
4. Release Me
5. I Gave My Wedding Dress Away
6. Amigo's Guitar
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
1. Heartbreak U.S.A.
2. I'll Repossess My Heart
4. Searching (For Someone Like You)
5. Making Believe