Country Music Hall of Fame Series

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Country Music Hall of Fame contains 16 of Kitty Wells' best songs, giving a reasonably thorough overview of her career by combining big hits like "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" with minor hits like "A Woman Half My Age." The songs on this single disc were recorded for Decca Records between 1952 and 1965, so it naturally touches on many of the highlights from her artistic heyday, including "Release Me," "Making Believe," "I Can't Stop Loving You," "Mommy for a Day," and "Heartbreak, USA." It's an excellent retrospective, even though several important cuts -- including most of her up-tempo material -- is missing. Nevertheless, it's collects many of her...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Country Music Hall of Fame contains 16 of Kitty Wells' best songs, giving a reasonably thorough overview of her career by combining big hits like "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" with minor hits like "A Woman Half My Age." The songs on this single disc were recorded for Decca Records between 1952 and 1965, so it naturally touches on many of the highlights from her artistic heyday, including "Release Me," "Making Believe," "I Can't Stop Loving You," "Mommy for a Day," and "Heartbreak, USA." It's an excellent retrospective, even though several important cuts -- including most of her up-tempo material -- is missing. Nevertheless, it's collects many of her most important songs and provides a terrific introduction to one of the most important vocalists in country music history.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/1/1999
  • Label: Mca Special Products
  • UPC: 008811008123
  • Catalog Number: 10081
  • Sales rank: 30,228

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kitty Wells Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Floyd Cramer Piano
The Jordanaires Background Vocals
Pete Drake Steel Guitar
Johnnie Wright Guitar
Stuart Basore Steel Guitar
Harold Bradley Guitar
Ray Edenton Guitar
Bob Foster Steel Guitar
Eddie Hill Guitar
Tommy Jackson Fiddle
John D. Loudermilk Guitar
Leo Bubba Taylor Drums
Paul Yandell Guitar
Joe Zinkan Bass
Herman Wade Guitar
Johnny Sibert Steel Guitar
Ray Crisp Fiddle
Technical Credits
Don Gibson Composer
Hy Heath Composer
Eddie Miller Composer
Fred Rose Composer
Ronnie Pugh Programming, Liner Notes
Jim Kemp Art Direction
Katie Gillon Producer
Jim Sherraden Cover Art
Mary Ann Daniel Producer
Dub Williams Composer
Robert Yount Composer
Eddie Miller Composer
Roy Botkin Composer
Bill Barnes Art Direction
Herman Phillips Composer
Virginia Kennedy Composer
J.B. Miller Composer
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