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Schl., Lisbon, N. D., 1933-4; High Schl., Monterey, 1935-6. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: Tent Show, Tracy, Minn., 1928; Radio: Eau Claire, Wis. and Sioux Falls, S. D., 1937-8; St. Cloud, Minn., 1937-8; Valley City, N. D., 1939-40; KSTP Barn Dance, St. Paul, Minn., 1940-1; KEYD Slim Jim Barn Dance, Mpls., Minn., 1955; WCOW, St. Paul, 1956; Ozark Jubilee, ABC-TV, 1957; PeeWee King Show, TV, Chicago, 111, 1958; KNGM, Chick Carson TV Show, Mpls., 1959; etc. Joyce, Chaw Mank, Blue Ribbon, North Star, Soma, and Azalia Rec­ords. Songs recorded: I Don't Know Why, 1953; Prom­ise Me, 1954; Selling Chances, 1955; Indian Love Call, 1954; Auctioneer, 1957; Okla. Stump, 1957; I'm Only Human, 1959; Baby Doll, 1959. Most popular song was Selling Chances. Writer of: I Don't Know Why, 1947; That's What Makes the World Go Round, 1956; Roly Poly Polka, 1957; Selling Chances, 1956; Love Me, 1950; He Couldn't Be True, 1953; O'Wow By Golly Gosh Sakes, 1958; Huddle Cuddle Boogie, 1956; Echoes from the Alpines, 1953; etc. Co-writer of Today, Tomorrow, and Forever, 1953. Had 1st all girl Western band in the Middle West—originated in Mpls., at the Flame Cafe, 1957. Address: 1319 Hillcrest Drive, Northeast, Minne­apolis, Minnesota.
Wells, Kitty, (Muriel Deason), b. 8/30/19, Nashville, Tenn.; h. Johnnie Wright; d. Ruby, 21; Carol Sue, 15; s. Bobby, 18. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: WSIX, Nashville, Tenn., 1936; Greensboro, N. C; WCHS, Charleston, W. Va.; WHIS, Bluefield, W. Va.; WNOX, Knoxville, Tenn.; WPTF, Raleigh, N. C; WEAS, De­catur, Ga.; WAPI, Birmingham, Ala., 1950; WSM Grand Ole Opry, 1947; KWKH La. Hayride, Shreveport, La., 1947-52; WSM, 1952—; Jubilee, U.S.A., ABC-TV. Decca Records, 1952. Albums: Dust on the Bible; Kitty's Choices; Lonely Street; Country Hit Parade; Winner of Your Heart. Songs recorded: Honky Tonk Angel; Mak-in' Believe; Paying for that Back Street Affair; I Don't Claim to Be an Angel; There's Poison in Your Heart; Cheatin's a Sin; I've Kissed You My Last Time; How Far Is Heaven; Dust on the Bible; I'd Rather Stay Home; Amigo's Guitar; Searchin'; I'm Counting on You;