Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Queen of Country Music
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
It's hard to believe how many perfect songs are on this box
Peter E. Johansen | 03/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline and I intend to listen to them for the rest of my life, but there is no female country singer I love more than Kitty Wells. In fact, with the possible exception of Hank Williams there is no country singer male or female who I like as much. There are so many perfect songs here, so many great musicians backing her, so much heartfelt emotion that I know I haven't even begun to digest everything these CDs have to offer. This is country music unpolluted (it seems) by a desire to appeal to the pop music audience. I am a middle class man in my late twenties who grew up in Seattle and I have never even traveled to the south, but for some reason when I listen to her music I feel like I'm getting inside the songs. Everything just comes together so perfectly - the beautiful simplicity of the the songs themselves, the musicians backing her with minimalist grace, and then Kitty Wells herself who, like Billie Holiday or Robert Johnson, just sounds like she believes so strongly in what she's saying.
I just have one complaint to air that does not concern the contents of this CD. I wonder why there are so few Kitty Wells CDs available? There are a handful of budget CDs all with more or less the same songs on them and then there is maybe one or two decent 17 song collections with a few additional tracks. So basically if you are getting into Kitty Wells you've got to jump from one of these CDs to this 100+ track box set. I suppose one can take comfort in the fact that there's enough quality material here to make it very worth it. Sure, the best songs are in the first 10 years of her career, but there's hardly a bad song on any of these CDs."
The true queen of country music
john rice | Goodlettsville, TN | 09/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This box set contains the literal birth of country music for female artists. These selections are songs that earned Kitty the title of the queen of country music. Any true fan of country music must have this collection. the material is classic and as it is heard, a chapter in American history and the evolution of country music is revealed. Long live the Queen"
Canzone | California | 02/14/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Amazon has this exact same Bear Records box listed under a different AZIN number for about $18 less. I didn't try putting both versions in my cart to see if they actually listed differently - but one should beware..."