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Johnnie Wright

Johnnie Robert Wright Jr. (May 13, 1914 – September 27, 2011), known by his stage name Johnnie Wright, was an American country music singer-songwriter, who spent much of his career working with Jack Anglin as the popular duo Johnnie & Jack, and was also the husband of country music star Kitty Wells.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 13th, 1914 (Mt. Juliet), Died September 27th, 2011 (Madison)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1972

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, songwriter, leader, string bass

Notes: Sometimes listed as Johnny Wright.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 171 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D9VB-0800 10-in. 1/31/1949 What about you Johnnie and Jack ; Tennessee Mountain Boys Male vocal solo, with string band and male vocal harmony vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor D9VB-0801 10-in. 1/31/1949 For old times' sake Johnnie and Jack ; Tennessee Mountain Boys Male vocal solo, with string band and male vocal harmony vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader, songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0802 10-in. 1/31/1949 Just when I needed you Johnnie and Jack ; Tennessee Mountain Boys Male vocal solo, with string band and male vocal harmony vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader, songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0803 10-in. 1/31/1949 She went with a smile Johnnie and Jack ; Tennessee Mountain Boys Male vocal solo, with string band, and male vocal harmony vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor D9VB-0804 10-in. 1/31/1949 Trials and tribulations Johnnie and Jack ; Tennessee Mountain Boys Male vocal solo, with string band, and male vocal harmony vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor D9VB-0805 10-in. 1/31/1949 Buried alive Johnnie and Jack ; Tennessee Mountain Boys Male vocal solo, with string band and male vocal harmony vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader, songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0806 10-in. 1/31/1949 I heard my savior call Johnnie and Jack ; Tennessee Mountain Boys Male vocal solo, with string band and male vocal harmony vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor D9VB-0807 10-in. 1/31/1949 Pray together and we'll stay together Johnnie and Jack ; Tennessee Mountain Boys Male vocal solo, with string band and male vocal harmony vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor D9VB-0808 10-in. 1/31/1949 Death at the bar Tennessee Mountain Boys ; Kitty Wells Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0809 10-in. 1/31/1949 Love or hate Tennessee Mountain Boys ; Kitty Wells Female vocal solo, with string band and male vocal duo instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0810 10-in. 1/31/1949 Gathering flowers for the master's bouquet Tennessee Mountain Boys ; Kitty Wells Female vocal solo, with string band and male vocal harmony instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D9VB-0811 10-in. 1/31/1949 Don't wait the last minute to pray Tennessee Mountain Boys ; Kitty Wells Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D9VB-0817 10-in. 1/31/1949 Paper boy Blue Sky Boys Male vocal duet, with string band songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0848 10-in. 2/2/1949 My darling's home at last Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with string band, female vocal chorus, and accordion songwriter  
Decca 117671 1970 or 1971 South in New Orleans Johnnie (Johnny) Wright vocalist  
Decca 118778 3/28/1967 Why Johnnie (Johnny) Wright vocalist  
Decca NA 2717 5/3/1952 It wasn't God who made honky tonk angels Kitty Wells instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca NA 2718 5/3/1952 I don't want your money, I want your time Kitty Wells instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca NA 2719 5/3/1952 Searching for a soldier's grave-1 Kitty Wells instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca NA 2720 5/3/1952 I'm too lonely to smile Kitty Wells instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca NA 3146 10/1/1953 You're not so easy to forget Kitty Wells instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3147 10/1/1953 Satisfied, so satisfied Kitty Wells instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3148 10/1/1953 One by one-1 Kitty Wells instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 9260 12/17/1955 Searching (for someone like you) Kitty Wells instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 9261 12/17/1955 How far is heaven-1 Kitty Wells instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 171 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wright, Johnnie," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110911.

Wright, Johnnie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110911.

"Wright, Johnnie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110911

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