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Christine Kittrell

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b. 11 August 1929, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, d. 19 Dec 2001. Kittrell produced several attractive and reasonably successful information for local brands through the 50s. A choir member as a kid, her tone of voice lacked the exclusive nuance that may have got brought her stronger success. Her initial record, ‘Aged Man You’re Sliding’ (Tennessee 117), was supported by tenor saxophonist Louis Brooks and his music group, with whom she got produced her professional debut six years previously in 1945. Excess fat Domino sidemen Pal Hagans and Wendell Duconge performed on her initial and biggest strike, ‘Sittin’ Here Consuming’ (Tennessee 128), which brought her a six-week engagement on the Pelican Membership in New Orleans. Kittrell got toured using the Joe Turner music group in 1951 but she recommended to operate around Nashville, at night clubs like the New Period as well as the Elks. Involved as vocalist with Paul ‘Hucklebuck’ Williams’ music group in Dec 1952, Billboard observed how the ‘five-foot-six chirp’ was the ‘blues discover of the 10 years’. She produced her west coastline debut in 1954 with Earl Bostic and afterwards Johnny Otis. Many releases for the Republic label at the moment led to just regional achievement. One session, including ‘Lord Possess Mercy’ (Republic 7096), can be respected to feature Small Richard on piano. In August 1954, Billboard announced her departure through the R&B field to sing using the Simmons Akers religious singers. In the first 60s she documented for Vee Jay but her first edition of ‘I’m A Girl’ was included in Peggy Lee. She re-recorded a vintage Republic tune, ‘Contact His Name’ (Government 12540), in 1965, and spent another couple of years touring military bases in south-east Asia amusing US soldiers. Subsequently, she semi-retired to her Ohio house, playing the casual local blues celebrations and small night clubs within the 90s. She passed away of emphysema.

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Died December 19, 2001, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Profession Singer
Music Songs I'm a Woman, Love Letters, Mr. Big Wheel, It's Nobody's Fault, I'm Just What You're Looking For, Call His Name, Black Cat Crossed My Trail, Sittin' Here Drinking, You Ain't Nothing But Trouble, Evil-Eyed Woman, I'll Help You Baby, Old Man You're Slipping, Ain't Never Seen So Much Rain Before, If You Ain't Sure, L&N Special, Every Night in the Week, Lord Have Mercy, Next Door to the Blues, Slave to Love, Gotta Stop Loving You, I Thank Him, Snake in the Grass, Heartache Blues, Sittin' Here Drinking Again, Leave My Man Alone, The Price You Pay for Love, Sittin' and Drinking, I Ain't Nothing but a Fool, Don't Do It, Christine Kittrell-Im A Woman, Interview With Christine Kittrell, It Ain't Nothin' but a Fool
Albums Call Her Name: The Complete Recordings 1951-1965, The Best of Tennessee & Republic Records Vol. V - The Soulful Side of Christine Kittrell, Famous Hits by Christine Kittrell, Don't Do It

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