Johnnie & Jack

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Johnnie & Jack
Johnnie Wright, Kitty Wells, Jack Anglin.jpg
Johnnie (left) and Jack (right) with Kitty Wells (center)
Background information
OriginTennessee, United States
Years active1938–1963
LabelsRCA Victor
Associated actsRuby Wells
Past membersJack Anglin
Johnnie Wright

Johnnie & Jack were an American country music duo, composed of Johnnie Wright (1914–2011) and Jack Anglin (1916–1963).[1] The duo became members of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1940s.[2] Between 1951 and 1962, the duo released several singles on the RCA Victor Records label, including their version of "Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite" which peaked at No. 4 on the Best Seller charts,[3] and the No. 1 "(Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely".[1]

Following Anglin's death in a car accident in 1963,[1] Wright became a solo artist, topping the country charts in 1965 with "Hello Vietnam".



Year Album Label
1957 The Tennessee Mountain Boys RCA Victor
1959 Hits by Johnnie & Jack
1962 Smiles and Tears Decca


Year Single Chart Positions
US Country
1951 "Poison Love" 4
"Cryin' Heart Blues" 5
1952 "Three Ways of Knowing" 7
1954 "(Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely" 1
"Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight" 4
"Honey, I Need You" 15
"Beware of 'It'" 9
"Kiss-Crazy Baby" 7
1955 "No One Dear but You" 14
"S.O.S." 15
1956 "I Want to Be Loved" (with Ruby Wells) 13
1958 "Stop the World (And Let Me Off)" 7
"Lonely Island Pearl" 18
1959 "Sailor Man" 16
1962 "Slow Poison" 17


  • Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 210–211. ISBN 978-0-89820-177-2.
  • Johnnie & Jack biography at Allmusic


  1. ^ a b c Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 1291. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
  2. ^ "Opry Timeline - 1940s". Archived from the original on March 17, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 177.