Johnnie & Jack

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Johnnie & Jack
Johnnie (left) and Jack (right) with Kitty Wells (center)
Background information
OriginTennessee, United States
Years active1938–1963
LabelsRCA Victor
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.