Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Texas Kitty

A friend sent me a cassette of Texas Kitty ripped from a Dutch LP some years ago. Recently found some new tracks on YOUTube including this great Spooktrein song. Not much found out about her on the interweb.................................................................................................................. Luckily a Dutch friend Jan managed to track down a short biography on a dutch website. Her real name was Kitty Prins. "She was born in Groningen, The Netherlands. She was not only a singer, but a professional painter as well. However her carreer in our country never really got from the ground. She was more succesfull in Vlaanderen (the Dutch speaking part of Belgium). She also had a fan-club in South Africa and she had contacts with the Country Music Assocation in the VS, where she perfromed in the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. After being seriously disappointed in The Netherland by people breaking contracts and so on, she decided to move to Vlaanderen permanently. Untill 1981 she presented a country show on Belgian radio. The last years of her life she spent painting. The website isn't clear about her birth and death date (1900-1900?)." Thanks for that Jan.

1 comment:

Russell Duffy said...

I'd buy it for the name alone - 'Texas Kitty.'