Song of the Day: Charley Pride, “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'”

Country singer and guitarist Charley Pride was born on this day in 1938. Charley pitched in the Negro Leagues and the low minor leagues in the ’50’s, when he was also paid to sing before games. Chet Atkins signed him to a contract with RCA Records in the mid-’60’s, and he had eight singles that reached #1 on the Country chart between 1969 and 1971. His biggest single was 1971’s "Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’," which became his signature song.

14 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Charley Pride, “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'”

  1. Kill me…..I am not for this country. When I started the video I was taken back by that hair of the announcer…Did he stick his finger in a light socket? I had no idea Charlie Pride was in baseball. I have to tell my brother…he will know this but he can fill me in with more.

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    1. He was in the Negro Leagues as well as a farmhand in the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees oganizations. He was in the very low minors when he played.

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  2. This one is great… reminds me of riding with my family in my dads early model Valiant

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        1. A story on Wikipedia said that the first big concert he played, no one realized he was Black, and were dumbstruck when he came out on stage, but that he won over a lot of fans because of his voice and the songs he did.

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          1. I can see that happening. He was accepted as far back as I can remember. He has such a wonderful voice.

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  3. This is such a good song! I’ve seen him in concert I believe 3 times. My husband got to meet him once, as he was playing in a golf tournament with him. 🙂

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