Kathryn Jewel "Katie" Webster

Vocals, piano

Place of Birth:  January 9, 1936    Houston, TX

Place of Death:  September 5, 1999    League City, TX

Place of Burial:  Forest Park East

                            21620 Gulf Freeway

                            Webster, TX 77598

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  Section 211, Plot 155, Space 3


Whooee Sweet Daddy, Flyright Records (FLY LP 530)

Has The Blues, Goldband Records (GRLP-7780)

Texas Boogie Queen - Live + Well, Ornament (CM 9001)

My Sexy Red Negligee, Goldband Records (GB-7804)

200% Joy!, Ornament (CM 9002)

You Know That's Right, Arhoolie Records (1094)

Close To My Heart, Flyright Records (FLY LP 613)

Two-Fisted Mama!, Alligator Records (ALCD 4777)

You Can Dig It The Incomparable Katie Webster, Goldband Records (G 7785)

The Swamp Boogie Queen, Alligator Records (ALCD 4766)

Katie Webster & Black Cat Bone, Men Smart, Women Smarter, Ornament (CM-9004)

No Foolin'!, Alligator Records (ALCD 4803)

I Know That's Right, Arhoolie Records (CD 393)

I'm Bad, Wolf Records (CD 120.633)

The Swamp Boogie Queen - Live, Topcat Records (TCT-2152)

Deluxe Edition, Alligator Records (ALCD 5606)


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     July 19, 2017.

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_______ and James Fraher. Texas Zydeco. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2006.

Katie Webster, Two-Fisted Mama!, Alligator Records

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