Angie, nicknamed “Tender”, is one of five children whose father, a prominent lawyer, was a leading critic of slavery. When her father died, Angie’s stepmother, who was the closest woman to her father, took over the family’s business and treated Angie like a daughter. When Angie’s younger sister, Edwin came home from school, he told her that his father was dead. She believed this because her father had told them so many times before.
Angie was born around January 31, 1890, just outside Beattie, Kansas City. Just ten years later, she was traveling in a covered wagon with her mother and younger half-brother, Edwin, to live at the new town of Marshall, in what would then be Oklahoma Territory. They were traveling through an area of hard mud when their wagon broke down, and they were trapped inside for several days. As the winter grew intense, their father never came back from his trip, and they were left alone to face the dangers that winter brought.
|Figure Measurements||34-24-34 in|
|Body Size||34 inches (86 cm)|
|Waist Size||24 in / 61 cm|
|Hips Size||34 in / 87 cm|
|Shoe Size||10 (US)|
|Height||5′ 9½”/ 1.77 m|
|Weight||130 lbs/ 59 kg|
During the late afternoon of January fifth, 1957, the authorities were called to a strange death. A sixteen-year-old girl had been bitten by a dog. Although the boy managed to call the authorities, it took them an entire week to send a doctor to the scene. Finally, the doctor arrived and pronounced Angie’s condition, which was a case of rabies, to be fatal.
After the death of Angie’s father, she moved back to Kansas City, where her father’s profession had made her famous as a songwriter. She began work on a new album, “The Soul Music,” which was to be issued the following year. The album was a success, and Angie composed the entire first single while living in New York. When the single hit the radio airwaves, everyone who knew her instantly knew that Angie’s voice was like nothing else that had ever emanated from Kansas City.
Angie was so excited about her impending album that she hired a piano player and keyboard player to play on the album. Several months later, while still in New York, Angie and her backup singer had their first meeting with Edith Head, who was then a twenty-year-old waitress at a popular hotel in New York City. The two women hit it off, and Angie invited Head to join her band in their quest to record their first album together in nineteen sixty-one. At Angie’s request, Head came to New York to take part in the sessions that would produce their second album.
Throughout the late sixties, “The Soul Music” episode continued to be a popular television program. The music group’s subsequent albums “Where Have All The Flowers Gone” and “Where Have All The People Gone” helped to popularize their sound and the lead singer and lyricist, Robert Johnson became one of the most well known country musicians of his time. Eventually, “The Soul Music” episode was canceled by NBC, but the series did not. Instead, it was moved to CBS, where it lasted for eleven seasons.