Supplemental Sessions

by G.E. Hewitt

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Introduction

Here is a list of other Patsy Cline recording sessions that do not apply to the 4 Star and Decca contracts. The first two sessions are confirmed through biographical research, although the recordings may no longer exist.


Date: 1953-1954
Location: True Tone Studio, Georgia Avenue, Washington D.C.
Various Demo Sessions

Lillian Claiborne (pdr), Ben Adelman (eng), Patsy Cline (v), unknown (acc)

a. demo/lost All Because Of My Jealous Heart(Ben Adelman, Kay Adelman)
b. demo/lost I Can See An Angel(Kay Adelman)
Both titles unissued.

1. Talent Scouting
Ben Adelman recorded Jimmy Dean's "Bumming Around" at this studio in 1952, and sent the recording to Bill McCall of 4 Star Records. McCall waxed the song, and it reached #5 Billboard Country. McCall negotiated a talent scouting arrangement with Adelman that eventually scored a recording contract for Patsy Cline.

2. Various Demo Sessions
At least a dozen Patsy Cline performances were recorded at Adelman's studio, and the tapes were sent to 4 Star. The label offered to sign Patsy, and she accepted. The demo tapes disappeared from 4 Star's offices shortly thereafter; the performances listed here are taken from biography, and further details are unknown. Accompaniment was probably Jimmy Dean's Texas Wildcats, with Roy Clark and Wade Holmes.


Date: May 1955
Location: WFMD Studios, Francis Scott Key Hotel, Frederick MD.
Private Session

Patsy Cline (v), Bill Peer (g), Roy Deyton (b), Grover Shroyer (d), others unknown (acc)

a. demo/lost Turn The Cards Slowly(Sammy Masters)
b. demo/lost This Old House(Stuart Hamblen)
c. demo/lost Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray(Eddie Miller, W.S. Stevenson)
All titles unissued.

1. Source
This session was constructed from biography, and should be deemed tentative.

2. Personnel
Bill Peer and his Melody Boys played on this session; Deyton and Shroyer are confirmed through biography.

3. Producer
Bill Peer may have paid for this session.


Date: July 1959
Location: Fernwood Farms Recording Studio, Norfolk County, Chesapeake VA.
Private Session

Norman Phelps (pdr), Marvin Carroll (v, g), Patsy Cline (v)

a. 100-1fs A Poor Man's Roses (Or A Rich Man's Gold) - 0:17(Bob Hilliard, Milton DeLugg)
unissued
b. 100-2 A Poor Man's Roses (Or A Rich Man's Gold) - 2:37(Bob Hilliard, Milton DeLugg)
Mint Audio/VoiceMasters CD0012 — The New Recordings   (2016)
c. 101-1rhl Crazy Arms - 0:29(Ralph Mooney, Charles Seals)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
d. 101-2inc Crazy Arms - 0:43(Ralph Mooney, Charles Seals)
Mint Audio/VoiceMasters CD0012 — The New Recordings   (2016)
e. 102-1fs Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - 0:13(Scotty Wiseman)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
f. 102-2bd Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - 0:33(Scotty Wiseman)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
g. 102-3 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - 2:46(Scotty Wiseman)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
Mint Audio/VoiceMasters CD0012 — The New Recordings   (2016)
h. 103-1fs Life's Railway To Heaven - 0:11(M.E. Abbey, Charles Davis Tillman)
unissued
i. 103-2 Life's Railway To Heaven - 2:14(M.E. Abbey, Charles Davis Tillman)
Mint Audio/VoiceMasters CD0012 — The New Recordings   (2016)

Marvin Carroll (v) on c-g.

The Phelps Brothers owned Fernwood Farms in Norfolk County, Virginia. The property included a barn made into a horse stable, a community dance hall, and an old hotel converted into a recording studio. Patsy sang at the dance hall, and later that evening went to the property's studio with Marvin Carroll to make these recordings.


Date: April 1961
Location: Dallas TX.
Label: ABC-Paramount

Leon McAuliffe (v), Patsy Cline, unknown (bkv), Billy Dozier (eg), Pee Wee Calhoun (p), Joe Allen (b), Richard Dozier (d)

a. 131 4367 Cozy Inn - 2:43(Harlan Howard)
b. 131 4368 Ain't Gonna Hurt No More - 2:03(Robert Riley)
Both titles on: Cimarron 454050 — Cozy Inn / Ain't Gonna Hurt No More   (1961)

Patsy Cline sang uncredited chorus vocals at this session.


Sessions Reported: 4

Performances Reported: 16

Unique Songs Reported: 11

Unique Issues Reported: 3