Concert & Radio (1955-1961)

by G.E. Hewitt

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Introduction

Some of Patsy Cline's live performances were preserved on transcription discs and audio tape. Performances are displayed in session format and include a list of issues that contain the recordings. A few of these performances were television broadcasts, but only the audio is known to survive. For a list of performances that include video footage, please refer to the TV Appearances page. For a list of Arthur Godfrey appearances, both radio and television, refer to the Arthur Godfrey Appearances. For a list of Grand Ole Opry transcriptions, refer to the Opry Transcriptions page.

Two concerts were preserved on tape, and both are listed on this page. For an extensive list of Patsy's tour dates, please refer to the Patsy Cline Timeline on the Miscellanea menu of this discography.


Date: July 1, 1955
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Wally Fowler's All-Night Gospel Sing

Wally Fowler (ldr), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Just A Closer Walk With Thee - 4:31(Traditional)
Kapp 45659 — Just A Closer Walk With Thee   (1965)
Kapp LP3445 — Country Buddies   (1965)
MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Universal Music Special Markets CS/CD37050 — The Legendary Patsy Cline   (1997)

Date: January 26, 1957
Location: Capitol Arena, 14th & W Street NW, Washington D.C.
Town & Country Jamboree

Jimmy Dean (ldr), Connie Barriot Gay (dir), Patsy Cline (v), Jimmy Dean's Texas Wildcats (acc)

a. Walkin' After Midnight - 3:57(Don Hecht, Alan Block)
unissued

In addition to regular appearances on Connie B. Gay's "Town & Country Time" radio and television series, Patsy appeared on "Jamboree" specials that broadcast live concerts from Washington's Capitol Arena on Saturday nights from 10:30 pm-1:30 am ET on WMAL-TV and regional networks in Maryland and Virginia. During this performance, Patsy talks candidly about her experience with Arthur Godfrey in New York, and expresses gratitude for winning the "Talent Scouts" broadcast one week earlier. The timing includes Jimmy Dean's introductory remarks, and his talk with Patsy after the performance.


Date: March 9, 1957
Location: Jewell Theatre, 216 South Jefferson Avenue, Springfield MO.
The Red Foley Show (ABC Radio)

Red Foley (ldr), Patsy Cline (v), Bill Wimberly's Band (acc)

a. A Poor Man's Roses (Or A Rich Man's Gold) - 3:36(Bob Hilliard, Milton DeLugg)
unissued

Sponsored by Dow Chemical and broadcast Saturday afternoons from ABC-Radio in Springfield. Other guests of this broadcast were Marvin Rainwater, Billy Walker and The Marksman Four.


Date: October 1958-1959
Location: WTTG-TV, Washington D.C.
Don Owens Show

Patsy Cline (v), Unknown (acc)

a. Dear God(Virgil F. Stewart)
unissued
b. Yes, I Understand(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson)
unissued
c. I Don't Wanta(Eddie Miller, W.S. Stevenson, Durwood Haddock)
unissued
d. Let The Teardrops Fall - 1:42(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson)
Mint Audio/VoiceMasters CD — The New Recordings   (2016)
e. Waltz Of The Angels(Jack Rhodes, Dick Reynolds)
unissued
f. Old Lonesome Time(Sonny James, Hazel Pitts)
unissued

Leon Kagarise loved country music and carried his portable recording equipment to concerts of the era. More information can be read here. Kagarise taped these performances of Patsy Cline while tuned into the television broadcasts from home. "Waltz Of The Angels" is a tune that several artists recorded, including Kitty Wells, Jean Shepard and The Browns. Patsy's handwritten letter addressed to the Poplar Tavern lists the song as part of her act during 1956. "Old Lonesome Time" was written by Sonny James and popularized by Carl Smith. Disc jockey Eddie Stubbs received permission to play a tape of this recording during a WSM broadcast several years ago.


Date: July 29, 1961
Location: 221 West 4th Street, Tulsa OK.
Cimarron Ballroom Concert

Patsy Cline (v), Billy Dozier (eg), Leon McAuliffe (stg), Curly Lewis, Bob White (fdl), Pee Wee Calhoun (p), Joe Allen (b), Richard Dozier (d), Jack Lloyd (as, cl)

a. Come On In (And Make Yourself At Home) - 1:38(Virgil F. Stewart)
b. A Poor Man's Roses (Or A Rich Man's Gold) - 3:10(Bob Hilliard, Milton DeLugg)
c. Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home - 2:00(Hughie Cannon)
d. I Fall To Pieces - 3:18(Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran)
e. Lovesick Blues - 2:00(Irving Mills, Cliff Friend)
f. Shake, Rattle And Roll - 2:24(Jesse Stone)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
g. There He Goes - 3:00(Eddie Miller, Durwood Haddock, W.S. Stevenson)
h. San Antonio Rose - 2:28(Bob Wills)
i. Stupid Cupid - 2:26(Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield)
j. I Fall To Pieces - 3:16(Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran)
k. If I Could See The World (Through The Eyes Of A Child) - 1:51(Sammy Masters, Richard Pope, Tex Satterwhite)
l. Walkin' After Midnight - 2:32(Don Hecht, Alan Block)
m. Foolin' 'Round - 3:36(Harlan Howard, Buck Owens)
n. When My Dreamboat Comes Home - 3:52(Dave Franklin, Cliff Friend)
All titles on: MCA Nashville CD11579 — Live At The Cimarron Ballroom   (1997)

Date: December 2, 1961
Location: City Auditorium, 2727 East Point Drive, East Point GA.
Dixie Jubilee Concert

Patsy Cline (v), Unknown (acc)

a. Come On In (And Make Yourself At Home) - 1:34(Virgil F. Stewart)
Hallway Productions VHS — The Real Patsy Cline   (1985)
MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Classics CD6166 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1960-1962   (2009)
b. A Poor Man's Roses (Or A Rich Man's Gold) - 2:25(Bob Hilliard, Milton DeLugg)
MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Classics CD6166 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1960-1962   (2009)
c. Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home - 1:50(Hughie Cannon)
Hallway Productions VHS — The Real Patsy Cline   (1985)
MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
Classics CD6166 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1960-1962   (2009)
d. I Fall To Pieces - 2:26(Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran)
unissued
e. Who Can I Count On - 1:57(Sammy Masters)
unissued
f. Fool Number One - 1:28(Kathryn R. Fulton)
unissued

This appearance was recorded with an audience and broadcast from the East Point City Auditorium. The audio tape was made as an aircheck for the sponsor Mary Carter Paint.


Sessions Reported: 6

Performances Reported: 29

Unique Songs Reported: 22

Unique Issues Reported: 9