Opry Transcriptions (1956-1962)

by G.E. Hewitt

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Introduction

Several Grand Ole Opry appearances of Patsy Cline were recorded for transcription discs. Some of these performances were recorded at WSM Studios for later broadcast, and others were transcribed from the stage of the Ryman Auditorium. Only appearances with known transcriptions are listed. For a more thorough list of Opry performances, refer to the Grand Ole Opry Appearances page on the Miscellanea menu.


Date: June 16, 1956
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry

Patsy Cline (v), unknown (acc), Owen Bradley (dir), Little Jimmy Dickens (mc)

a. rt A Church, A Courtroom And Then Goodbye - 3:16(Eddie Miller, W.S. Stevenson)
b. rt I've Loved And Lost Again - 2:28(Eddie Miller)
Both titles on: MCA Records LP/CS/CD42142 — Live At The Opry   (1988)
MCA Records CD2-8925 — Commemorative Collection   (1988)

Date: December 14, 1957
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #949

Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), unknown (acc), Owen Bradley (dir), Ray Price (mc)

a. rt Walkin' After Midnight - 2:23(Don Hecht, Alan Block)
MCA Records LP/CS/CD42142 — Live At The Opry   (1988)
MCA Records CD2-8925 — Commemorative Collection   (1988)
b. rt I Don't Wanta - 2:42(Eddie Miller, W.S. Stevenson, Durwood Haddock)
Mint Audio/VoiceMasters CD0012 — The New Recordings   (2016)

The Jordanaires (bkv) on b.


Date: April 2, 1960
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #1069

Patsy Cline (v), unknown (acc), Marvin Hughes (dir), Ray Price (mc)

a. rt Lovesick Blues - 2:06(Irving Mills, Cliff Friend)
MCA Records LP/CS/CD42142 — Live At The Opry   (1988)
MCA Records CD2-8925 — Commemorative Collection   (1988)
Universal Music Special Markets CS/CD37050 — The Legendary Patsy Cline   (1997)
b. rt How Can I Face Tomorrow - 2:22(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson)
unissued

Date: April 29, 1960
Location: WSM Studio C, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry #213

Patsy Cline (v), Marvin Hughes (p, dir), others unknown (acc), George Morgan (mc)

a. rt Lovesick Blues - 2:05(Irving Mills, Cliff Friend)
b. rt How Can I Face Tomorrow - 1:58(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson)
MCA Records LP/CS/CD42142 — Live At The Opry   (1988)
MCA Records CD2-8925 — Commemorative Collection   (1988)
Both titles on: Pet Milk disc3891 — Grand Ole Opry #213   (1960)

Date: May 21, 1960
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #1076

Patsy Cline (v), unknown (acc), Marvin Hughes (dir), Hawkshaw Hawkins (mc)

a. rt How Can I Face Tomorrow - 2:19(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson)
b. rt Loose Talk - 1:42(Freddie Hart)
Both titles on: Mint Audio/VoiceMasters CD0012 — The New Recordings   (2016)

Date: August 12, 1960
Location: WSM Studio C, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry #228

Patsy Cline (v), Don Helms (stg), Marvin Hughes (p, dir), others unknown (acc), Willis Brothers (mc)

a. rt Crazy Dreams - 2:00(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson)
b. rt Loose Talk - 1:40(Freddie Hart)
Universal Music Special Markets CS/CD37050 — The Legendary Patsy Cline   (1997)
Both titles on: Pet Milk disc — Grand Ole Opry #228   (1960)
MCA Records LP/CS/CD42142 — Live At The Opry   (1988)
MCA Records CD2-8925 — Commemorative Collection   (1988)

Date: September 3, 1960
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #1091

Patsy Cline (v), unknown (acc), Marvin Hughes (dir), Jim Reeves (mc)

a. rt There He Goes - 2:17(Eddie Miller, Durwood Haddock, W.S. Stevenson)
MCA Records LP/CS/CD42142 — Live At The Opry   (1988)
MCA Records CD2-8925 — Commemorative Collection   (1988)
Time-Life CD990-05 — Legendary Country Singers   (1995)
Universal Music Special Markets CS/CD37050 — The Legendary Patsy Cline   (1997)
b. rt Crazy Dreams - 2:19(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson)
Mint Audio/VoiceMasters CD0012 — The New Recordings   (2016)

Date: October 14, 1960
Location: WSM Studio C, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry #237

Patsy Cline (v), Don Helms (stg), Marvin Hughes (p, dir), others unknown (acc), Jim Reeves (mc)

a. rt There He Goes - 3:05(Eddie Miller, Durwood Haddock, W.S. Stevenson)
b. rt Crazy Dreams - 2:23(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson)
Both titles on: Pet Milk disc — Grand Ole Opry #237   (1960)
Mint Audio/VoiceMasters CD0002 — Jim Reeves And Friends Live From Nashville   (2014)

Date: April 14, 1961
Location: WSM Studio C, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry #263

Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Marvin Hughes (p, dir), others unknown (acc), Willis Brothers (mc)

a. rt Lovin' In Vain - 2:46(Freddie Hart)
b. rt I Fall To Pieces - 3:00(Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran)
Both titles on: Pet Milk disc5484 — Grand Ole Opry #263   (1961)

Date: July 7, 1961
Location: WSM Studio C, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry #275

Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Marvin Hughes (p, dir), others unknown (acc), Hank Snow (mc)

a. rt I Fall To Pieces - 3:03(Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran)
Universal Music Special Markets CS/CD37050 — The Legendary Patsy Cline   (1997)
b. rt Lovin' In Vain - 1:38(Freddie Hart)
Both titles on: Pet Milk disc — Grand Ole Opry #275   (1961)
MCA Records LP/CS/CD42142 — Live At The Opry   (1988)
MCA Records CD2-8925 — Commemorative Collection   (1988)

The Jordanaires (bkv) on a.

July 7th is the broadcast date.


Date: November 10, 1961
Location: WSM Studio C, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry #293

Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Marvin Hughes (p, dir), others unknown (acc), Willis Brothers (mc)

a. rt Crazy - 2:30(Willie Nelson)
Cracker Barrel CD0622 — Grand Ole Opry Classic Hits   (2011)
b. rt I Fall To Pieces - 2:58(Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran)
Cracker Barrel CD1501 — Hall Of Famers Live   (2015)
Both titles on: Pet Milk disc — Grand Ole Opry #293   (1961)

The Jordanaires (bkv) on b.


Date: March 23, 1962
Location: WSM Studio C, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry #312

Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Don Helms (stg), Marvin Hughes (p, dir), others unknown (acc), Jim Reeves (mc)

a. rt Crazy - 2:20(Willie Nelson)
MCA Records (GB) 45/CD Single1512 — I Fall To Pieces / Crazy   (1991)
b. rt She's Got You - 2:54(Hank Cochran)
Both titles on: Pet Milk disc — Grand Ole Opry #312   (1962)
MCA Records LP/CS/CD42142 — Live At The Opry   (1988)
MCA Records CD2-8925 — Commemorative Collection   (1988)
Universal Music Special Markets CS/CD37050 — The Legendary Patsy Cline   (1997)

Sessions Reported: 12

Performances Reported: 24

Unique Songs Reported: 13

Unique Issues Reported: 16