Radio Transcriptions (1954-1963)

by G.E. Hewitt

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Introduction

Patsy Cline recorded transcription discs for the armed forces. The format of each program varied depending upon the sponsor (U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps). Patsy first appeared as a guest and later as host of these shows. The transcription discs were duplicated and sent to thousands of stations for broadcast across the United States and its overseas territories.

There is often chatter between songs, and the shows would include advertisements and recruitment bulletins. The performances feature simple, relaxed arrangements. Canned applause was used for some of the shows, and session musicians would applaud on others. Patsy could sing anything on these programs, since they were not for commercial sale and therefore not subject to contract restrictions.


Date: August 1954
Location: WMAL Studios, Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C.
Town & Country Time #78 (US Army)

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

a. rt I'm Walkin' The Dog - 2:43(Cliff Grimsley, Tex Grimsley)
MCA Records CD33-3027 — The Patsy Cline Collection Sampler   (1991)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
b. rt It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - 2:48(J.D. Miller)
Both titles on: U.S. Government disc — Town And Country Time #78   (1954)
MCA Records CS/CD Box4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)

Patsy Cline made regular appearances on both radio and television broadcasts of this program from 1954-1957.


Date: June 17, 1956 #1
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Country Hoedown #40 (US Navy)

Patsy Cline (v), unknown (acc), Owen Bradley (dir), Faron Young (mc)

a. rt Come On In (And Make Yourself At Home) - 1:56(Virgil F. Stewart)
b. rt Turn The Cards Slowly - 1:11(Sammy Masters)
c. rt Yes, I Know Why - 2:19(Webb Pierce)
MCA Records CS/CD Box4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
All titles on: U.S. Government disc40 — Country Hoedown #40   (1956)
MCA Records LP/CS/CD42284 — Live Volume Two   (1989)
Blaricum CD101908 — On The Air: Country Radio Shows, Vol. 1   (1996)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)

Date: June 17, 1956 #2
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Country Hoedown #45 (US Navy)

Patsy Cline (v), unknown (acc), Owen Bradley (dir), Faron Young (mc)

a. rt Stop, Look And Listen - 2:23(George London, W.S. Stevenson)
b. rt The Wayward Wind - 3:43(Stan Lebowsky, Herb Newman)
c. rt For Rent (One Empty Heart) - 1:55(Sonny James, Jack Morrow)
MCA Records CS/CD Box4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Bear Family CD16781 — Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight: Stop, Look And Listen   (2008)
All titles on: U.S. Government disc45 — Country Hoedown #45   (1956)
MCA Records LP/CS/CD42284 — Live Volume Two   (1989)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)

Date: June 7, 1960
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Country Style USA #256 (US Army)

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

a. rt Lovesick Blues - 1:57(Irving Mills, Cliff Friend)
b. rt When Your House Is Not A Home - 2:24(Roger Miller)
MCA Records LP/CS/CD42284 — Live Volume Two   (1989)
MCA Records CS/CD Box4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
c. rt How Can I Face Tomorrow - 2:42(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson)
All titles on: U.S. Government disc256 — Country Style USA #256   (1960)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)

This transcription opens with a theme of "Stay A Little Longer".


Date: September 1960
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Country Style USA #288 (US Army)

Patsy Cline (v, mc), Hank Garland (eg), Marvin Hughes (p, dir), others unknown (acc)

a. rt Stupid Cupid - 2:16(Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield)
MCA Records LP/CS/CD42284 — Live Volume Two   (1989)
MCA Records CD33-3027 — The Patsy Cline Collection Sampler   (1991)
MCA Records CS/CD Box4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
Bear Family CD16781 — Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight: Stop, Look And Listen   (2008)
b. rt Crazy Dreams - 2:54(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson)
c. rt Loose Talk - 3:14(Freddie Hart)
MCA Records CS/CD Box4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
All titles on: U.S. Government disc288 — Country Style USA #288   (1960)

Hank Garland (eg) on a, c.

This transcription opens with a theme of "Stay A Little Longer".


Date: July 1961
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Country Music Time #203 (USAF)

Patsy Cline (v), unknown (acc), Marvin Hughes (dir), Roy Drusky (mc)

a. rt Lovin' In Vain - 2:21(Freddie Hart)
U.S. Government disc203 — Country Music Time #203   (1961)

Date: August 13, 1961
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Country Music Time #227 (USAF)

Patsy Cline (v, mc), Ray Edenton (rg), Grady Martin (eg), Marvin Hughes (p, dir), Lightnin' Chance (b), Buddy Harman (d)

a. rt I Fall To Pieces - 2:57(Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran)
b. rt Side By Side - 2:11(Harry M. Woods)
MCA Records LP/CS/CD42284 — Live Volume Two   (1989)
MCA Records CS/CD Box4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Universal Music Special Markets CS/CD37050 — The Legendary Patsy Cline   (1997)
Bear Family CD16781 — Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight: Stop, Look And Listen   (2008)
Classics CD6166 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1960-1962   (2009)
c. rt Just A Closer Walk With Thee - 2:55(Traditional) / arr: Red Foley
MCA Records LP/CS/CD42284 — Live Volume Two   (1989)
All titles on: U.S. Government disc227 — Country Music Time #227   (1961)

Date: September 1961
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Take Five With Country Music #4 (USMC)

Patsy Cline (v), Marvin Hughes (p, dir), others unknown (acc), T. Tommy Cutrer (mc)

a. rt Crazy - 2:14(Willie Nelson)
Golden Stars CD Box5290 — Crazy   (2000)
b. rt Walkin' After Midnight - 1:08(Don Hecht, Alan Block)
c. rt San Antonio Rose - 1:18(Bob Wills)
Golden Stars CD Box5290 — Crazy   (2000)
d. rt I Love You So Much It Hurts - 1:58(Floyd Tillman)
Golden Stars CD Box5290 — Crazy   (2000)
e. rt I Fall To Pieces - 1:58(Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran)
Golden Stars CD Box5290 — Crazy   (2000)
f. rt Lovin' In Vain - 0:40(Freddie Hart)
All titles on: U.S. Government disc4B — Take Five With Country Music   (1961)
Blaricum CD101909 — On The Air: Country Radio Shows, Vol. 2   (1996)

Date: March 1962
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Country Music Time #258 (USAF)

Patsy Cline (v, mc), The Jordanaires (bkv), unknown (acc), Marvin Hughes (dir)

a. rt Strange - 2:15(Mel Tillis, Fred Burch)
MCA Records LP/CS/CD42284 — Live Volume Two   (1989)
b. rt She's Got You - 3:05(Hank Cochran)
c. rt Shoes - 2:54(Hank Cochran, Velma Smith)
MCA Records LP/CS/CD42284 — Live Volume Two   (1989)
All titles on: U.S. Government disc258 — Country Music Time #258   (1962)
VoiceMasters/H&H Music CD912 — The Divine Ms. Cline   (2013)

The Jordanaires (bkv) on b-c.


Date: March 1962
Location: Sam Phillips Studio, 319 7th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Take Five With Country Music #8 (USMC)

Patsy Cline (v), Marvin Hughes (p, dir), others unknown (acc), T. Tommy Cutrer (mc)

a. rt When I Get Through With You (You'll Love Me Too) - 1:15(Harlan Howard)
b. rt Lovesick Blues - 1:40(Irving Mills, Cliff Friend)
VoiceMasters/H&H Music CD912 — The Divine Ms. Cline   (2013)
c. rt Imagine That - 2:11(Justin Tubb)
VoiceMasters/H&H Music CD912 — The Divine Ms. Cline   (2013)
d. rt Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home - 1:00(Hughie Cannon)
e. rt She's Got You - 2:01(Hank Cochran)
f. rt Seven Lonely Days - 1:03(Earl S. Shuman, Alden Shuman, Marshall Brown)
All titles on: U.S. Government disc8A — Take Five With Country Music   (1962)

Date: January 15, 1963
Location: Sam Phillips Studio, 319 7th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Country Music Time #305 (USAF)

Patsy Cline (v, mc), Ray Edenton (rg), Billy Byrd (eg), Marvin Hughes (p, dir), Lightnin' Chance (b), Willie Ackerman (d)

a. rt Leavin' On Your Mind - 3:01(Wayne Walker, Webb Pierce)
MCA Records CS/CD Box4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Classics CD6312 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1962-1963   (2010)
b. rt Tennessee Waltz - 2:36(Redd Stewart, Pee Wee King)
MCA Records CD33-3027 — The Patsy Cline Collection Sampler   (1991)
MCA Records CS/CD Box4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Classics CD6312 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1962-1963   (2010)
c. rt Life's Railway To Heaven - 2:53(M.E. Abbey, Charles Davis Tillman)
All titles on: U.S. Government disc305 — Country Music Time #305   (1963)

Sessions Reported: 11

Performances Reported: 36

Unique Songs Reported: 32

Unique Issues Reported: 24