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Airchecks, Concert & Radio (1955-1961)

by G.E. Hewitt

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Patsy Cline
Introduction

Some of Patsy Cline's personal appearances were preserved on transcription disc or audio tape. Known extant performances are reported on this page in session format, and list any commercial releases that have issued the recording. Performances with the 'aircheck' designation were originally part of a televised broadcast, and survive as audio recordings that were taped off the airwaves by a private listener, or as a demo for the program sponsor.

Part of a 1961 concert in Tulsa has survived on tape, and is included on this page. For an extensive list of Patsy's tour dates, refer to the Patsy Cline Timeline on the Miscellanea menu of this discography.

For a list of performances that include video footage of Patsy, refer to the TV Appearances page. For a list of Arthur Godfrey appearances, refer to the Arthur Godfrey Appearances. For a list of Grand Ole Opry transcriptions, refer to the Opry Transcriptions page.


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

Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), unknown (acc), Wally Fowler (mc)

a. rt Just A Closer Walk With Thee(Traditional) - 4:31
Kapp 45659 — Just A Closer Walk With Thee   (1965)
Kapp LP3445 — Country Buddies   (1965)
MCA Records CS/CD Box4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Universal Music Special Markets CS/CD37050 — The Legendary Patsy Cline   (1997)

Date: January 26, 1957
Location: Turner's Capitol Arena, 14th & W Street NW, Washington D.C.
Town & Country Jamboree (WMAL-TV)

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

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

Patsy Cline (v), unknown (acc), Bill Wimberley (dir), Red Foley (mc)

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

Other guests of this broadcast were Marvin Rainwater, Billy Walker, The Marksman Four and Bill Wimberley's band.


Date: Summer 1959
Location: WTTG-TV, Washington D.C.
Don Owens TV Jamboree (Various Appearances)

Patsy Cline (v), The Bluegrass Champs, others unknown (acc)

a. aircheck Dear God(Virgil F. Stewart) - 1:47
unissued
b. aircheck Yes, I Understand(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson) - 2:30
unissued
c. aircheck I Don't Wanta(Eddie Miller, W.S. Stevenson, Durwood Haddock) - 1:52
unissued
d. aircheck Let The Teardrops Fall(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson) - 1:42
Mint Audio/VoiceMasters CD0012 — The New Recordings   (2016)
e. aircheck Waltz Of The Angels(Jack Rhodes, Dick Reynolds)
unissued
f. aircheck Old Lonesome Time(Sonny James, Hazel Pitts)
unissued
g. aircheck You Win Again(Hank Williams)
unissued

1. Kagarise Recordings
Leon Kagarise taped this audio from various broadcast dates. More information can be read about the country music fan and recording enthusiast here.

2. Broadcast
Don Owens' T.V. Jamboree was a weekly live broadcast that aired Saturday nights on Washington's Channel 5 (WTTG-TV). The program was never kinescoped or videotaped.

3. Dates
Publications reveal that Patsy first signed to appear for Don Owens in March of 1959, although these extant performances stem from the summer months of July and August that year, when Patsy had a busy touring schedule in and around the D.C. area. An exact date of 8/22/59 was determined for "Dear God" based on commentary made by Owens after the performance, in which he advertises Patsy's upcoming appearances in the region.

4. Personnel
The Bluegrass Champs were the house band for the Don Owens Jamboree. The Champs were members of the Pop Stoneman family, and included Scotty Stoneman (fiddle), Donna Stoneman (mandolin), Van Stoneman (guitar) and Jimmy Stoneman (bass). Not all members of the band are heard backing Patsy, and others (steel, percussion) have not been identified.


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

Patsy Cline (v), Sun Valley Boys (acc), unknown (mc)

a. aircheck Come On In (And Make Yourself At Home)(Virgil F. Stewart) - 1:34
Hallway Productions VHS — The Real Patsy Cline   (1985)
MCA Records CS/CD Box4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Classics CD6166 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1960-1962   (2009)
b. aircheck A Poor Man's Roses (Or A Rich Man's Gold)(Bob Hilliard, Milton DeLugg) - 2:25
MCA Records CS/CD Box4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Classics CD6166 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1960-1962   (2009)
c. aircheck Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home(Hughie Cannon) - 1:50
Hallway Productions VHS — The Real Patsy Cline   (1985)
MCA Records CS/CD Box4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
Classics CD6166 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1960-1962   (2009)
d. aircheck I Fall To Pieces(Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran) - 2:26
unissued
e. aircheck Who Can I Count On(Sammy Masters) - 1:57
unissued
f. aircheck Fool Number One(Kathryn R. Fulton) - 1:28
unissued

This episode of "Dixie Jubilee" was recorded in front of a small audience of 300 people, and broadcast live from the East Point City Auditorium, which held 1,500 seats. The audio tape was made for sponsor Mary Carter Paint, and the program may have simulcast on WTJH radio.


Sessions Reported: 6

Performances Reported: 30

Unique Songs Reported: 23

Unique Issues Reported: 9