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Radio Transcriptions (1954-1963)

by G.E. Hewitt

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Patsy Cline
Introduction

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

Chatter is often heard between songs, and the broadcasts include ads and recruitment bulletins. The performances feature relaxed arrangements, and maintain artistic quality without the refinements of a commercial recording session. To simulate a live event, canned applause was spliced into some shows, although musicians would applaud on others. As with personal appearances, Patsy could sing anything on these programs, since the recordings were not made for commercial sale and therefore not subject to contract restrictions that were typically imposed on artists by their record labels.

These shows were originally recorded onto master tape in a studio, complete with take slates and breakdowns, although most tapes were reused after lacquers were cut and discs were pressed. The discs were to be destroyed after broadcast, since they were intended for airplay within a specific time frame only. Copies persist, however, and continue to be traded among record collectors.


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

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)(Virgil F. Stewart) - 1:56
b. rt Turn The Cards Slowly(Sammy Masters) - 1:11
c. rt Yes, I Know Why(Webb Pierce) - 2:19
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)

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(George London, W.S. Stevenson) - 2:23
b. rt The Wayward Wind(Stan Lebowsky, Herb Newman) - 3:43
c. rt For Rent (One Empty Heart)(Sonny James, Jack Morrow) - 1:55
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)

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(Irving Mills, Cliff Friend) - 1:57
b. rt When Your House Is Not A Home(Roger Miller) - 2:24
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(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson) - 2:42
All titles on:
U.S. Government disc256 — Country Style USA #256   (1960)

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(Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield) - 2:16
MCA Records LP/CS/CD42284 — Live Volume Two   (1989)
MCA Records CD33-3027 — The Patsy Cline Collection Sampler [Promo]   (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(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson) - 2:54
c. rt Loose Talk(Freddie Hart) - 3:14
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: February 26, 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(Freddie Hart) - 2:21
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(Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran) - 2:57
b. rt Side By Side(Harry M. Woods) - 2:11
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(Traditional) / arr: Red Foley - 2:55
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(Willie Nelson) - 2:14
Golden Stars CD Box5290 — Crazy   (2000)
b. rt Walkin' After Midnight(Don Hecht, Alan Block) - 1:08
c. rt San Antonio Rose(Bob Wills) - 1:18
Golden Stars CD Box5290 — Crazy   (2000)
d. rt I Love You So Much It Hurts(Floyd Tillman) - 1:58
Golden Stars CD Box5290 — Crazy   (2000)
e. rt I Fall To Pieces(Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran) - 1:58
Golden Stars CD Box5290 — Crazy   (2000)
f. rt Lovin' In Vain(Freddie Hart) - 0:40
All titles on:
U.S. Government disc4B — Take Five With Country Music   (1961)
Blaricum CD101909 — On The Air: Country Radio Shows, Vol. 2   (1996)

This program was recorded for playback on December 28, 1961.


Date: March 3, 1962
Location: Sam Phillips Studio, 319 7th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Country Music Time #258 (USAF)

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

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

The Jordanaires (bkv) on b-c.

This program was one of fourteen made at a Sam Phillips recording blitz in the first weekend of March 1962. For more details, refer to this Tennessean article. The playback date was probably March 18, 1962.


Date: May 28, 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)(Harlan Howard) - 1:15
b. rt Lovesick Blues(Irving Mills, Cliff Friend) - 1:40
c. rt Imagine That(Justin Tubb) - 2:11
d. rt Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home(Hughie Cannon) - 1:00
e. rt She's Got You(Hank Cochran) - 2:01
f. rt Seven Lonely Days(Earl S. Shuman, Alden Shuman, Marshall Brown) - 1:03
All titles on:
U.S. Government disc8A — Take Five With Country Music   (1962)

This program was one of thirty made at a Sam Phillips recording blitz over a period of four days in the last week of May 1962. For more details, refer to this Tennessean article.


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(Wayne Walker, Webb Pierce) - 3:01
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(Redd Stewart, Pee Wee King) - 2:36
MCA Records CD33-3027 — The Patsy Cline Collection Sampler [Promo]   (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(M.E. Abbey, Charles Davis Tillman) - 2:53
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: 22