Supplemental Sessions
by G.E. Hewitt

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Introduction

Here is a list of auxiliary Patsy Cline sessions that do not apply to the 4 Star and Decca contracts. The first two sessions are confirmed through biographical research, although the recordings may no longer exist.


Date: 1953-1954
Location: True Tone Studio, Georgia Avenue, Washington D.C.
Various Demo Sessions

Ben Adelman (pdr), Lillian Claiborne (dir), Patsy Cline (v), Jimmy Dean's Texas Wildcats (acc)

a. lost All Because Of My Jealous Heart(Ben Adelman, Kay Adelman)
b. lost I Can See An Angel(Kay Adelman)
Both titles unissued.


True Tone Studio

At least 12 performances were recorded at Ben Adelman's studio, and the tapes were sent to Bill McCall of 4 Star Records. Impressed, McCall offered to sign Patsy to 4 Star and she accepted. The demo tapes disappeared from the label's office shortly thereafter; the two performances listed have been confirmed through biographical research only.


Date: May 1955
Location: WFMD Studios, Francis Scott Key Hotel, Frederick MD.
Private Session

Patsy Cline (v), Bill Peer's Melody Boys (acc)

a. lost Turn The Cards Slowly(Sammy Masters)
b. lost Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray(Eddie Miller, W.S. Stevenson)
c. lost This Old House(Stuart Hamblen)
All titles unissued.


Maryland Session

Biographer Margaret Jones writes that Patsy was disappointed with the results of the New York session and re-recorded three of the performances at a Maryland radio station. Another writer suggests that Decca was already impressed, and gives no mention of another demo session. However, Jones believes it was the Frederick re-recordings that convinced the label to proceed with the licensing and distribution arrangement for Patsy Cline product.


Date: July 1959
Location: Fernwood Farms Recording Studio, Norfolk County, Chesapeake VA.
Private Session

Norman Phelps (pdr), Marvin Carroll (v, acg), Patsy Cline (v)

a. 100-1fs A Poor Man's Roses (Or A Rich Man's Gold) - 0:17(Bob Hilliard, Milton DeLugg)
unissued
b. 100-2 master A Poor Man's Roses (Or A Rich Man's Gold) - 2:37(Bob Hilliard, Milton DeLugg)
Mint Audio/VoiceMasters CD — The New Recordings   (2016)
c. 101-1rhl Crazy Arms - 0:29(Ralph Mooney, Charles Seals)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
d. 101-2inc Crazy Arms - 0:43(Ralph Mooney, Charles Seals)
Mint Audio/VoiceMasters CD — The New Recordings   (2016)
e. 102-1fs Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - 0:13(Scotty Wiseman)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
f. 102-2bd Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - 0:33(Scotty Wiseman)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
g. 102-3 master Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - 2:46(Scotty Wiseman)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
Mint Audio/VoiceMasters CD — The New Recordings   (2016)
h. 103-1fs Life's Railway To Heaven - 0:11(M.E. Abbey, Charles Davis Tillman)
unissued
i. 103-2 master Life's Railway To Heaven - 2:14(M.E. Abbey, Charles Davis Tillman)
Mint Audio/VoiceMasters CD — The New Recordings   (2016)

Marvin Carroll (v) on c-g.


Fernwood Farms Session

The Phelps Brothers owned Fernwood Farms in Norfolk County, Virginia. The property included a barn made into a horse stable, a community dance hall, and an old hotel converted into a recording studio. Patsy sang at the dance hall, and later that evening went to the property's studio with Marvin Carroll to make these recordings.


Date: April 1961
Location: Dallas TX.
Label: ABC-Paramount

Leon McAuliffe (ldr), Patsy Cline, Unknown (bkv), Billy Dozier (eg), Pee Wee Calhoun (p), Joe Allen (b), Richard Dozier (d)

a. 131 4367 Cozy Inn - 2:43(Harlan Howard)
b. 131 4368 Ain't Gonna Hurt No More - 2:03(Buddy Killen, Robert Riley)
Both titles on: Cimarron 454050 — Cozy Inn / Ain't Gonna Hurt No More   (1961)


Note: Cline provided uncredited background vocals for this session, presumably recorded in Dallas. “Cozy Inn” peaked at #16 Billboard Country in 1961.


Sessions Reported: 4

Performances Reported: 16

Unique Songs Reported: 11

Unique Issues Reported: 3