Decca Sessions (1960-1963)
by G.E. Hewitt

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Introduction

Patsy Cline signed with Decca after the 4 Star contract ended in 1960. This major label agreement granted Patsy and producer Owen Bradley the freedom to record quality material written by the leading songwriters of Nashville. This period includes a total of 16 recording sessions that produced 51 masters, 7 singles, 4 EPs and two albums. Singles are indexed with "A Side / B Side" titles. The programming for EPs, LPs and other configurations is found on the Releases menu, categorized by format. Click the disclosure arrows to reveal a longer list of issues for some performances.


Date: November 16, 1960 [14:30-17:30]
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Label: Decca

Owen Bradley (pdr), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Randy Hughes (acg), Hank Garland (eg), Ben Keith (stg), Pig Robbins (p), Bob Moore (b), Harold Bradley (ebx), Doug Kirkham (d)

a. NA 11314 I Fall To Pieces - 2:50(Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran)
Decca 4531205 — I Fall To Pieces / Lovin' In Vain   (1961)
Decca EP2703 — I Fall To Pieces   (1961)
Decca LP74202 — Patsy Cline Showcase   (1961)
b. NA 11315 Shoes - 2:25(Hank Cochran, Velma Smith)
Decca 45734028 — Shoes / I Want You To Know I Love You   (1962)
Decca LP74045 — Midnight Jamboree   (1962)
Decca LP74586 — That's How A Heartache Begins   (1964)
c. NA 11316 Lovin' In Vain - 2:10(Freddie Hart)
Decca 4531205 — I Fall To Pieces / Lovin' In Vain   (1961)
Decca EP2703 — I Fall To Pieces   (1961)
Festival EP10379 — Patsy Cline Sings For You   (1962)
All titles on: MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
MCA Special Products CD35951 — All-Time Greatest Hits   (1996)
Classics CD6166 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1960-1962   (2009)
Hip-OSelect CD13793 — Sweet Dreams: Her Complete Decca Masters 1960-1963   (2010)


Decca matrix numbers:
a. 109887
b. 109888
c. 109889


Notes

1. Pat Nelson
Pamper Music promoter Hal Smith believed "I Fall To Pieces" had potential, and hired a road man named Pat Nelson to promote the single. Nelson's strategy was to explain to country jockeys that it was a departure from Cline's previous singles, and to pop jockeys that Patsy was going to be one of the great new torch singers.

2. Chart Activity
Patsy agreed to record "I Fall To Pieces" if she could choose the flip side, as with her first hit record. The single was released January 30, 1961 and ignored by most radio stations, both pop and country. The song was slow to catch on with jockeys but eventually a pop station in Columbus started playing the record, and within four months a momentum was building on both the country and pop charts. It debuted on the Billboard Country chart and began the slowest ascent of any song for its time. By August 1961, "I Fall to Pieces" became Patsy's first #1 Country hit. It fared well with other audiences, peaking at #12 Billboard Pop, #6 Billboard Adult Contemporary and #15 Cash Box Top 100 Pop. "I Fall To Pieces" remained on the Billboard charts for 36 weeks and Cash Box for 20 weeks, still descending Billboard after Patsy's next single, “Crazy”, had reached its peak.

3. "Perfect Example Of A Fool"
This Hank Cochran composition was the fourth recording planned for the session, but Patsy forgot the demo tape at home and a recording was not attempted.


Date: August 17, 1961 [14:00-18:00]
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Label: Decca

Owen Bradley (pdr), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Randy Hughes (acg), Grady Martin (eg), Walter Haynes (stg), Pig Robbins (p), Bob Moore (b), Harold Bradley (ebx), Buddy Harman (d), Brenton Banks, George Binkley III, Lillian Hunt, Suzanne Parker (vn), John Bright, Cecil Brower (vl), Byron Bach (vc)

a. NA 11659 True Love - 2:05(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca Jukebox Single734133 — True Love / San Antonio Rose   (1962)
Festival EP10677 — Half As Much   (1964)
Decca 4525724 — True Love / Love, Love, Love Me Honey Do   (1967)
b. NA 11660 San Antonio Rose - 2:18(Bob Wills) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca (PH) 4531317 — San Antonio Rose / Crazy   (1961)
Decca Jukebox Single734133 — True Love / San Antonio Rose   (1962)
Brunswick (ES) EP10727 — Presentando a Patsy Cline   (1963)
c. NA 11661 The Wayward Wind - 3:19(Stan Lebowsky, Herb Newman) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca EP2719 — She's Got You   (1962)
Decca Jukebox Single734130 — The Wayward Wind / Foolin' 'Round   (1962)
Festival EP10739 — Faded Love   (1964)
d. NA 11662 A Poor Man's Roses (Or A Rich Man's Gold) - 2:35(Bob Hilliard, Milton DeLugg) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca Jukebox EP734180 — The Patsy Cline Story   (1963)
Festival EP11172 — A Poor Man's Roses   (1966)
Decca LP75025 — All-Time Country & Western, Vol. 9   (1968)
All titles on: Decca LP74202 — Patsy Cline Showcase   (1961)
Decca LPX7176 — The Patsy Cline Story   (1963)
MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
MCA Special Products CD35951 — All-Time Greatest Hits   (1996)
Classics CD6166 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1960-1962   (2009)
Hip-OSelect CD13793 — Sweet Dreams: Her Complete Decca Masters 1960-1963   (2010)


Decca matrix numbers:
a. 111030
b. 111031
c. 111032
d. 111033


The Patsy Cline Showcase Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: August 17 & 24-25, 1961.


Notes

1. String Arrangements
Owen Bradley took care not to alienate Patsy's country fans with the smoother Nashville Sound. Only four performances included on Patsy Cline Showcase feature strings, all from this session. Remarked Cline in a letter to a friend on the subject: "[Decca] put four songs on the album with violins, and the rest are down in the middle of the road like I Fall To Pieces. It sure is a pretty sound for me."

2. "The Wayward Wind"
In the Ellis Nassour biography, Teddy Wilburn recalls "The Wayward Wind" was not planned for recording at this session. “Patsy called me at our Sure-Fire offices across the street from the studio. She said there'd been a last minute snag and they needed an extra song. She asked for the lyrics to a song we recently recorded, a cover of the Gogi Grant hit "The Wayward Wind". Patsy enjoyed the song and played both versions often at home. I found the lead sheets and ran across to the studio. While I was there, Patsy and Owen went over the song once, then talked it over with the musicians. Then went right ahead and did it, just like that.” The elaborate string arrangements heard on Patsy's recording of this song casts doubt upon the accuracy of Wilburn's recollection, although the possibility exists, however unlikely.


Date: August 21, 1961 [19:15-23:15]
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Label: Decca

Owen Bradley (pdr), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Randy Hughes (acg), Grady Martin (eg), Walter Haynes (stg), Floyd Cramer (p, org), Bob Moore (b), Harold Bradley (ebx), Buddy Harman (d)

a. NA 11671-overdub Crazy - 2:45(Willie Nelson)
Decca 4531317 — Crazy / Who Can I Count On?   (1961)
Decca LP74202 — Patsy Cline Showcase   (1961)
Decca (PH) 4531317 — San Antonio Rose / Crazy   (1961)


Decca matrix number 111037.


Notes

1. Backing Track
This session produced the instrumental tracks heard on the official master recording. Patsy's vocal overdub was recorded September 15, 1961.

2. Rejected Take
Owen Bradley was unsatisfied with the instrumental takes recorded at this session, and selected an earlier take with Patsy for use as the backing track of the master. Patsy returned to the studio in September and made the vocal performance on the first attempt. The original vocals were erased, and the overdub was recorded onto the third track of the earlier take. Careful listening reveals that audible "ghosting" of Patsy's initial attempt can be heard on the master.


Date: August 24, 1961 [13:45-17:45]
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Label: Decca

Owen Bradley (pdr), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Randy Hughes (acg), Grady Martin (eg), Walter Haynes (stg), Pig Robbins (p), Floyd Cramer (org), Bob Moore (b), Harold Bradley (ebx), Buddy Harman (d)

a. NA 11672-overdub Who Can I Count On - 2:14(Sammy Masters)
Decca 4531317 — Crazy / Who Can I Count On?   (1961)
Decca EP2707 — Crazy   (1962)
Brunswick LP8549 — A Tribute To Patsy Cline   (1963)
b. NA 11673 Seven Lonely Days - 2:10(Earl S. Shuman, Alden Shuman, Marshall Brown)
Decca LP74202 — Patsy Cline Showcase   (1961)
Decca Jukebox Single734132 — Crazy / Seven Lonely Days   (1962)
Festival EP10498 — So Wrong   (1962)
c. NA 11674 I Love You So Much It Hurts - 2:12(Floyd Tillman)
Decca LP74202 — Patsy Cline Showcase   (1961)
Decca EP2719 — She's Got You   (1962)
Decca Jukebox Single734131 — I Love You So Much / South Of The Border   (1962)
d. NA 11675 Foolin' 'Round - 2:11(Harlan Howard, Buck Owens)
Decca LP74202 — Patsy Cline Showcase   (1961)
Decca EP2707 — Crazy   (1962)
Decca Jukebox Single734130 — The Wayward Wind / Foolin' 'Round   (1962)
e. NA 11676 Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue) - 2:10(Peter DeRose, George Brown)
Decca LP74202 — Patsy Cline Showcase   (1961)
Decca Jukebox Single734134 — Walkin' After Midnight / Have You Ever Been Lonely   (1962)
Festival EP10498 — So Wrong   (1962)
All titles on: MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
MCA Special Products CD35951 — All-Time Greatest Hits   (1996)
Classics CD6166 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1960-1962   (2009)
Hip-OSelect CD13793 — Sweet Dreams: Her Complete Decca Masters 1960-1963   (2010)


Decca matrix numbers:
a. 111048
b. 111049
c. 111050
d. 111051
e. 111052


The Patsy Cline Showcase Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: August 17 & 24-25, 1961.


Date: August 25, 1961 [14:30-18:30]
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Label: Decca

Owen Bradley (pdr), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Randy Hughes (acg), Grady Martin (eg), Walter Haynes (stg), Pig Robbins (p), Floyd Cramer (org), Bob Moore (b), Harold Bradley (ebx), Buddy Harman (d)

a. NA 11681 South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way) - 2:24(Michael Carr, Jimmy Kennedy)
Decca LP74202 — Patsy Cline Showcase   (1961)
Decca EP2707 — Crazy   (1962)
Decca Jukebox Single734131 — I Love You So Much / South Of The Border   (1962)
b. NA 11682 Walkin' After Midnight - 2:02(Don Hecht, Alan Block)
Decca LP74202 — Patsy Cline Showcase   (1961)
Decca Jukebox Single734134 — Walkin' After Midnight / Have You Ever Been Lonely   (1962)
Brunswick (ES) EP10727 — Presentando a Patsy Cline   (1963)
c. NA 11683 Strange - 2:13(Mel Tillis, Fred Burch)
Decca 4531354 — She's Got You / Strange   (1962)
Decca EP2719 — She's Got You   (1962)
Decca LP74282 — Sentimentally Yours   (1962)
d. NA 11684 You're Stronger Than Me - 2:54(Hank Cochran, Jimmy Key)
Decca LP74854 — Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits   (1967)
Suffolk Marketing LP35076 — Her Legendary Recordings   (1986)
MCA CD2-8925 — Commemorative Collection   (1988)
All titles on: Decca LPX7176 — The Patsy Cline Story   (1963)
MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
MCA Special Products CD35951 — All-Time Greatest Hits   (1996)
Classics CD6166 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1960-1962   (2009)
Hip-OSelect CD13793 — Sweet Dreams: Her Complete Decca Masters 1960-1963   (2010)


Decca matrix numbers:
a. 111057
b. 111058
c. 111059
d. 111060


The Patsy Cline Showcase Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: August 17 & 24-25, 1961.


Notes

1. "Strange"
This performance was not included on Patsy Cline Showcase. It was first issued as the flip side of the "She's Got You" single; later, both sides were included on Patsy's next album titled Sentimentally Yours.

2. "You're Stronger Than Me"
This performance is a country shuffle with an arrangement similar to “I Fall To Pieces”. Patsy re-recorded the song as a ballad with piano and violins (see February 28, 1962). The second recording was issued first as a single, and this performance was eventually released on posthumous albums.


Date: December 17, 1961 [19:10-22:40]
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Label: Decca

Owen Bradley (pdr), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Randy Hughes (acg), Grady Martin (eg), Walter Haynes (stg), Floyd Cramer (p), Bill Pursell (org), Bob Moore (b), Harold Bradley (ebx), Buddy Harman (d)

a. NA 11832 She's Got You - 3:02(Hank Cochran)
Decca 4531354 — She's Got You / Strange   (1962)
Decca EP2719 — She's Got You   (1962)
Decca LP74282 — Sentimentally Yours   (1962)


Decca matrix number 111504.


Date: February 12, 1962 [19:15-22:45]
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Label: Decca

Owen Bradley (pdr), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Randy Hughes (acg), Ray Edenton (rg), Grady Martin (eg), Walter Haynes (stg), Floyd Cramer (p), Bill Pursell (org), Bob Moore (b), Harold Bradley (ebx), Buddy Harman (d)

a. NA 11905 You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It) - 2:46(Joseph McCarthy, James V. Monaco)
Decca Jukebox Single734089 — You Made Me Love You / You Belong To Me   (1962)
Festival EP10666 — Tra Le La Le La Triangle   (1963)
Decca 4525738 — You Made Me Love You / Too Many Secrets   (1968)
Suffolk Marketing LP35076 — Her Legendary Recordings   (1986)
MCA Special Products CD20887 — Sings More Great Songs Of Love   (1995)
MCA Nashville CD22492 — True Love: A Standards Collection   (2000)
b. NA 11906 You Belong To Me - 3:02(Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart, Chilton Price)
Decca Jukebox Single734089 — You Made Me Love You / You Belong To Me   (1962)
Decca LPX7176 — The Patsy Cline Story   (1963)
Festival EP10666 — Tra Le La Le La Triangle   (1963)
c. NA 11907 Heartaches - 2:10(Al Hoffman, John Klenner)
Decca Jukebox Single734087 — Heartaches / That's My Desire   (1962)
Decca EP2729 — So Wrong / You're Stronger Than Me   (1962)
Decca 4531429 — Heartaches / Why Can't He Be You   (1962)
d. NA 11908 Your Cheatin' Heart - 2:20(Hank Williams)
Decca Jukebox Single734088 — Your Cheatin' Heart / Anytime   (1962)
Decca EP2729 — So Wrong / You're Stronger Than Me   (1962)
Decca LPX7176 — The Patsy Cline Story   (1963)
All titles on: Decca LP74282 — Sentimentally Yours   (1962)
MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Universal Music Special Markets CS/CD37050 — The Legendary Patsy Cline   (1997)
Classics CD6166 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1960-1962   (2009)
Hip-OSelect CD13793 — Sweet Dreams: Her Complete Decca Masters 1960-1963   (2010)


Decca matrix numbers:
a. 111781
b. 111782
c. 111783
d. 111784


The Sentimentally Yours Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: February 12-13 & 15, 1962.


Date: February 13, 1962 [19:15-22:45]
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Label: Decca

Owen Bradley (pdr), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Randy Hughes (acg), Ray Edenton (rg), Grady Martin (eg), Walter Haynes (stg), Rita Faye Wilson (ahp), Floyd Cramer (p), Bill Pursell (org), Bob Moore (b), Harold Bradley (ebx), Buddy Harman (d), Charlie McCoy (h)

a. NA 11909 That's My Desire - 3:01(Carroll Loveday, Helmy Kresa)
Decca Jukebox Single734087 — Heartaches / That's My Desire   (1962)
Festival EP10665 — Heartaches   (1963)
Decca 4525707 — That's My Desire / Foolin' 'Round   (1966)
MCA Nashville CD22492 — True Love: A Standards Collection   (2000)
b. NA 11910 Half As Much - 2:27(Curley Williams)
Decca Jukebox Single734090 — You Were Only Fooling / Half As Much   (1962)
Decca EP2757 — Leavin' On Your Mind   (1963)
Festival EP10677 — Half As Much   (1964)
Both titles on: Decca LP74282 — Sentimentally Yours   (1962)
Decca Jukebox EP734114 — Sentimentally Yours   (1962)
MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)

Rita Faye Wilson (ahp) on b; Charlie McCoy (h) on b.


Decca matrix numbers:
a. 111800
b. 111801


The Sentimentally Yours Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: February 12-13 & 15, 1962.


Date: February 15, 1962 [19:15-23:45]
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Label: Decca

Owen Bradley (pdr), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Randy Hughes (acg), Ray Edenton (rg), Grady Martin (eg), Walter Haynes (stg), Floyd Cramer (p), Bill Pursell (org), Bob Moore (b), Harold Bradley (ebx), Buddy Harman (d), Charlie McCoy (h), Brenton Banks, Cecil Brower, Solie Fott, Lillian Hunt, Verne Richardson (vn)

a. NA 11911 Lonely Street - 2:32(Carl Belew, Kenny Sowder, W.S. Stevenson) / arr: Bill Justis
Decca Jukebox Single734091 — Lonely Street / I Can't Help It   (1962)
Decca EP2757 — Leavin' On Your Mind   (1963)
Festival EP10677 — Half As Much   (1964)
b. NA 11912 Anytime - 1:57(Herbert Lawson) / arr: Bill Justis
Decca Jukebox Single734088 — Your Cheatin' Heart / Anytime   (1962)
Festival EP10665 — Heartaches   (1963)
Decca 4525744 — Anytime / In Care Of The Blues   (1968)
c. NA 11913 You Were Only Fooling (While I Was Falling In Love) - 1:57(Larry Fotin, Billy Faber, Fred Meadows) / arr: Bill Justis
Decca Jukebox Single734090 — You Were Only Fooling / Half As Much   (1962)
Decca Jukebox EP734114 — Sentimentally Yours   (1962)
Decca 4525699 — You Were Only Fooling / Lonely Street   (1966)
Suffolk Marketing LP35076 — Her Legendary Recordings   (1986)
MCA Nashville CD22492 — True Love: A Standards Collection   (2000)
d. NA 11914 I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) - 2:56(Hank Williams) / arr: Bill Justis
Decca Jukebox Single734091 — Lonely Street / I Can't Help It   (1962)
Decca Jukebox EP734114 — Sentimentally Yours   (1962)
Decca 4531754 — Your Cheatin' Heart / I Can't Help It   (1965)
All titles on: Decca LP74282 — Sentimentally Yours   (1962)
MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Universal Music Special Markets CS/CD37050 — The Legendary Patsy Cline   (1997)
Classics CD6312 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1962-1963   (2010)
Hip-OSelect CD13793 — Sweet Dreams: Her Complete Decca Masters 1960-1963   (2010)

Charlie McCoy (h) on a-b, d.


Decca matrix numbers:
a. 111802
b. 111803
c. 111804
d. 111805


The Sentimentally Yours Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: February 12-13 & 15, 1962.


Date: February 28, 1962 [19:15-23:45]
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Label: Decca

Owen Bradley (pdr), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Randy Hughes (acg), Ray Edenton (rg), Grady Martin (eg), Floyd Cramer (p), Joseph Zinkan (b), Harold Bradley (ebx), Buddy Harman (d), Brenton Banks, Cecil Brower, Lillian Hunt, Verne Richardson (vn), Howard Carpenter, Ed Tarpley (vl), Byron Bach (vc)

a. NA 11928-mono You're Stronger Than Me - 2:38(Hank Cochran, Jimmy Key) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca 4531406 — So Wrong / You're Stronger Than Me   (1962)
Decca EP2729 — So Wrong / You're Stronger Than Me   (1962)
Festival EP10498 — So Wrong   (1962)
Brunswick EP9490 — Sweet Dreams   (1963)
Decca (ZA) 457044 — Sweet Dreams (Of You) / You're Stronger Than Me   (1963)
MCA LP25019 — Songwriters' Tribute   (1986)
b. NA 11929 When I Get Through With You (You'll Love Me Too) - 2:37(Harlan Howard) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca 4531377 — When I Get Through With You / Imagine That   (1962)
Music-Box 458050 — She's Got You / When I Get Through With You   (1963)
Decca LP74508 — A Portrait Of Patsy Cline   (1964)
c. NA 11930 Imagine That - 2:54(Justin Tubb) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca 4531377 — When I Get Through With You / Imagine That   (1962)
Decca LPX7176 — The Patsy Cline Story   (1963)
Festival EP11172 — A Poor Man's Roses   (1966)
d. NA 11931 So Wrong - 3:04(Carl Perkins, Danny Dill, Mel Tillis) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca 4531406 — So Wrong / You're Stronger Than Me   (1962)
Decca EP2729 — So Wrong / You're Stronger Than Me   (1962)
Festival EP10498 — So Wrong   (1962)
All titles on: Brunswick LP8549 — A Tribute To Patsy Cline   (1963)
MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Universal Music Special Markets CS/CD37050 — The Legendary Patsy Cline   (1997)
Universal Music (CN) CD21662 — Universal Masters Collection   (1999)
Classics CD6312 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1962-1963   (2010)
Hip-OSelect CD13793 — Sweet Dreams: Her Complete Decca Masters 1960-1963   (2010)


Decca matrix numbers:
a. 111889
b. 111890
c. 111891
d. 111892


Notes

1. Second Recording
The first recording of "You're Stronger Than Me" is a country shuffle that was issued on posthumous albums (see August 25, 1961). This version is a ballad arrangement with piano and violins, and was the first to be issued as the flip side of the "So Wrong" single.

2. Lost Stereo Mix
This performance of "You're Stronger Than Me" was not included on a Decca album, and the recording was never mixed to stereo.


Date: September 5, 1962 [14:00-18:00]
Location: Columbia Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Label: Decca

Owen Bradley (pdr), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Randy Hughes (acg), Ray Edenton (rg), Grady Martin (eg), Rita Faye Wilson (ahp), Pig Robbins (p), Bob Moore (b), Harold Bradley (ebx), Buddy Harman (d), Byron Bach, Cecil Brower, Howard Carpenter, Solie Fott, Nancy Hearn, Lillian Hunt, Verne Richardson (vn)

a. NA 12192 Why Can't He Be You - 3:29(Hank Cochran) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca 4531429 — Heartaches / Why Can't He Be You   (1962)
Decca LPX7176 — The Patsy Cline Story   (1963)
Brunswick LP8549 — A Tribute To Patsy Cline   (1963)
b. NA 12193 Your Kinda Love - 2:31(Roy Drusky) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca 4531588 — Your Kinda Love / Someday You'll Want Me To Want You   (1964)
Decca LP74508 — A Portrait Of Patsy Cline   (1964)
Festival EP10929 — Your Kinda Love   (1965)
MCA LP25019 — Songwriters' Tribute   (1986)
MCA Special Products CD20887 — Sings More Great Songs Of Love   (1995)
c. NA 12194 When You Need A Laugh - 2:48(Hank Cochran) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca 4531552 — When You Need A Laugh / I'll Sail My Ship Alone   (1963)
Decca LP74508 — A Portrait Of Patsy Cline   (1964)
Decca EP2770 — Someday You'll Want Me To Want You   (1964)
d. NA 12195 Leavin' On Your Mind - 2:25(Wayne Walker, Webb Pierce) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca 4531455 — Leavin' On Your Mind / Tra Le La Le La Triangle   (1963)
Decca EP2757 — Leavin' On Your Mind   (1963)
Brunswick EP9490 — Sweet Dreams   (1963)
All titles on: MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Classics CD6312 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1962-1963   (2010)
Hip-OSelect CD13793 — Sweet Dreams: Her Complete Decca Masters 1960-1963   (2010)


Decca matrix numbers:
a. 112595
b. 112596
c. 112597
d. 112598


Date: September 10, 1962 [14:00-17:00]
Location: Columbia Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Label: Decca

Owen Bradley (pdr), Patsy Cline (v), Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires (bkv), Randy Hughes (acg), Ray Edenton (rg), Grady Martin (eg), Pig Robbins (p), Bill Pursell (org), Bob Moore (b), Harold Bradley (ebx), Buddy Harman (d, tri), Brenton Banks, Cecil Brower, Solie Fott, Lillian Hunt, Verne Richardson, Michael Semanitzky (vn)

a. NA 12196 Back In Baby's Arms - 2:05(Bob Montgomery) / arr: Bill Justis
Decca 4531483 — Sweet Dreams (Of You) / Back In Baby's Arms   (1963)
Decca LPX7176 — The Patsy Cline Story   (1963)
Brunswick LP8549 — A Tribute To Patsy Cline   (1963)
b. NA 12197 (Tra Le La Le La La) Triangle - 2:13(Marijohn Wilkin, Fred Burch) / arr: Bill Justis
Decca 4531455 — Leavin' On Your Mind / Tra Le La Le La Triangle   (1963)
Decca EP2757 — Leavin' On Your Mind   (1963)
Decca LPX7176 — The Patsy Cline Story   (1963)
Brunswick LP8549 — A Tribute To Patsy Cline   (1963)
Festival EP10666 — Tra Le La Le La Triangle   (1963)
Prism LP303 — Dreaming   (1988)
c. NA 12198 That's How A Heartache Begins - 2:14(Harlan Howard) / arr: Bill Justis
Decca 4531616 — That's How A Heartache Begins / Love Letters In The Sand   (1964)
Decca LP74586 — That's How A Heartache Begins   (1964)
Decca Jukebox EP734285 — That's How A Heartache Begins   (1964)
All titles on: MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Classics CD6312 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1962-1963   (2010)
Hip-OSelect CD13793 — Sweet Dreams: Her Complete Decca Masters 1960-1963   (2010)

Buddy Harman (tri) on b.


Decca matrix numbers:
a. 112628
b. 112629
c. 112630


Note: Millie Kirkham sings with the Jordanaires at this session. Michael Semanitzky was concertmaster of the Nashville Symphony from 1957-1963.


Date: February 4, 1963 [19:00-22:00]
Location: Columbia Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Label: Decca

Owen Bradley (pdr), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Randy Hughes (acg), Ray Edenton (rg), Grady Martin (eg), Floyd Cramer (p), Bob Moore (b), Harold Bradley (ebx), Buddy Harman (d), Byron Bach, Brenton Banks, George Binkley III, Cecil Brower, Howard Carpenter, Solie Fott, Lillian Hunt, Martin Katahn, Verne Richardson, Gary Williams (vn)

a. NA 12359 Faded Love - 3:47(Bob Wills, John Wills) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca 4531522 — Faded Love / Blue Moon Of Kentucky   (1963)
Festival EP10739 — Faded Love   (1964)
Decca LP74508 — A Portrait Of Patsy Cline   (1964)
b. NA 12360 Someday You'll Want Me To Want You - 2:50(Jimmie Hodges) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca 4531588 — Your Kinda Love / Someday You'll Want Me To Want You   (1964)
Decca LP74508 — A Portrait Of Patsy Cline   (1964)
Decca EP2770 — Someday You'll Want Me To Want You   (1964)
c. NA 12361 Love Letters In The Sand - 2:23(J. Fred Coots, Charles Kenny, Nick Kenny) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca 4531616 — That's How A Heartache Begins / Love Letters In The Sand   (1964)
Decca LP74586 — That's How A Heartache Begins   (1964)
Decca EP2802 — Love Letters In The Sand   (1965)
All titles on: MCA CD2-8925 — Commemorative Collection   (1988)
Heartland LP/CS/CD1097 — The Legendary Patsy Cline   (1990)
MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Universal Music Special Markets CS/CD37050 — The Legendary Patsy Cline   (1997)
Classics CD6312 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1962-1963   (2010)
Hip-OSelect CD13793 — Sweet Dreams: Her Complete Decca Masters 1960-1963   (2010)


Decca matrix numbers:
a. 113131
b. 113132
c. 113133


The Faded Love Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: February 4-7, 1963.


The Lost Album

The February 1963 sessions were scheduled to record Patsy's fourth album titled Faded Love, planned for release in March 1963. After Patsy's death, Decca cancelled the album and issued The Patsy Cline Story instead. The material from these sessions were issued as singles and included on the posthumous albums A Portrait of Patsy Cline and That's How A Heartache Begins.


Date: February 5, 1963 [19:00-22:00]
Location: Columbia Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Label: Decca

Owen Bradley (pdr), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Randy Hughes (acg), Ray Edenton (rg), Grady Martin (eg), Floyd Cramer (p), Bill Pursell (vib), Bob Moore (b), Harold Bradley (ebx), Buddy Harman (d), Byron Bach, Brenton Banks, George Binkley III, Cecil Brower, Howard Carpenter, Solie Fott, Lillian Hunt, Verne Richardson, Wilda Tinsley, Gary Williams (vn)

a. NA 12362 Blue Moon Of Kentucky - 2:08(Bill Monroe) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca 4531522 — Faded Love / Blue Moon Of Kentucky   (1963)
Festival EP10739 — Faded Love   (1964)
Decca LP74508 — A Portrait Of Patsy Cline   (1964)
b. NA 12363 Sweet Dreams (Of You) - 2:35(Don Gibson) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca 4531483 — Sweet Dreams (Of You) / Back In Baby's Arms   (1963)
Brunswick EP9490 — Sweet Dreams   (1963)
Decca (ZA) 457044 — Sweet Dreams (Of You) / You're Stronger Than Me   (1963)
c. NA 12364 Always - 2:40(Irving Berlin) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca LP74508 — A Portrait Of Patsy Cline   (1964)
Decca EP2794 — Always   (1965)
Festival EP11147 — San Antonio Rose   (1966)
All titles on: MCA LP/CS/CD25199 — The Last Sessions   (1988)
MCA CD2-8925 — Commemorative Collection   (1988)
MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)

Bill Pursell (vib) on b-c.


Decca matrix numbers:
a. 113134
b. 113135
c. 113136


The Faded Love Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: February 4-7, 1963.


Date: February 6, 1963 [19:00-22:00]
Location: Columbia Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Label: Decca

Owen Bradley (pdr), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Randy Hughes (acg), Ray Edenton (rg), Grady Martin (eg), Floyd Cramer (p), Bob Moore (b), Harold Bradley (ebx), Buddy Harman (d), Byron Bach, Brenton Banks, George Binkley III, Cecil Brower, Howard Carpenter, Solie Fott, Lillian Hunt, Verne Richardson, Wilda Tinsley, Gary Williams (vn)

a. NA 12365 Does Your Heart Beat For Me - 2:37(Mitchell Parish, Arnold Johnson, Russ Morgan) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca LP74508 — A Portrait Of Patsy Cline   (1964)
Decca EP2794 — Always   (1965)
Festival EP10929 — Your Kinda Love   (1965)
Decca 4525712 — You Took Him Off My Hands / Does Your Heart Beat For Me   (1967)
b. NA 12366 Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home - 2:45(Hughie Cannon) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca 4531671 — He Called Me Baby / Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home   (1964)
Decca LP74586 — That's How A Heartache Begins   (1964)
Decca Jukebox EP734285 — That's How A Heartache Begins   (1964)
Both titles on: MCA LP/CS/CD25199 — The Last Sessions   (1988)
MCA CD2-8925 — Commemorative Collection   (1988)
MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)


Decca matrix numbers:
a. 113154
b. 113155


The Faded Love Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: February 4-7, 1963.


Date: February 7, 1963 [19:00-22:00]
Location: Columbia Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Label: Decca

Owen Bradley (pdr), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Randy Hughes (acg), Ray Edenton (rg), Grady Martin (eg), Floyd Cramer (p), Bob Moore (b), Wayne Moss (ebx), Buddy Harman (d), Byron Bach, Brenton Banks, George Binkley III, Howard Carpenter, Solie Fott, Lillian Hunt, Martin Katahn, Mildred Onk, Verne Richardson, Gary Williams (vn)

a. NA 12371 He Called Me Baby - 2:39(Harlan Howard) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca 4531671 — He Called Me Baby / Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home   (1964)
Decca LP74586 — That's How A Heartache Begins   (1964)
Decca EP2802 — Love Letters In The Sand   (1965)
b. NA 12372 Crazy Arms - 2:23(Ralph Mooney, Charles Seals) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca LP74508 — A Portrait Of Patsy Cline   (1964)
Decca EP2794 — Always   (1965)
Decca 4525747 — Crazy Arms / The Wayward Wind   (1969)
c. NA 12373 You Took Him Off My Hands - 2:58(Harlan Howard, Wynn Stewart, Skeets McDonald) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca LP74508 — A Portrait Of Patsy Cline   (1964)
Decca EP2794 — Always   (1965)
Festival EP10929 — Your Kinda Love   (1965)
d. NA 12374 I'll Sail My Ship Alone - 2:29(Sydney Nathan, Henry Bernard, Morry Burns, Henry Thurston) / arr: Bill McElhiney
Decca 4531552 — When You Need A Laugh / I'll Sail My Ship Alone   (1963)
Decca LP74508 — A Portrait Of Patsy Cline   (1964)
Decca EP2770 — Someday You'll Want Me To Want You   (1964)
Universal Music Special Markets CS/CD37050 — The Legendary Patsy Cline   (1997)
All titles on: MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Classics CD6312 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1962-1963   (2010)
Hip-OSelect CD13793 — Sweet Dreams: Her Complete Decca Masters 1960-1963   (2010)


Decca matrix numbers:
a. 113160
b. 113161
c. 113162
d. 113163


The Faded Love Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: February 4-7, 1963.


Sessions Reported: 16

Performances Reported: 51

Unique Songs Reported: 50

Unique Issues Reported: 155