Concert & Radio (1955-1962)
by G.E. Hewitt

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Introduction

Some of Patsy Cline's live performances were preserved on transcription discs and audio tape. Known recordings are displayed in session format with a list of issues that contain the performances. For a list of performances that contain video footage, please refer to the TV Appearances page. For a list of Arthur Godfrey appearances (both radio and TV), please refer to the Arthur Godfrey Appearances.

Most of the performances listed here are Grand Ole Opry transcriptions. Some were recorded at WSM radio for later broadcast, and others were transcribed from the stage of the Ryman Auditorium. Only the appearances with known transcriptions are listed here. For a more thorough list of Patsy's Opry performances, please refer to the Grand Ole Opry Appearances page on the Miscellanea menu.

Two concerts were preserved on tape (Cimarron Ballroom and Dixie Jubilee), and both are listed on this page. For an extensive list of Patsy's tour dates, please refer to the Patsy Cline Timeline on the Miscellanea menu of this discography.


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

Wally Fowler (ldr), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Just A Closer Walk With Thee - 4:31(Traditional)
Kapp 45659 — Just A Closer Walk With Thee   (1965)
Kapp LP3445 — Country Buddies   (1965)
MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Universal Music Special Markets CS/CD37050 — The Legendary Patsy Cline   (1997)

Date: June 16, 1956
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry

Little Jimmy Dickens (ldr), Owen Bradley (dir), Patsy Cline (v), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. A Church, A Courtroom And Then Goodbye - 3:16(Eddie Miller, W.S. Stevenson)
b. I've Loved And Lost Again - 2:28(Eddie Miller)
Both titles on: MCA LP/CS/CD42142 — Live At The Opry   (1988)
MCA CD2-8925 — Commemorative Collection   (1988)

Date: January 26, 1957
Location: Capitol Arena, 14th & W Street NW, Washington D.C.
Town & Country Jamboree

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

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


Town & Country Jamboree

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 a week earlier. The timing includes Jimmy Dean's introductory remarks as well as his talk with Patsy after she finishes the performance.


Date: March 9, 1957
Location: Jewell Theatre, 216 South Jefferson Avenue, Springfield MO.
The Red Foley Show (ABC Radio)

Red Foley (ldr), Patsy Cline (v), Bill Wimberly's Band (acc)

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


The Red Foley Show

The program was sponsored by Dow Chemical and broadcast Saturday afternoons from ABC-Radio in Springfield. Foley introduces Patsy's song as “A Poor Man's Riches” and after the performance, remarks “that girl really warbles, doesn't she?” Marvin Rainwater, Billy Walker and The Marksman Four were the other guests of this broadcast.


Date: December 14, 1957
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #949

Ray Price (ldr), Owen Bradley (dir), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Walkin' After Midnight - 2:23(Don Hecht, Alan Block)
MCA LP/CS/CD42142 — Live At The Opry   (1988)
MCA CD2-8925 — Commemorative Collection   (1988)
b. I Don't Wanta - 2:42(Eddie Miller, W.S. Stevenson, Durwood Haddock)
Mint Audio/VoiceMasters CD — The New Recordings   (2016)

The Jordanaires (bkv) on b.


Date: October 1958-1959
Location: WTTG-TV, Washington D.C.
Don Owens Show

Patsy Cline (v), Unknown (acc)

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


Kagarise Recordings

Leon Kagarise loved country music and carried his portable recording equipment to concerts of the era. More information can be read here. Kagarise taped these performances of Patsy Cline while tuned into the television broadcasts from home. "Waltz Of The Angels" is a tune that several artists recorded, including Kitty Wells, Jean Shepard and The Browns. Patsy's handwritten letter addressed to the Poplar Tavern lists the song as part of her act during 1956. "Old Lonesome Time" was written by Sonny James and popularized by Carl Smith. Disc jockey Eddie Stubbs received permission to play a tape of this recording during a WSM broadcast several years ago.


Date: April 2, 1960
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #1069

Ray Price (ldr), Marvin Hughes (dir), Patsy Cline (v), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Lovesick Blues - 2:06(Irving Mills, Cliff Friend)
MCA LP/CS/CD42142 — Live At The Opry   (1988)
MCA CD2-8925 — Commemorative Collection   (1988)
Universal Music Special Markets CS/CD37050 — The Legendary Patsy Cline   (1997)
b. How Can I Face Tomorrow - 2:22(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson)
unissued

Date: April 29, 1960
Location: WSM Studio C, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry #213

George Morgan (ldr), Marvin Hughes (dir, p), Patsy Cline (v), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Lovesick Blues - 2:05(Irving Mills, Cliff Friend)
b. How Can I Face Tomorrow - 1:58(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson)
MCA LP/CS/CD42142 — Live At The Opry   (1988)
MCA CD2-8925 — Commemorative Collection   (1988)
Both titles on: Pet Milk Disc3891 — Grand Ole Opry #213   (1960)

Date: May 21, 1960
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #1076

Hawkshaw Hawkins (ldr), Marvin Hughes (dir), Patsy Cline (v), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. How Can I Face Tomorrow - 2:19(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson)
b. Loose Talk - 1:42(Freddie Hart)
Both titles on: Mint Audio/VoiceMasters CD — The New Recordings   (2016)

Date: August 12, 1960
Location: WSM Studio C, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry #228

Willis Brothers (ldr), Marvin Hughes (dir, p), Patsy Cline (v), Don Helms (stg), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Crazy Dreams - 2:00(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson)
b. Loose Talk - 1:40(Freddie Hart)
Universal Music Special Markets CS/CD37050 — The Legendary Patsy Cline   (1997)
Both titles on: Pet Milk Disc — Grand Ole Opry #228   (1960)
MCA LP/CS/CD42142 — Live At The Opry   (1988)
MCA CD2-8925 — Commemorative Collection   (1988)

Date: September 3, 1960
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry #1091

Jim Reeves (ldr), Marvin Hughes (dir), Patsy Cline (v), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. There He Goes - 2:17(Eddie Miller, Durwood Haddock, W.S. Stevenson)
MCA LP/CS/CD42142 — Live At The Opry   (1988)
MCA CD2-8925 — Commemorative Collection   (1988)
Time Life CD990-05 — Legendary Country Singers   (1995)
Universal Music Special Markets CS/CD37050 — The Legendary Patsy Cline   (1997)
b. Crazy Dreams - 2:19(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson)
Mint Audio/VoiceMasters CD — The New Recordings   (2016)

Date: October 14, 1960
Location: WSM Studio C, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry #237

Jim Reeves (ldr), Marvin Hughes (dir, p), Patsy Cline (v), Don Helms (stg), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. There He Goes - 3:05(Eddie Miller, Durwood Haddock, W.S. Stevenson)
b. Crazy Dreams - 2:23(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson)
Both titles on: Pet Milk Disc — Grand Ole Opry #237   (1960)
Mint Audio/VoiceMasters CD — Jim Reeves And Friends Live From Nashville   (2014)

Date: April 14, 1961
Location: WSM Studio C, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry #263

Willis Brothers (ldr), Marvin Hughes (dir, p), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Lovin' In Vain - 2:46(Freddie Hart)
b. I Fall To Pieces - 3:00(Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran)
Both titles on: Pet Milk Disc5484 — Grand Ole Opry #263   (1961)

Date: July 7, 1961
Location: WSM Studio C, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry #275

Hank Snow (ldr), Marvin Hughes (dir, p), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. I Fall To Pieces - 3:03(Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran)
Universal Music Special Markets CS/CD37050 — The Legendary Patsy Cline   (1997)
b. Lovin' In Vain - 1:38(Freddie Hart)
Both titles on: Pet Milk Disc — Grand Ole Opry #275   (1961)
MCA LP/CS/CD42142 — Live At The Opry   (1988)
MCA CD2-8925 — Commemorative Collection   (1988)

The Jordanaires (bkv) on a.


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. Come On In (And Make Yourself At Home) - 1:38(Virgil F. Stewart)
b. A Poor Man's Roses (Or A Rich Man's Gold) - 3:10(Bob Hilliard, Milton DeLugg)
c. Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home - 2:00(Hughie Cannon)
d. I Fall To Pieces - 3:18(Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran)
e. Lovesick Blues - 2:00(Irving Mills, Cliff Friend)
f. Shake, Rattle And Roll - 2:24(Jesse Stone)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
g. There He Goes - 3:00(Eddie Miller, Durwood Haddock, W.S. Stevenson)
h. San Antonio Rose - 2:28(Bob Wills)
i. Stupid Cupid - 2:26(Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield)
j. I Fall To Pieces - 3:16(Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran)
k. If I Could See The World (Through The Eyes Of A Child) - 1:51(Sammy Masters, Richard Pope, Tex Satterwhite)
l. Walkin' After Midnight - 2:32(Don Hecht, Alan Block)
m. Foolin' 'Round - 3:36(Harlan Howard, Buck Owens)
n. When My Dreamboat Comes Home - 3:52(Dave Franklin, Cliff Friend)
All titles on: MCA Nashville CD11579 — Live At The Cimarron Ballroom   (1997)

Date: November 10, 1961
Location: WSM Studio C, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry #293

Willis Brothers (ldr), Marvin Hughes (dir, p), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Crazy - 2:30(Willie Nelson)
Cracker Barrel CD0622 — Grand Ole Opry Classic Hits   (2011)
b. I Fall To Pieces - 2:58(Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran)
Cracker Barrel CD1501 — Hall Of Famers Live   (2015)
Both titles on: Pet Milk Disc — Grand Ole Opry #293   (1961)

The Jordanaires (bkv) on b.


Date: December 2, 1961
Location: City Auditorium, 2727 East Point Drive, East Point GA.
Dixie Jubilee Concert

Patsy Cline (v), Unknown (acc)

a. Come On In (And Make Yourself At Home) - 1:34(Virgil F. Stewart)
Hallway Productions VHS — The Real Patsy Cline   (1985)
MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Classics CD6166 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1960-1962   (2009)
b. A Poor Man's Roses (Or A Rich Man's Gold) - 2:25(Bob Hilliard, Milton DeLugg)
MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
Classics CD6166 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1960-1962   (2009)
c. Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home - 1:50(Hughie Cannon)
Hallway Productions VHS — The Real Patsy Cline   (1985)
MCA Box Set4-10421 — The Patsy Cline Collection   (1991)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
Classics CD6166 — The Chronological Classics: Patsy Cline 1960-1962   (2009)
d. I Fall To Pieces - 2:26(Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran)
unissued
e. Who Can I Count On - 1:57(Sammy Masters)
unissued
f. Fool Number One - 1:28(Kathryn R. Fulton)
unissued


Note: this appearance was recorded in front of an audience and broadcast from the East Point City Auditorium. The audiotape was made as an aircheck for the sponsor Mary Carter Paint.


Date: March 23, 1962
Location: WSM Studio C, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry #312

Jim Reeves (ldr), Marvin Hughes (dir, p), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Don Helms (stg), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Crazy - 2:20(Willie Nelson)
MCA (GB) CD Single1512 — I Fall To Pieces / Crazy   (1991)
b. She's Got You - 2:54(Hank Cochran)
Both titles on: Pet Milk Disc — Grand Ole Opry #312   (1962)
MCA LP/CS/CD42142 — Live At The Opry   (1988)
MCA CD2-8925 — Commemorative Collection   (1988)
Universal Music Special Markets CS/CD37050 — The Legendary Patsy Cline   (1997)

Sessions Reported: 18

Performances Reported: 53

Unique Songs Reported: 30

Unique Issues Reported: 23