Opry Transcriptions (1956-1962)

by G.E. Hewitt

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Introduction

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


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: 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: 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.

July 7th is the broadcast date.


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: 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: 12

Performances Reported: 24

Unique Songs Reported: 13

Unique Issues Reported: 16