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#230: The Ultimate Collection by Patsy Cline

4.23.2012


The Ultimate Collection by Patsy Cline (2000)

Favorite Track(s): "Walkin' After Midnight" and "A Poor Man's Roses (Or a Rich Man's Gold)" and "I Fall to Pieces" and "True Love" and "San Antonio Rose" and "Crazy" and "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)" and "Foolin' Around" and "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "When I Get Through With You (You'll Love Me Too)" and "Leavin' On Your Mind" and "Faded Love" and "He Called Me Baby"

Thoughts: My parents had a CD of Patsy Cline Showcase (those fabulous gold boots!) and I used to listen to it on our old gray double-cassette boombox alone in my room, acting melancholy (like all her songs on that album seemed to be sad--even the upbeat ones).  She was like my country Joni Mitchell.

I might have preferred that album to this one if I wasn't such a Patsy fan.  This had 32 tracks instead of Showcase's 12.  Either way, her voice is so clear and strong and rarely has a hint of twang, which I appreciate.  I could never get tired of this kind of country music.  Apparently (and this is totally an 'internet fact') the number one song ever played on jukeboxes across America is "Crazy."  Which was written by Willie Nelson! 

Is This Better Than The River?: Yes.

4 comments:

jonathan edmund said...

Not to mention the wonderful movie C.R.A.Z.Y where the Dad loves Patsy Cline and named his kids after that song!!

Maryann said...

I haven't seen it! Add it to our list!

Anonymous said...

I am always up for getting me some "Patsy"! (or as Ken's son, Kyle, used to call her, "Pasty") I LOVE her music! I am sure you saw "Sweet Dreams". Thanks for sharing the music. MB

Maryann said...

I have seen it MB! I'm not a huge Jessica Lange fan, but I did like it.