Now that all the spinning and running is done (not to mention the per-requisite eating of subs and chugging of chocolate milk) HRH and I are retiring to our comfy spots for the evening, she in my EZ-Boy chair with her book (yes, and honest to goodness book with words and everything!) and I to the kitchen counter to peck out a few more chapters of the book. It’s also time for another record, ‘A Portrait of Patsy Cline‘ by, yeah, you guessed it: Patsy Cline.
This album is a 1964 compilation album containing lesser-known recordings by one of America’s most renown country music singers. It was released in June of 1964 on Decca Records, and would later be reissued twice by Decca’s successor, MCA Records.
‘A Portrait…’ contained Patsy Cline’s less-familiar recordings, including country and pop standards. The album’s highlights includes her cover versions of ‘Faded Love‘ and ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky‘. ‘Crazy Arms‘ and ‘Always‘ are pretty sweet too. The album would be one of a string of posthumous released Decca and later MCA records would release. It was released a little over a year after Cline was killed in a plane crash. The album spawned three singles that were released to country radio between 1963-64: ‘Faded Love‘, (which was a Top Ten hit), ‘When You Need a Laugh‘ and ‘Your Kinda Love‘.
And, hey Jack White likes her too and more or less reintroduced the world to her so there is that of course. And if Jack likes her, she must be something special.
And she is.