The Decca Years

In 1960, After Her Contract With Four Star Ended, Patsy Signed Directly With Decca Records. Her First Session Under The New Agreement Was Held On November 16, 1960. Over The Next 27 Months, Patsy Cline and Owen Bradley Would Create Music History.

All Sessions Were Produced By Owen Bradley, and Held At the Bradley Film and Recording Studios In Nashville.

You Made Me Love You
In The Studio: 1962
Patsy Takes A Break From Recording
(From Remembering Patsy; 1993 Hallway Productions)




November 16, 1960:
  • I Fall To Pieces
    (Hank Cochran, Harlan Howard)
  • Shoes
    (Hank Cochran, Velma Smith)
  • Lovin' In Vain
    (Freddie Hart)
Session Personnel:
Harold Bradley (6-String Electric Bass); Hank Garland (Electric Guitar); Randy Hughes (Acoustic Guitar); The Jordanaires (Vocals); Ben Keith (Steel Guitar); Doug Kirkham (Drums); Bob Moore (Acoustic Bass); Hargus "Pig" Robbins (Piano)



August 17, 1961:
  • True Love
    (Cole Porter)
  • San Antonio Rose
    (Bob Wills)
  • The Wayward Wind
    (Stan Lebowsky, Herb Newman)
  • A Poor Man's Roses
    (or A Rich Man's Gold)
    (Bob Hilliard, Milton DeLugg)
Session Personnel:
Byron Bach (Cello); Brenton Banks (Violin); George Binkley III (Violin); Harold Bradley (6-String Electric Bass); John Bright (Viola); Cecil Brower (Viola); Walter Haynes (Steel Guitar); Murrey "Buddy" Harman (Drums); Randy Hughes (Acoustic Guitar); The Jordanaires (Vocals); Lillian Hunt (Violin); Grady Martin (Electric Guitar); Bob Moore (Acoustic Bass); Suzanne Parker (Violin); Hargus "Pig" Robbins (Piano)



August 21, 1961:
  • Crazy
    (Willie Nelson)
Session Personnel:
Harold Bradley (6-String Electric Bass); Owen Bradley (Organ); Floyd Cramer (Piano); Murrey "Buddy" Harman (Drums); Walter Haynes (Steel Guitar); Randy Hughes (Acoustic Guitar); The Jordanaires (Vocals); Grady Martin (Electric Guitar); Bob Moore (Acoustic Bass)



August 24, 1961:
  • Who Can I Count On?
    (Sammy Masters)
  • Seven Lonely Days
    (Earl Shuman, Alden Shuman,
    Marshall Brown)
  • I Love You So Much It Hurts
    (Floyd Tillman)
  • Foolin' 'Round
    (Harlan Howard, Buck Owens)
  • Have You Ever Been Lonely
    (Have You Ever Been Blue)?
    (Peter DeRose, George Brown)
Session Personnel:
Harold Bradley (6-String Electric Bass); Floyd Cramer (Organ); Murrey "Buddy" Harman (Drums); Walter Haynes (Steel Guitar); Randy Hughes (Acoustic Guitar); The Jordanaires (Vocals); Grady Martin (Electric Guitar); Bob Moore (Acoustic Bass); Hargus "Pig" Robbins (Piano)



August 25, 1961:
  • South of the Border
    (Down Mexico Way)
    (Michael Carr, Jimmy Kennedy)
  • Walking After Midnight
    (Donn Hecht, Alan Block)
  • Strange
    (Mel Tillis, Fred Burch)
  • You're Stronger Than Me
    (Hank Cochran, Jimmy Key)
Session Personnel:
Harold Bradley (6-String Electric Bass); Floyd Cramer (Organ); Murrey "Buddy" Harman (Drums); Walter Haynes (Steel Guitar); Randy Hughes (Acoustic Guitar); The Jordanaires (Vocals); Grady Martin (Electric Guitar); Bob Moore (Acoustic Bass); Hargus "Pig" Robbins (Piano)



Patsy and the Gang
In The Studio: 1962
L-R: Owen Bradley, Randy Hughes, Patsy, Justin Tubb and Hank Cochran
(From The Patsy Cline Collection; 1991 MCA Records, Inc.)




December 17, 1961:
  • She's Got You
    (Hank Cochran)
Session Personnel:
Harold Bradley (6-String Electric Bass); Floyd Cramer (Piano); Murrey "Buddy" Harman (Drums); Walter Haynes (Steel Guitar); Randy Hughes (Acoustic Guitar); The Jordanaires (Vocals); Grady Martin (Electric Guitar); Bob Moore (Acoustic Bass); Bill Pursell (Organ)



February 12, 1962:
  • You Made Me Love You
    (I Didn't Want To Do It)
    (Joe McCarthy, James V. Monaco)
  • You Belong To Me
    (Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart,
    Chilton Price)
  • Heartaches
    (Al Hoffman, John Klenner)
  • Your Cheatin' Heart
    (Hank Williams)
Session Personnel:
Harold Bradley (6-String Electric Bass); Floyd Cramer (Piano); Ray Edenton (Rhythm Guitar); Murrey "Buddy" Harman (Drums); Walter Haynes (Steel Guitar); Randy Hughes (Acoustic Guitar); The Jordanaires (Vocals); Grady Martin (Electric Guitar); Bob Moore (Acoustic Bass); Bill Pursell (Organ)



February 13, 1962:
  • That's My Desire
    (Helmy Kresa, Carroll Loveday)
  • Half As Much
    (Curley Williams)
Session Personnel:
Harold Bradley (6-String Electric Bass); Floyd Cramer (Piano); Ray Edenton (Rhythm Guitar); Murrey "Buddy" Harman (Drums); Walter Haynes (Steel Guitar); Randy Hughes (Acoustic Guitar); The Jordanaires (Vocals); Grady Martin (Electric Guitar); Charlie McCoy (Harmonica); Bob Moore (Acoustic Bass); Bill Pursell (Organ)



February 15, 1962:
  • Lonely Street
    (Carl Belew, W.S. Stevenson,
    Kenny Sowder)
  • Anytime
    (Herbert "Happy" Lawson)
  • You Were Only Fooling
    (While I Was Falling In Love)
    (Larry Fotine, Billy Faber,
    Fred Meadows)
  • I Can't Help It
    (If I'm Still In Love With You)
    (Hank Williams)
Session Personnel:
Byron Bach (Cello); Brenton Banks (Violin); Harold Bradley (6-String Electric Bass); Cecil Brower (Viola); Floyd Cramer (Piano); Ray Edenton (Rhythm Guitar); Solie Fott (Violin); Murrey "Buddy" Harman (Drums); Walter Haynes (Steel Guitar); Randy Hughes (Acoustic Guitar); Lillian Hunt (Violin); The Jordanaires (Vocals); Grady Martin (Electric Guitar); Bob Moore (Acoustic Bass); Bill Pursell (Organ); Verne Richardson (Violin)



February 28, 1962:
  • You're Stronger Than Me
    (Hank Cochran, Jimmy Key)
  • When I Get Through With You
    (You'll Love Me Too)
    (Harlan Howard)
  • Imagine That
    (Justin Tubb)
  • So Wrong
    (Carl Perkins, Danny Dill, Mel Tillis)
Session Personnel:
Byron Bach (Cello); Brenton Banks (Violin); Harold Bradley (6-String Electric Bass); Cecil Brower (Viola); Howard Carpenter (Viola); Floyd Cramer (Piano); Ray Edenton (Rhythm Guitar); Murrey "Buddy" Harman (Drums); Randy Hughes (Acoustic Guitar); Lillian Hunt (Violin); The Jordanaires (Vocals); Grady Martin (Electric Guitar); Verne Richardson (Violin); Ed Tarpley (Viola); Joe Zinkan (Acoustic Bass)



The Jordanaires, Jerry, Hawkshaw and Patsy
In The Studio: 1963
L-R: The Jordanaires, Jerry Byrd (seated), Hawkshaw Hawkins (at Piano) and Patsy
(From The Patsy Cline Story; 1963 Decca Records, Inc.)




September 5, 1962:
  • Why Can't He Be You
    (Hank Cochran)
  • Your Kinda Love
    (Roy Drusky)
  • When You Need A Laugh
    (Hank Cochran)
  • Leavin' On Your Mind
    (Wayne Walker, Webb Pierce)
Session Personnel:
Byron Bach (Cello); Brenton Banks (Violin); Harold Bradley (6-String Electric Bass); Cecil Brower (Viola); Howard Carpenter (Violin); Ray Edenton (Rhythm Guitar); Solie Fott (Violin); Murrey "Buddy" Harman (Drums); Nancy Hearn (Violin); Randy Hughes (Acoustic Guitar); Lillian Hunt (Violin); The Jordanaires (Vocals); Grady Martin (Electric Guitar); Bob Moore (Acoustic Bass); Verne Richardson (Violin); Hargus "Pig" Robbins (Piano); Rita Faye Wilson (Autoharp)



September 10, 1962:
  • Back In Baby's Arms
    (Bob Montgomery)
  • Tra Le La Le La Triangle
    (Marijohn Wilkin, Fred Burch)
  • That's How A Heartache Begins
    (Harlan Howard)
Session Personnel:
Byron Bach (Cello); Brenton Banks (Violin); Harold Bradley (6-String Electric Bass); Cecil Brower (Viola); Ray Edenton (Rhythm Guitar); Solie Fott (Violin); Murrey "Buddy" Harman (Drums); Randy Hughes (Acoustic Guitar); Lillian Hunt (Violin); The Jordanaires (Vocals); Millie Kirkham (Vocals); Grady Martin (Electric Guitar); Bob Moore (Acoustic Bass); Bill Pursell (Organ); Verne Richardson (Violin); Hargus "Pig" Robbins (Piano); Michael Semanitzky (Violin)



February 4, 1963:
  • Faded Love
    (Bob Wills, John Wills)
  • Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)
    (Jimmie Hodges)
  • Love Letters In The Sand
    (J. Fred Coots, Nick Kenny,
    Charles Kenny)
Session Personnel:
Byron Bach (Cello); Brenton Banks (Violin); George Binkley III (Violin); Harold Bradley (6-String Electric Bass); Cecil Brower (Viola); Howard Carpenter (Violin); Floyd Cramer (Piano); Ray Edenton (Rhythm Guitar); Solie Fott (Violin); Murrey "Buddy" Harman (Drums); Randy Hughes (Acoustic Guitar); Lillian Hunt (Violin); The Jordanaires (Vocals); Martin Kathan (Violin): Grady Martin (Electric Guitar); Bob Moore (Bass); Verne Richardson (Violin); Gary Williams (Violin)



February 5, 1963:
  • Blue Moon of Kentucky
    (Bill Monroe)
  • Sweet Dreams (of You)
    (Don Gibson)
  • Always
    (Irving Berlin)
Session Personnel:
Byron Bach (Cello); Brenton Banks (Violin); George Binkley III (Violin); Harold Bradley (6-String Electric Bass); Cecil Brower (Viola); Howard Carpenter (Violin); Floyd Cramer (Piano); Ray Edenton (Rhythm Guitar); Solie Fott (Violin); Murrey "Buddy" Harman (Drums); Randy Hughes (Acoustic Guitar); Lillian Hunt (Violin); The Jordanaires (Vocals); Martin Kathan (Violin); Grady Martin (Electric Guitar); Bob Moore (Acoustic Bass); Bill Pursell (Vibraphone); Verne Richardson (Violin); Wilda Tinsley (Violin); Gary Williams (Violin)



February 6, 1963:
  • Does Your Heart Beat For Me
    (Russ Morgan, Arnold Johnson,
    Mitchell Parrish)
  • Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home
    (Hughie Cannon)
Session Personnel:
Byron Bach (Cello); Brenton Banks (Violin); George Binkley III (Violin); Harold Bradley (6-String Electric Bass); Cecil Brower (Viola); Howard Carpenter (Violin); Floyd Cramer (Piano); Ray Edenton (Rhythm Guitar); Solie Fott (Violin); Murrey "Buddy" Harman (Drums); Randy Hughes (Acoustic Guitar); Lillian Hunt (Violin); The Jordanaires (Vocals); Grady Martin (Electric Guitar); Bob Moore (Acoustic Bass); Verne Richardson (Violin); Wilda Tinsley (Violin); Gary Williams (Violin)



February 7, 1963:
  • He Called Me Baby
    (Harlan Howard)
  • Crazy Arms
    (Chuck Seals, Ralph Mooney)
  • You Took Him Off My Hands
    (Harlan Howard, Wynn Stewart,
    Skeets McDonald)
  • I'll Sail My Ship Alone
    (Henry Bernard, Henry Thurston,
    Lois Mann, Morry Burns)
Session Personnel:
Byron Bach (Cello); Brenton Banks (Violin); George Binkley III (Violin); Howard Carpenter (Violin); Floyd Cramer (Piano); Ray Edenton (Rhythm Guitar); Solie Fott (Violin); Murrey "Buddy" Harman (Drums); Randy Hughes (Acoustic Guitar); Lillian Hunt (Violin); The Jordanaires (Vocals); Martin Kathan (Violin); Grady Martin (Electric Guitar); Bob Moore (Acoustic Bass); Wayne Moss (6-String Electric Bass); Mildred Onk (Violin); Verne Richardson (Violin); Gary Williams (Violin)



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