Sunday, 9 June 2013

The Rock 'n' Roll Side Of...

I love Patsy Cline's popular cross-over country music, she had a voice that still sends chills up my spine. I first heard 'Got A Lot of Rhythm in My Soul' back in the early 1980's  - it was on a Nervous records L.P. (originally recorded on Preston records of Australia) called 'Aussiebilly', and it was sung by a band called 'Toni and the Tomcats'. They did a very good job with the song, but I was totally surprised when I found out the original was by Patsy Cline. I dug further and found more gems with Patsy singing in a rockin' style. Songs like 'Walking Dream' and 'Stop, Look & Listen'. Here is a self-made E.P. with covers containing some of my favourite Patsy songs that have a rock 'n' roll edge to them.

'Shake Rattle & Roll'
(a live recording from 1961) 
'Stop, Look & Listen'
(from 1956)
'Love Me Honey Do'
(alternaive take 1959)
'Got A Lot Of Rhythm In My Soul'
'Stupid Cupid'
(live 1961)
'Walkin' Dream'