Patsy Cline
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Although she would die in a plane crash in March 1963, aged just 30, Virginia Patterson Hensley – professionally known as Patsy Cline – is still widely regarded as one of the greatest female country singers of all time. She achieved considerable success in her brief lifetime, hitting the charts with trademark songs Walkin’ After Midnight, the elegiac I Fall to Pieces, She’s Got You, Willie Nelson’s now standard Crazy and Don Gibson’s Sweet Dreams.

But it’s really since her demise that Patsy discs have sold in vast numbers, leading to the cult of Cline that has seen her life documented in various books, movies, stage plays and documentaries. To that extent her death has given her genuine iconic status on a par with that of Jim Reeves, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. As more people discover her rich contralto Patsy has become a firm favourite for other aspiring female country singers. Alongside Kitty Wells she helped pioneer the role of strong women in a usually male dominated market and to hear proof of her enduring talent we’re pleased to be able you towards a selection of her work that ought to give you a fully rounded introduction to this remarkable country lady.

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Essential Albums

Walking After Midnight (Original Sessions)

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Pasty Cline Showcase With The Jordanaires

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Sweet Dreams: Her Complete Decca Masters (1960-1963)

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Greatest Hits

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Live At The Cimmaron Ballroom

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The Last Sessions

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Live At The Opry

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Sentimentally Yours

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