Thursday, January 29, 2015

Still a Patsy for Patsy

      I've never read anything on the phenomenon, but I've always believed that the release of the Patsy Cline biopic Sweet Dreams in 1985 was the driving force behind her late 80's posthumous revival that lasted at least until the mid to late 1990's.  And as with Johnny Cash, legions of folks were heard to say "I don't like country music, but I like Patsy Cline".  I don't hear nearly as much about Patsy these days, so I thought I'd put together a 1) mix of her rarities and also a 2) tribute album of sorts - i.e. artists who would definitely be classified as Patsy followers on

Still a Patsy for Patsy

Stop The World (And Let Me Off)
Hidin' Out
That's A How Heartache Begins
Love Letters In The Sand
A Church, A Courtroom, And Then Goodbye
There He Goes
Side By Side
Crazy Dreams
You Were Only Fooling (While I Was Falling In Love)
I Don't Wanta
He Called Me Baby
You Belong to Me
I Can't Forget
Life's Railway To Heaven

If You're So Inclined

I've Got A Right To Cry Mandy Barnett
Once a Day Connie Smith
I'm Beginning To Forget Elizabeth Cook
Blue LeAnn Rimes
Three Chords And The Truth Sara Evans
You Got Another Drive-By Truckers
I Wish I Didn't Love You So k.d. lang
My Second Hand Heart Lay Low
Sad Girl Amy Allison
Lead Me On Lindi Ortega
In Time Kelly Hogan
We Met By The Love Lies Bleeding Paula Frazer
I Wonder Brenda Lee
Look for Me (I'll Be Around) Neko Case
Cry Tammy Wynette


zephyr said...

Thank you Ishka I love to hear country music

kevinpat said...

Great set, Ish. I especially love the Inclineds!! Nice mix, true to the Pastydom.

bostig said...

Thanks a lot. Can't wait to listen :)

dogbreath said...

I've just got the "If you're so inclined" joke - doh! Anyhoo, a very nice mix and match of vintage and new. Many thanks.

Ishkabibliophile said...


Who doesn't?! :)


Ishkabibliophile said...


Thanks! I may have been a little too broad in my selection of inclineds, but better too broad than, well,.... not broad enough. :)


Ishkabibliophile said...


Quite welcome! Hope you enjoy them.


Ishkabibliophile said...


Don't feel bad - I didn't know that kd Lang and the Reclines was a Patsy Cline homage for a really long time. Hope you like the mix.


Anonymous said...

wonderful! who doesnt love patsy and country music. thanks for both.

Ishkabibliophile said...


Quite Welcome!