Walking After Midnight: Patsy Cline

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  1. Beto Says:

    Her first big hit and it was a song no one wanted to record. Even Patsy hated the song and had to be bribed with recording rights to another song. When her big TV chance came up, Gary Moore’s producers nixed her performing the song she was bribed with “A Poor Man’s Roses,” and insisted on “Walkin’ After Midnight”. The Applause-o-Meter was pegged so hard it broke and “Walkin’ After Midnight” was rushed into production the next morning with “A Poor Man’s Roses,” on the -B- side.
    One of the reasons I love this song, as a guitarist, is the presence of Grady Martin on the electric guitar. He is perhaps most famous for his amazing work for many Marty Robbins recordings, especially El Paso and Big Iron.

    • Kat Says:

      Beto,
      I knew little about Patsy Cline until I saw the play Always, Patsy Cline which got me into her and her music. I knew this was her first big hit, but I didn’t know the back story. Thanks!


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