Thursday, February 4, 2010

"C" is for "Crazy"

Bonjour from Campagne Maison


1993 United States Postage Stamp Commemorative Issue

"Crazy", written in 1961 by Willie Nelson, ranks as the #1 Juke Box Record and is one of Pasty Clines's most famous recordings.

Patsy was born Virginia Patterson Hensley in the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA on September 8, 1932. Legend has it that she was entertaining neighbors at the age of 3! Her natural talent and spirit took her to the top of the Country Music Charts in 1962 and her style and popularity has never waned.

Patsy's big break came when she won an Arthur Godfrey Talent Show in 1957 with the hit "Walking After Midnight". She pursued a recording career and appeared on the Grand Ole Opry in 1958 and was awarded Country Female Artist of 1961 and 1962.


On March 6, 1963, at the age of 30, Patsy's career ended tragically when she died from injuries received in a private plane crash near Camden, TN.

In 1973, she was elected posthumously to the Country Music Hall of Fame and her reputation is on record as one of the major female vocalists of all time.

(www.pastycline.com/ and wikipedia)


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Au revoir,

31 comments:

5thsister said...

I adore Patsy Cline! And Crazy is one of my all time favs! Thanks for sharing this!

Riet said...

Crazy is one of my favorite songs

Marla at Always Nesting said...

I've hummed that song for a lot of my life and never knew the history of it. Thanks for the education. Beautiful music.

Maggie B said...

Hi Jacque,
What a great topic for your C post.
I love the song and it was interesting to learn more about the artist.
~Maggie~

My name is PJ. said...

This is an example of why I'm enjoying Alphabe-Thursday so much! I'm learning more about things I've enjoyed my whole life!
This was crazy goo!

Carol said...

Patsy Cline always remind me of my Mother. She played her music a lot while I was young. She was going to to the last concert (which was in KC) but wasn't feeling well. (She was pregnant with my brother at the time.)My children listen to her and think of me....the circle continues. Nice post...thanks for the memories!

GardenofDaisies said...

It's so sad that she died so young.

Viki said...

My mom loves Patsy Cline. When she went to the nursing home, I gave the activity director all her CD's and she plays them for the residents. Good C word.

Sarah said...

I'm not a big fan of country music, but I do like Patsy Cline and Crazy is a favorite. Great post, Jacque. It was interesting to read more about Patsy Cline.

Ana said...

I love that song! But I really didn't know that much about Patsy Cline....It is always interesting to learn about a famous persons career bio. I know my mother in law love that song too...she sings it all the time :-) Thank you for sharing Jacque. Can't wait to see what other are sharing today. Have a wonderful day my friend.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Jenny said...

I love that song and I never knew that. For a special honor for you today you can play Crazy on the School PA system! While you enjoy your A+

Charmingdesigns said...

My mom use to sing this...not well.lol...but she sang!

lissa said...

though I'm not familiar with all her songs, Crazy is definitely one great song, it's hard to resist

Anonymous said...

CRAZY? Patsy had a great voice. I was young and my dad didn't like rock and roll and he always tried to get me to listen to country. Many years later, I realized my dad was right. Country songs tell a story, usually about real life. Who would have thunk, Willie Nelson wrote that song way before he became a star himself.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh my, I can hear that dear Patsy singing that song right now! Loved it! Thanks for sharing! Pop on over and visit me when you have a chance.
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C is for Coralie

RNSANE said...

How I love Patsy Cline and that song, "Crazy." It is terrific, no matter who sings it - Julio Iglesias does a pretty good job. How sad that Patsy's life ended at such an early age!

Catherine said...

Very interesting C post, thanks for sharing it. Now I'll be hearing Crazy all day in my head LOL!
Blessings,
Catherine :)

mrs. c said...

i am from Tennessee and went to school in Murfreesboro so I know all about country music and I really like the oldies!

WendyBee said...

What a great post! I think I'll listen to some Patsy Cline when I go home today. One day out walking I found a CD of her music, that somebody had obviously lost. That's how I was introduced to her. Isn't it funny how life works. Serendipity.
WendyBee

mbkatc230 said...

I absolutely love Patsy Cline. Crazy is such a perfect, timeless song. Thanks for a great post! Kathy

laterg8r said...

i love this song :D

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Although I'm not a big country western fan I do enjoy hearing Crazy. It's a great song.

Brenda said...

Love the songs you mentioned. My mother listened to her when I was a kid and I will always remember her songs.

Jo said...

One of my all time favourite songs ... and she sang it sooo well!

Linda said...

Patsy Cline and Crazy! Great C post.

Amanda said...

Oh, I love Patsy Cline! And "Crazy" is one of my favorites. Patsy is always with us on family road trips and holidays!

Amy said...

I enjoyed your history on Patsy Cline. I didn't know much about her, but I do like the song "Crazy." There's a restaurant we go to where the waitresses sing and this is one of their favorites!

MrsJenB said...

Ooooh I love Patsy and I love "Crazy"! I never knew who wrote it though, thanks for an extra lesson today! Now I'll be humming that all day long, but I could do worse, right?

Catherine said...

I didn't know her, but i went to have a look and she has such a nice voice! thank you for sharing! Hugs and good weekend Catherine

Melinda Cornish said...

I love patsy cline, a voice like hers never goes out of style......

Mrs. D said...

Hi Jacque. I sure been meaning to leave you a message and finally sat down this morning with that purpose in mind. First, let me say what a lovely photograph of you!

It is always fun to visit your site to see what you are doing.

Love the music and especially your recent post about Patsy Cline.

I don't know a man or woman alive who doesn't stop in dead their tracks to listen to every word with complete understanding when Patsy sings "Crazy". And Willie Nelson is a genius for composing it. It is my favorite song, ever ever.

Also Jacque, will you do a post soon about cooking/baking? I'm always hungry. Can you make it something sweet? Can you make it with Splenda?

Your friend,
Mrs. D