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Friday, April 27, 2012

Patsy Cline's Lovesick Blues

I heard this song the other day on my IPod, and had to replay it three times in a row. I can’t explain why I love this song so much – and you probably won’t be able to explain why I’d love it either. It’s so wrong on so many levels. It’s not the Patsy Cline you think of, just singing the tar out of a song like “Crazy” or “Walking After Midnight,” but belting out a rockabilly version of a Hank Williams standard, and weird rockabilly, too. For a what's supposed to be a sad ballad, she just races through it, almost like she wants to get it over with – it doesn’t feel the least bit sincere that she’s heartbroken over anything. But my Lord, I just love it. Here it is.

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