My Top 15 Patsy Cline Songs: That Wonderful Someone (#5)

@FourWalls (15859)
United States
July 4, 2016 8:37pm CST
Happy Independence Day! The day is winding down, and, just like many people around the country, I can't hear the baseball game on the TV ten feet from me for all the fireworks. So I guess I should just crank up some more Patsy Cline! Here's my next song on my list of my 15 favorite songs of hers. #5: That Wonderful Someone Patsy Cline was a woman, but she was hardly a lady. While most female country singers were still wearing long dresses, she frequently wore slacks (remember, we're talking the 1950s, when women dressed like June Clever). And, as everyone who knew her attested, she swore like a sailor. So here she is, doing a gospel song. Yeah, yeah, this is country music, the land of party like a heathen on Saturday night and pray like a saint on Sunday morning. Patsy was a Christian, raised Baptist. She rededicated her life to her faith following a near-fatal car wreck in 1961 (of which she famously said shortly before her death, "Hoss, I've been in two [wrecks]. The third one will either be the charm, or it'll kill me"). But she recorded this lovely song of faith long before that car wreck. Recorded during her Four Star days (later appearing on an album titled Encores, which we had when I was a kid), this song is beautiful in its statement of faith without being "preachy." It was commonplace for country singers back then to record gospel songs, regardless of how they really believed. Patsy sang everything like she believed it. This time, she really did. That Wonderful Someone Written by Gertrude Burg Released as a 45, 1957 Appeared on Encores, 1962 Patsy's lovely rendition of this song of faith:
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@JohnRoberts (65284)
• Los Angeles, California
5 Jul 16
Another classic example of why she remains THE female voice in country.
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@teamfreak16 (42070)
• Denver, Colorado
8 Jul 16
As I said last night, I'm an atheist, but once in awhile,I do enjoy listening to gospel and spiritual's (moreso gospel.) If it's Patsy, so much the better.
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@LoriAMoore (4682)
• United States
5 Jul 16
I wasn't familiar with that particular song.
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