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Ray Walker

July 1, 1991 OHC310 118 min.


Quartet singer. Born March 6, 1934. In 1958 joined the Jordanaires, one of Nashville’s premier background vocal groups and a key component of the Nashville Sound. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame®.

Interview Summary

1991 July 1
(1 hour, 58 minutes)
Quartet singer Ray Walker, member of the Jordanaires, recalls the group’s association with Patsy Cline. Discussion includes memories of the “I Fall to Pieces” recording session; comments on Owen Bradley as a producer and his work with Cline; Cline’s combination of heart, soul, and voice; comments on her association with Four Star; comments on Cline’s recording sessions for “Crazy” and “Faded Love”; memories of her Grand Ole Opry appearance a few weeks before her death; description of a typical Owen Bradley-Patsy Cline recording session; Cline’s contributions to the field of music; comments on different recordings from a discography of Cline’s work; Cline’s career at the time of her death; the importance of Owen Bradley to Cline’s career; the enduring popularity of Cline’s recordings; Cline’s view of her fame and success; and comments on the work of the Jordanaires.

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