Posted 10-26-2004 at 10:51:51
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This is a favorite song of mine no matter who does it. Of course Pasty does a wonderful rendition.
I will share a little personal story about this song. I grew up in the New Orleans area and in a catholic family. I listened to blues and rock and did not even know who Patsy Cline was!
One day when I was in a place with a group from the air base at a little bar and grill. We were eating and having some beer on that hot summer afternoon. One of the guys handed me some change and said feed the jukebox. So I went and punched a few good rock songs and I also pressed one Pete Fountain song.
Being raised catholic, I did not know "A Closer Walk" from "Blue Monday", but I did know good instrumental music. When Pete played that song I fell in love with it. I must have played it three or four times; I am sure any back sliders drinking in there must have wished I would quit. LOL
i liked it some much I searched for it for several years. I finally contacted Randy's Record Shop out of Galatin, Tenn. I got the Pete Fountain LP with that song on it. A number of years later, after a few years as an athiest, I got "born again". Well there I am one day in a protestant church and they are singing "A closer Walk With Thee"! Imagine my surprise, it is still one of my faovorites.
Well that's my story. I hope you enjoy this by Patsy Cline.