Foolin' 'Round (1961)
Written by Harlan Howard and Buck Owens
As Recorded by Patsy Cline August 24, 1961
"Foolin' Around" was written by Harlan Howard and Buck Owens. Patsy recorded this in her first sessions after her near-death car crash in 1961. Produced by Owen Bradley, Patsy is ably backed up by the Jordanaires.
This was Patsy Cline's third extended play album to be self-titled. The EP consisted of four songs Cline had recorded since her near-fatal automobile accident in June. The first side of the record contained her single from late 1961, "Crazy" and a cover of Buck Owens' "Foolin' Around." The flip side contained "Who Can I Count on" (the original B-side the "Crazy" single) and a cover version of "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)." When the EP was released in early 1962, "Crazy" had already become a major country-pop crossover hit, peaking at #2 on the Hot Country Songs chart and #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. All of the songs included on this EP were also released on Cline's album released in late 1961, Patsy Cline Showcase.