Patti Page “The Singing Rage” died New Year’s Day in Encinitas, California. She was 85 and just five weeks away from being honored at the Grammy Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Her biggest hit was “The Tennessee Waltz,” of course, which Momma used to sing to us ’round the piano every night, and still has the power make me weep. It was #1 on the charts for 13 weeks in 1950, selling more than 10 million copies, at the time behind only Bing Crosby’s White Christmas. Here are two versions of it. The first from 1956, when she was at the absolute height of her loveliness. The second is from a 2004 performance at Trump’s Taj Mahal in Atlantic City which is worth watching for her beaded gown, bless her, and the tears from the old folks who are instantly transported back to their youth. Read more about Patti here and here.