I started an avid search on the internet for information about Patsy Camp. So
many people never knew who she really was. At the time, I didn't even know her
last name, and started leaving messages on different sites pertaining to J.J.
Cale. I knew that many of J.J.'s songs had been about her--especially the well
known songs like Crazy Mama, Magnolia, etc. If you'd known Patsy, you would
never have doubted that she really was Crazy Mama, but found it hard to believe
that I was the only person on this earth who knew that, other than the man
who wrote the songs.
Finally, I heard from a nurse who took care of Patsy while she was dying of cancer in a Marietta, GA hospital. This nurse, Kathy, told me that Patsy spent her last days on this earth crying and playing those old JJ Cale songs on an old tape recorder in her hospital room. She had wanted "Johnny" (that's what she always called him) to come and see her before she died and laid there day after day thinking he would walk into her room. Kathy said that all Patsy ever received from her "Johnny" was a check for what she thinks was $1000.
I "hear" those songs a little differently now.