||Best of Lefty Frizzell CD (1991) |
Chuck Wells CD discography THE BEST OF LEFTY FRIZZELL features fourteen singles and four B-sides released on Columbia Records between 1950 and 1965.
Recorded in Dallas, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee between July 25, 1950 and February 10, 1965. Includes liner notes by Charles Wolfe.
Every post-'50s male country singer worth his spurs acknowledges the influence of Lefty Frizzell. While many point to George Jones as the definitive post-Hank country artist, Jones owes a huge stylistic debt to the pioneering sound of Frizzell. This definitive collection includes the biggest hits from Frizzell's long, prolific career, and paints an accurate portrait of this great innovator. Frizzell was an early disciple of Jimmie Rodgers, and there are occasional echoes of the Singing Brakeman's blue yodel in Frizzell's style, but that's just the starting point.
Frizzell was capable of eminently convincing tradition-minded numbers like "The ...