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  Lefty Frizzell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lefty Frizzell (March 31, 1928 – July 19, 1975) was a country music singer and songwriter.
Frizzell began playing the guitar as a very young boy and by age 12 he was appearing regularly on a children's show at a local radio station.
Frizzell's style of singing influenced a great many singers, particularly Merle Haggard, and in addition he was widely recognized for his songwriting talents.
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 Lefty Frizzell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lefty Frizzell, born March 31, 1928 in Corsicana, Texas, United States — died July 19, 1975 in Nashville, Tennessee, was a country music singer and songwriter.
A prolific songwriter, in 1951 Frizzell had four songs in the country top ten at the same time, a feat that would not be repeated on any chart until the The Beatles accomplished it in 1964.
Frizzell's style of singing influenced a great many singers, particularly Merle Haggard, and in addition he was widely recognized for his song writing talents.
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 Lefty Frizzel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lefty Frizzell was the definitive honky-tonk singer, the vocalist that set the style for generations of vocalists that followed him.
Lefty Frizzell (born William Orville Frizzell) was born in Corisicana, TX, in 1928, a son of an oiler; he was the first of eight children.
Lefty's career was going fine until he was arrested in the mid-'40s, serving a jail sentence for statutory rape.
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 Encyclopedia: Lefty Frizzell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The nickname "Lefty" came about as a result of a schoolyard scrap with another student.
A prolific songwriter, in 1951 Frizzell had four songs in the country top ten at the same time, a feat that would not be repeated on any chart until The Beatles accomplished it on the popular chart in 1964.
Fellow Texan, and fellow son of an oilfield worker, Roy Orbison (1936-1988) was a devout fan of Frizzell's sound and in 1988 when Orbison briefly became a part of the supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, he chose the name "Lefty Wilbury" to honor his musical hero.
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 Lefty Frizzell @ peermusic - The Independent Major
Frizzell broke new ground, not only with his vocal style - he was the first country singer to wear rhinestones on stage.
Frizzell continued recording for Columbia through 1972 and signed with the ABC label in 1973 where he went through decent success with "I Never Go Around Mirrors" and "Lucky Arms." However, his hard lifestyle was wrecking his marriage.
Lefty Frizzell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1982.
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 Lefty Frizzell
Frizzell replied, "Look, I got the number-one song, the number-two song, the number-seven song, the number-eight song on the charts and you tell me I need to join the Opry"; Williams thought for a while, and commented, "Darned if you ain't got a hell of an argument".
Lefty Frizzell became upset about material not being released by Columbia and in 1954, he broke up his band and stopped writing songs; tired of the way he had been exploited, his behaviour became more unpredictable.
Lefty Frizzell was a great songwriter and one of the best stylists that the world of country music has ever seen.
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 Lefty Frizzell Museum
Lefty Frizzell was born March 31, 1928 in Corsicana, he died in Godlettsville, Tennessee July 19, 1975 and is buried in Nashville.
The Lefty Frizzell Museum is a shotgun house reminiscent of the house Frizzell was born in March 31, 1928 in Tucker Town (an oil boom town located a few miles southeast of Corsicana).
Frizzell died July 19, 1975 in Goodlettsville, Tenn. and is buried in Nashville.
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 Lefty Frizzell - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
Lefty (born William Orville Frizzell) was born in Corisicana, TX, in 1928, a son of an oiler; he was the first of eight children.
By now, the Lefty Frizzell sound was being perfected by the vocalist and Law.
Years of mediocre and mis-marketed records had diminished Lefty's reputation, but after his death, a new generation of artists hailed him as an influence and an idol.
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 Lefty Frizzell
William Orville Frizzell was born in Corsicana, Texas on March 31,1928.
Lefty has been called country's greatest singer, and many performers have been greatly influenced by his phrasing and vocal curls, most notably, Merle Haggard.
Lefty Frizzell was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982.
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 Lefty Frizzell - Sings The Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers | Best price for Music on CD Album
Lefty Frizzell, his boxing jailbird days still on him like old coats, dead skin unshed, works his way through 78 memories, the yodel, the blues, the railroad tracks to nowhere and everywhere, the broken hearts, the lonely (without no home).
For those persons highly familar with Lefty Frizzell's recordings, this was a key record when it was issued in 1951.
Frizzell a legend to country musicians: simple arrangements, no horns and no background vocals as are used in his well-known songs from the late 50s to 60s.
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 Woman, thought to be singer Lefty Frizzell's daughter, dead - Saturday, 02/14/04   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ricky Frizzell, the son of Lefty Frizzell and brother of Westervelt, also had lived in a rural Wayne County cabin for many years and was described as a hermit.
Now thought to be in his early 50's, Ricky Frizzell was known to local residents for behavior such as screaming in the woods and lying in the middle of county roads.
William Orville ''Lefty'' Frizzell, a Texas native, died of a stroke in 1975 at 47.
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 Lefty Frizzell, That's the Way Life Goes: the Hit Songs 1950-1975   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Frizzell classics such as "Always Late (With Your Kisses)" and "Shine, Shave, Shower" remind the listener of the quality of Frizzell's song-writing, and the covers show his good taste in others' tunes.
Frizzell's cover of Marty Robbins's "Cigarette and Coffee Blues" was a moderate comeback hit in 1958, after a slow period in Frizzell's career, but then times got worse.
Lefty Frizzell passed on, victim of of a stroke at the age of 47 in July of 1975.
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 Lefty Frizzell
By his early twenty's, Frizzell was a regular at the Ace of Clubs in Big Springs, Texas and after spending years singing in other various honky tonks, barn dances and parties, lefty got the attention of Columbia Records in 1950.
Frizzell was not only original in his vocal sound - he was the first country singer to wear rhinestones on stage.
Lefty was inducted into the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 1972 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1982.
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 Amazon.com: Music: The Best of Lefty Frizzell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Frizzell's "Always Late" was number one, "Mom and Dad Waltz" was number two (those two were back-to-back on a single release), "I Want To Be With You Always" was number seven and "Travelin' Blues", a tune written by Jimmie Rodgers was number eight.
Lefty Frizzell would continue to record with mixed success until his untimely death from a stroke in July 1975.
Lefty Frizzell wasn't a giant of country music like, say, Hank Williams or Jimmie Rodgers, but he WAS one of the all-time great voices.
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 LEFTY FRIZZELL
Lefty Frizzell was the definitive honky-tonk singer, and the vocalist who set the style for generations of vocalists that followed him.
Lefty's style is now the gold standard of country vocalising.
Lefty Frizzell was born in Corsicana, Texas, on March 31, 1928, which means he would be 75 had he lived.
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Frizzell’s extended stay at the top of the charts (thirteen Top Ten hits in roughly two years’ time) was over by 1953, but he remained a popular star on the road.
While in California, Frizzell became a regular on the television program Town Hall Party (he had previously made a succession of sellout appearances on Hometown Jamboree), starred in the first country concert ever held at the Hollywood Bowl (August 6, 1955), and was given a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1962 the Frizzells moved to Nashville, eventually settling north of the city in Hendersonville.
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 Lefty Frizell
FRIZZELL, WILLIAM ORVILLE R. William (Lefty) Frizzell, country musician, was born in Corsicana, Texas, on March 31, 1928, son of Naamon Orville R. and Adie (Cox) Frizzell.
His father's occupation was listed as "roustabout" on Lefty's birth certificate, and the family lived in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas as they followed the oilfields.
He did however, record an album in tribute called "Lefty Frizzell Sings the Songs of Jimmie Rodgers." After 1952 Frizzell's career hit a slump due to the emergence of rock-and-roll.
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 PBS - American Roots Music : The Songs and the Artists - Lefty Frizzell
Born William Orville Frizzell in 1928 in Texas, Lefty Frizzell got his nickname from a playground fistfight in which he revealed a mean left hook.
His father, an itinerant oil field worker, moved Lefty and his seven siblings from town to town as a child.
He had his own kiddie radio show at 12, and by the time he was in his teens, Lefty was performing in the Southwest's most raucous roadhouses.
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 Artist Biography - Lefty Frizzell
When he was twelve, Lefty picked up his first guitar.
The break that brought Lefty out of the Texas bars and into country fame came when he was working with his own band in Texas.
After over twenty years of success, Lefty has established himself as one of the most respected, well-liked country artists in the business.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Brothers In Song - Lefty Frizzell/David Frizzell at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This album contains Lefty Frizzel’s greatest hits, and after listening to it, one can see why he is rightfully considered one of the greatest of all time.
Lefty Frizzel even dipped into this category with one of his last songs, “The Long Black Veil” A ballad about a man who is put to death for a crime he doesn’t commit to protect the reputation of the woman he loves.
Lefty Frizzel was an incredible influence on the world of country music.
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 Lefty Frizzell - Reviews on RateItAll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Born in 1928, Lefty Frizzell released his first CD, "The One and Only Lefty Frizzell," in 1959.
Lefty is the King of honky tonk singers and was a great songwriter as well.
Lefty died much to young at the age of 47 from a brain aneurism.
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 Lefty Frizzell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
By that fall, Lefty and Starnes had a major falling our, ended up in court, and Lefty lost most of his recording royalties and came away with a lasting distrust of managers and promoters.
Lefty sung the new “honky tonk” style that developed with the microphones and sound systems that came along, systems that allowed the singer to get away from the old mountain “shouting” style of Roy Acuff or Bill Monroe.
Lefty had a heart slightly bigger than Oklahoma, but some say his personal life was confused much of the time and his own opinion of his talent was not so big.
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 Country Standard Time: CD Review Lefty Frizzell
Lefty Frizzell was a major force in shaping today's country music.
The versions that were around in the era of the vinyl LP were modernized rerecordings made long past his (and his style of music's) prime.
Frizzell was not the unique singer he once had been (as the remake of his first hit "I Love You A Thousand Ways" proves) but he was still as good as his best imitators.
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 Lefty Frizzell 1950's music rockabilly roots rock oldies music record label Dragon Street
A rare Lefty Frizzell single, featuring an unreleased pair of songs written by Hank Williams (Sr.) and Jimmy Fields: "Always In Love" and "Steppin' Out".
Both songs were recorded in Dallas at the legendary Jim Beck Studios in 1950, using Lefty's incredible studio band, and produced by Columbia's Don Law.
There tracks were never pressed by Columbia and have survived on a lone acetate, only to be pressed in one extremely limited edition in the early 1990s on the "Lefty's Records" label by co-writer Jimmy Fields himself.
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 Lefty Frizzell : Entertaining Comments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
That's right, this is a collection of mostly the 60's countrypolitan stereo remakes of the 1950's classics with a sprinkling of originals from the 1960's but the re-recordings are definitely enough to let you all know that this CD is not recommended and that I recommend the Legacy "Look What...
Although 10 songs recorded by Lefty isn't enough and there are collections with more songs, there is only one song on here that isn't on the more superior collections and that's "A Little Unfair," which is an excellent song that peaked at #36...
Lefty Frizzell possessed songwriting skills to rival those of the legendary Hank Williams and had an incredible singing voice to boot.
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LEFTY Was Discovered In 1950, While Performing One Of His Own Songs At The Ace Of Clubs, In Big Spring, Texas.
William Orville Frizzell Was Born In A Small House Behind An Oil Rig Near Tuckertown, Texas (Pure Oil camp near Palestine and Corsicana) Lefty's Singing Influences Were Jimmie Rogers And Ernest Tubb.
Lefty Frizzell and the Western Cherokees at the Clover Club.
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