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Friday, 25 September 2015

Twangy Country Friday

This week it is intentional.
One final honky tonk hero today - Mr Lefty Frizzell arguably one of the most influential artists in Country music history.
Huge in the 50s his career sadly began to peter out in the mid 60s although he charted with over 30 singles and had 13 studio albums.
He even had a massive box set Life's Like Poetry on the great German Bear Family Records which a certain ex blogger is the proud owner of.
I suspect that it contains several vesions of these two fine songs.
Sadly he lapsed into alcoholism, dying of a stroke in 1975 at the tragically young age of 47(Lefty that is not the ex blogger)

Lefty Frizzell - Always Late (With Your Kisses)

lefty Frizzell - Saginaw, Michigan


  1. Yes, still here, at the age of 52. I can still remember the day when we say Life's Like Poetry in Tower Records in Glasgow.

    1. Tower Records.Showing your age there George (and mine!)

  2. Country artists have the best names, don't they? Lefty Frizell is a great name... right up there with Boxcar Willie.

    1. I was going to suggest Hank Wangford, but it turns out he's a British country singer so the name's a little too contrived.

      According to the generator though, my own country star name would be... Cletus Avery.