Lefty Frizzell

US country singer & songwriter. Born 21 March 1928. Died 19 July 1975
Lefty Frizzell
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1928-03-21
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Lefty Frizzell

Lefty Frizzell Biography (Wikipedia)

William Orville Frizzell, known as Lefty Frizzell (March 31, 1928 – July 19, 1975), was an American country music singer-songwriter and honky-tonk singer. A vocalist who set the style of singing "the country way" for the generations that followed, Frizzell became one of the most successful and influential artists of country music throughout his career. He gained prominence in 1950 after two major hits, and throughout the decade was a very popular country performer. He remains the only country singer to have four songs that reached No. 1 on the Billboard country chart in one year (1951). He smoothed out the rough edges of a honky tonk song by sounding out syllables longer and singing longer. Because of this, his music became much more mainstream without losing its honky-tonk attitude and persona.

Frizzell influenced a number of other country singers, including George Jones, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, Keith Whitley, Merle Haggard, and John Fogerty. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1982. After the death of Hank Williams in 1953, Frizzell released many songs that charted in the Top 10 of the Hot Country Songs charts. His success did not carry on into the 1960s, and after suffering from alcoholism, he died at age 47.

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Saginaw Michigan
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Stranger
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Stranger
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Just Can't Live That Fast (Any More)
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Just Can't Live That Fast (Any More)
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Give Me More, More, More (Of Your Kisses)
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Give Me More, More, More (Of Your Kisses)
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I Love You A Thousand Ways
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I Love You A Thousand Ways
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Shine, Shave, Shower (It's Saturday)
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Shine, Shave, Shower (It's Saturday)
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Always Late (With Your Kisses)
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Always Late (With Your Kisses)
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The Long Black Veil
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The Long Black Veil
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How Far Down Can I Go
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How Far Down Can I Go
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You're Here, So Everything's All Right
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You're Here, So Everything's All Right
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If Youve Got The Money Ive Got The Time
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If Youve Got The Money Ive Got The Time
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Cigarettes And Coffee Blues
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Cigarettes And Coffee Blues
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I'll Be With You Always
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I'll Be With You Always
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Mama
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Mama
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She Found The Key
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She Found The Key
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She's Gone, Gone, Gone
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She's Gone, Gone, Gone
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I Never Go Around Mirrors
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I Never Go Around Mirrors
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Always Late
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Always Late
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I Want To Be With You Always
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I Want To Be With You Always
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My Baby's Just Like Money
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My Baby's Just Like Money
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