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Life's Like Poetry
Lefty Frizzell
Life's Like Poetry
Genre: Country
  •  Track Listings (28) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (27) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (27) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (30) - Disc #4
  •  Track Listings (28) - Disc #5
  •  Track Listings (26) - Disc #6
  •  Track Listings (26) - Disc #7
  •  Track Listings (28) - Disc #8
  •  Track Listings (28) - Disc #9
  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #10
  •  Track Listings (33) - Disc #11
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #12

12 CD box set with a 150 page book.


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All Artists: Lefty Frizzell
Title: Life's Like Poetry
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bear Family
Original Release Date: 1/1/1992
Re-Release Date: 12/25/1999
Album Type: Box set, Import
Genre: Country
Styles: Bluegrass, Roadhouse Country, Classic Country
Number of Discs: 12
SwapaCD Credits: 12


Album Description
12 CD box set with a 150 page book.

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The Motherlode of Hard Core Country
C. CRADDOCK | Bakersfield | 04/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The title of this Box Set comes from a Merle Haggard song, which is appropriate, because Merle is the next link in the chain of great country singer/songwriters. There is another Merle song, "The Way it was in '51" that contains the line: "Hank and Lefty crowded every jukebox." Lefty was a very important singer, and he is not as well known as he deserves to be among the general public, but other singers, like Merle, know that he was very influential. He was on par with the likes of Hank Williams, and Jimmie Rodgers, the Singin' Brakeman.

Both Merle and Hank covered Jimmie Rodgers, for instance, Merle did a whole tribute album to him, and so did Lefty. I think that Lefty did the definitive version of "Rough and Rowdy Ways," even better than Jimmie's. Lefty also did some wicked covers of "Blue Yodel #5," & "#2," as well as "Brakeman's Blues."

This Box Set is really fantastic, but if you want to just get a Greatest Hits package, to get a taste of it, some songs to look for would be "Always Late (With Your Kisses)," "If You've Got The Money (I've Got The Time)," "I Love You a Thousand Ways," "Watermelon Time in Georgia," "The Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy," and not so well known, but deserving of a listen, "My Baby's Just Like Money."

"Saginaw, Michigan" was recently voted among the top 5 country songs about towns and cities. Lefty deserves greater fame, and his singing style influenced so many others, that his music deserves much closer scrutiny.

As Good As It Gets
Ross Mandell | Mystic CT | 10/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"From his days as a honkytonk firecracker to the deep meloncholy of his final recordings Lefty was, along with his close friends Hank Williams and Ray Price, the finest and most influencial of country singers. His ligato style has had a profound influence of great singers from Merle Haggard to Keith Whitley and Randy Travis to Scott Hisey. This great collection spans Lefty's entire career and it is riviting. This is pure country music as good as it gets. And that is very good indeed."