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Sings The Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers
Lefty Frizzell
Sings The Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
 
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When Lefty Frizzell's rough and rowdy ways landed him in the jailhouse, he was inspired to compose not a rambling blues but "I Love You a Thousand Ways," one of country music's sweetest love songs. It makes sense, then, th...  more »

      
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All Artists: Lefty Frizzell
Title: Sings The Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Koch Records
Release Date: 10/19/1999
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Styles: Roadhouse Country, Classic Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 099923804925

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When Lefty Frizzell's rough and rowdy ways landed him in the jailhouse, he was inspired to compose not a rambling blues but "I Love You a Thousand Ways," one of country music's sweetest love songs. It makes sense, then, that when Frizzell later recorded this Jimmie Rodgers tribute, he would largely bypass the Singing Brakeman's well-known rowdy side to focus on songs of love lost and found. Granted, Songs of Jimmie Rodgers includes ramblin' classics like "California Blues" and, of course, "My Rough and Rowdy Ways." More often, though, Frizzell chooses to drop his fragile flurries of notes into songs with a softer touch: "My Old Pal," "Treasure Untold," "Lullaby Yodel." On the concluding "Sleep Baby Sleep," he trills through a yodel more sweet than blue, and so even though a harmonica chugs behind him like a slow train coming, you can tell what he really wants is just to stay right here, cradling the child in his arms. --David Cantwell
 

CD Reviews

Great Reissue of an important recording
K. A. Schalk | Cincinnati, OH USA | 12/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For those persons highly familar with Lefty Frizzell's recordings, this was a key record when it was issued in 1951. The CD reproduction quality is very very good. For Lefty fans, the album is a treat because it brings out the best of the elements of style that made Mr. 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. A set of classic songs, well-performed is all that is here. I highly recommend this CD."
JENNYS OPINIONS--THEY'RE FREE
Jenny Murray | Weiser, Id United States | 11/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"THE AMAZING VOICE OF LEFTY FRIZZELL IS WELL DISPLAYED ON THIS ALBUM.IT SHOULD BE A COLLECTOR'S ITEM"
And they said Gene Autry was the closest to Jimmie
R. Bartlett | California USA | 01/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gene Autry didn't have the advantage of the recording equipment Left had, but Lefty is still THE ONE. How could anyone interpret Jimmie Rodger's music any better?"