Saturday, June 4, 2011

Featured Artist - Lefty Frizzell (Part One)

There's few better singers in Country music (or Opera) than Lefty Frizzell and often those who could be considered so have drawn significantly from his vocal style and phrasing.  Willie Nelson  and Merle Haggard certainly come into that group, but probably not Placido Domingo.

Lefty's golden era was pre rock and roll early 50's, when he and Hank Williams "crowded every jukebox" and the four selections below are from this vintage era.

Although Nashville production did nothing to enhance his sound after this period, he made other fine recordings before he died in 1975, and in later posts this month some of the best of these will be featured.

When Lefty's warm, undulating vocal finds it's way into your soul, for 2 or 3 minutes at least, the world seems a better place.

1 comment:

  1. I got a McKinney's Cotton Pickers LP yesterday. Thank you Michael for putting them up on the website 1 month ago - They are now on my buying list.