Lefty Frizzell

William Orville "Lefty" Frizzell (March 31, 1928 – July 19, 1975) was an American country and honky-tonk singer-songwriter.

Frizell is known as one of the most influential country music vocal stylists of all time. He has been cited as influencing prominent country singers like George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1982 as well as the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In his prime, Frizzell was the first artist to achieve four songs in the top ten on the Country Music Billboard charts at one time. Frizzell went on to have more success, releasing many songs that charted in the Top 10 of the Hot Country Songs charts as an artist and songwriter. After dealing with alcoholism, he died of a stroke at age 47.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 31, 1928 (Corsicana), Died July 19, 1975 (Nashville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, songwriter, composer, lyricist

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-5772 10-in. 10/11/1950 If you've got the money, I've got the time Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor E1VB-1188 10-in. 2/20/1951 Look what thoughts will do Oklahoma Wranglers ; Guy Willis Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor E1VB-1189 10-in. 2/20/1951 Shine, shave, shower Oklahoma Wranglers ; Guy Willis Male vocal solo, with vocal harmonies and string band songwriter  
Columbia RHCO4188 10-in. 7/25/1950 I love you a thousand ways Lefty Frizzell Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Columbia RHCO4189 10-in. 7/25/1950 If you've got the money I've got the time Lefty Frizzell Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Columbia RHCO4190 10-in. August 1950 Shine, shave, shower (it's Saturday) Lefty Frizzell Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Columbia RHCO4283 10-in. 9/21/1950 Look what thoughts will do Lefty Frizzell Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Columbia CO45062 10-in. 1/11/1951 My baby's just like money Lefty Frizzell Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Columbia CO45064 10-in. 1/11/1951 I want to be with you always Lefty Frizzell Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Columbia CO45595 10-in. 3/15/1951 If you're ever lonely darling Ray Price Male vocal solo, with string band composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO46264 10-in. Always late (with your kisses) Lefty Frizzell Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia CO46265 10-in. 5/24/1951 Mom and Dad's waltz Lefty Frizzell Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO46354 10-in. 6/1/1951 Blue yodel no. 6 Lefty Frizzell Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia CO46355 10-in. 6/1/1951 Travellin' blues Lefty Frizzell Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia CO46356 10-in. 6/1/1951 My old pal Lefty Frizzell Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia CO46357 10-in. 6/1/1951 Blue yodel no.2 (my lovin' gal Lucille) Lefty Frizzell Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia CO46358 10-in. 6/2/1951 Lullaby yodel Lefty Frizzell Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia CO46359 10-in. 6/2/1951 Brakeman's blues Lefty Frizzell Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia CO46360 10-in. 6/2/1951 My rough and rowdy ways Lefty Frizzell Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Frizzell, Lefty," accessed April 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357708.

Frizzell, Lefty. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357708.

"Frizzell, Lefty." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 April 2024.

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