Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Record #0560: Always Late (With Your Kisses) / Mom and Dad's Waltz – LEFTY FRIZZELL

Columbia 4-20837 (original) USA, Jul. 9, 1951
Words & Music bySide ALefty Frizzell, Blackie Crawford; Side B – Frizzell
Musicians: Lefty Frizzell (vocals, rhythm guitar), Leon Rhodes (lead guitar), Buddy Griffin (bass), Bobby Williamson  (rhythm guitar), Vic Candis (fiddle), Jim Kelly (steel guitar)
Recording sessions: Produced by Don Law and Frank Jones at Jim Beck Studio, Dallas, TX, 1951
Highest chart positions:  Side A - US Country #1; Side B - US Country #2

Frizzell had 17 songs in US Country Top 10 during his career. Four of those were there at the same time in 1951. I think it's a fair statement that this single was released at the peak of his success.

The title song has been covered by Jo-El Sonnier in 1976 (US Country #99), Leona Williams in 1981 (US Country #84) and Dwight Yoakam in 1988 (US Country #9).

List price:  Very Good+ is $12.50, Near Mint is $25

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