Thursday, August 21, 2014

Record #0561: Never No Mo' Blues / Sleep, Baby Sleep – LEFTY FRIZZELL

Columbia 4-21101(original) USA, May 1953
Words & Music bySide AJimmie Rodgers, Elsie McWilliams; Side B – Rodgers
Musicians: Lefty Frizzell (vocals, rhythm guitar) and probably: Leon Rhodes (lead guitar), Buddy Griffin (bass), Bobby Williamson  (rhythm guitar), Vic Candis (fiddle), Jim Kelly (steel guitar)
Recording sessions: Jim Beck Studio (?), Dallas, TX, 1953
Highest chart positions:  Didn't hit Top 100 in any chart

This single has two Jimmie Rodgers originals; side A is from 1928 and the flip from 1927.

Things were kinda slow with Frizzell in 1953. He released 7 singles that year, but only two of those charted.

The co-writer of side A, Elsie McWilliams was Rodgers' sister-in-law.

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

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