That's the Way Life Goes: The Hit Songs 1950-1975

That's the Way Life Goes: The Hit Songs 1950-1975

by Lefty Frizzell
     
 

There have been many Lefty Frizzell compilations over the years, most of them excellent, but few surpass Columbia/Legacy's comprehensive, listenable 1997 double-disc set Look What Thoughts Will Do, which covers nearly his entire career, stopping short of his last hits in the mid-'70s. Raven's 2005 set That's the Way Life Goes 1950-1975 contends with theSee more details below

Overview

There have been many Lefty Frizzell compilations over the years, most of them excellent, but few surpass Columbia/Legacy's comprehensive, listenable 1997 double-disc set Look What Thoughts Will Do, which covers nearly his entire career, stopping short of his last hits in the mid-'70s. Raven's 2005 set That's the Way Life Goes 1950-1975 contends with the Legacy compilation by covering more territory while simultaneously being more concise. It's a single-disc set running a generous 28 tracks, beginning with his first big hit, "If You Got the Money I've Got the Time," and ending a quarter a century later with such marvelous latter-day singles as "That's the Way Love Goes," "I Never Go Around Mirrors," and "Life's Like Poetry." In between, all of his big hits and signature songs are present, including "I Love You a Thousand Ways," "Look What Thoughts Will Do," "Always Late (With Your Kisses)," "Give Me More, More, More (Of Your Kisses)," "Run 'Em Off," "The Long Black Veil," and "Saginaw, Michigan." Since most of the music Lefty recorded was at the very least very good, more extensive sets like Look What Thoughts Will Do have more great music to offer -- there's simply more of it there -- but as an introduction and overview to Frizzell's career, That's the Way Life Goes is the best compilation yet.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/2004
Label:
Raven [australia]
UPC:
0612657019528
catalogNumber:
195
Rank:
102824

Tracks

  1. If You've Got the Money (I've Got the Time)
  2. I Love You a Thousand Ways
  3. Look What Thoughts Will Do
  4. Shine, Shave, Shower (It's Saturday)
  5. I Want to Be With You Always
  6. Always Late (With Your Kisses)
  7. Mom and Dad's Waltz
  8. Travelin' Blues
  9. Give Me More, More, More (Of Your Kisses)
  10. How Long Will It Take (To Stop Lovin' You)
  11. Don't Stay Away (Till Love Grows Cold)
  12. Forever (And Always)
  13. I'm an Old, Old Man (Tryin' to Live While I Can)
  14. (Honey, Baby, Hurry!) Bring Your Sweet Self Back to Me
  15. Run 'Em Off
  16. I Love You Mostly
  17. Just Can't Live That Fast (Any More)
  18. Cigarettes and Coffee Blues
  19. The Long Black Veil
  20. Saginaw, Michigan
  21. She's Gone, Gone, Gone
  22. I Can't Get Over You to Save My Life
  23. I Never Go Around Mirrors (I've Got a Heartache to Hide)
  24. That the Way Love Goes
  25. Railroad Lady
  26. Lucky Arms
  27. Life's Like Poetry
  28. Falling

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lefty Frizzell   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Lefty Frizzell   Composer
Merle Haggard   Composer
Ray Price   Composer
Marty Robbins   Composer
Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
Jimmy Buffett   Composer
Onie Wheeler   Composer
Shelly Lee Alley   Composer
Jimmy Beck   Composer
Don Gant   Producer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Frank Jones   Producer
Don Law   Producer
A.L. Owens   Composer
Sanger D. Schafer   Composer
Marijohn Wilkin   Composer
Blackie Crawford   Composer
Keith Glass   Concept,Annotation
Danny Dill   Composer
Warren Barnett   Mastering
Peter Shillito   Concept
Leslie Lyle   Composer
Loys Sutherland   Composer
Dub Dickerson   Composer
Don Wayne   Composer
Bryan Adams   Composer
B.J. Anderson   Composer
Tony Lee   Composer
Jim Beck   Composer
Joel Johnson   Composer

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