Steppin' Out: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight

Steppin' Out: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight

by Lefty FrizzellLefty Frizzell


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There's no questioning Lefty Frizzell's status as one of the two or three top honky tonk singers of all time, but curiously, the Bear Family compilation Steppin' Out: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight -- part of an artist series that focuses specifically on honky tonk -- doesn't work as well as the best Lefty Frizzell compilations available. Certainly one of the most promising volumes in the series, it includes an abundance of Lefty's signature tracks: "Cigarettes and Coffee Blues," "Give Me More, More, More (Of Your Kisses)," "Run 'Em Off," "She's Gone, Gone, Gone," and "Shine, Shave, Shower (It's Saturday)." Songs like these are part of what made Lefty Frizzell a legend to honky tonk fans -- light and carefree songs that established the "livin' high while I can" persona, making him at least the second most imitated honky tonk singer of all time (Hank Williams being the only contender for the crown). But an equal part of Lefty's influence was his tender balladry, including nostalgic material like "Mom and Dad's Waltz," "Forever (And Always)," "I Love You a Thousand Ways," "I Want to Be with You Always," and "Look What Thoughts Will Do." Anthologizing one important side of Lefty Frizzell's career is a beautiful thing, however, and there are plenty of rare songs here, including one track ("Steppin' Out") that is unreleased in any form, and several that were only available on Bear Family's massive box set Life's Like Poetry ("Sunday Down in Tennessee," "When Payday Comes Around," "My Blues Will Pass").

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2008
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127168023
catalogNumber: 16802
Rank: 76617

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lefty Frizzell   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Hank Garland   Guitar
Johnny Gimble   Fiddle
Joe Maphis   Guitar
Skeets McDonald   Bass Guitar
Pete Drake   Steel Guitar
Don Helms   Steel Guitar
Grady Martin   Guitar
Johnny Bond   Vocals
M.C. Berry   Drums
Harold Bradley   Guitar
Bobby Bruce   Fiddle
Lightnin' Chance   Bass Guitar
Ray Edenton   Bass Guitar
Buddy Harman   Drums
Roy M. "Junior" Husky   Bass Guitar
Wayne Raney   Harmonica,Vocals
Leon Rhodes   Guitar
Jerry Rivers   Fiddle
Joe Zinkan   Bass Guitar
Harold Carmack   Piano
Farris Coursey   Drums
Jimmie Curtis   Steel Guitar
Dale Potter   Fiddle
William Whitney Pursell   Piano
Jimmy Rollins   Guitar
Norman Stevens   Guitar
Pee Wee Stewart   Fiddle
Bobby Williamson   Bass Guitar
Sam Pruett   Guitar
Jack Shook   Guitar
Paul Blunt   Steel Guitar
Eddie Caldwell   Fiddle
Eddie Duncan   Bass Guitar
Artie Glenn   Bass Guitar
Jimmy Kelly   Steel Guitar
Walter Lenk   Drums
George McCoy   Steel Guitar
Jack Youngblood   Fiddle
Thomas Lee Jackson   Fiddle
Marvin H. Hughes   Piano
Johnny Sibert   Steel Guitar
Marion Z. "Pee Wee" Adams   Drums
Don West   Piano
Kenneth Baker   Guitar
Bill Callahan   Bass Guitar
Abe Mulkay   Vocal Harmony
John Kelleher   Bass Guitar
C.B. White   Steel Guitar
Shirley Caddell   Vocals
Vernon Crank   Drums
Jack Gregory   Saxophone
Marianne Hall   Steel Guitar
Buddy Griffin & His Orchestra   Rhythm Guitar
Joe Knight   Rhythm Guitar
Grundy Herbert   Bass Guitar
Thomas Eugene ONeal   Steel Guitar
William A. Wardle   Piano
Madge Suttee   Piano

Technical Credits

Lefty Frizzell   Composer
Ray Price   Composer
Marty Robbins   Composer
Onie Wheeler   Composer
Freddie Hart   Composer
Art Satherley   Producer
Jesse Ashlock   Composer
Jimmy Beck   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Frank Jones   Producer
Don Law   Producer
Wayne Walker   Composer
Deke Dickerson   Liner Notes,Biographical Notes
Blackie Crawford   Composer
Tex Atchison   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Discographical Annotation,Tape Research
Stefan Kohne   Reissue Producer
Eddie Hazelwood   Composer
Erich Hülsenbeck   Photo Scanning
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Jim Beck   Composer
Aubrey Freeman   Composer
Tony Lee   Composer

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