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Dallas Frazier

Dallas Frazier
Dallas Frazier in 1966
Background information
Born (1939-10-27) October 27, 1939
Origin Spiro, Oklahoma, USA
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1957–1988
Labels Capitol, RCA

Dallas Frazier (born October 27, 1939) is an American country musician and songwriter who had success in the 1950s and 60s.[1]

Contents

  • Biography 1
  • Discography 2
    • Albums 2.1
    • Singles 2.2
  • References 3

Biography

Frazier was born in Spiro, Oklahoma but was raised in Bakersfield, California. As a teenager, he played with Ferlin Husky and on the program Hometown Jamboree; and released his first single, "Space Command", at age 14 in 1954.[1]

Frazier's 1957 song Alley Oop, later taken to #1 in the US by The Hollywood Argyles was his first hit. After Hometown Jamboree went off the air, Frazier moved to Nashville, Tennessee and found work as a songwriter. Among his early successes was "Timber I'm Falling", a hit for Husky in 1964, and There Goes My Everything, a big hit for Jack Greene in 1966.

In 1966 he released his solo debut album Elvira, containing his song Elvira. His follow-up Tell It Like It Is (1967), was also a success.[1]

While his singing success was limited, Frazier became an oft-covered songwriter. His tunes were recorded by Randy Travis, and Patty Loveless have all also recorded Frazier tunes.[1] Frazier himself charted eight times on the U.S. country charts.

He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1976.

In 1988, Frazier left the music industry and became a minister.[1]

Discography

Albums

Year Album Label
1966 Elvira Capitol
1967 Tell It Like It Is
1970 Singing My Songs RCA Victor
1971 My Baby Packed Up My Mind and Left Me

Singles

Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country US
[2]
CAN Country CAN
1954 "Space Command" single only
1966 "Elvira" 72 27 Elvira
"Just a Little Bit of You" 108
"Especially for You"
1967 "My Woman Up't and Gone" Tell It Like It Is
"Everybody Oughta Sing a Song" 28 23 singles only
1968 "The Sunshine of My World" 43
"I Hope I Like Mexico Blues" 59
1969 "The Conspiracy of Homer Jones" 63 120
"California Cotton Fields" 45 Singing My Songs
1970 "She Wants to Be Good"
"The Birthmark Henry Thompson Talks About" 45 single only
1971 "Big Mable Murphy" 43 My Baby Packed Up My Mind and Left Me
"My Baby Packed Up My Mind and Left Me"
"High Steppin' Mama" singles only
1972 "North Carolina" 42 55
1973 "Let That Lonesome Fiddle Man Take the Lead"

References

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e
  2. ^
Further Reading
  • Nashville Songwriters Foundation
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