It’s hard to imagine why Columbia Records wrapped Lefty Frizzell in a swath of pink for an album full of country blues and train songs. Maybe it was the art director’s favorite color?
Or maybe it was designed to stand out among the refrigerators and record players lining the store aisles where records were sold in 1952.
That’s the year Frizzell released Songs of Jimmie Rodgers, an eight-song set of blues and yodels about “My Rough and Rowdy Ways.”
Things that Rodgers experienced even when (or maybe because he was) dressed in pink.
Here’s “Midnight Turning Day Blues” (a.k.a. Blue Yodel No. 6)
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