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    Dallas Frazier

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1California Cottonfields lyrics
    2Mohair Sam lyrics
    3She Wakes Me With a Kiss Every Morning lyrics
    4My Baby Packed Up My Mind and Left Me lyrics
    5Tell It Like It Is lyrics
    6Just a Little Bit of You lyrics
    7Ain't Had No Lovin' lyrics
    8If My Heart Had Windows lyrics
    9Walkin' Wonder lyrics
    10Will You Visit Me on Sundays lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Singing My Songs [RCA Victor] [1970]
    2My Baby Packed Up My Mind and Left Me [RCA Victor] [1971]
    3Tell It Like It Is [Capitol] [1967]
    4Elvira [Capitol] [1966]


    One of country's most enduring songwriters, Dallas Frazier was born
    on October 27, 1939, in Spiro, OK. Raised in Bakersfield, CA, he was
    skilled on a number of musical instruments by the age of 12; while
    still in his teens, he became a featured member of Ferlin Husky's
    band, cutting his first solo single, "Space Command," in 1954. Soon
    after, he was named a regular on the Hometown Jamboree program,
    where he was often paired with fellow teen star Molly Bee.

    In 1957, Frazier scored a hit with a cover of the Hollywood Argyles'
    "Alley Oop." When Hometown Jamboree was canceled at the end of
    the decade, he moved to Nashville to work as a songwriter,
    composing Husky's 1964 hit "Timber I'm Falling." Two years later,
    his career caught fire; in addition to releasing his own debut album,
    Elvira, he penned three huge hits — Jack Greene's "There Goes My
    Everything," Connie Smith's "Ain't Had No Lovin'," and George Jones'
    "I'm a People." In 1967, Frazier released Tell It Like It Is, although
    his biggest success came on the pop charts, via Engelbert
    Humperdinck's rendition of "There Goes My Everything."

    As the decade drew to a close, Frazier's songs remained popular
    fodder for other artists; in addition to supplying more hits for
    Jones, Greene, and Smith, his compositions were recorded by the
    likes of Willie Nelson, Brenda Lee, Charley Pride, and Merle
    Haggard, who included three Frazier songs on his 1968 LP The
    Legend of Bonnie & Clyde. His success only increased in the
    1970s; in addition to generating a pair of solo records — 1970's
    Singing My Songs and the following year's My Baby Packed Up My
    Mind and Left Me — Frazier became one of Nashville's most
    sought-after writers, composing hits for Elvis Presley, Moe Bandy,
    Roy Head, Rodney Crowell, and Ronnie Hawkins as well as frequent
    collaborators like Husky, Pride, and Greene. In 1972, he joined
    Smith for three cuts on her LP If It Ain't Love (& Other Great
    Dallas Frazier Songs).

    Frazier's songs continued to hit the charts well into the 1980s; his
    "Elvira" was a tremendous crossover smash for the Oak Ridge
    Boys, while Emmylou Harris topped the charts with "Beneath Still
    Waters." Even younger artists like George Strait, Randy Travis,
    and Patty Loveless found success with his compositions. In 1988,
    however, Frazier retired from songwriting, leaving Nashville to
    pursue a career in the ministry.

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