One of country's most enduring themes -- plunging headfirst into ill-fated love -- gets a beautiful, lyric treatment here from Lefty Frizzell, who charted numerous times in the '40s and '50s. He was a masterful storyteller, and this is a timeless, intricate story.

The above compilation, Look What Thoughts Will Do, includes 34 tracks on two discs. It's a great way to meet one of the most talented country stars back in an era when country was routinely awesome.