In reference to the LA Burnout comps last week, I was reminded of this Nancy Sinatra nugget found on the reissue of 1967’s Country, My Way. Exercising a time tested theme in song (i.e., the whole leaving home to ‘make it’ in Los Angeles, thang), Sinatra’s take here is a very worthy addition to the lineage. As with the best of her stuff from this era (often with Hazlewood), the idiosyncratic instrumentation really pays off, especially the discordant drums.

MP3: Nancy Sinatra :: Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham
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5 Responses to “Nancy Sinatra :: Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham”

  1. I snapped this up on vinyl a few months ago at Amoeba. It kills.

  2. Geez! She had the best band money could buy behind her. TW’s right, it is a fantastic LP.

  3. Ya know, I think this song is all about the importance of every decision / action we make. If the narrator hadn’t bought that jug of wine and po boy, she/he probably would have had enough money to make it further than Little Rock – and think of all the adventures missed in that case! Anyway…

  4. Very sweet.

  5. my favorite nancy album. a gem from start to finish.

    @duncan: the band behind her is The Wrecking Crew, the session musicians who were responsible for most of the sounds coming out of speakers in the 1960s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wrecking_Crew_%28music%29

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