Archive for the 'Lee Hazlewood' Category

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Author Wyndham Wallace charmingly suggests in the beginning pages of his new memoir about his time with Lee Hazlewood that he felt he was “not even shit” on the legendary producer, songwriter, and performer’s shoes upon their initial meeting at the New York Grand Hyatt in 1999. Wallace’s taste for self-deprecation runs through the entire […]

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

The psychedelic cowboy known as Lee Hazlewood was a force unlike any other: his deep baritone, his effortless cool, his expansive, boundary-pushing production and, perhaps most of all, his immense talent for composition. It’s the latter two that, lately, have caused his rendition of Tom Rush’s “No Regrets,” from The Cowboy & the Lady, his 1969 […]

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra’s “Some Velvet Morning”. The coupling of a psychedelic country-rock pioneer and a struggling pop princess of the ’60s. A risky, experimental and dubious piece of work that did, in fact, reach number 26 on the Billboard pop charts in 1968. It has since been covered just short of 20 times […]

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

For years, one of my rituals when hitting up record stores was a quick visit to the Lee Hazlewood section — alternately located, depending on the shop, in ‘country’, ‘rock’, or the most perplexing, ‘oldies’. You could occasionally find old, beaten down, used vinyl or foreign-pressed (often shoddily produced) import CDs. Other than that locating […]

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Shortly after the release of the million-selling Nancy & Lee, Lee Hazlewood exercised his newfound clout with Reprise and headed to Paris to record a new solo album. Along for the ride were rhythm guitarist extraordinaire Donnie Owens and Wrecking Crew members James Burton, Hal Blaine, Chuck Berghofer, and Don Randi. If Hazlewood’s stream of […]

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Penned by Jerry Leiber and Billy Edd Wheeler, and made famous by Johnny Cash and June Carter (their take won a Grammy), “Jackson” hearkens back to the days of classic storytelling in song. The tune is also one of my favorite duets that Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra took on during their fruitful collaborative period. […]