Archive for the 'Lee Hazlewood' Category

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. […]