Lee Hazlewood -- Search and Destroy

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"Sand" with Nancy Sinatra. SITAR action in the bridge!!!

Wooly Reaper, Tuesday, 11 March 2003 16:33 (nineteen years ago) link

JACKSON with nancy and lee - great trade off singing

ddd, Tuesday, 11 March 2003 16:37 (nineteen years ago) link

i haven't heard an album i don't like of his (yet).

nancy & lee is obviously classic. cowboy in sweden carries on this tradition.

"Trouble is a Lonesome Town" is a great storybook album similar to nilsson's "the point". in between all the songs is dialogue setting you up for the next song. the album tell a story about the people in the town of Trouble and they use such witty wordplay. there's a great song called "Ugly Brown" that describes Emery Zickafuce Brown, the ugliest boy for miles. it says that if he was the only one who entered one of those Mister America contests, the luckiest he could hope for was fourth place.

and then lee's album "13" is his soul/funk album. complete with heavy drums (breaks) and a horn arrangement that could easily be on a stax album.

JasonD (JasonD), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 17:44 (nineteen years ago) link

Search: his productions for Duane Eddy.

Destroy: most of those reissues on Smells Like, including Trouble Is a Lonesome Town. Unwarranted hipster enthusiasm.

?: The MGM stuff is OK, from what I've heard of it. Nancy & Lee is spotty and not for all tastes, but the best stuff is pretty good.

Amateurist (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 18:01 (nineteen years ago) link

hipster?

JasonD (JasonD), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 18:03 (nineteen years ago) link

Steve Shelley's reissue label = hipster enthusiasm

Amateurist (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 18:05 (nineteen years ago) link

And yes, I'll stop using that word.

Amateurist (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 18:05 (nineteen years ago) link

i've only heard 'some velvet morning' but it's definitely search-worthy.

michael wells (michael w.), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 18:13 (nineteen years ago) link

"Some velvet morning" is one of the three greatest records ever made.

Scroll down here for some stuff on the man himself.

Tag (Tag), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 18:44 (nineteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
OK, I'm reviving this cos I want some proper and slightly more detailed advice. Lee seems to have released literally hundreds of albums; I don't own any of them, but I do own the Total Lee tribute album and it's spent the last six months burrowing into my head and not moving. I can't help listening to it, it's a total compulsion, and it's the melodies, the ideas and the lyrics that got me there I think.

So. If I were to dip a tentative toe into Lake Hazlewood, where would I start? I'm fascinated to hear the originals of "Won't You Come Home To Me", "SVM", "A Cheat" etc; is there a decent compilation or is Nancy & Lee a good jumping-off point?

Thoughts...

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Monday, 31 March 2003 22:24 (nineteen years ago) link

These Boot Are Made for Walkin: The Complete MGM Recordings" is good and pretty expansive, but it's definitely on the pricey side. The Lounge Legends comp covers the same period, but is cheaper and doesn't miss too much. I like both Nancy & Lee and Cowboy in Sweden and those are probably the two most consistent non-comp albums, too.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Monday, 31 March 2003 22:38 (nineteen years ago) link

The first one I bought (a year ago) was The Cowboy and a Lady with Lee duetting with Ann Margret on most tracks. It is fantastic tongue-in-cheek country music, with brilliant production and hilarious almost acted -out songs. I can't recommend it enough: Ann Margret actually has a better voice than Nancy Sinatra who I think struggles with raucous numbers.

Kim Tortoise, Tuesday, 1 April 2003 10:20 (nineteen years ago) link

"Love and other crimes" is quite, quite wonderful. Also everyone should own the two Nancy and Lee albums, particularly the first one - "Sand", Sundown, Sundown", Summer wine" and of course, "Some velvet morning" which is one of the five greatest songs ever written.

Tag (Tag), Tuesday, 1 April 2003 10:56 (nineteen years ago) link

"Cowboy In Sweden" is brilliant, the best LH album I've heard yet...

Dadaismus, Tuesday, 1 April 2003 12:48 (nineteen years ago) link

I love "Cowboy in Sweden", too - the best of the reissues I've heard.

Kerry (dymaxia), Tuesday, 1 April 2003 13:29 (nineteen years ago) link

Has anyone heard "Requiem For An Almost Lady"? That's my favourite, really stripped down and dark. "Please Won't You Tell Your Dreams" is one of his best songs, IMO.

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Tuesday, 1 April 2003 13:35 (nineteen years ago) link

That is a lovely song, Steve.

Yes, "Cowboy in Sweden" is very good, but "Love and other crimes" is even better. I don't think it's been reissued but it does turn up in second-hand shops and you should be able to get it cheapish. Mine was a tenner, I think.

Tag (Tag), Tuesday, 1 April 2003 15:11 (nineteen years ago) link

Yeah I got my copy of Requiem For An Almost Lady for something like 3 pounds 5 or 6 years ago, a german import I think - don't think it was releasd in the uk originally. Played it to death just in time for the re-issue. Have the pre-sweden record been reissued? I've not seen any but then I've not been looking out for them.

Also got two Lee films when I was in Sockholm - Lee & Nancy in Las Vegas, which should be brilliant but doesn't quite live up to what it should be, mainly because Nacny is too nervous to give a good performance and the crowd are SHIT. But it's good for the backstage stuff alone, great to see the interaction between the two of them. Also got a weird swedish language film with loads of Lee stuff I've not heard before, but the sound quality is pretty dire and the film is plain odd, no real story to speak of, just Lee and friends out in the swedish wilderness.

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Tuesday, 1 April 2003 17:11 (nineteen years ago) link

one year passes...
Help me I can't stop listening to Lee Hazlewood!

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Thursday, 3 June 2004 17:51 (eighteen years ago) link

This is not a situation where you ask for help.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 3 June 2004 17:53 (eighteen years ago) link

Do people not like "For Every Solution There Is A Problem"? It is hipster fodder? Even "Taste Of You"?

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Thursday, 3 June 2004 17:55 (eighteen years ago) link

I must reiterate how remiss Rhino (or whoever owns the rights now) is by keeping the "Nancy and Lee" albums out of print on CD. The 1989 CD editions still go for $60 on Ebay.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Thursday, 3 June 2004 17:59 (eighteen years ago) link

i sold mine for about 40 bucks

amateur!st (amateurist), Thursday, 3 June 2004 19:14 (eighteen years ago) link

Jeez - I had no idea. I took a look on Amazon, and the thing is going for $100 or more.

Kerry (dymaxia), Thursday, 3 June 2004 19:53 (eighteen years ago) link

i have listened to "your Sweet Love" about 4 times today also!

jed_ (jed), Thursday, 3 June 2004 19:56 (eighteen years ago) link

I paid import prices for the new Nancy & Lee album (Nancy & Lee 3) and the UK reissue of Poet Fool Or Bum and they were worth every penny.

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Thursday, 3 June 2004 22:33 (eighteen years ago) link

I was just about to ask about the "Poet Fool Or Bum"/ "Back On the Streets" twofer - it can be got cheaply, any good tho?

Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 4 June 2004 08:39 (eighteen years ago) link

omgwtf - Is the new Nancy & Lee album out?
So, how is it?

Might be the tiem of the year to take out 13

Baaderoni (Fabfunk), Friday, 4 June 2004 09:12 (eighteen years ago) link

Don't like "13" all that much, to be honest

Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 4 June 2004 09:16 (eighteen years ago) link

me neither really, but I guess those funky horns could make it some kind of BBQ backrgound album..

Baaderoni (Fabfunk), Friday, 4 June 2004 09:24 (eighteen years ago) link

is it an archival release or new (blech) nancy and lee recordings?

i still think this dude is really hit or miss. i hate his voice (it's like a cartoon version of johnny cash) and the kitsch factor is sometimes a wee bit too high for me. he's a good songwriter and a damn fine producer, though.

amateur!st (amateurist), Friday, 4 June 2004 09:54 (eighteen years ago) link

I love him and he is toadly hit and miss, dood

Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 4 June 2004 09:59 (eighteen years ago) link

Am, it's a new recording, apparently. I haven't heard it, tho.

Kerry (dymaxia), Friday, 4 June 2004 14:24 (eighteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...
Been listening to For Every Solution There's A Problem and goddamn "Your Thunder And Your Lightning" is so so good.

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Saturday, 28 May 2005 23:59 (seventeen years ago) link

one year passes...
cowboy in sweden is the greatest album ever told.

poortheatre (poortheatre), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 17:59 (sixteen years ago) link

I dunno, Requiem for an Almost Lady is pretty close.

Telephonething (Telephonething), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 18:09 (sixteen years ago) link

probably nobody touches upon the sublime AND the ridiculous better than Lee...his misses rival his hits, 'sfar as I'm concerned...in addition to above, search:

Love & Other Crimes (Bugles In The Afternoon, After Six, For One Moment, etc)

-and-

The Many Sides Of Lee Hazlewood (Long Black Train, The Railroad, Whe A Fool Loves A Fool, and so many more)

hank (hank s), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 18:36 (sixteen years ago) link

Hey, Cowboy.

the eunuchs, Cassim and Mustafa, who guarded Abdur Ali's harem (orion), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 23:46 (sixteen years ago) link

ugh, Xgau in not getting it non-shocker (because it's not the blues or some such nonsense) :

Cowboy in Sweden [Smells Like, 1999]
Hazlewood is an "interesting" figure, always was. A natural hipster, in the biz but not of it, pop and rock and country and just plain weird--Duane Eddy, Nancy Sinatra, and Gram Parsons is quite a trifecta. Problem is he'snever been all that good. There's a nice best-of hiding in his collected works, including the new standards collection. But his vogue transcends crass track-by-track quality controls, combining the usual convolutional one-upsmanship, a visceral distaste for roots-rock's sonic canon, and a generation of aging slackers' discovery that doing bizness needn't deaden your mind or rot your soul. If slick blues licks make you sick, Hazlewood's studio hacks and string-section dreck will be some kind of change. If you like Nancy Sinatra almost as much as Karen Carpenter, thin-piped Nina Lizell will clean away enough Janis-and-Bonnie grit. If you doubt all shows of soul, the flaccid sentimentality of "Easy and Me" will be one more trope as far as you're concerned. But without opening a book I can recall half a dozen unreissued singer-songwriter albums that do more with their varied conventions than this Europe-only 1970 rarity--by Thomas Jefferson Kaye, Nolan Porter, Marc Benno, Hirth Martinez, Alice Stuart, Mississippi Charles Bevel. And I shudder to think of the unreasonable claims to be made when their time comes around again. B-

timmy tannin (pompous), Thursday, 17 August 2006 01:23 (fifteen years ago) link

five months pass...
Lee's dying of cancer--http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/28/arts/music/28mich.html?ref=arts

One Last Walk for the Man Behind ‘These Boots’
an excerpt:
By SIA MICHEL
Published: January 28, 2007
HENDERSON, Nev.


"LEE HAZLEWOOD is ready to die. Suffering excruciating pain from renal cancer, Mr. Hazlewood, the reclusive singer, songwriter and producer doesn’t have much time left, maybe a year if he’s lucky. So he has been preparing for what he calls his impending “dirt nap.”

He has decided he wants to be cremated, and to have his ashes strewn on a Swedish island where he composed some of his favorite songs. He has chosen his epitaph: “Didn’t he ramble,” referring to his loner-drifter nature. He has already given away most of his gold and platinum records, which he earned making hits for Duane Eddy, Dean Martin and Nancy Sinatra, including “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’,” one of the most famous pop songs of all time. He has released his swan song, the quirky album “Cake or Death,” which hit stores last week. And he married his longtime girlfriend, Jeane Kelley, in a drive-through ceremony in Las Vegas."

curmudgeon (DC Steve), Sunday, 28 January 2007 22:27 (fifteen years ago) link

search: just about everything pre-1980s
destroy: the cancer that's killing him :(

timmy tannin (pompous), Monday, 29 January 2007 01:23 (fifteen years ago) link

Isn't there a big article about him this weekend somewhere, in the Times maybe?

The Redd And The Blecch (Ken L), Monday, 29 January 2007 01:31 (fifteen years ago) link

That's what I linked to...

curmudgeon (DC Steve), Monday, 29 January 2007 05:16 (fifteen years ago) link

Here's another excerpt:

True, he is one of the more iconoclastic figures of 20th-century pop, a cantankerous, hard-living innovator who walked away from fame and fortune whenever he felt like it. One of the major hitmakers of the ’50s and ’60s, he helped Duane Eddy shape twang-rock, transformed Nancy Sinatra into a megastar and, on his LHI label, released what is widely considered the first country-rock record, by Gram Parsons’s International Submarine Band. And he made a series of beautifully oddball solo albums that were mostly unheard in America, until a member of Sonic Youth reissued them in the ’90s.

Today Mr. Hazlewood is sadly unsung, which is partly his own fault. He spent decades trying to disappear, flitting between Europe and the United States — particularly those states with no personal income tax. “I’m kind of a bum,” he said.

curmudgeon (DC Steve), Monday, 29 January 2007 05:19 (fifteen years ago) link

can someone please kill robert wyatt soon too? after jay dee, alice coltrane and soon lee, i'd love it if all my favorite musicians died within a year.

jaxon (jaxon), Monday, 29 January 2007 07:19 (fifteen years ago) link

There's a whole bunch of unstoppable songs on Lee Hazlewood-ism: It's Cause and Cure. I've heard a few albums and that is probably my favourite.

If you're a fan you absolutely have to hear the Einsturzende Neubauten cover of "Sand".

nicholas de jong (nicholas de jong), Monday, 29 January 2007 07:41 (fifteen years ago) link

the Neubauten version of "Sand" was a big influence on My Bloody Valentine...

back to Lee: would that we all could display such casual bravado in the face of our own mortality...a true maverick...(Warren Zevon, too)..

hank (hank s), Monday, 29 January 2007 13:53 (fifteen years ago) link

That's what I linked to...
Oh yeah. Maybe one day I'll learn to read again.

The Redd And The Blecch (Ken L), Monday, 29 January 2007 14:51 (fifteen years ago) link

Lotsa great stuff in that article (or perhaps I neveer read enough about him before):

"He had a knack for mainstream pop too. Dean Martin interpreted his jaunty wandering-man lark “Houston,” a huge hit in the mid-’60s. They bonded over a love of scotch: Mr. Martin was a J&B man, Mr. Hazlewood drank Chivas Regal. “Here’s Dean Martin drinking J&B and I’m drinking something which is twice as much money and twice as good,” he said, shaking his head with mild disgust. “I didn’t drink to get drunk. I drank as a reward, and I only drank the good stuff.”

Soon Frank Sinatra wanted him to fix the floundering career of his daughter Nancy. Despite a decade-plus age difference, Mr. Hazlewood and Ms. Sinatra hit it off; they remain close friends. He thought that she was too cutesy, that she needed to seem more like truck-driver-dating jailbait. “He was part Henry Higgins and part Sigmund Freud,” Ms. Sinatra said by telephone. “He was far from the country bumpkin people considered him at the time. I had a horrible crush on him, but he was married then.”

Romance rumors swirled, but they never had an affair, Mr. Hazlewood said, “and now we’re old enough to tell you if we did.”

curmudgeon (DC Steve), Monday, 29 January 2007 18:05 (fifteen years ago) link

two years pass...

wow did this guy ever make a bad record?

Roberto Mussolini (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 18 March 2009 18:12 (thirteen years ago) link

I was gonna post about this like an hour ago

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 23 July 2013 01:49 (nine years ago) link

this reissue has been suuuuuper overdue

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 23 July 2013 01:49 (nine years ago) link

Had no idea the sisters were still going: http://likehoneymusic.com

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 01:54 (nine years ago) link

What kind of crummy photographer gets a flower right in the face of one of the subjects?

Mark G, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 05:53 (nine years ago) link

A botanical photographer. Actually I think that's just a superimposition of the middle girl.

this reissue has been suuuuuper overdue

Hell yes. Such a great record, too.

all other cassettes are better off crushed (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 23 July 2013 09:06 (nine years ago) link

four months pass...

Great article by DL in the Guardian today, and that
box set looks very exciting.

Eyeball Kicks, Friday, 29 November 2013 10:48 (eight years ago) link

I hate trying to put links in.

Eyeball Kicks, Friday, 29 November 2013 10:49 (eight years ago) link

Okay so I'm a bit bummed that in order to get the complete LHI catalog as mp3s you basically have to spend $180. I have most of the Lee and I guess the Honey Ltd. Is there really enough out there to make this even remotely worthwhile?

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Sunday, 8 December 2013 14:35 (eight years ago) link

I'm totally strung out on Honey Ltd.'s Complete Recordings, and their reincarnation as Eve---minus one member, I think, but the two Eve tracks in the label boxset play in my head alll the time. The box also has well-chosen Complete Recording tracks.
A fair amount, maybe most of Hazlewood's own music included in the box can be found elsewhere, but would cost more, in some cases a lot more, if bought sep. Great to hear him (solo and with duet partners, mercurial Ann-Margret and pioneering youg *female* rock producer/on-point singer-songwriter Suzi Jane Hokum) in same place as misc. LHI singles, sporting psych-punk, folk-rock (incl. Ann-Margret and Suzi Jane's solo efforts, respectively---A-M's a badass!). Also excellent Deetroit-meets-Stax from Babara Randolph and the brilliantly re-named Billie Dearborn.
Lots of deep cuts and one-shots, but why weren't Buffalo Spingfield etc. show openers Hamilton Streetcar better known outside of late 60s Hollywood? Being on this fractious label didn't help any of these artists, except Hazlewood, I guess.
Can't say if it would be worth $180 to you, since I got it and Honey Ltd. as promos. Maybe they'll be on Spotify, does Light In The Attic do that? Spotify already has a number of Hazlewood albums, maybe a bit of these other artists' stuff too, on prev. comps. Found a bunch of other boxes, like VU, Dylan ( they still just have the 15-track Another Self Portrait sampler on there, though).

dow, Sunday, 8 December 2013 16:12 (eight years ago) link

Members of the Wrecking Crew and other A-list session cats keep the quality consistent, too.

dow, Sunday, 8 December 2013 16:17 (eight years ago) link

Emusic has the MP3 version of the LHI box for cheap (the contents of the discs though, not the complete LHI thumb drive thingy).

yes, i have seen the documentary (Jon Lewis), Sunday, 8 December 2013 16:20 (eight years ago) link

Oh yeah, I don't have any of the bonus deals, just the mp3s and .pdfs of the Honey Ltd. booklet and box book, both excellent. CDs would be better; I get tired of backing up my back-ups etc.

dow, Sunday, 8 December 2013 16:30 (eight years ago) link

I think I need to check what the 305 tracks are. It's a lot of money but I could see it being worth it I guess. Just seems like a crazy amount of money for basically a DVD stuffed with WAV/mp3s that I have elsewhere. I could care less about the rest of the stuff that is doubling the price.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Sunday, 8 December 2013 18:03 (eight years ago) link

The 107 track version is on Spotify, and it's incredible enough on its own, without further context.

bendy, Sunday, 8 December 2013 20:16 (eight years ago) link

Yes, listening to that right now after don's recommendation and first listening to the Honey Ltd, which is also on spotify.

Skatalite of Dub (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 8 December 2013 20:19 (eight years ago) link

Can't say if it would be worth $180 to you, since I got it and Honey Ltd. as promos. Maybe they'll be on Spotify, does Light In The Attic do that? Spotify already has a number of Hazlewood albums, maybe a bit of these other artists' stuff too, on prev. comps. Found a bunch of other boxes, like VU, Dylan ( they still just have the 15-track Another Self Portrait sampler on there, though).

― dow, Sunday, 8 December 2013 16:12 (2 hours ago) Permalink

sorta hidden in the compilations category but spotify pulls through big

http://open.spotify.com/album/30Nzeoqzc9baLBz3ZPyPaf

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Sunday, 8 December 2013 20:24 (eight years ago) link

Hamilton Streetcar's Invisible People and The Aggregation's Flying High are both psychsploitation gold.

Deafening silence (DL), Sunday, 8 December 2013 20:30 (eight years ago) link

Just found it under Lee Hazlewood, didn't seem to be hiding anymore, at least from the Spotify search function. So far seems to be a whole pocket universe of undiscovered countrified psych-pop in which Serge Gainsbourg meets Kris Kristofferson.

Skatalite of Dub (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 8 December 2013 21:12 (eight years ago) link

Although no doubt certain crate diggers done dug it before me

Skatalite of Dub (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 8 December 2013 21:13 (eight years ago) link

Should have put the prefix "Euro" in there somewhere

Skatalite of Dub (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 8 December 2013 21:22 (eight years ago) link

Sometimes it's difficult to remember the good times but I know there were some.

Skatalite of Dub (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 8 December 2013 21:37 (eight years ago) link

streaming the box now, man it sounds good. hope that it is under the xmas tree this year!

tylerw, Sunday, 8 December 2013 22:03 (eight years ago) link

Yup. I like how "Dark End of the Street" threatens to turn into "River Deep, Mountain High."

Skatalite of Dub (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 8 December 2013 22:29 (eight years ago) link

I think I need to check what the 305 tracks are. Me too! But yeah, the Spotify version is what I have, and enough for now (maybe...) Best way to find it: put the main part of the title, There's A Dream I've Been Saving.

dow, Sunday, 8 December 2013 22:34 (eight years ago) link

"Dark End": yeah, was thinking he and A-M were getting all turned on by the danger, and then he bleats, "Aw, let 'em find us"---the jaded cowpoke, mebbe fixing to mosey on, or just country-fatalistic about the available thrills and spills (reminds me of Lou Reed at times).

dow, Sunday, 8 December 2013 22:38 (eight years ago) link

The CD version also includes the first legit DVD of his movie, Cowboy In Sweden; haven't seen that. LITA site doesn't seem to specify what the other tracks (incl 17 LPs and many 45s) are, on the deluxe ed.'s data discs. Oh well. They do provide a trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgQ1tdmn-Jo

dow, Sunday, 8 December 2013 22:56 (eight years ago) link

How is the book? I already have most of the previous reissues, but the book is the one thing that could get me to plunge into the LITA box.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 9 December 2013 01:07 (eight years ago) link

I can't pay $89 for a book no matter how awesome it looks. It's a sign of my mental illness that I'm like maybe I should pay double that for a DVD stuffed with songs basically plus a book lol. :-\

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 9 December 2013 01:42 (eight years ago) link

The book is beautiful and elegantly written but maybe not worth $89. THe boxset is the biggest one I own - it's a beast.

Deafening silence (DL), Monday, 9 December 2013 10:02 (eight years ago) link

Afraid to see the video of Cowboy in Sweden, because I've already made such a video for it in my head. It's solidly in the the form of a corny variety show sketches, a la Sonny & Cher and Donnie & Marie, providing maximum contrast with the high craft of the songs.

bendy, Monday, 9 December 2013 11:55 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

Thanks! Wonder if this show was recorded...?

dow, Sunday, 29 March 2015 14:32 (seven years ago) link

Dying to know what some of those "Movie Facts" were.

Big Iron Shirt Wearer (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 29 March 2015 17:14 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

And now Wyndham Wallace's book, rec by author of recent Robert Wyatt bio:

Marcus O'Dair
‏@marcusodair

.@WyndhamWallace is on @BBCGidCoeShow next week, talking about his brilliant Lee Hazlewood book, Lee, Myself and I. Recommended.

dow, Tuesday, 12 May 2015 22:53 (seven years ago) link

Rock's Backpages has a free Lee section at the moment (dunno for how long)

http://www.rocksbackpages.com/public/img/home/129-free.jpg

A COWBOY IN NEW YORK — Wyndham Wallace recalls his first encounter with the legendary Lee Hazlewood in 1999 and NME's Tony Stewart talks Nancy Sinatra and more with Lee in 1971. PLUS exclusive audio of "the ol' sonofabitch" talking about his early years in Oklahoma…
That last is an epic mp3 talk with/to/at Barney Hoskyns. You gotta go here and scroll down through this vast trove of freebies, also register, but it worked pretty well for me:
http://www.rocksbackpages.com/Library/Free

dow, Friday, 22 May 2015 19:57 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

Nad here's the Lee concert, with comments by facilitator Wyndham Wallace, whose dream come true:
(mp3s, get 'em while you can)
http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=2436

dow, Friday, 31 July 2015 01:00 (seven years ago) link

"movie facts" still such an incredible clothing slogan

tender is the late-night daypart (schlump), Friday, 31 July 2015 09:04 (seven years ago) link

eight months pass...
three years pass...

New album of 1955-1956 material out today!
https://leehazlewood.bandcamp.com/album/400-miles-from-l-a-1955-56

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnAlNilp48E

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 13 September 2019 19:24 (two years ago) link

Nice overview:

https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/lee-hazlewood-musician-texas/

Holy Shit at him going to high school with revisionist Western stalwart L.Q. Jones.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 22:13 (two years ago) link

(... one for the 'the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually still alive' thread)

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 22:15 (two years ago) link

Really enjoyed that article. His push 'n' pull affection for the landscape of petroleum refineries and Methodists adds a bit of new understanding to his eccentricities.

bendy, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 14:32 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

this clip was new to me, nicely done

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbtKHrI-OAs

buzza, Sunday, 5 September 2021 09:59 (eleven months ago) link

ten months pass...

We are so very excited to announce the next release in our Lee Hazlewood archival series, The Sweet Ride: Lost Recordings 1965-68, a new compilation of demos, outtakes, and home recordings from Lee’s most prolific and successful era. https://t.co/276FrR2dIb pic.twitter.com/ITZwoh44g6

— Light In The Attic (@lightintheattic) July 29, 2022

dow, Friday, 29 July 2022 22:50 (two weeks ago) link

For a long time I thought that the Belly song “Sweet Ride” was a Lee Hazlewood composition bc I’m absolutely certain I saw it erroneously credited as such somewhere. As is clear from this new comp, Lee’s “Sweet Ride” is an entirely different song. Funnily enough though, Belly’s song sounds very much like it could be a Hazlewood tune.

My pick for underrated Hazlewood composition is “In Our Time,” recorded by him and later, with bowdlerized lyrics, by Nancy Sinatra.

Josefa, Saturday, 30 July 2022 17:15 (two weeks ago) link

"For A Day Like Today" was my top Spotify song a couple of years ago.

You probably already knew this, but the Sweet Ride film had another perspective theme song written & recorded by Moby Grape which they mime to in the film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glo-RJ4go-I

I did not already know this.

Let's Get Ready to Trimble (Tom D.), Saturday, 30 July 2022 19:12 (two weeks ago) link

Nor I.

My Little Red Buchla (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 July 2022 19:34 (two weeks ago) link

I do know that a very interesting upcoming book will feature a detailed analysis of the recording of “Omaha.”

My Little Red Buchla (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 July 2022 19:35 (two weeks ago) link


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