Archive for the 'Lee Hazlewood' Category

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Earlier this month marked the 10th anniversary of the departure of Lee Hazlewood from our plane, on August 4, 2007. In the decade since his passing, Hazlewood’s music has been the source of no small amount of fascination. The focused attention on his work feels as strong as ever, bolstered by a series of reissues […]

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Hey Cowboy. In my experience listeners first encounter the orbit of Lee Hazelwood in one of two ways; either via his work with Nancy Sinatra, or by way of 1970’s Cowboy In Sweden – his opus. Beginning with the release of their 2012 compilation The LHI Years, Light In The Attic Records have been faithfully reissuing […]

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 […]