Archive for the 'Nancy Sinatra' Category

Monday, November 7th, 2011

A couple of years back a friend hipped me to the existence of a (then) recent documentary concerning the revered ’60s L.A. session players known as The Wrecking Crew. Having already read most everything I could find dealing with crew’s core representation of players I made a note to seek it out. It was not […]

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

A young Nancy Sinatra, seated with the ever-dapper Michael Caine, in 1965 at the Hollywood premiere party for Martin Ritt’s film, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.  While this photo has absolutely nothing to do with Sinatra’s bubblegum rendition of the Statler Brothers “Flowers On The Wall,” the two do tend to complement […]

Monday, March 28th, 2011

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 […]

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. […]

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Eileen’s 1968 cover of Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are For Walkin.” Download: MP3: Eileen :: Ces Bottes Sont Faites Pour Marcher ———— + Download your music DRM free via eMusic’s 25 free MP3 no risk trial offer ——————————————————————————————————————————–

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

(Sevens, a new feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) This one is a favorite. It’s a time machine. Recorded as the title track for the 1967 James Bond film of the same name, Nancy Sinatra’s “You Only Live Twice,” with its sweeping string arrangement, coyly imbues both a […]