Nancy & Lee
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
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||You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'||Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood||3:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Elusive Dreams||Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood||3:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Greenwich Village Folk Song Salesman||Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood||2:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Summer Wine||Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood||4:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Storybook Children||Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood||3:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sundown, Sundown||Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood||2:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Jackson||Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood||2:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Some Velvet Morning||Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood||3:41||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Sand||Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood||3:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lady Bird||Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood||3:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I've Been Down So Long (It Looks Like Up to Me)||Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood||2:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
When crafting recorded music, contrast should always be considered a key element. Lee Hazlewood knew this all too well when he mashed his gravel-textured baritone scratch against the amber honeyed inflections of sultry chanteuse Nancy Sinatra. By 1968 the daughter of Frank Sinatra had already cut a hit with the Hazelwood-penned “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’” and had co-starred alongside Peter Fonda in Roger Corman’s film The Wild Angels, so right from the opening cover of the Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling,” the unlikely duo had turned a popular lovers lament into a counterculture dirge, inadvertently making Sonny & Cher look like Hollywood kooks. “Summer Wine” is a Hazlewood original where a gripping cowboy narrative trimmed in Nashville countrypolitan production perfectly blends with cool baroque-pop arrangements. “Storybook Children” plays on Sinatra’s wide-eyed whimsy, but not nearly as well as her part as the mythological Phaedra in Hazlewood’s psychedelic magnum-opus “Some Velvet Morning,” a kaleidoscopic call-and-response between the two that set the duet bar higher than anything that preceded it.
Cowboy psychedelia. A charming and grandiose trifle. Play it for your six year old (that's how old I was when I first heard it), they'll laugh. Then they'll ask to hear it again. Soon enough, they'll know all the words. It works just like that.
She Still Got It!
Maybe not her greatest album. Her true masterpiece still awaited. But listen to Summer Wine, close your eyes and imagine a picnic on the bluffs of San Francisco with Nancy and a bottle of chardonny. Gets me everytime. And Some Velvet Morning. It's intoxicating!
lee hazelwood made nancy sinatra...its completely his album...its unfortunate that itunes doesnt have more of his catalogue available...
Born: July 9, 1929 in Mannford, OK
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '90s, '00s