Saturday, August 04, 2007

Nancy Sinatra - "These Boots Are Made For Walking"

Fresh from the Swinging Sixties, one of the finest songs of the era. Performed by Nancy Sinatra and written by the late Lee Hazlewood, this song was one of my earliest fascinations; from the bass intro to the mariachi trumpets at the final fade, it's definitely one of the finest pop songs ever written.
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RIP Lee Hazlewood

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Equally fluent in the idioms of rockabilly, country, and pop music, Lee Hazlewood's finest hour involved the crafting of a feminist anthem which in 1965 made Nancy Sinatra a star. In his time he also mentored Phil Spector, whose own famed sound (dubbed the "Tower of Power") was one which Hazlewood first worked out while in collaboration with Duane Eddy - namely overdubbing and reverb.

Hazlewood died August 4th of renal cancer. He was 78.
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