Califia: The Songs Of Lee Hazlewood

Califia: The Songs Of Lee Hazlewood

     
 
A gold mine for the devoted followers of Lee Hazlewood, and a good set compiling chart-minded pop of all stripes, Califia: The Songs of Lee Hazlewood spans the mid-'50s breakthrough of pop
ock that Hazlewood helped spark with his Duane Eddy productions all the way to the early '70s -- a mere dozen years in

Overview

A gold mine for the devoted followers of Lee Hazlewood, and a good set compiling chart-minded pop of all stripes, Califia: The Songs of Lee Hazlewood spans the mid-'50s breakthrough of pop
ock that Hazlewood helped spark with his Duane Eddy productions all the way to the early '70s -- a mere dozen years in chronology, but an epoch in popular music. Hazlewood was one of the first and best producers of the rock age, a man whose innovative sounds on Eddy brought a young Phil Spector to Arizona in the late '50s to learn at his feet. Fans of Lee Hazlewood have ensured that nearly all of his solo recordings have been reissued at least once, but his flood of songwriting and production for various labels and artists between the mid-'50s and early '70s has never been surveyed like this. Although his only number one hit is not included here (Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"), the material is uniformly good. Granted, since Hazlewood was usually aiming for the charts with these productions (as opposed to his solo material), it leans toward the pedestrian, but for those who've spent a lot of time listening to pop music of the '60s, it's easy to hear how the innovative productions elevate these songs and performances above the mediocre and to a higher level. The emphasis is on the range of artists he produced, so associated acts like Nancy Sinatra, Sanford Clark (who recorded the only big hit here, 1956's "The Fool"), Duane Eddy, Suzi Jane Hokom, and the Shacklefords are given only two tracks each at the most, with more time accorded for one-shots from artists both famous (Ann-Margret, Dusty Springfield, B.B. King) and not so much (the Darlenes, the Wildcats, Don Cole, and studio-drummer extraordinaire Hal Blaine).

Product Details

Release Date:
09/07/2010
Label:
Ace Records Uk
UPC:
0029667042628
catalogNumber:
6704262
Rank:
158206

Tracks

  1. Lady Bird
  2. Need All the Help I Can Get
  3. Sweet Ride
  4. The Rebel Kind
  5. The Fool
  6. Have Love, Will Travel
  7. Snake Eyed Mama
  8. The Girl On Death Row
  9. The Dip
  10. Houston
  11. You Turned My Head Around
  12. The City Never Sleeps At Night
  13. Guitar On My Mind
  14. Califia (Stone Rider)
  15. My Baby Plays the Same Old Song On His Guitar All Night Long
  16. Twelve Feet High
  17. (I'm Afraid) You'll Hurt Me
  18. These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
  19. What Are We Gonna Do In '64?
  20. You Can't Stay Here
  21. Not the Lovin' Kind
  22. (Got the) Teen-Age Blues
  23. Don't Look Now, But I've Got the Blues
  24. Guitars, Guitars, Guitars
  25. Das Ist Zauberei (and I Loved You Then)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pete Rugolo   Conductor
Billy Strange   Conductor

Technical Credits

David Gates   Arranger
Lee Hazlewood   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Jack Nitzsche   Arranger,Producer
Billy Strange   Arranger
Marty Cooper   Producer
Roger Armstrong   Illustrations
Ken Barnes   References
Schmitt   Producer
Lester Sill   Producer
Tony Rounce   Illustrations
Alec Palao   Illustrations
Rob Finnis   Illustrations,Quotes Researched & Compiled,References
Peter Gibbon   Illustrations
Malcolm Baumgart   Illustrations
Mick Patrick   Liner Notes,Illustrations
Joe Bihari   Producer
Jim Lee   Producer
Rob Hughes   References
John P. Dixon   Illustrations,References
Nick Garrard   Illustrations
Barney Hoskyns   References
Kieron Tyler   References
Fini Busch   Composer
Niall McCormack   Illustrations
Martin Roberts   Illustrations,References
Marshall Leib   Arranger,Composer
Sylvester Stewart   Producer
Wolf Kabitzsky   Producer
Ulfert Wilkens   References
Keiron Tyler   Quotes Researched & Compiled
Gerg Wilden   Arranger

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