Califia: The Songs Of Lee Hazlewood

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All Music Guide - John Bush
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
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).
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/2010
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667042628
  • Catalog Number: 6704262
  • Sales rank: 123,118

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lady Bird - Lee Hazlewood (3:02)
  2. 2 Need All the Help I Can Get - Suzi Jane Hokom (2:19)
  3. 3 Sweet Ride - Dusty Springfield (2:02)
  4. 4 The Rebel Kind - Dino, Desi & Billy (2:32)
  5. 5 The Fool - Al Casey (2:44)
  6. 6 Have Love, Will Travel - The Sharps (2:20)
  7. 7 Snake Eyed Mama - Al Casey (2:16)
  8. 8 The Girl On Death Row - Lee Hazlewood (2:48)
  9. 9 The Dip - Young Cougars (2:20)
  10. 10 Houston - Sanford Clark (2:40)
  11. 11 You Turned My Head Around - Ann-Margret (3:21)
  12. 12 The City Never Sleeps At Night - The Shacklefords (2:49)
  13. 13 Guitar On My Mind - Miriam Eddy (2:42)
  14. 14 Califia (Stone Rider) - Suzi Jane Hokom (2:43)
  15. 15 My Baby Plays the Same Old Song On His Guitar All Night Long - The Rebelettes (2:25)
  16. 16 Twelve Feet High - The Hondas (2:25)
  17. 17 (I'm Afraid) You'll Hurt Me - The Darlenes (1:57)
  18. 18 These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - Rose & the Heavenly Tones (2:59)
  19. 19 What Are We Gonna Do In '64? - Wildcats (2:16)
  20. 20 You Can't Stay Here - The Barker Brothers (1:43)
  21. 21 Not the Lovin' Kind - Dino, Desi & Billy (2:05)
  22. 22 (Got the) Teen-Age Blues - Al Casey (2:25)
  23. 23 Don't Look Now, But I've Got the Blues - B.B. King (2:42)
  24. 24 Guitars, Guitars, Guitars - K-C-Ettes (2:03)
  25. 25 Das Ist Zauberei (and I Loved You Then) - Peggy March (2:56)
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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
Nick Robbins Mastering
Al 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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