Thursday, August 09, 2007

Some Velvet Morning

Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Some Velvet Morning

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Singer-songwriter Lee Hazlewood died earlier this week. He's best known for the songs he wrote for Nancy Sinatra, including a number of duets, such as "Some Velvet Morning." (Here's who the mythological Phaedra was, BTW.)

It's probably easy to dismiss this as kitsch, and on a certain level, I'd be forced to agree. But somehow ... there's something about these songs (others include "Sand," "Summer Wine," "Sundown, Sundown"--and yes, "These Boots Were Made for Walkin'") I find fascinating and oddly beautiful.

4 comments:

Peter said...

Great song... and if you want to get a bit edgier, Lydia Lunch does a good cover of it too.

Jim Donahue said...

There's a slew of covers. Modern musicians seem to love him.

God Is My Codependent said...

Are you sure it's a slew, as opposed to, say, a plethora?

unclewilly said...

For Hazlewood, definitely "slew," an Americanism by way of the Irish. Lee would have only gone Latin if he absolutely needed to.