Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Some Velvet Morning ~ Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra

I first heard this record when I was about 18 at a club night I used to go to and occasionally DJ at that was run by Paul Tunkin who when on to run the extremely successful Blow Up club and record label.

The record was from Paul's Dad's collection and was used quite often as the walk out record. It captivated me from the very start and it took about 5 years of searching through junk shops and boot fairs until I bought it whilst on holiday at Truro flea market where the Hall For Cornwall now stands.

To me it sums up the whole sixties scene of arty types trying to be hippies but without taking all the drugs and not bothering to wash. Full of impenetrable lyrics about someone called Phaedra (I once met a woman called Phaedra at a gig in Colchester and she was named after this song), lush orchestration and two voices that matched perfectly; Nancy's pure sound and Lee Hazlewood's amazing deep and soulful voice.

If pushed it is a song that would come with me to the desert island. It is that good.

Nancy Sinatra et Lee Hazlewood - Some Velvet Morning
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Piley said...

is that John Alderton on the 'orse??!

Good track, although don't recall it from the Southend club days (was probably too far gone to remember it by the 'walk out')


ally. said...

amazing versatile that hazelwood indeed doubling up with a career in british comedy drama and all. i wish i'd had a go at nancy sinatra hair while i was young enough but hey... in fact i'd be happy enough if there was a whole lot more of that look around generally