Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Show 53: Love and Other Crimes

To mark the occasion of Lee Hazlewood's 78th birthday on July 9th, I am playing a few songs and excerpts from Hazlewood's 1968 Swedish television special, Love and Other Crimes...

Here's a link to an excellent fansite about Lee.

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Song 1 : : Love and Other Crimes
Artist : : Lee Hazlewood

This is presented as a videoclip on the show. It also appears, of course, on Lee's album "Love and Other Crimes."

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Song 2 : : She Comes Running
Artist : : Lee Hazlewood

Great song, also featured as a videoclip, that opens the show. Also on the album "Love and Other Crimes."

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Song 3 : : Dragon Story intro / First Street Blues / outro
Artist : : Lee Hazlewood (with Donny Owens)

Lee intros this with a story that doesn't really have anything to do with the song. I believe this one is performed live (with guitarist Donald Owens accompanying).

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Song 4 : : Rainbow Woman
Artist : : Lee Hazelwood

Currently, my favourite Lee Hazlewood song (but that'll change, as it has at various points in the past). A wonderful song released only as a 7" single in 1967.

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Song 5 : : You Lost That Lovin' Feeling
Artist : : Lee Hazlewood and Siw Malmkvist

Lee also covered this song using the exact same arrangement (super slow, no bridge) with Nancy Sinatra. Siw Malmkvist also sings two other songs solo on this television special, amazing Swedish versions of I Say A Little Prayer and Ode to Billy Joe.

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