Monday, June 4, 2007

Lee & The Laydeez

It's a lovely summer day, so as a good a time as any to indulge the IMS fascination with Lee Hazelwood. First, a cover of the Lee Hazelwood & Ann Margaret song "You Turned My Head Around" by Dean & Britta:

"You Turned My Head Around"---Dean & Britta

And a song I find endlessly amusing---Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra singing "Love Is Strange", taking what's supposed to be a sexy song, draining all the sex out of it and filling it up with sexiness repellent. It's like the cold shower of cover songs, except funnier.

"Love Is Strange"---Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood

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At June 5, 2007 at 9:41 PM , Blogger randomliberal said...

Um, wow. You're not kidding about that second one...I don't really know how i'm supposed to take that song.

At June 6, 2007 at 5:49 AM , Blogger Jimmy Higgins said...

I'm listening to Lee & Nancy right now. It IS strange, ya gotta give it that...

I'm forwarding under separate cover a version done by Buck Owens and Susan Raye, so pedestrian it makes the Sinatra/Hazelwood cut sound fetching.

Not an easy song to cover (the Doll's sample in "Trash" always excepted). Betty Everett and Jerry Butler did one where you can at least believe the calls to the beloved other...


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