NARRATED BY BOYD RICE
Compiled by Kier-La Janisse
One of pop music's most original and endearing iconoclasts, singer/songwriter Lee Hazlewood was mentor to many, including Duane Eddy, Nancy Sinatra, Ann Margret, and Phil Spector. His writing and producing transformed Nancy Sinatra into an international star, and his duets with her ? Jackson and Some Velvet Morning among them ? are still covered with regularity. It?s also no coincidence that many of Lee?s hand-picked session players went on to become part of the legendary ?Wrecking Crew?, Hollywood?s most in-demand group of session musicians. In 1970, Hazlewood landed in Sweden, where he started working on film projects with director Tobjorn Axelman. This in-house compilation features rare footage from Lee?s films and vintage live performances and examines the lasting musical influence of a true American original.
Added by timothompson on March 28, 2005