Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on May 13, 1967 · Page 34
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' | the ROUNDUP Restaurant Lounge MOTHER'S DAY SPECIALS PRIME RIB ......................... *2 75 -Relish Tray- Choice of-Soup or salad, baked or whipped potatoes, vegetable, Home made rolls. Coffee or tea. Choke of Pies 25* AMPLE PARKING IN REAR 1527 BENSON HIGHWAY AN INVITATION TO GOOO EATING MIRAC1E MILE GHOST ^ RANCB: Restaurant OPEN EVERYDAY 3 MEALS Mobile Homes FOR 24 YEARS TED WALKER CONSISTENTLY RELIABLE 2632 S. 6TH AVE. MA 3-2595 Lee Hazelwood sat draped over a chair in a New York hotel room, a short red ki- mona tied over shirt and slacks, kidding himself and whatever he happened to think of with affable casualness, splicing in reasonable explanations of his zanier throw-away lines. How did you get the idea to write "These Boots Are Made for Walkhr "? "I said to Nancy Sinatra, 'You've got fat knees. We're going to have to put some boots on you.' "Actually I'm an independent record producer and I'd been hired by Reprise to produce Nancy's records. "Two years ago next July I wrote the song, the same month I met Nancy, but it had nothing to do with her. About once a year I get three sober musicians and we go to the Tidelands in Houston, a nice pop club, and I tell very uninteresting stories and sing a cross between hillbilly and Gregorian chants. I needed a kind of love song to close the show with, so I could introduce it with, 'If I ever wrote a love song this would be it.' "So I wrote 'Boots' for that -- an odd "way to end the show. I thought of it as a guy's song. I was wrong." How did Nancy Sinatra and "Boots" get together? "Well, it was in November (1965) and raining and Billy and I went up to the house where she was living with her Mother, soaked with rain and mud, and sat there in one end of the -long living room -- sitting at the other end of it was her Dad -- and taught her to sing 'Boots.' " Arranger Billy Strange, in New York with Hazlewood, chimes in, "I was calling out the chords to him." "Not true," says Hazlewood. "But I with my lousy guitar was singing in fifont of the most heralded singer in the last 40 -- 50 years. coat home. Nancy gave it to him by mistake. Billy is the world's greatest arranger, but don't tell anybody or his price will go up. "The first record I wrote for Nancy was 'So Long Babe.' She sold 50,000 records with it. She's never been on the charts before -- that was about No. 80 for one week -and we were very happy. " 'Boots' was her second and after that all her singles have been top 20 songs -'How Does that Grab You, Darling?' 'Friday's Child,' ' I n Our Time,' 'Sugar Town' and 'Summer Wine' (on the same record), 'Love Eyes.' " Does she sing songs by other writers? "Nope. I won't let her. She doesn't want to." And before you stalled writing for her? "We don't take about BB -before Barton. Barton is my first name, Barton Lee Hazlewood, a few people call me that. "Actually she used to sing like a little girl. We changed that." "Tell us about 'Houston,' your song which was a Dean Martin hit. "A guy from a Houston paper asked me that. He said, 'You wrote it because you're from this area, didn't you, and because you liked it here?' He was giving me great lines. I was born in Mannford, Okla., and raised in Port Arthur, Tex. "I told him, 'No. Actually I got the ASCAP book out and he checked to see what major cities didn't have songs written about them and Houston didn't.' " What were some of your early songs? "I wrote instrumentals for Duane Eddy, 'Rebel Rouser,' 'Guitar Man,' 'Boss Guitar,' 'Forty Miles of Bad Road,' "And Billy wore his rain- things like that. "I didn't have anything to say in a lyric in those days. I was a mental mute. I didn't write a letter home for seven years. I had money. I didn't need to." Today, would you say the lyrics are kooky for songs you write for yourself? "It may sound conceited but I call them unique. With the songs I write for myself, I'm not too much interested in the world. "I've sung six LPs. They're collectors items. We didn't plan it that way. Just nobody bought them." The last two, on MGM, have .been "The Very Special World of Lee Hazlfiwood" and ' ' L e e Hazlewoodism, its Cause and Cure." "I've got one coming out in June, 'Can the Sole Survivor of a Mess Kit Repair Battal- l i o n Find Happiness?'. I 'thought it was a very good title. Everybody doesn't like it, but me." How old are you? "Thirty-seven, Spiritually, between 12 and 14." Do you own a record company? \ · "Yes. LHI. We've been in existence for four months of riotous infamy. There's nobody you ever heard of on it, the 98 Per Cent American Mom and Apple Pie 1929 Crp.sh Band, the Kitchen Cinq, the Shacklefords. They were on Capitol last, on ref- lief before that, which is not a record label by the way." Are you ever surprised about which of your songs become hits? "Yes, there were about 200 I thought were going to be gigantic hits. I haven't been surprised very much, but 'Summer Wine' hurt me. I put it on the back side of 'Sugar Town' and it"could have been a hit by itself.,The decision ' was up to me. You're looking at Sam Stupid right here." By Mary Campbell PAGE 8 TUCSON DAILY CITIZEN SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1967

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