Califia: Songs of Lee Hazlewood / Various [Import]
(United Kingdom - Import)
2010 collection of tracks penned by the late, great Lee Hazelwood. One of pop's genuine originals, Hazelwood was a brilliant and endlessly versatile songwriter, equally at home with twangin' Rock 'n' Roll (dig Don Cole's wild 'Snake Eyed Mama'), Country, Psychedelia, R&B, Folk, Easy Listening, Burlesque or Blues. His songs are truly beyond categorization. He was also a pioneer in the mysterious art of record production and taught a thing or two to the young Phil Spector, who hung around paying close attention while Hazelwood crafted magnificent guitar instrumentals for Duane Eddy. Of the 25 tracks on Califia, Hazelwood wrote each one and produced all but four. Ace Records.