Lee Hazlewood: 13

13

Lee Hazlewood

  • US $31.99  

  • Release Date 13 January 2017
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Product code
LITA142LP
Format
Vinyl LP
Label
Light In The Attic Records

  • Lee Hazlewood comic strip, the story of 13 told through original artwork by Jess Rotter
  • Includes previously unreleased session outtake of “Cold Hard Times” plus never before heard Hazlewood compositions “Drums” & “Susie”
  • Download card for complete 13 sessions including Larry Marks unreleased album, session outtakes and acoustic demos, 29 tracks total
  • Liner notes by Hunter Lea including interviews with Larry Marks, Joe Cannon, Torbjörn Axelman & Suzi Jane Hokom
  • LP housed in a deluxe gatefold Stoughton tip-on jacket

"Pimps… whores… pushers… dopers… gangsters… and bottom of the human chain shit-heels. Now you’re probably thinking I'm writing about major record companies and their unscrupulous executives… and lawyers. You could be right… but this time… YOU'RE WRONG! I'm describing the characters in my album "13"…some I knew… some I invented … some are true… some are false… some I liked… some I didn't. But they all had a story to tell and I told it…none of 'em seem to care… and I don't either… have fun…" - Lee Hazlewood

"13 was never supposed to be a Lee Hazlewood album. It is perhaps the strangest record in one of the most varied discographies in music. The bombastic brass heavy funk, deep blues and soul paired with Hazlewood's subterranean baritone would be best enjoyed with a tall Chivas in an off-strip seedy Vegas lounge. It also features one of Hazlewood’s greatest lines ever “One week in San Francisco, existing on Nabisco, cookies and bad dreams, sad scenes and dodging paranoia.” - Larry Marks

13 was never supposed to be a Lee Hazlewood album. It is perhaps the strangest record in one of the most varied discographies in music. The bombastic brass-heavy funk, deep blues and soul paired with Hazlewood’s subterranean baritone would be best enjoyed with a tall Chivas in an off-strip seedy Vegas lounge. It also features one of Hazlewood’s greatest lines ever “One week in San Francisco, existing on Nabisco, cookies and bad dreams, sad scenes and dodging paranoia.”

By 1972 Lee Hazlewood had settled in his new homeland of Sweden. His days were spent carousing, making movies with Torbjörn Axelman and releasing albums. To keep up his prolific recorded output, Lee began to mine the recently defunct LHI Records archives for material. One such gem, was an unreleased album by Larry Marks.

In what became the final days of LHI, staff producer Larry Marks’ sonic fingerprints were on nearly everything; songwriting, producing, arranging, and singing. His most profound contribution was steering the creative direction of the label towards soul and R&B, arranging the downright funky LHI singles by Barbara Randolph and Jon Christian. Larry’s concept was to take Hazlewood’s strongest compositions and arrange them in a soul vibe. An album was completed, but with no distribution in America and no funding, Lee had no vehicle to release Larry’s record. The tapes were taken to Sweden, Larry’s voice was wiped and Hazlewood’s was dubbed….13 was born.

Tracklist:
1. You Look Like A Lady
2. Tulsa Sunday
3. Ten Or 11 Towns Ago
4. Toocie And The River
5. She Comes Running
6. Rosacoke Street
7. I Move Around
8. And I Loved You Then
9. Hej, Me I’m Riding
10. Cold Hard Times
11. Drums
12. The Start
13. Suzie