Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #25 - Lee Hazlewood

When it comes to year-end lists, y'all know I don't mess around. I don't post my picks from the previous year for weeks after the next year has started. In 2012, there was a bounty of music that entered the world that made me deliriously happy to be blessed with the sense of sound. So I pondered, marinated, and contemplated for weeks. Music from 2012 has been digested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And now, friends, it's time. Time to share with you what I consider the cream of quite a crop indeed. You might see things omitted here that you think should be on a Best Of list. This list isn't what I think you want to read. This list is what I feel about last year. If it's not here, I either didn't spend enough time with it or just didn't love it enough. A big thank you to all of the artists who created the music that I fell in love with last year.

WHO: Lee Hazlewood

WHAT: The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes, & Backsides (1968-71)

WHEN: April 2012

WHERE: Light In The Attic

WHY: Lee Hazlewood. Friends, if you don't already love Lee Hazlewood, well, I just don't know what to say. With that unforgettable, rich voice and air of effortless, inherent cool to his songs, Hazlewood was a legend. This compendium of B-sides and other songs was released on Record Store Day last year, and was one of my best purchases from that day. He is still much missed after his 2007 passing, but it's great that more of his incredible catalogue is seeing the light of day. A must-own. 

MY JAMS: "The Bed" "Leather and Lace" "Bye Babe" "I Just Learned to Run"

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