Hazlewood Lee - 400 Miles From L.A. 1955-56 (2LP) (LP)

Hazlewood Lee - 400 Miles From L.A. 1955-56 (2LP) (LP)


Recorded Circa 1955/56 at Ramsey’s Studio, Phoenix, AZ (possible reference to Audio Recorders, Arizona)

2LP pressed at RTI & housed in a deluxe Stoughton “tip-on” jacket. Tracks mastered from original Viv Records analog tapes. Featuring many previously unreleased compositions and an early draft of Trouble Is A Lonesome Town.

Liner notes by Hunter Lea with an interview from John Dixon

Includes archival photos and ephemera.

2 in stock (can be backordered)

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Phoenix, Arizona 1955… a twenty-five year old disc jockey and fledgling songwriter, Lee Hazlewood, is trying to break into the music industry. He takes Greyhound bus trips to Los Angeles to pitch songs, only to be rejected each time. Undeterred, Lee starts a record label called Viv Records. Running the label out of his house, Lee finds the artists, writes the songs, produces the sessions, arranges the pressings of the records and handles distribution. Recently discovered tapes in the Viv Records archive yielded an unbelievable find, the earliest known recordings of Hazlewood singing his songs… Lee’s first demo! The mysterious and bountiful tapes featured Lee singing early unheard compositions and a complete first draft of his _Trouble Is A Lonesome Town_ song cycle that would become his first official solo album in 1963.

Light in the Attic Records is proud to continue it’s Lee Hazlewood archival series with 400 Miles From L.A. 1955-56 , a collection of previously unknown intimate recordings, never intended for release. Lee sings, plays guitar and even presses the record button on the tape machine. These are rural sketches and small town dreams, captured in an innocent time before the path ahead was clear. These songs rewrite Lee’s recorded history, adding a new first chapter to his saga. For Hazlewood addicts, hearing these early tracks and the embryonic version of ”Trouble Is A Lonesome Town” is akin to finding an early draft of the Old Testament. ”That’s beauty of Lee’s songwriting. It lives on.

People will hear it for the first time, even though it’s fifty years old or whatever, if it’s good enough and strong enough, they’ll accept and like it as much as if it was just created. That’s the wonderful legacy that Lee has. It’s wonderful to look back and make all this early work available. To put ”Boots” and all those other LHI songs into perspective. That it all started somewhere and this is where.” – Arizona Music Historian and record producer, John Dixon.

Weight 0,8 kg




Video https://youtu.be/tnAlNilp48E

A1     Cross Country Bus     
A2     The Woman I Love     
A3     Five Thousand And One     
A4     Lonesome Day     
A5     A Lady Called Blues     
A6     Five More Miles To Folsom     
A7     Fort Worth     
B1     The Old Man And His Guitar     
B2     Peculiar Guy     
B3     Long Black Train     
B4     I Guess It's Love     
B5     It's An Actuality     
B6     Buying On Time     
B7     The Country Bus Tune     
C1     Long Black Train     
C2     Run Boy Run     
C3     Big Joe Slade     
C4     Son Of A Gun     
C5     Georgia Chain Gang     
D1     Look At That Woman     
D2     Peculiar Guy     
D3     The Railroad Song     
D4     Six Feet Of Chain     
D5     Trouble Is A Lonesome Town

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