Graham Reid | | 1 min read
The actress Ann-Margret wasn't much such great shakes as a singer, but she had other . . . attributes?
She certanly had a decent movie career for a while (she even wasn't bad in one of Elvis' better films Viva Las Vegas) although it does seem odd that she would win a Grammy for best new artist back in '62. Her gospel album of 2000 God is Love was one of her best moments, but otherwise there were a lot of poor selling albums.
In the late Sixties she fetched up with Lee Hazlewood and together they recorded the pretty decent The Cowboy and the Lady for his LHI label which he'd started, mostly to release his own stuff but also for groups like Honey Ltd and Suzi Jane Hokom.
This particular track came as a bonus on the reisued Cowboy/Lady and will certainly be there is the massive Hazlewood box set There's a Dream I've Been Saving 1966-1971.
It includes three DVD discs conatining 305 tracks, a 172 page hard cover book, over 150 rare or unseen photos, the film A Cowboy in Sweden and much much more.
You can read about that whole thing here.
It's a collector's doorstop or shelf buster.
It's an awful lot of Lee and those artists on his label.
There is an overview of Lee Hazlewood's career here.
For more oddities, one-offs or songs with an interesting backstory check the massive back-catalogue at From the Vaults.