60’s MUSIC RETRO OF THE DAY

60’s MUSIC RETRO OF THE DAY

Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made for Walkin’

Nancy Sinatra version

Lee Hazlewood intended to record the song himself, saying that “it’s not really a girl’s song”,

But Sinatra talked him out of it, saying that “coming from a guy it was harsh and abusive,

But was perfect for a little girl to sing”. Hazlewood agreed.

Sinatra’s recording of the song was made with the help of Los Angeles session musicians known as the Wrecking Crew.

This session included Hal Blaine on drums,

Al Casey, Tommy Tedesco, and Billy Strange on guitars,

Ollie Mitchell, Roy Caton and Lew McCreary on horns,

Carol Kaye on electric bass and Chuck Berghofer on double bass, providing the notable bass line.

Nick Bonney was the guitarist for the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.

60’s MUSIC RETRO OF THE DAY NANCY SINATRA

Personnel

Other personnel, as seen in the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) contracts for the session include:[7]

Release

The single was released in December 1965,[8] the second song to be taken from her debut album Boots,

And was a follow-up to the minor hit “So Long, Babe”.

The song became an instant success and in late February 1966 it topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart,

a move it replicated in similar charts across the world.

60’s MUSIC RETRO OF THE DAY NANCY SINATRA

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