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.
This session included Hal Blaine on drums,
Nick Bonney was the guitarist for the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.
60’s MUSIC RETRO OF THE DAY NANCY SINATRA
- Billy Strange – arranger, conductor, and guitar
- William Miller – (unknown)
- Don Lanier – guitar
- Lou Norell – guitar
- Jerry Cole – guitar
- William Pitman – guitar
- Don Randi – keyboard
- Richard Perissi – French horn
- Oliver Mitchell – trumpet
- Plas Johnson – tenor sax
- Nick Bonney – guitar
- Donald Frost – (unknown)
- Eddie Brackett Jr. – engineer
- Emil Richards – percussion
- Roy V. Caton – (contractor) trumpet
- Lee Hazlewood – supervisor
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.