1 Toddfan 3 months ago My musical history began in the mid-'60's with groups like Paul Revere & the Raiders, and of course, The British Invasion. I never really got into groups from the '50's or guys like Elvis, Chet (gasp!), etc. Even so, I would like to think that I have always been pretty open minded, and I tend to really like artists that are not hugely popular...or, at least I liked them before they got hugely popular and usually my interest would then wane as I found someone new...so........it's really weird to me that lately I've been really...I mean REALLY, REALLY getting into Lee Hazlewood.If my parents had played me this stuff back in the day, I would have immediately dismissed it as too schmaltzy, kitschy, country or corny and not given it a chance....but, NOW....now I can't get enough of it! I often visit various music blogs, and found several postings about Lee, so, I decided well, if THESE guys like him, maybe I should at least listen. I also have a Tidal subscription, so I pulled up some of his stuff, and started at what appeared to be "the beginning"...and somehow, I got hooked. First, his LP titles are hilarious. "The Not So Very Important People", "Trouble Is A Lonesome Town", "Love & other Crimes". Then, when I listened...his intro stories on the early records are also very entertaining in that off kilter humor sort of way that I appreciate.I also read some of his interviews and gotta say that I like his attitude...he seemed to be a cantankerous character...found out that he worked with Duane Eddy (and, I can definitely hear Duane on some of the tunes). I even like the stuff he did with Suzie Hokum and Nancy Sinatra.I bought the CD package called "There's A Dream I've Been Saving" which is the entire output of his work at Lee Hazlewood Industries. Of course, I had to search out the Deluxe version so I could get all the bonus material. Now I am in the process of filling in the blanks getting the rest of his stuff that I can find.So, I guess I am way, way late to the party, but I am caught up in my excitement of discovering a "new" (to me at least) artist that I really appreciate and wanted to share!(Or, maybe I am just getting "old"...lol)I think tonight, I'll have a Chivas Regal, in Lee's honor!