Friday, October 10, 2014

THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN’

Nancy Sinatra made folks stand up and take notice with her number one hit “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” but she sounds like she’s half-steppin’ when compared to Loretta Lynn’s tough cover from the same year. When Loretta purrs out those same threats you better believe it’s gonna hurt you some and you know it’s time to get right. . . .



Loretta Lynn • These Boots Are Made For Walking • 1966

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  1. Amen, sir. This is my favorite version of the song. Love Lloyd Green's pedal steel especially.

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    1. Thanks . . . Lloyd Green's kind of a favorite here, though I don't know a lot of records he's on. Charley Pride's Panther Hall LP is where I first heard him. . . .

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  2. He's on the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo, of course, and he recorded with George Jones, pre-Epic era a fair amount. But I think he sort of first found his voice and rose to a bit of sideman fame on the many Little Darlin' Records albums put out by Johnny Paycheck in the late sixties. (I have to admit I'd always assumed the steel player on this Loretta cut was her usual steel guy, Hal Rugg, until I bothered to look it up...)

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    1. Thanks for the info, David. I haven't listened to the Byrds LP in a long while, will have to see if I still have it! And I've heard very little of the Little Darlin' stuff . . . so you've done it again!

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