15 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Although legend has it that she was offered a TV series, Nancy Sinatra opted for a one-time special. Movin’ with Nancy aired on Dec. 11, 1967, gathering vignettes featuring her and other musicians and artists. Unlike similar musical specials shot on a studio stage, this one had Sinatra singing in various places—in a hot air balloon (doing Jimmy Webb’s “Up, Up, and Away”), in the West Coast countryside (scored with “Sugar Town”), and in her car as she drives down a freeway (for the sassy Lee Hazlewood tune “I Gotta Get Out of This Town”). This companion soundtrack was released less than a month later and includes the psychedelic baroque-pop masterpiece “Some Velvet Morning”—a darkly sexual departure from the duo’s country and western repertoire, in which Sinatra and Hazelwood portray mythological lovers. Other notable performances are with Rat Pack members Dean Martin (“Just Bummin’ Around”) and Sammy Davis Jr. (“What I’d Say”). During the show's filming, Davis gave Sinatra the very first televised interracial kiss in the United States.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Although legend has it that she was offered a TV series, Nancy Sinatra opted for a one-time special. Movin’ with Nancy aired on Dec. 11, 1967, gathering vignettes featuring her and other musicians and artists. Unlike similar musical specials shot on a studio stage, this one had Sinatra singing in various places—in a hot air balloon (doing Jimmy Webb’s “Up, Up, and Away”), in the West Coast countryside (scored with “Sugar Town”), and in her car as she drives down a freeway (for the sassy Lee Hazlewood tune “I Gotta Get Out of This Town”). This companion soundtrack was released less than a month later and includes the psychedelic baroque-pop masterpiece “Some Velvet Morning”—a darkly sexual departure from the duo’s country and western repertoire, in which Sinatra and Hazelwood portray mythological lovers. Other notable performances are with Rat Pack members Dean Martin (“Just Bummin’ Around”) and Sammy Davis Jr. (“What I’d Say”). During the show's filming, Davis gave Sinatra the very first televised interracial kiss in the United States.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

hfelknor ,

This is like finding gold in your basement

Many of these I had never heard before even tho I have been not-so-secretly in love with Nancy since the mid 60s.
I just could not BELIEVE "What'd I say"!!
And a guest appearance by Dino is always good.

just a great album.

MadFelcher ,

Sheer Brass and All Heart

Nancy swings like a woman that has hips that could go on all night. Step aside brother Ray, Nancy is gonna sing What I'd Say like nobody aint never said nothing ever before. And she takes us all up, up away on a balloon ride higher than ever before. The exuberance of her vocal stylings remain unmatched in modern muzak.

Walrus70 ,

Nancy & Lee........

Truly an underplayed, long-forgotten work of the post-Pepper era. Song should have charted better. And Lee was really a multi-talented artist. Writer, singer, producer......you are missed.

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