Lee Hazlewood Trouble Is A Lonesome Town

Smells Like continues its Lee Hazlewood reissue series with a couple more beauties. Trouble Is A Lonesome Town was Hazlewood’s first recorded effort, originally released in 1963. It combines witty narration with stories about Trouble’s residents, a town that you’d expect to find somewhere in the American Southwest. There’s the sharply dressed undertaker Sleepy Gilloreeth, the crooked brothers Orville and George Dobkins and Anna Mae Stillwell, a girl who “blossomed so much that you’d a-thought winter wasn’t never gonna come again.” Like Jack Tracy’s liner notes attest, Trouble is a “significant chunk of Americana.” (Smells Like)