Nancy Sinatra released her version of Let Me Kiss You in October 2004 on Sanctuary Records (ATKXS005), simultaneously with Morrissey's release. It was recorded with Morrissey's band at the time and with Morrissey on backing vocals.
From the "Let Me Kiss You" Wikipedia entry:
"Let Me Kiss You" is a song written by Morrissey and Alain Whyte. It was recorded (in two separate versions) by both Morrissey and by Nancy Sinatra, both of whom released their version as a single in the United Kingdom on 11 October 2004. Both versions entered the UK Singles Chart, Morrissey's peaking at number eight and Sinatra's at number 46.
Morrissey picked Nancy's song "How Does That Grab Ya Darlin'?" in the Records section of Portrait Of The Artist As A Consumer - NME (1983).
From a Morrissey-solo forum post by Cupid Stunt referencing a blog entry on sinatrafamily.com:
It appears that this song '100 Years' is Morrissey's favourite Nancy song:
"I'm not gonna say everything is ok
'Cause ok is not the way that I feel"
See also: Nancy Sinatra Twitter posts
- Portrait Of The Artist As A Consumer - NME (September 17, 1983)
- The Importance Of Being Morrissey - Channel 4 (June 8, 2003)
- You Are The Quarry: Album recording, songs, and release information; Attack: Plans for Nancy Sinatra and James Maker singles - release information (January 9, 2004)
- You Are The Quarry Tour
- You Are The Quarry Tour 2004 Pre-show Tracks
- New releases on Attack Records - release information (October 11, 2004)
American singer and actress, born June 8, 1940.
She is the daughter of singer/actor Frank Sinatra, and remains best known for her 1966 signature hit "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'". Other defining recordings include "Sugar Town", the 1967 number one "Somethin' Stupid" (a duet with her father), the title song from the James Bond film You Only Live Twice, several collaborations with Lee Hazlewood such as "Jackson", and her cover of Cher's "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)", which features during the opening sequence of Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill. Nancy Sinatra began her career as a singer and actress in the early 1960s, but initially achieved success only in Europe and Japan. In early 1966 she had a transatlantic number-one hit with "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'", which showed her provocative but good-natured style, and which popularized and made her synonymous with go-go boots. The promo clip featured a big-haired Sinatra and six young women in tight tops, go-go boots and mini-skirts. The song was written by Lee Hazlewood, who wrote and produced most of her hits and sang with her on several duets, including the critical and cult favorite "Some Velvet Morning". In 1966 and 1967, Sinatra charted with 13 titles, all of which featured Billy Strange as arranger and conductor. Sinatra also had a brief acting career in the mid-60s including a co-starring role with Elvis Presley in the movie Speedway, and with Peter Fonda in The Wild Angels.
Nancy Sandra Sinatra (born June 8, 1940) is an American singer. She is the elder daughter of Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra (née Barbato) and is known for her 1965 signature hit "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'". Nancy Sinatra began her career as a singer in November 1957 with an appearance on her father's ABC-TV variety series but initially achieved success only in Europe and Japan. In early 1966 she had a transatlantic number-one hit with "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'". A TV promo clip from the era features Sinatra in high boots, accompanied by colorfully dressed go-go dancers, in what is now considered an iconic Swinging Sixties look. The song was written by Lee Hazlewood, who wrote and produced most of her hits and sang with her on several duets. As with all of Sinatra's 1960s hits, "Boots" featured Billy Strange as arranger and conductor. Between early 1966 and early 1968, Sinatra charted on Billboard's Hot 100 with 14 titles, ten of which reached the Top 40. In addition to "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'", defining recordings during this period include "Sugar Town", "Love Eyes", the transatlantic 1967 number one "Somethin' Stupid" (a duet with her father), two versions of the title song from the James Bond film You Only Live Twice (1967), several collaborations with Lee Hazlewood – including "Summer Wine", "Jackson", "Lady Bird" and "Some Velvet Morning" – and a non-single 1966 cover of the Cher hit "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)", which features in the opening credits of Quentin Tarantino's 2003 film Kill Bill Volume 1. In 1971 Sinatra and Hazlewood achieved their first collaborative success in the UK singles chart with the no. 2 hit "Did You Ever?", and the 2005 UK no. 3 hit by Audio Bullys, "Shot You Down", sampled Sinatra's version of "Bang Bang". Between 1964 and 1968 Sinatra appeared in several feature films, co-starring with Peter Fonda in Roger Corman's biker-gang movie The Wild Angels (1966) and alongside Elvis Presley in the musical drama Speedway (1968). Frank and Nancy Sinatra played a fictional father and daughter in the 1965 comedy Marriage on the Rocks.
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