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Hooray for Hazel by Tommy Roe
Album: Sweet PeaReleased: 1966Charted:
This was one of Roe's self-penned hits, the tale of this song is similar to Bob Kuban and the In-Men's hit "The Cheater," only this time the "cheater" is a girl (the title role). Hazel wins the hearts of every man and then mistreats them all. The narrator (who happens to be one of her victims) predicts that all the hurt she caused will soon come right back at her.
Many of Roe's songs were recorded in Nashville or Muscle Shoals, but his later work was done in Los Angeles with some of the top West Coast musicians. The players on this track were the same ones he used for "Sweet Pea
," and included Ben Benay and Mike Deasy on guitars and Jerry Scheff on bass.