Norah Jones has a new album coming out in January with her rootsy country band The Little Willies, but whereas their eponymous 2006 debut featured a smattering of original tracks in among the covers of Willie Nelson (who inspired their name) and Townes Van Zandt, The Good Times finds the band focusing solely on covers.
Mr Nelson, of course, contributes a song in the form of ‘Permanently Lonely’ from his 1969 album Good Times (see what they did there?), with songs from the likes of Loretta Lynn (‘Fist City’), Johnny Cash (‘Wide Open Road’) and Kris Kristofferson (‘For The Good Times’) also honoured.
One of Norah’s icons, and former duet partner, Dolly Parton also gets a look-in, as The Little Willies become the latest band to tackle her enduring hit ‘Jolene’.
01 I Worship You
02 Remember Me
03 Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves
04 Lovesick Blues
05 Tommy Rockwood
06 Fist City
07 Permanently Lonely
08 Foul Owl On The Prowl
09 Wide Open Road
10 For The Good Times
11 If You’ve Got The Money I’ve Got The Time
Here’s The Little Willies playing Hank Williams’ ‘Lovesick Blues’ live at The Living Room in NYC back in 2007.