michael gallucci

ALBUM REVIEW — THE LITTLE WILLIES

In album review on 12/21/2011 at 10:09 am

The Little Willies

For the Good Times

(Milking Bull)

The second album by Norah Jones’ twangy side project bears all the markings of a full-time artist playing around with part-time sounds: a mostly faceless band, well-known cover songs, obscure cover songs, and an air of tossed-off effortlessness that pretty much guarantees a short shelf life. Still, Jones and the rest of the Little Willies (which is made up of session men and folk players Jones has gigged with) have a good time with the dozen songs on For the Good Times. Jones molds country music similar to the way she bends jazz on her solo albums, with a sticky drawl replacing her usual smoky phrasing. This is a tribute album to Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton by an NYC boho who hears and plays things a little less honky tonk and a little more uptown.

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  1. Nice post! For the Good Times is Eric’s album of the week at mattneric:

    http://mattneric.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/the-little-willies-for-the-good-times/

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