The Little Willies - For the Good Times CD
1. I Worship You
2. Remember Me
3. Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves
4. Lovesick Blues
(Cliff Friend/Irving Mills)
5. Tommy Rockwood
6. Fist City
7. Permanently Lonely
8. Foul Owl On The Prowl
(Quincy Jones/Alan Bergman/Marilyn Bergman)
9. Wide Open Road
10. For The Good Times
11. If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time
(Lefty Frizzell/Jim Beck)
Lee Alexander - bass
Jim Campilongo - electric guitar
Norah Jones - piano, vocals
Richard Julian - guitar, vocals
Dan Rieser - drums
(Milking Bull Records 2012)
The Little Willies have reconvened to record For The Good Times, a rousing follow-up to their eponymous 2006 debut, which will be released on January 10, 2012.
The Little Willies - Lee Alexander (bass), Jim Campilongo (guitar), Norah Jones (piano, vocals), Richard Julian (guitar, vocals) and Dan Rieser (drums) - first formed in 2003 as an excuse for the five friends to spend a night playing music together at The Living Room on New York's Lower East Side, but the gig proved too fun for both the musicians and audience for it to remain a one-off. Despite hailing from the far corners of the country - California, Massachusetts, Texas, Delaware - the members of band all grew up listening to a certain breed of classic American music, and relished the opportunity to perform some of their favorite country classics and lesser-known gems.
For The Good Times is another stellar collection of country covers from some of The Little Willies' favorite songwriters, including Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Lefty Frizell, and Dolly Parton.