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The Little Willies, The Little Willies

Audio CD

Disk ID: 1549165

Disk length: 43m 33s (13 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 2005

Label: Unknown

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“The Little Willies” Tracks & Durations

1. Roly Poly 2:33
2. I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive 3:22
3. Love Me 3:51
4. It's Not You It's Me 2:43
5. Best Of All Possible Worlds 3:10
6. No Place To Fall 4:00
7. Roll On 3:06
8. I Gotta Get Drunk 2:27
9. Streets Of Baltimore 3:06
10. Easy As The Rain 3:15
11. Tennessee Stud 3:49
12. Night Life 3:47
13. Lou Reed 4:16

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Review

One of the freshest country albums of the year comes not out of Nashville, but rather New York, from a sporadic band with the unlikely (and somewhat suggestive) moniker of the Little Willies. At times, the fivesome (named in homage to Willie Nelson) hearkens to the great historic western-swing bands--crack, loose-limbed musicians fronted by a hypnotically sublime girl singer. If that sleepy female voice (and her distinctive piano) sounds astonishingly like Norah Jones, that's because it is Jones, exploring the country side of the blues. The group--rounded out by Lee Alexander (bass), Jim Campilongo (electric guitar), Richard Julian (guitar, vocals), and Dan Rieser (drums)--formed in 2003 to play the Living Room on New York's Lower East Side and just do the classic American music they grew up enjoying. That's why their low-key labor of love, recorded without commercial expectations and promoted under the radar, includes both originals (including the achingly sweet "Easy as the Rain") and covers of Hank Williams's "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive"; Nelson's "I Gotta Get Drunk" and "Nightlife"; Kris Kristofferson's "Best of All Possible Worlds"; Townes Van Zandt's "No Place to Fall"; and Leiber & Stoller's "Love Me" (made great by Elvis Presley). Throughout, the record maintains the slightly inebriated, bar-band feel of a live club performance, especially on "Lou Reed," a very funny saga of a cow-tipping incident possibly involving the dark rocker. This is an extraordinary record, not only for its musicianship, but for the infectious joy and exuberance of performers who remember just how fun it is to play music from the inside out. --Alanna Nash

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New York City
The Peter Malick Group featuring Norah Jones

Jim Campilongo and the 10 Gallon Cats
Jim Campilongo

Slow New York
Richard Julian

Come Away with Me
Norah Jones

Table for One
Jim Campilongo

Feels Like Home
Norah Jones
THE LITTLE WILLIES are Lee Alexander, Jim Campilongo, Norah Jones, Richard Julian and Dan Rieser. On their self-titled debut CD they cover a range of songs by Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Townes Van Zandt and Fred Rose, as well as bandmember originals.

Other Versions

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The Little Willies - The Little Willies

Tracks: 15 (+2 tracks), Disk length: 49m 53s (+6m 20s)

The Little Willies - The Little Willies

Tracks: 15 (+2 tracks), Disk length: 1h 14m (+30m 27s)