BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG & NORAH JONES: BILLIE JOE + NORAH: FOREVERLY
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah have teamed up to record Foreverly, a collection inspired by Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, an album of traditional Americana songs reinterpreted by The Everly Brothers in 1958. Reprise Records will release the album on November 25th. "Billie Joe's enthusiasm about the songs and his low-key, open approach to the music was very inviting. He wasn't set in his ideas, which made it fun for us both to sort of discover what felt right for us, musically. I loved that the original was completely stripped down and a little more obscure. There was a lot of room to interpret the songs in our own way." – Norah. The track-listing for Foreverly is as follows: “Roving Gambler,” “Long Time Gone,” “Lightning Express,” “That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine,” “Down In The Willow Garden,” “Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet,” “Oh So Many Years,” “Barbara Allen,” “Rockin’ Alone (In An Old Rockin’ Chair,” “I’m Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail,” “Kentucky,” and“Put My Little Shoes Away.”
DEE DEE WARWICK - I WANT TO BE WITH YOU
Wonderful work from Dionne Warwick's lesser-known sister – a hell of a great singer, and one who packs even more punch than her famous sibling! The gem of a set has all the poise and class of Dionne, but comes across with a lot more soul as well – a great mix that's very much in the best New York uptown mode of the 60s, with production from Ed Townsend, and arrangements from the Teacho Wilshire, Jimmy Wisner, and Horace Ott! Even when strings and larger charts come into the mix, Dee Dee's vocals push right out front in the mix – really bringing a lot of feeling to tunes that include "Worth Every Tear I Cry", "I Want To Be With You", "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me", "Another Lonely Saturday, "House of Gold", and "Gotta Get Ahold Of Myself". CD features lots of bonus cuts from singles, too – including "Monday Monday", "You Don't Know", "Lover's Chant", "Locked In Your Love", "We've Got Everything Going For Us", "Girls Need Love", and "I'll Be Better Off Without You". ~ Dusty Groove.
TYRONE LEE - INVITATION
An inviting set of UK soul from Tyrone Lee! It's a nice mix of uptempo and mid tempo groovers with a modern sound, though it skirts contemporary trends, giving it a vibe that'll stand the test of time. Tyrone has a naturally soulful and confident presence – with the poise of a veteran – even if this is the first we've heard from him. Nice stuff from Expansion UK! Titles include "Time Of Your Life", "What Took You So Long", "Hot2Nite", "Get 2 Know U", "Invitation", "Get My Life Back", "Listening To Your Heart", "Overload", "Turn Up The Heat", "Woman In My World" and more. ~ Dusty Groove