The Little Willies (album)

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The Little Willies
Little Willies.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 7, 2006 (United States)
RecordedOctober 5-8, 2005[1]
GenreRock music, country music
Length43:25
LabelMilking Bull, Parlophone Records
ProducerLee Alexander
The Little Willies chronology
The Little Willies
(2006)
For the Good Times
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[3]

The Little Willies is the self-titled debut album by The Little Willies. The album was released after band member Norah Jones had achieved international stardom as a solo artist.

The album features covers of songs by Hank Williams ("I’ll Never Get Out"), Willie Nelson ("Gotta Get Drunk" and "Night Life"), Fred Rose ("Roly Poly"), Townes Van Zandt ("No Place to Fall") and Kris Kristofferson ("Best of All Possible Worlds"). Fusing cover material with a few of their own original compositions, the band delivers what a review by John Metzger describes as "an affable set that occasionally strikes pure gold."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Roly Poly"Fred Rose2:34
2."I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive"Fred Rose, Hank Williams3:22
3."Love Me"Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller3:51
4."It's Not You It's Me"Richard Julian, Ashley Monroe2:44
5."Best of All Possible Worlds"Kris Kristofferson3:11
6."No Place to Fall"Townes Van Zandt4:01
7."Roll On"Lee Alexander3:07
8."I Gotta Get Drunk"Willie Nelson2:28
9."Streets of Baltimore"Tompall Glaser, Harlan Howard3:06
10."Easy as the Rain"Richard Julian, Jim Campilongo3:15
11."Tennessee Stud"Jimmy Driftwood3:49
12."Night Life"Willie Nelson, Walter M. Breeland, Paul F. Buskirk3:47
13."Lou Reed"Lee Alexander, Richard Julian, Norah Jones4:17
Total length:43:25

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[5] 18
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[5] 19
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[5] 71
Dutch Albums Chart[5] 17
Finnish Albums Chart[5] 40
French Albums Chart[5] 40
New Zealand Albums Chart[5] 37
Norwegian Albums Chart[5] 22
Spanish Albums Chart[5] 86
Swedish Albums Chart[5] 56
Swiss Albums Chart[5] 25
The Billboard 200 (U.S.) 48
U.S. Top Country Albums 10

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Album liner notes
  2. ^ Erlewine, Thomas. "The Little Willies Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  3. ^ Hoard, Christian (6 March 2006). "The Little Willies Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 4 January 2007. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  4. ^ John Metzger (March 2006). "The Little Willies". The Music Box. 13 (3). Retrieved July 24, 2007.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k http://www.austriancharts.at/showitem.asp?interpret=The+Little+Willies&titel=The+Little+Willies&cat=a