Sunday Morning Coming Down

Mention The Everly Brothers to most people, they probably would associate them with some cracking early rock’n’roll singles and a lot of sibling rivalry; they wouldn’t readily associate them with country records.

But for me, many of those old classics have a country feel to them, and it seems I’m not alone in thinking that, for in 2013 Foreverly, an album of covers of Everly Brothers songs was released by, surprisingly, Billie Joe Armstrong (of political punksters Green Day), and, less surprisingly, the consistently wonderful Norah Jones.

The result is pretty great; Jones is an old-hand at this sort of thing, having dipped into Country often before with (I swear I’m not making these up for cheap laughs) her Puss n Boots and The Little Willies projects, so it’s Armstrong who causes the most eyebrows to be raised, putting in a vocal performance which is just far enough away from being an impression as to impress.

Judge for yourself:


Billie Joe + Norah – Silver Haired Daddy of Mine

More soon.

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5 thoughts on “Sunday Morning Coming Down”

  1. A pretty fair impression of the Everly Brothers, but no way could they match Phil and Don. My investigations of this album have led me to dicover that Norah and Dave also cover “I’m Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail”. The latter was also covered – way back in the early 1980’s – by a band called The Knitters. Worth checking out.

  2. As odes to the Everlys go, I lean the way of Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe. I have a nice four song 7″ of those two. The Knitters were awesome, by the way. You will dig it.

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