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  • Summary: The Little Willies with Norah Jones on vocals and piano return with their second disc of country covers song by such artists as Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Cal Martin, Scotty Wiseman, Dangerous Curves, and Lefty Frizzell.
  • Record Label: Blue Note
  • Genre(s): Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country-Rock, Country-Rock
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Foul Owl on the Prowl
There's a foul owl on the prowl tonight. Hey, little lark, get outta the dark, Foul owl on the prowl. Hey little jay, stay out of his way, Foul owl... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Jan 10, 2012
    For fans of what country was, For The Good Times could well be a hope chest for what could yet again be.
  2. Jan 9, 2012
    Fans of Jones's solo work may find For The Good Times a bit too country for their taste, but anyone who was won over by their debut will find a lot more to love about this new outing.
  3. Jan 10, 2012
    They're kindred spirits whose affection for these country classics, from tearjerkers to barn burners, is unabashed. But they're also not afraid to put their stamp on them.
  4. Jan 9, 2012
    While the album sticks to the general formula of its predecessor (covers of classic country tunes with a focus on thoughtful, creative arrangements), the consistently on-point execution of that formula makes For the Good Times an endlessly likable record.
  5. Mojo
    Jan 31, 2012
    Though her fellow Willies may not possess her audience-pulling ability, they lack nothing in the way of talent. [Feb 2012, p.94]
  6. Jan 20, 2012
    Their straight-shooting renditions don't reinterpret material so much as celebrate it wholly.
  7. Jan 19, 2012
    Problems arise with second vocalist Richard Julian, whose mild tenor is the musical equivalent of beige.

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