I really enjoy the collaboration between Norah and Billie Joe. These songs were originally recorded by the Everly Brothers in 1958. Norah and Billie Joe make these songs sound current and fresh. My favorite song is "Roving Gambler". This is a great story song about what happens to a man with a gambling problem. The harmonica playing is superb throughout this song. "Long Time Gone" is probably the prettiest folk song about heart break I have ever heard. Billie and Norah harmonize so well on this song. The piano playing is so good on this track. "Lightning Express" is another great tune. It is about a young boy travelling on a train to see his dying mother. This young passenger does not have the money for train fare. He is shown compassion by the other passengers when they pay for his train fare. The words of this song are very moving, and that why I like it. "Oh So Many Years" is an up tempo folk love song that features Norah Jones playing the electric guitar. She really shows her versatility as a vocalist and a musician on this track. "I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail" is a song about the things that a mother is willing to do to get her son out of jail. I love the subject matter of this tune. I would never hear a song on the radio these days with this much emotion. "Barbara Allen" is a song about a woman that a man ignores in a bar. He tries to make amends for it when he is close to death. I can really relate to the lyrics of this song. I have treated many women unfairly in my life, and I would like to make it up for it. Norah and Billie make me believe that Kentucky is a place to be revered for the simple life style. "Kentucky" is a sweet song. "Put My Little Shoes Away" is a song that tugs at my heart. This song is about a young boy facing his own mortality. This is another beautifully written song filled with emotion. "Foreverly" is simply a superb musical collaboration by two talented musicians.
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