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The Morning That I Get To Hell

In my post the other day about The Low Anthem’s Oh My God Charlie Darwin, I rattled off a few of the albums that have given me the most pleasure over the last twelve months or so. I’ve talked about some of them before, but one I haven’t mentioned, and should have, is the fabulous Nothing Gold Can Stay, by Felice Brothers frontman Simone Felice’s side-act, The Duke and The King. If you haven’t heard it, I strongly recommend dropping by their Myspace page and listening to a couple of tracks, because it’s gem of an album: more laid-back and gentle than the Felice Brothers proper, but suffused with amazing warmth and feeling, and layering soul and gospel over the usual Felice blend of backwoods folk and blues. I’ve pulled a couple of tracks from the album below, the debut single, ‘If You Ever Get Famous’, and a gorgeous live version of one of my favourite tracks, ‘The Morning That I Get To Hell’, but if you can track down the album proper down, do. You won’t be sorry.

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  1. You like such sweet pretty music James … what I’ve heard of your selections anyway. I’ve just seen the great movie ’10 things I hate about you’ for the first time – I’m with Kat, give me a screaming rock chick any day.

    December 19, 2009
  2. I’m just old and soft. Though in my defence I’d point out this was also on my list:

    December 19, 2009
  3. And on a slightly more serious note, it actually took me a while to come round to The Duke and the King: after all that Felice Brothers racousness Nothing Gold Can Stay seemed a bit subdued. But once it clicked it really clicked.

    December 19, 2009
  4. jane #

    I think I was just expecting a song called ‘the morning i get to hell’ – love the title – to be more feisty, upbeat, with drums. It’s beautiful, you’re not old and soft. I’m just a sucker for drums and anything that makes me dance. So my taste in music is totally random.

    December 21, 2009

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