Billie Joe and Norah - Foreverly

Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones set Peabody's "Wayback" machine (google, young 'uns) for the year 1958 on their nifty, left field new album Foreverly (November 25, Warners), a time when songs had names like "Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet" and "I'm Here To Get My Baby Out of Jail." What should be noted is that The Everly Brothers' second album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, which the duo recreate here song-for-song, was itself a collection of covers: country standards from an even earlier time. It's also an LP that Armstrong says he rediscovered and then, hooked, played daily. Calling up Norah was probably one of the best decisions he could make since she's been known for not only for her supple vocal chords but her fondness for rural Americana standards with her side-bands The Little Willies and all-female honky-tonk trio Puss n' Boots. Whether you call an appealing oddity, one-off/one-listen throwaway or inspired tribute, Foreverly -- if nothing else -- reminds of a more innocent and (like we had to say it) harmonious era. Click through to hear "shoe" used as a verb...

Billie Joe and Norah - "Oh So Many Years" (from Foreverly)

Billie Joe and Norah - "Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet" (from Foreverly)

Stream the full album (until street date) at Amazon...