Remember that indie gospelish/folking/rockish band, the Felice Brothers? No? Well, you can be forgiven–the band wasn’t around nearly long enough. But Simone Felice rose as part of Duke & The King (along with Robert Chicken Burke),whose 2009 debut, “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” was awesome. Their sophmore release, is even rootsier and more soulful. I mean, the 1970s ballads “Shakey” harmonizes about how the Jackson 5 grew up too fast, so shake your country ass. It sounds a lot sweeter when they sing it, trust me. The album also features by former Funkadelic member Nowell “The Deacon” Haskins and Simi Stone. And I’m liking it more every time I listen.
Thanks to Sean for tempting me to take a chance on these guys–from the great Falls Church CD Cellar.