Some genuine retro country today, from England.
Named after a 1946 John Ford Western, which had itself borrowed its title from a Nineteenth Century American folk song, My Darling Clementine is a vehicle for the songwriting and vocals talents of Lou Dalgleish and Anglo-Americana stalwart, Michael Weston King. But whilst King’s previous interpretation of country music, both with The Good Sons and as a solo artist, displayed a distinctly alternative edge, the duets here are more George and Tammy than Gram and Emmylou.
Despite some hints of honky-tonk and rockabilly, much of the material on ‘How Do You Plead?’ is pure Nashville Sound.
I guess this album has been around since May last year, my bad I missed it. Gonna catch up on it now.
The Other Half
The Other Half. My Darling Clementine live at St Pancras Old Church 31st October, 2011. Live launch of the album 'How Do You Plead?' (Drumfire Records)
You can listen to some more of the album at Drumfire Records. Just to help you make up your mind that you cannot live without this album.
Some great guitar on this album, just take a look at the pedigree of the members of the band.
Guitar - Martin Belmont (Graham Parker and The Rumour, Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Ducks Deluxe)
Piano and Organ – Geraint Watkins (Van Morrison, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, Nick Lowe)
Bass - Kevin Foster (Jackie Leven, Doll By Doll, Los Pistoleros, Michael Weston King)
Drums - Bobby Irwin (Van Morrison, Nick Lowe, Carlene Carter)
Drums - Jim Russell (Scotty Moore, James Burton)
Violin - Bob Loveday (Van Morrison, Nick Lowe, Penguin Cafe Orchestra)
Pedal Steel - Alan Cook (The Charlatans, Chris Hillman, Jackie Leven, Michael Weston King)