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The Little Willies’ country hall of fame
Norah Jones’s output has always crossed genres, from jazz to soul to pop. Since 2006 she has also explored a passionate interest in country music, with her side project The Little Willies. Six years after their first release, Norah and Co are back with For The Good Times, putting a twist on 12 country standards, including a standout rendition of Dolly Parton’s Jolene. To celebrate the release, the band spent some time at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville to select some of their favorite country YouTube videos.
David Bowie at 65
Few careers can compare to Bowie’s, both in terms of individual success and influence on pop culture as a whole. And while it’s hard to believe Ziggy Stardust hit 65 this week, even the briefest rummage through the YouTube vaults reveals dozens of gems from down the years, such as the music video for Ashes to Ashes, or this 1973 BBC performance of Jean Genie. To celebrate Mr Bowie’s big day, we’ve put together a playlist of some of his many collaborations with other artists, including Annie Lennox, Arcade Fire and even Bing Crosby.
Le Plus Beaux
Finally, Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains are not only producing some of the finest French language indiepop we’ve heard since Les Sans Culottes, they’ve also released one of our favorite music videos of the (short) year so far. Check it out: