Sonny Terry: She’s So Sweet

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Step back to a simpler time when harmonicas and ragtime rhythms ruled American music with Sonny Terry’s “She’s So Sweet.” Off the 1963 album Sonny Is King—a title the blind Piedmont blues musician definitely deserves after decades of incredible output in the ’40s and ’50s—and featuring guitar riffs and duets from Lightnin’ Hopkins and regular collaborator Brownie McGhee. Terry remains an inspirational benchmark of creativity.

The Chapin Sisters: Crying In The Rain

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The Chapin Sisters’ sweet crooning on the Everly Brothers’ cover “Crying In The Rain” is the result, they tell T Magazine, of learning how to go from a doo-wop trio to a two-part harmony after their half-sister left the group to raise a family. The sisters fell so hard for the brothers while practicing their songs they decided to create A Date With the Everly …

Florence + The Machine: Over The Love

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GQ debuted Florence + The Machine’s addition to the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby. Welch lends her signature vocals to a haunting ballad written from the perspective of the irresistible Daisy in “Over The Love,” one of many songs that will undoubtedly comprise a soundtrack as equally riveting at F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tale. Other artists on the Jay-Z produced compilation include the xx, Jack …