The Rolling Stones: Harlem Shuffle

Nina Simone, Brolin, I.B.E. and more in the first installment of our weekly music recap previously aired on Twitter

Thursday, 21 February 2012 would have been the inimitable Nina Simone’s 80th birthday. Here she is performing Ain’t Got No, I Got Life—a hit she developed for the musical Hair—at an outdoor concert in Harlem in the summer of ’69, a series she headlined along with B.B. King, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and more, which became commonly known as “Black Woodstock.”

Erevan Tusk: By The Larches

Nina Simone, Brolin, I.B.E. and more in the first installment of our weekly music recap previously aired on Twitter

For the past year, we’ve been dutifully cataloging some of our favorite sounds at CH in a daily Tweet dubbed #ListenUp. With an array of time zones at play and the sporadic nature of Twitter, you may have missed out. So to keep your ears filled with quality tunes and worthwhile music videos spanning all genres and eras, you can now look to our weekly …

Brolin: Reykjavik

Nina Simone, Brolin, I.B.E. and more in the first installment of our weekly music recap previously aired on Twitter

In a gorgeous video by the creative duo behind Paris-based outfit Parallel, French band Erevan Tusk explore the nature of growing old gracefully. “By The Larches” is an enchanting swirl of nostalgia and romance sure to inspire a few flutters in your heart.