Sound Advice 171: Handselecta

Daft Punk, Sonny Terry, Florence + The Machine and more in our weekly music recap

The World’s Best Ever looked to graffiti-focused type designer Christian Acker for the latest installment of Sound Advice, the site’s regular music offering created by a different person every week. Sound Advice 171: Handselecta features a harmoniously diverse range of songs, from the funkier sounds of Lee Dorsey and Pleasure to the lyrical stylings of Grand Puba and Gang Starr with a little Quincy Jones …

Sonny Terry: She’s So Sweet

Daft Punk, Sonny Terry, Florence + The Machine and more in our weekly music recap

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

Daft Punk, Sonny Terry, Florence + The Machine and more in our weekly music recap

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 …