There are certain artists who seem timeless, like they could be dropped into any decade and still be relevant and true. Norah Jones is one of these. She has a voice that defies time, yet she makes every sound that passes her lips seem fresh and new.
I swear, I could listen to her sing her way through the phone book and not grow tired of her.
I had the opportunity to listen to her new album, …Featuring, a compilation of Norah Jones’s musical collaborations. What a treat. The performances span her career, going back to 2001, and hit nearly every musical genre. This may very well become my “go-to” album to work and study to. It would also make a thoughtful and inexpensive gift for nearly anyone on your Christmas list, as well, from your best friend to your teenage niece to your grandparents, because of its versatility and universal appeal. (It’s currently $8.99 on Amazon.com. I’m just sayin’…)
1. Love Me – The Little Willies
2. Virginia Moon – The Foo Fighters featuring Norah Jones
3. Turn Them – Sean Bones featuring Norah Jones
4. Baby It’s Cold Outside – Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones
5. Bull Rider – Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson
6. Ruler Of My Heart – Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Norah Jones
7. The Best Part – El Madmo
8. Take Off Your Cool – OutKast featuring Norah Jones
9. Life Is Better – Q-Tip featuring Norah Jones
10. Soon The New Day – Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones
11. Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John – Belle & Sebastian featuring Norah Jones
12. Here We Go Again – Ray Charles featuring Norah Jones
13. Loretta – Norah Jones featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
14. Dear John – Ryan Adams featuring Norah Jones
15. Creepin’ In – Norah Jones featuring Dolly Parton
16. Court & Spark – Herbie Hancock featuring Norah Jones
17. More Than This – Charlie Hunter featuring Norah Jones
18. Blue Bayou – Norah Jones featuring M. Ward
My favorite is Baby It’s Cold Outside. I love, love, love that song, and Norah makes me love it even more.