Singles file: Chris Brown, The Secret Sisters, Sleigh Bells, Boobe, Gayngs
By Allison Stewart
A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind.
Chris Brown featuring Drake, Kanye West, T.I., Fabolous, Rick Ross and Andre 3000: “Deuces (Remix)”
The latest stop on his Let’s Just Forget the Whole Thing Happened Tour: A Chris Brown remix so epic, so masterful, it’s almost possible to forget Chris Brown is on it.
The Secret Sisters featuring Jack White: “Big River”
The Alabama duo, part-time signees to White’s Third Man label, team with the boss for a Johnny Cash cover equally influenced by the Andrews Sisters and Led Zeppelin.
Sleigh Bells: “Holly”
This muddy, Ke$ha-evoking, hopelessly catchy track first appeared on a pre-“Treats” demo; slightly reworked, it’s now a B-side.
Boobe featuring Raheem DeVaughn: “My Way”
From the Department of Things We Wish Were Sinatra Covers: The Oy Boyz mainstay enlists DeVaughnÖ for this mid-tempo banger that’s pretty great, regardless.
Gayngs: “By Your Side”
The super mellow supergroup (featuring Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, among many others) essays the longest, irony-free -est Sade cover in the long history of irony-free Sade covers.
| October 5, 2010; 11:20 AM ET
Categories: Singles file | Tags: Andre 3000, Bon Iver, Boobe, Chris Brown, Drake, Gayngs, Jack White, Kanye West, Raheem DeVaughn, Rick Ross, Sleigh Bells, T.I., The Secret Sisters
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