Dr. Michael White's Happy Together is our Pick of the Week. And the Turtles' earnest 1967 pop classic easily lends itself to the bluesy, jazzy treatment from the clarinet master, on his new Adventures in New Orleans Jazz, Part 2.
White and his traditional brass band gently bounce along through the exquisite melody, tempering the bombast and showcasing the beauty.
10 intriguing tracks found during the week's listening:
Down the Road a Piece,
The A, B, C & D of Boogie Woogie
The Charlie Watts-led quartet's debut album, Live in Paris, out Tuesday, is a sweet slice of piano blues heaven.
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd, Dee Snider
The Twisted Sister frontman's new Dee Does Broadway version is way over the top — but so was Sondheim's original concept.
God I'm Missing You, Lucinda Williams
Lucinda respects the sadness and fragile beauty of this song from Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell.
Just a Fever, Little Feat
Co-founder Lowell George died 33 years ago this week, but his mates keep on with 16th album Rooster Rag.
Jay Leno, The BoDeans
A long-ago unsolved murder of a young Wisconsin girl inspired this tender track on the heartland roots rockers' new American Made.
Stand By Your Man, Dave Audé Radio Remix, Tammy Wynette
This dance-floor version, honoring what would have been Tammy's 70th birthday, stands by the original's affirmative intent.
Untitled (How Does It Feel), D'Angelo
Gear up for his rare appearance at July's Essence Music Festival with this 1999 R&B smash, a tribute to Prince.
The first single from Algiers, due in September, portends a dark, moody approach.
Never Stood a Chance, Alejandro Escovedo
One of several emotional highlights of this vastly underrated singer/songwriter's new Big Station.
See You in September, The Happenings
Have a good time, but remember …