NPR music critic Ann Powers joins us to talk about two new albums that look back to the past. First she shares tracks from the new album by the Little Willies called For the Good Times. This is a country band fronted by the jazz crooner Norah Jones. She often sounds subdued and sweet on her solo efforts, but for this collection of cover songs Jones lets loose. Ann Powers also reviews a two disc set called Ladysmith Black Mambazo and friends. It's a diverse collection of collaborations between the African male choir Ladysmith Black Mambazo and artists like Lou Rawls, Dolly Parton, Zap Mama and Josh Groban.