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Recommended songs for the week of Jan. 20: Find tunes on the web by Bonnie Raitt, and others

A 'GOOD THING' Raitt gives us something to talk about
Image credit: Bonnie Raitt: Tammie Arroyo/Retna
A 'GOOD THING' Raitt gives us something to talk about

Download This: Songs by Bonnie Raitt, and others

BONNIE RAITT, ''YOUR GOOD THING (IS ABOUT TO END)''
Co-written by Isaac Hayes and made famous by the late Lou Rawls, ''Your Good Thing (Is About to End)'' is a stone-cold classic. The legendary blues babe offers a new live take as an online exclusive. Buy the track on iTunes

MASANKA SANKAYI, ''WA MULUENDU''
Rumbling out of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, this vibrant group is made up of dancers, singers, and storytellers who produce an otherworldly funk marked by tribal beats and exuberant chanting. Buy it at Emusic

THE CAPES, ''CARLY (GODDESS OF DEATH)''
These U.K. tramps write tight guitar anthems that hark back to Britpop biggies like the Jam. The peppy vocal harmonies on this track brilliantly subvert its tragic tale. Download it at Hard Soul Records

JASON COLLETT, ''I'LL BRING THE SUN''
Still pining for the bygone days of vintage James Taylor and Neil Young? Try this Canadian folk-rocker, who mines '70s influences with great returns, like the ebullient ''I'll Bring the Sun.'' Download it at Arts & Crafts Records

(Some of this week's links may expire after Jan. 27, 2005.)

Originally posted Jan 20, 2006 Published in issue #860 Jan 27, 2006 Order article reprints