Peyroux strums guitar, and Jones plinks piano, but the comparisons aren't so off: Peyroux co-wrote one song here with Jones' bandmate and collaborator Jesse Harris and, like Norah, covers Dylan ("You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome") without smothering him. But Jones is as much soft rock as she is lite jazz; she puts the "pop" in popular, which is why the whole family (except the son in Chuck Taylors) digs her. Peyroux, on her solo disc and the collaborative affair with harmonica player William Galison, is far less Roberta Flack's 1970s than she is W.C. Handy's 1930s and '40s, hence the Josephine Baker ("J'ai Deux Amours") and Bessie Smith ("Careless Love") and Hank Williams ("Weary Blues") and Jerome Kern ("The Way You Look Tonight") and Billie Holiday ("This Is Heaven to Me") covers that dominate these two beguiling discs. She's capable of the surprise--on Careless Love she turns Elliott Smith's "Between the Bars" into something that sounds like it was written during the heyday of the Weimar Republic and renders Leonard Cohen palatable in ways Jennifer Warnes never imagined--but keeps the novel from playing like novelty or, for that matter, sounding like Diana Krall opening the Great American Songbook and dousing it with a wine spritzer.