This Sunday is Father's Day, so you still have time to get out and get your cards purchased and your barbecue equipment/ties/books about baseball purchased. Music history is full of father/kid collaborations, some awesome (Wilco's Jeff Tweedy jamming with his son Spencer) and some creepy (Nat King Cole's posthumous collaboration with daughter Natalie). Here are my five favorite family duos.
Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus: Billy Ray certainly had his own success in the early '90s, but he is enjoying a renaissance thanks to his ubiquitous daughter. Their collaboration "Ready, Set, Don't Go" is a surprisingly sweet ballad that deals directly with fatherhood.
Nas and Olu Dara: Jazz musician Olu Dara (born Charles Jones) has always had something of a complicated relationship with his son Nas (born Nasir Jones). But their collaborations have been nothing short of excellent. Dara played cornet on Nas' "Life's a Bitch" (from his landmark debut Illmatic) and most recently dropped in some vocals on "Bridging the Gap" (he also showed up in the video).
Thurston and Coco Moore: Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon have a daughter together, who they named Coco. Though Coco has never jammed with her parents' band, the trio did appear together to play "What a Waste" on a 2006 episode of "Gilmore Girls" as would-be town troubadours (skip to 6:22 for a glimpse of the family).
Johnny and Rosanne Cash: Johnny Cash's daughter Rosanne began her career in 1979 when she went on tour with her dad, and though the two had ups and downs, their collaborations throughout the years are stunning, like 2003's "September When It Comes," which was recorded shortly before the country legend's death.
Frank and Nancy Sinatra: Though Nancy Sinatra's most notable duets were with Lee Hazelwood, she did have a few signature moments singing with her father Frank. Their best was 1967's "Somethin' Stupid," which was her second #1 single.