“I and Love and You" is the title cut from the Avett Brothers' first album for Rick Rubin's American Recording label. The record, which was produced by Rubin, is credited with helping the rootsy folk-rock band gain a national following. Band co-founder and banjo player Scott Avett insists that the use of the hip-hop producer on the track was an easy transition. "Folk music is just like early hip-hop," Avett told Rolling Stone. "You're singing about where you're from, the hardships and the good times."
The lead cut and title track from this girl group's debut album, "Tonight's the Night" was written by 19-year-old bandmember Shirley Owens, who sings lead, and producer Luther Dixon. The band from Passaic, New Jersey met in high school, first calling themselves the Pequellos. The song's frank thoughts about sexual and emotional surrender was racy for the time, but that didn't stop the Chiffons from cutting a similar version immediately after the original came out. "We were the first female group to write some of our own material," band member Beverly Lee recalls. "We did have some say-so in our writing."