Return to Bare Naked Ladies Barenaked Ladies and the Persuasions: Ladies and Gentlemen: Barenaked Ladies and the Persuasions (Raisin’/Warner Music Canada). Canada’s Barenaked Ladies have joined forces in an unexpected combo with Brooklyn a cappella group the Persuasions, resulting in a fun, jazzy, high-spirited set. A highlight of the album is a reworked, nearly instrument-free version of BNL’s massive 1998 hit, “One Week.”