Harry Connick, Jr’s ’20’ is his first album with vocal, recorded in his 20th year and released on November 1, 1988 by Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.Avalon (Buddy Desylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose) – 03:40 . 2.Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) – 03:45 . 3.Imagination (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen) – 04:24 . 4.Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans (Louis Alter, Eddie Delange) – 05:17 . 5.Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams) – 02:59 . 6.Lazy River (Sidney Arodin, Hoagy Carmichael) – 03:34 . 7.Please Don’T Talk About Me When I’M Gone (Sidney Clare, Sam H. Stept) – 02:35 . 8.Stars Fell On Alabama (Mitchell Parish, Frank Perkins) – 04:49 . 9.S’Wonderful (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 03:00 . 10.If I Only Had A Brain (Harold Arlen, E.Y. “Yip” Harburg) – 03:21 . 11.Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) – 04:03
Musicians : Harry Connick, Jr. – Vocals On (3 – 4 – 5 – 7 – 10 – 11), Piano . Carmen Mcrae – Vocals On (7) . Dr. John – Organ, Vocals On (4) . Robert Leslie Hurst, Iii – Bass On (11)
Production : Produced By Kevin Blancq, George Butler . Kevin Blancq – Editing, Mixing . Dennis Ferrante – Assistant Engineer . Tim Geelan – Editing, Engineer, Mixing
Package : William Coupon – Photography . Arnold Levine – Art Direction
Recorded May 4-5 And June 28-29, 1988 At Rca Studios A & C,.
Released On November 1, 1988 By Columbia.
On a set of mostly unaccompanied piano solos and vocals, Harry Connick, Jr., shows a great deal of potential… Years later, this still remains one of Harry Connick, Jr.‘s finest recordings. […]
Ayn M. @ Amazon
I like Harry Connick’s big band workand even some of his more experimental pieces, but this is essential Harry. I was born and raised near New Orleansand good jazz and blues were standard fare for us growing up — other people had nursery rhymes;we had Jelly Roll Morton. This album is vintage jazz/blues — all you need to add is a smoke filled room and someone to snuggle with. […]
Witchwolf @ RAteYourMusic
He probably gives the slowest rendition of “If I Only Had A Brain” known to man. Overall a decent near hit. […]