Harry Connick, Jr’s ‘Oh, My NOLA’

Harry Connick, Jr’s ‘Oh, My NOLA’ is an album containing well-known songs associated with New Orleans, recorded with a his big band and released on January 30, 2007 by Sony/Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Working In The Coal Mine (Allen Toussaint) – 03:36 . 2.Won’T You Come Home, Bill Bailey? (Hughie Cannon) – 03:56 . 3.Something You Got (Chris Kenner) – 03:24 . 4.Let Them Talk (Harry Carlson, Lew Douglas, Erwin King) – 05:01 . 5.Jambalaya (On The Bayou) (Hank Williams) – 03:40 . 6.Careless Love (Martin Kaelin, Mac Rebennack) – 04:13 . 7.All These People (Harry Connick, Jr.) – 04:12 . 8.Yes We Can Can (Allen Toussaint) – 04:32 . 9.Someday (Dave Bartholomew, Pearl King) – 02:38 . 10.Oh, My Nola (Harry Connick, Jr.) – 03:58 . 11.Elijah Rock (Traditional) – 04:43 . 12.Sheik Of Araby (Harry Smith, Francis Wheeler, Ted Snyder) – 04:57 . 13.Lazy Bones (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer) – 03:47 . 14.We Make A Lot Of Love (Harry Connick, Jr.) – 03:31 . 15.Hello Dolly (Jerry Herman) – 04:25 . 16.Do Dat Thing (Harry Connick, Jr.) – 05:33

Musicians : Harry Connick, Jr. – Organ, Piano, Vocals . Kim Burrell – Vocals On (7) . Neal Caine – Bass Instrument . Derrick Gardner – Trumpet . Charles “Ned” Goold – Sax (Alto) . James Greene – Sax (Alto) . Roger Ingram – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Mike Karn – Sax (Tenor) . Arthur Latin – Drums, Percussion . David Schumacher – Sax (Baritone) . Jerry Weldon – Sax (Tenor)

Production : Produced By Tracey Freeman . Vincent Caro – Engineer, Mixing . Hyomin Kang – Assistant Engineer . Rick Kwan – Assistant Engineer

Package : Vlado Meller – Mastering . Arnold Levine – Art Direction

Recorded June 19–22, 2006.

Released On January 30, 2007 By Sony/Columbia.

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JazzTimes
Backtracking to Nola, at various points during the title track, Connick notes how immensely proud Louis Armstrong and Mahalia Jackson would be of their native city’s survivalist smarts. I’m guessing those two Crescent City icons would be equally proud of Harry’s twin tributes. […]

Slant Magazine
Without calling attention to it, Connick has fashioned a subtle, poignant declaration of love for the devastated Big Easy. Oh, My Nola is inspired and life-affirming, capturing that distinctive bayou sensibility and further firming up the cultural foundation upon which this shattered city can slowly, steadily rebuild. […]

BBC
The Connick croon remains supple and lightweightand his voice still has the freshness of youth, not yet developing any grizzled qualities that might normally suit these songs. It’s well-attuned to the vintage, old-time velvety radio tone adopted by some of these cuts. […]

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