Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Harry Connick, Jr. Your Songs

As a native of Louisiana, I have a soft spot in my heart for stud muffin Harry Connick, Jr.
I mean, what is not to like? He's got a voice like silk and a body like...well, like Harry Connick! When I was student teaching at the LSU Lab School, the student teacher in the room next to me actually ate breakfast with Harry at his Mardi Gras breakfast he throws...as in, sat by him. The crazy thing...he didn't even know he was going to HCJ breakfast, he just knew his brother invited him to a Mardi Gras breakfast at his friend's uncle's place! So jealous of him!

I got to have a sneak peek of the album, "Your Songs"...Harry's latest album (now out). It's full of classic songs by some great musicians, like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Billy Joel. There's a full jazz band (speaking my language here!) and sting orchestra, too.

Harry puts his own stamp on these songs, too. My favorite is "The Way You Look Tonight"...I loved it when F. Sinatra sang it and I love it now.

If you want a little preview of the songs, to see if this album is for you, just scroll to the bottom here and take a listen...you won't be disappointed...I wasn't!

My favorite HCJ stuff is the great stuff he performed on PBS a few years ago...so peppy and full of life. Seeing and hearing him there is what turned me on to his music...thanks PBS pledge drive :)

THIS JUST IN: My friend Nicole is giving away a copy of this c.d. at her site, Mom Saves Money...go enter today! Giveaway ends Oct. 14.

Oh, and I stole the following lists from her site (hope you don't mind) One is the track list, the other is the dates Harry will be on t.v. so you can check his new songs (and hot bode) out!
Album Tracklisting (Originally performed by):

All The Way (Frank Sinatra)
Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis Presley)
And I Love Her (The Beatles)
(They Long To Be) Close To You (The Carpenters)
Besame Mucho
The Way You Look Tonight
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack)
Your Song (Elton John)
Some Enchanted Evening
And I Love You So (Don McLean)
Who Can I Turn To? (Tony Bennett)
Smile (Charlie Chaplin)
Mona Lisa (Nat King Cole)

Harry’s Upcoming TV Appearances:

9/25 – Oprah “Live Friday”
9/28 – Today Show
9/29 – The View
9/30 – Imus in the Morning
9/30 – Letterman
10/1 – Today Show
Week of 10/5 – Rachael Ray

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Anna said...

I really like Harry Connick, Jr. too. I have one of his Christmas albums and love it.

Lexi said...

I don't know about his music, but he was one fine stud muffin in Hope Floats! :-)

Nicole said...

This album is great! So mellow and relaxing. I'm giving a copy of the CD away on my blog.