Playin' with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues

Playin' with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues

by Tony Bennett
     
 

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The blues is not the first genre that you’d associate with singer Tony Bennett. But this stalwart exemplar of American pop vocalizing has an uncanny ability to adjust to virtually any kind of mainstream material, and he does so with aplomb on this surprisingly winning project. Not only a journey into unexplored territory, Playin' with My Friends is also a

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The blues is not the first genre that you’d associate with singer Tony Bennett. But this stalwart exemplar of American pop vocalizing has an uncanny ability to adjust to virtually any kind of mainstream material, and he does so with aplomb on this surprisingly winning project. Not only a journey into unexplored territory, Playin' with My Friends is also a duets album, and big names have come out for it -- including B. B. King, Diana Krall, Stevie Wonder, k. d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, Billy Joel, and Sheryl Crow, all of whom sound like they’re having quite a time singing with the main man. The material isn’t strictly blues per se, although such classics as “Everyday I Have the Blues,” and “Well Alright, OK You Win,” and “Let the Good Times Roll” receive rousing treatments. Ballads like “Stormy Weather,” “Good Morning Heartache,” “Blues in the Night,” and “New York State of Mind” also allow Bennett to graze in more familiar terrain.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2001
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886977393525
catalogNumber:
773935
Rank:
25960

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony Bennett   Primary Artist
Ralph Sharon   Piano
Harry Allen   Saxophone
Clayton Cameron   Drums
Paul Langosch   Bass
Mike Melvoin   Hammond B3
Gray Sargent   Guitar

Technical Credits

Robert Cray   Composer
Big Joe Turner   Composer
Billy Joel   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Danny Bennett   Executive Producer,Management
Peter Chatman   Composer
Luchi de Jesus   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Jimmy Johnson   Composer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Rob Mathes   Vocal Arrangements
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Joel Moss   Engineer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Phil Ramone   Producer
Dennis Walker   Composer
Tom Young   Engineer,Monitors
Arnold Levine   Art Direction
Josh Cheuse   Art Direction
Mark Seliger   Cover Photo
Steve Genewick   Engineer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Dan Fisher   Composer
Irene Higginbotham   Composer
Fleecie Moore   Composer
Sidney Wyche   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Sam Theard   Composer
Saul Bernie   Composer
Stella Unger   Composer
Mayme Watts   Composer
Jaime Duncan   Engineer
Claudius Mittendorfer   Engineer
Lila Lerner   Composer
Harry White   Composer
Charlie Paakkari   Engineer
James Rushing   Composer

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