Editors’ Notes The songbook album tradition reaches way back in American pop. But the usual approach is for the crooner to come in and croon, while the arrangers and conductors and orchestras work behind the scenes. In this case, Harry Connick, Jr., on his debut for Verve Records, arranged and conducted the orchestra himself, and played piano—and, oh yes, sang. His voice is crisp and clean, getting at every nuance in these Porter gems, from the widely known (“Just One of Those Things,” “Begin the Beguine”) to the not terribly common (“Mind If I Make Love to You”). Underneath the crowd-pleasing aesthetic is the work of someone—a native New Orleanian—with high musical standards and authentic jazz cred.

SONG
Anything Goes
1
3:36
 
I Love Paris
2
4:03
 
I Concentrate on You
3
4:27
 
All of You
4
4:42
 
Mind If I Make Love to You
5
3:29
 
Just One of Those Things
6
3:12
 
In the Still of the Night
7
4:18
 
Why Can't You Behave
8
4:31
 
Begin the Beguine
9
3:49
 
You'd Be so Nice to Come Home To
10
3:25
 
True Love
11
3:46
 
You're Sensational
12
3:32
 
You Do Something to Me
13
3:39
 

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