All These People
|"All These People"|
|Single by Harry Connick, Jr.
(feat. Kim Burrell)
|from the album Oh my NOLA|
|Released||August 29, 2006|
The lyrics were inspired by the suffering Connick witnessed when he visited New Orleans in the days immediately following Hurricane Katrina. The song is all about the people who were left stranded at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Each verse of the song is describing what he saw as he was led by a man he had met on the street earlier that day, named Darryl.
There were two dead bodies Connick saw when he first arrived at the convention center. Featured singer Kim Burrell asked that her voice specifically represent them. Burrell also asked that a final verse be added for her to sing, which Connick wrote in the studio.
Harry Connick, Jr.'s favorite part of the performance is when Kim Burrell improvises the line 'come see about me,' which, he says "was all those folks wanted that day, someone to come and see about them."
All proceeds from sale of the song will benefit New Orleans Habitat Musicians' Village.
- Columbia Records Announces the Release of New Harry Connick, Jr. Composition, 'All These People,' to Aid Victims of Hurricane Katrina PRNewswire August 16, 2006
- Music video "All These People" at CBSNews.com
- Photo: "Singer Harry Connick Jr. prays over two dead bodies outside the New Orleans Convention Center", Sept. 1, 2005 at gallery.phillyburbs.com
- "Connick devastated by conditions in hometown", Sept. 2, 2005 videoclips at msnbc.com