Oh, My NOLA

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Oh, My NOLA
Studio album by Harry Connick, Jr.
Released United States January 30, 2007
Australia February 24, 2007 [1]
United Kingdom October 1, 2007
Japan March 21, 2007 [2]
Recorded June 19–22, 2006
Genre Big Band
Label Sony/Columbia (U.S.)
Producer Tracey Freeman
Harry Connick, Jr. chronology
Chanson du Vieux Carre
(2007)
Oh, My NOLA
(2007)
What a Night! A Christmas Album
(2008)
My New Orleans
European cover, My New Orleans
Singles from Oh, My NOLA
  1. "All These People"
    Released: August 29, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
JazzTimes Favorable[4]
Post-Gazette 4/5 stars[5]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[6]

Oh, My NOLA is an album from Harry Connick, Jr., with his big band. The album was released in 2007, and contains well-known songs associated with New Orleans, as well as 4 new songs composed by Connick, who sings and plays the piano, conducts, arranges and orchestrates the album.

A portion of the royalties of Oh, My NOLA will be donated to Musicians' Village in New Orleans. He was honored with a "Strength and Spirit Award" from Redbook magazine in October 2006, for contributing proceeds from various music sales, and for his work on the Musicians' Village.

The album was released at the same day as his big band instrumental album Chanson du Vieux Carre.

The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums, and at #11 on the Billboard 200, with 44,000 copies sold.[7]

A concert tour, the My New Orleans Tour, started on February 23, 2007 in North America, went on to Europe, and continued to Asia and Australia in 2008.

Track listing[edit]

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

Bonus tracks[edit]

  • Borders: "Just Come Home"
  • Wal-Mart: "Take Her To The Mardi Gras" (Connick)
  • Japan release: "Just Come Home", "Take Her To The Mardi Gras"[8]

Charts[edit]

Chart Provider(s) Peak
position
Billboard 200 (U.S.)[7] Billboard 11
Billboard Top Jazz Albums (U.S.)[9] 1
Billboard Top Digital Album (U.S.)[9] 7
Billboard Top Comprehensive Albums (U.S.)[9] 11
Billboard Top Internet Albums (U.S.)[9] 10
Canadian Album Chart[10] Nielsen SoundScan 100
Dutch Album Chart[11] 57
French Album Chart[12] SNEP/IFOP 93

Credits[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Other[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sony BMG Australia
  2. ^ HMV Japan
  3. ^ Collar, Matt. Oh, My NOLA at AllMusic. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
  4. ^ Loudon, Christopher (January–February 2007). "Jazz Reviews: Oh, My NolaHarry Connick Jr.". JazzTimes. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ Guidry, Nate (February 1, 2007). "For the Record". PG Publishing. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ Jones, Preston (January 24, 2007). "Harry Connick Jr.: Oh, My Nola | Music Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Norah Jones leads US pop charts
  8. ^ Harry Connick Jr - Oh, My NOLA, hmv.co.jp
  9. ^ a b c d U.S. Album Charts
  10. ^ Canadian Album Chart
  11. ^ Dutch Album Chart
  12. ^ French Album Chart

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