Playin' with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues

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Playin' with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues
Studio album by Tony Bennett
Released November 6, 2001 (2001-11-06)
Genre Jazz
Label Sony Records
Producer Phil Ramone
Tony Bennett chronology
The Ultimate Tony Bennett
(2000)
Playing with my friends: Bennett Sings The Blues
(2001)
The Essential Tony Bennett
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Playin' with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues is a 2001 album by Tony Bennett, featuring duets with notable vocalists.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Alright, Okay, You Win" (Mayme Watts, Sidney Wyche) - 3:31 (duet with Diana Krall)
  2. "Everyday (I Have the Blues)" (Peter Chatman) - 3:38 (duet with Stevie Wonder)
  3. "Don't Cry Baby" (Saul Bernie, James P. Johnson, Stella Unger) - 2:43
  4. "Good Morning Heartache" (Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher, Irene Higginbotham) - 4:56 (duet with Sheryl Crow)
  5. "Let the Good Times Roll" (Fleecie Moore, Lovin' Sam Theard) - 3:14 (duet with B.B. King)
  6. "Evenin'" (Mitchell Parish, Harry White[disambiguation needed]) - 4:14 (duet with Ray Charles)
  7. "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 3:55 (duet with Bonnie Raitt)
  8. "Keep the Faith, Baby" (Luchi de Jesus, Lila Lerner, Watts) - 3:51 (duet with k.d. lang)
  9. "Old Count Basie Is Gone (Old Piney Brown Is Gone)" (Joe Turner) - 3:24
  10. "Blue and Sentimental" (Count Basie, Mack David, Jerry Livingston) - 3:20 (duet with Kay Starr)
  11. "New York State of Mind" (Billy Joel) - 4:30 (duet with Billy Joel)
  12. "Undecided Blues" (Jimmy Rushing) - 3:17
  13. "Blues in the Night" (Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 3:33
  14. "Stormy Weather" (Arlen, Koehler) - 4:34 (duet with Natalie Cole)
  15. "Playin' With My Friends" (Robert Cray, Dennis Walker) - 4:47

Personnel[edit]

Performers[edit]

Production credits[edit]

  • Phil Ramone - producer
  • Danny Bennett - executive producer
  • Vance Anderson - production coordination
  • Joseph d'Ambrosio
  • Jill Dell'Abate
  • Rob Mathes - vocal arrangements
  • Charles Paakkari - engineer
  • James Duncan
  • Steve Genewick
  • Joel Moss - engineer, mixing
  • Claudius Mittendorfer - engineer, mixing assistant
  • Tom Young - engineer, design, monitor engineer, studio monitor mix
  • Dae Bennett - mixing
  • Brian Dozoretz
  • Ted Jensen - mastering
  • Darcy Proper
  • Christy Bush - photography
  • Mark Seliger
  • Josh Cheuse - art direction
  • Arnold Levine
  • Don DeVito - A&R
  • Woody Pornpitaksuk - authoring

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