Playin' with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues

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Playin' with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 6, 2001 (2001-11-06)
ProducerPhil Ramone
Tony Bennett chronology
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Playin' with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues
The Essential Tony Bennett
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 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) – 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



Production credits[edit]

  • Phil Ramone – producer
  • Danny Bennett – executive producer
  • Vance Anderson – production coordination
  • Rob Mathes – vocal arrangements
  • Charles Paakkari – engineer
  • Joel Moss – engineer, mixing
  • Claudius Mittendorfer – engineer, mixing assistant
  • Tom Young – engineer, design, monitor engineer, studio monitor mix
  • Dae Bennett – mixing
  • Ted Jensen – mastering


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