Harry Connick, Jr. has a voice that penetrates marrow. Velvety and scrumptious and as easy on the ears as he is on the eyes, Harry always leaves you wanting more.
When One2One Network extended the opportunity for me to review his latest release "Your Songs,"as a long-time fan I immediately jumped. The icing on the cake is one of my lucky readers will receive a copy, too!
Much like Rod Stewart accomplished with his Great American Songbook Collection, Connick breathes new life into the Standards Baby Boomers already know, and introduces Big Band sound to a younger generation; in some cases he's borrowing "signature songs for iconoic performers"–Elvis, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra–and spinning them with his style and grace; he honors them in so doing.
My favorites? All the Way and Smile, but wanna know what most impresses me about Harry Connick, Jr.? He uses his celebrity to give back to others. After witnessing the destruction of Gulf Coast hurricanes, he, along with Branford Marsalis, imagined the Musicians Village; rather than me explain, it's worth your time to click the link to learn more. You'll be heartened.
Interested in winning a copy of "Your Songs"? To enter, visit Harry's Facebook page and Fan him if you haven't already (be sure to leave a comment below letting me know you did). If you aren't on Facebook, visit his official website and comment something you learned about him. You can earn additional entries by tweeting about the giveaway and linking to this post, stumbling it, and honestly, however else you're inclined to promote the giveaway and comment an extra chance to win ;). I'm pretty easy that way (but remember, the more separate comments you leave, the more you tip Random Integer Generator in your favor!).
Curious about the whole track list? For your convenience:
All The Way (Frank Sinatra), Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel), Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis Presley), And I Love Her (The Beatles), (They Long To Be) Close To You (The Carpenters), Besame Mucho, The Way You Look Tonight, First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack), Your Song (Elton John), Some Enchanted Evening, And I Love You So (Don McLean), Who Can I Turn To? (Tony Bennett), Smile (Charlie Chaplin), Mona Lisa (Nat King Cole)
STILL want more Harry? How 'bout a behind the scenes look at ‘Making of’ the album: http://bit.ly/HCJrVideo