- Released: February 1, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Q - 9/94, p.983 Stars
- Good - "...some pruning would have helped but it's only the Sinatra fans who'll be disoriented..."
- 2.Between Us
- 3.Here Comes The Big Parade
- 5.(I Could Only) Whisper Your Name
- 6.Follow The Music
- 7.Joe Slam And The Spaceship
- 8.To Love The Language
- 9.Honestly Now (Safety's Just Danger...Out Of Place)
- 10.She... Blessed Be The One
- 11.Funky Dunky
- 12.Follow The Music Further
- 13.That Party
Personnel includes: Harry Connick, Jr. (vocals, piano, organ, Fender Rhodes, clavinet, guitar, bass, drums, percussion); Tracey Freeman (vocals, handclaps); Jonathan Dubose (guitar, background vocals); Alonzo Bowens (saxophone); Leroy Jones (trumpet); Mark Mullins (trombone); Tony Hall, George Porter, Jr. (bass); Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste, David Russell Batiste, Jr. (drums); Michael Ward (bongos, congas, tambourine, background vocals); Gregg Rubin (handclaps).
Recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana and New York, New York.
Known for a style reminiscent of a young Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick, Jr. takes a drastic turn on SHE, choosing the funkier side of his New Orleans roots. Enlisting the likes of George Porter Jr. and Ziggy Modeliste (the Meters' rhythm section), Connick easily shifts into a more '70s-oriented vibe. The Earth, Wind, & Fire sounding background vocals which wash over "Between Us" are preceded by Connick's grittier phrasing in the title track where he plays an organ like a man possessed. The experimentation on SHE is best exemplified on "Follow The Music" and its companion "Follow The Music Further" featuring a stab at beat-esque minimalism courtesy of Ramsey McLean's smoky recitation over a bare rhythm track.
Harry Connick, Jr. pays the ultimate tribute to his hometown, coming out of the slinky instrumental "Joe Slam And The Spaceship" into "To Love The Language" which lovingly embraces the vernacular of the Crescent City.