Red Light, Blue Light
Song of the Week

Song of the Week: Red Light, Blue Light by Harry Connick Jr.


Red Light, Blue Light

I truly think that Harry Connick Jr. is the Frank Sinatra of my generation (or maybe tecnically a generation ahead 8^D). He has such a smooth voice, but lots of style, and can puts his own New Orleans flair on a lot of songs he does. Here’s the very first song I heard by him, and it made me fall immediately in love with him. 

It was a late night after a youth group outing and we were all waiting for our parents to pick us up. I was just getting into jazz music, and had heard instrumental stuff, but nothing vocal yet. So late at night, watching the stars in the hatchback trunk of my friend’s car, he put on this album. First I’m greeted with some nice mellow swing, followed by a screaming trumpet [AMAZING], then a smooth voice, and the rest was history.

Harry has put out a LOT of albums since then, and I own quite a few of them, and it is great to see how his style has progressed, but stil kept that “classic” feel.


2 thoughts on “Song of the Week: Red Light, Blue Light by Harry Connick Jr.”

  1. This is one of my favorite Harry Connick Jr. tapes!!! And I say tape because that was how it was introduced to me- on tape. “Just Kiss Me,” the last track on the second side was always my fave. :)

    1. hehe, yeah. It was the same for me too, the good ‘ol cassette life. It’s really hard to pick a favorite for me out of all of them, they’re so good 8^D Plus he had Branford Marsailis in his band back in the day!

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