Album of the Day
In A Sentimental Mood
Dr. John had long been a champion of the music of his native New Orleans when the release of IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD revealed an equal love for standards from the American songbook. The album includes favorites by Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington and Cole Porter, among others, and opener “Makin' Whoopee” - a duet with Rickie Lee Jones - was picked up for theSleepless in Seattle soundtrack and became both a surprise hit and a Grammy winner. Producer Tommy LiPuma crafts easy-going blues and jazz arrangements (featuring such top players as saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman and guitarist Hugh McCracken) that fit Dr. John like a glove. Released 30 years ago, the Warner Bros. collection sparked a commercial resurgence for the performer, and is sure to put you IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD.