Playin’ With My Friends

Release Date November 6, 2001
Label RPM, Columbia
Release Number CK 85833
Format CD
Playin’ With My Friends was released in 2001.


Track Layout
 1 Alright, Okay, You Win (with Diana Krall) 3:31  9 Old Count Basie Is Gone 3:24
 2 Everyday (I Have the Blues) (with Stevie Wonder) 3:38  10 Blue and Sentimental (with Kay Starr) 3:20
 3 Don’t Cry Baby 2:43  11 New York State of Mind (with Billy Joel) 4:30
 4 Good Morning Heartache (with Sheryl Crow) 4:56  12 Undecided Blues 3:17
 5 Let the Good Times Roll (with B.B. King) 3:14  13 Blues In the Night 3:33
 6 Evenin’ (with Ray Charles) 4:14  14 Stormy Weather (Natalie Cole) 4:34
 7 I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues (with Bonnie Raitt) 3:55  15 Playin’ With My Friends
 8 Keep the Faith, Baby (with k.d. lang) 3:51
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Primary Musical Personnel

Vocals Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Sheryl Crow, Billy Joel, B.B. King, Diana Krall, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, Kay Starr, Stevie Wonder
Piano  Ralph Sharon
Guitar Gray Sargent
Bass Paul Langosch
Drums Clayton Cameron
Saxophone Harry Allen
Hammond Organ  Mike Melvoin


Songs on Playin’ With My Friends were recorded in Los Angeles and at The Hit Factory, New York in May 2001 and June 2001.

Production Personnel

Producer Phil Ramone
Executive Producer Danny Bennett
Recording/Mixing Engineer Joel Moss
Engineers James Duncan, Steve Genewick
Mixing Dae Bennett,  Brian Dozoretz
Engineer, mixing assistant Claudius Mittendorfer, Charles Paakkari
Mastering by Darcy Proper, Ted Jensen
Production Coordination Vance Anderson, Joseph d’Ambrosio, Jill Dell’Abate
A&R Don DeVito
Art Direction Arnold Levine, Josh Cheuse
Design, Engineer, Monitor Engineer Tom Young
Photography Mark Seliger, Christy Bush
Commentary Tony Bennett
Vocal Arrangement Rob Mathes


  • 2003: Best Traditional Pop Album

Additional Releases

  • 2011: Disc #67 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874603-JK66)


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