Sentimental Journey by Emmy Rossum was released on January 29, 2013 and includes 12 great tracks:
“Sentimental Journey” (Les Brown, Ben Homer, Arthur Green)
“The Object Of My Affection” (Pinky Tomlin)
“I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover “(Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods)
“These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)” (Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey)
“(I’ll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time” (Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson)
“Summer Wind” (Heinz Meier, Johnny Mercer)
“Many Tears Ago” (Winfield Scott)
“All I Do Is Dream Of You” (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)
“Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” (Jimmy Cox)
“Autumn Leaves” (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert)
“Things” (Bobby Darin)
“Pretty Paper” (Willie Nelson)
12 tracks on one album is not uncommon, but Rossum has designated each track for each of the 12 months respectively.
"Each song needed to either lyrically or emotionally reflect the corresponding month," Emmy explained. "Some songs were obvious fits, like Summer Wind for June, and Pretty Paper for December. Others songs were less literal fits. I chose Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out) for September because, to me, the plaintive melody and lyric emotionally reflect the cold weather creeping in and the sense of melancholy we can get in the fall months."
Rossum is also an acclaimed actress who currently stars in the Showtime series Shameless with William H. Macy. She also stars alongside Emma Thompson and Viola Davis in the upcoming feature film Beautiful Creatures, which hits theaters on February 13th.
You can also catch Rossum on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Wednesday February 6th.
I thoroughly enjoyed this album. My first thought was that it sounded a lot like Nora Jones and is very relaxing. It's a great collection of classic covers from way before my time! I like that the songs remain in their classic form, this is a great way to introduce this genre to younger generations.
My favorite tracks are The Object of My Affection which is a bit quicker and just gets you jiving and smiling and Things, which takes me to the 60's and just makes me happy. The only song I recognized was Pretty Paper and I loved Rossum's version of this song.
Take a listen for yourself and see what you think (These Foolish Things):
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