Thursday, April 01, 2010

The MJ Show #57 (Norah Jones)

Of all the female vocalists I've heard Norah Jones is without a doubt in my top 3. I think I might round off the top 3 with Tracy Chapman and Celine Dion...but yeah, Norah is definitely right there with these two.
I've loved her from her very first album and it gives me great pleasure to take you through her complete discography and then some.
If you've not heard her much, you're going to have a really good time here tonight :)

2002 - Come Away With Me
This album sold approximately 22.5 million copies worldwide and won eight awards (Jones won five of the awards) at the Grammy Awards of 2003, including "Album of the Year", as well as "Record of the Year" and "Song of the Year" for "Don't Know Why".

1st Song - Norah Jones - Don't Know Why

2nd Song - Norah Jones - Cold, Cold Heart
This one's a Hank Williams song :)

3rd Song - Norah Jones - Come Away With Me

4th Song - Norah Jones - Turn Me On

5th Song - Norah Jones - I've Got to See You Again

6th Song - Norah Jones - The Nearness Of You
"The Nearness of You" is a popular song, a jazz standard you might say, written in 1938 by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics by Ned Washington.

Bonus Song - Norah Jones & John Mayer - Don't Know Why / Your Body Is A Wonderland
Brilliant isn't it! Two great artists take off in the same year!

2004 - Feels Like Home
It sold a million copies in the first week of its U.S. release, the first album to do so since Britney Spears' Oops!... I Did It Again (2000) and it was the second best-selling album of 2004, with about 4 million copies sold in U.S., It sold 1,920,000 copies on its first week worldwide.
Norah won one Grammy Awards for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("Sunrise"), and was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album (Feels Like Home), and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for "Creepin' In" with Dolly Parton.

7th Song - Norah Jones - Sunrise

8th Song - Norah Jones - What Am I to You?

9th Song - Norah Jones - Those Sweet Words

10th Song - Norah Jones & Dolly Parton - Creepin' In

11th Song - Norah Jones - Humble Me

2006 - The Little Willies
The Little Willies is a band formed in 2003 that features Norah Jones on piano and vocals, Richard Julian on vocals, Jim Campilongo on guitar, Lee Alexander on bass, and Dan Rieser on drums.
The group formed around a love of country classics and the album that they released had some absolutely beautiful covers.

12th Song - The Little Willies - Roly Poly

13th Song - The Little Willies - Love Me
This one's for Neha :) 13th song too. My favourite song from this album as well :) Originally an Elvis song!

14th Song - The Little Willies - It's Not You It's Me
I LOVE this song. Hope you like it too :)

15th Song - The Little Willies - I Gotta Get Drunk
This was a Willie Nelson song. Pure fun!

16th Song - The Little Willies - Tennessee Stud

17th Song - The Little Willies - Lovesick Blues
This song wasn't on the album but I love this song so here it is!
"Lovesick Blues" is a show tune written by Cliff Friend and Irving Mills, which has become a popular country song and pop standard. It was published through Tin Pan Alley in 1922 and was recorded by numerous artists but the song's most recognizable version did not come until 1948, with Hank Williams' hit rendition.
I also love George Strait's cover of the song. Absolutely brilliant that was...but Norah Jones does something else with the song. Check it out! :)

2007 - Not Too Late
It was produced by Lee Alexander, the songwriter and bassist featured on Jones's previous albums, Come Away with Me and Feels like Home. The album reached number one in the United States and the United Kingdom. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, making it Jones' third consecutive number-one album. It was the tenth best-selling album of 2007, according to IFPI

18th Song - Norah Jones - Sinkin' Soon

19th Song - Norah Jones - Until the End

20th Song - Norah Jones - Thinking About You

21st Song - Norah Jones - My Dear Country

22nd Song - Norah Jones - Not My Friend

23rd Song - Norah Jones - Rosie's Lullaby

24th Song - Norah Jones - Not Too Late

25th Song - Norah Jones - Be My Somebody

2009 - The Fall
The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 selling 180,000 copies in its first week, becoming the lowest first week for Jones album after Come Away with Me, while Feels Like Home debuted at number one and selling 1,000,000 copies in its first week and Not Too Late also debuted at number one and selling 405,000 copies in its first week.

26th Song - Norah Jones - Chasing Pirates

27th Song - Norah Jones - Stuck

28th Song - Norah Jones - It's Gonna Be

29th Song - Norah Jones - Young Blood

30th Song - Norah Jones - Tell Yer Mama

Singles and Collaborations
31st Song - Norah Jones with Ray Charles - Here We Go Again (2005)

32nd Song - Norah Jones - The Story

33rd Song - Norah Jones - How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart
A song written by Hank Williams that Norah wrote the music to.

34th Song - Foo Fighters and Norah Jones - Virginia Moon

35th Song - Outkast and Norah Jones - Take Off Your Cool

36th Song - Norah Jones and Dolly Parton - The Grass is Blue

37th Song - The Lonely Island and Norah Jones - Dreamgirl

38th Song - Q-Tip and Norah Jones - Life Is Better

39th Song - Bonnie Raitt and Norah Jones - I Don't Want Anything To Change
Two of my favourite female vocalists in one song! What more can I ask for? :)

40th Song - Bonnie Raitt and Norah Jones - Tennessee Waltz

Wasn't that brilliant! Something for the hardcore fans and a LOT for the folks who hadn't heard her a lot. She's absolutely delightful :) Hope you loved all the songs :)

Here's where it gets better though :) It's not just enough to give you all these awesome songs. Let's celebrate Norah's birthday (it was on the 30th of March) with her new album!

I'm going to give 5 people here a chance to win her newest album and this time around I'm going to keep it ridiculously simple for you.

Q: Just send me the name of any one of the 4 studio albums that Norah Jones has made so far.

To win yourself a cd, all you've got to do send in your answers to the question to
In the subject put up "The MJ Show - Norah Jones Contest" and send me the mail asap!
Also mail your contact info after you've given your answers! We've got to know where to send your cds right? :) (Send your address and phone number.)

(I'd like to thank EMI Music for putting up these awesome cds) :)

Right then...It's now time for me to say...take care...and good night! :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!

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