Album: You Should Be So Lucky (2014)


  • This piano-based instrumental is a track from Benmont Tench's first solo album. Best known as the longtime keyboard player in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, he played on albums for a wide variety of artists - Sheryl Crow, The Tragically Hip and Neil Diamond among them - but didn't decide to put out his own material until 2014.
  • Tench used a different technique on this New Orleans-style number, playing the rhythm with his left hand, which freed his right hand for the melody. This was something he saw Harry Connick Jr. do, and he wanted to give it a try. In our interview with Tench, he said: "It was like an exercise that I wrote very much in the Professor Longhair vein but with a melodic tip in the first three notes to Mardi Gras in New Orleans."
  • Tench wrote lyrics for this song, but he didn't use them. He did, however, include them with the album - it tell the story of a girl "wobbling" home after a fun night out in New Orleans.


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