Lofty's Roach Soufflé
is an instrumental
album by American
artist Harry Connick Jr.
, released in 1990.
Presented as the Harry Connick, Jr. Trio: Harry Connick, Jr. (vocals, piano); Benjamin Jonah Wolfe (bass); Shannon Powell (drums).
The album was released simultaneously as his big band album We Are in Love, and his home video debut entitled "Singin' & Swingin'".
- "One Last Pitch" (Harry Connick, Jr., Joe Livingston) – 6:27
- "Hudson Bomber" (Connick) – 5:13
- "Lonely Side" (Connick) – 8:15
- "Mr. Spill" (Connick) – 5:00
- "Lofty's Roach Soufflé" (Connick) – 5:23
- "Mary Ruth" (Connick) – 5:54
- "Harronymous" (Connick) – 5:22
- "One Last Pitch (Take Two)" (Connick, Livingston) – 3:26
- "Colomby Day" (Connick) – 6:06
- "Little Dancing Girl" (Connick) – 7:33
- "Bayou Maharajah" (Connick) – 4:41
Story of the album
Lofty's Roach Souffle
was inspired by Connick's experiences on the film ''Memphis Belle
: "In case you're curious about the title 'Lofty's Roach Souffle', last summer I was in England filming Memphis Belle, which is a World War II movie about a B-17. The actors were sent to boot camp at an SAS training ground where we met Lofty. Lofty was introduced to us as the premier survivalist in the world and he showed us one survival tip after another. D.B. Sweeney
, who played the navigator in the movie, and I became friends during the shoot. D.B. also happens to be a fine chef, and he quickly noticed that Lofty could make food out of almost anything. Lofty was the master of outdoor cuisine! D.B. figured that Lofty might even be able to make roach souffle. I wrote a song to remind me of this experience."
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