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Hummin' to Myself

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Hummin' to Myself
📅 ReleasedNovember 9, 2004
🎙️ Recorded2004; Clubhouse, Rhinebeck, New York; Capitol Studios, Hollywood; Oxford Sound, Nashville.
⏳ Length42:57
🏷️ LabelVerve/Universal
🤑 ProducerGeorge Massenburg, John Boylan
Linda Ronstadt chronology
Mi Jardin Azul: Las Canciones Favoritas
Hummin' to Myself
Adieu False Heart

Buy this album Hummin' to Myself (Linda Ronstadt album) or listen to it on amazon

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[3]
Jazz Times(favorable)[4]

Hummin’ to Myself is the twenty-fourth studio album by American singer, songwriter, and producer Linda Ronstadt. The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart where it remained for six months. It peaked at #166 on the main Billboard album chart. It was her final solo album before her retirement in 2011, though she would record one more collaborative album in 2006 titled Adieu False Heart.[5]


Hummin' to Myself represents a return by Ronstadt to the classic jazz standards world she explored in a series of 1980s albums with Nelson Riddle, only this time with a band, not an orchestra, and in an overtly jazz manner.[1] According to an interview with Ronstadt, the songs on the album were among those she wanted to record with Riddle, but was unable to because of his death.[6]

Ronstadt sings songs by Frank Loesser (“Never Will I Marry” and “I’ve Never Been in Love Before”) and Cole Porter (“Get out of Town,” “Miss Otis Regrets"), and “I Fall in Love Too Easily”.

Hummin’ to Myself received critical acclaim for its devotion to authenticity. It features musicians Alan Broadbent, Christian McBride, David “Fathead” Newman, Lewis Nash, Peter Erskine and Roy Hargrove.

Track listing[edit]

1."Tell Him I Said Hello"Jack J. Canning, Bill Hegner4:33
2."Never Will I Marry"Frank Loesser2:22
3."Cry Me a River"Arthur Hamilton4:25
4."Hummin' to Myself"Sammy Fain, Herbert Magidson, Monty Siegel2:45
5."Miss Otis Regrets"Cole Porter3:11
6."I Fall in Love Too Easily"Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne3:36
7."Blue Prelude"Joe Bishop, Gordon Jenkins3:01
8."Day Dream"Duke Ellington, John Latouche, Billy Strayhorn4:28
9."I've Never Been in Love Before"Frank Loesser3:25
10."Get Out of Town"Cole Porter2:49
11."I'll Be Seeing You"Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal2:37
Total length:37:12



  • George Massenburg – producer, engineer, mastering, mixing
  • John Boylan – producer
  • Al Schmitt – engineer
  • Steve Bishir – assistant engineer
  • Jim Brady – assistant engineer
  • Mark DeBuck – assistant engineer
  • Steve Genewick – assistant engineer
  • Hank Linderman – assistant engineer
  • Chris Powers – assistant engineer
  • Sean Price – assistant engineer
  • Dann Thompson – assistant engineer
  • André Zweers – assistant engineer
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Robert Hadley – mastering
  • Isabelle Wong – graphic design
  • Hollis King – art direction
  • Rocky Schenck – photography

Release history[edit]

Release history and formats for Hummin' to Myself
Region Date Format Label Ref.
North America November 9, 2004 Compact disc Verve Records [7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Allmusic review
  2. Billboard review
  3. "Entertainment Weekly review". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 2009-04-25. Retrieved 2020-02-18. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. Jazz Times review
  5. Tanenhaus, Sam (28 August 2013). "Like a Wheel, but Turning Slower". The New York Times.
  6. Morago, Greg (July 1, 2004). "A Long Long Time". Hartford Courant. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  7. Ronstadt, Linda (November 9, 2004). "Hummin' to Myself (Liner Notes)". Verve Records. B0000887-02 (CD).