TONY BENNETT

Tony Bennett sang while waiting on tables as a teenager before he enlisted in the Army during World War II. Whilst in Europe he performed with military bands and on his return to the USA he had vocal lessons at an american theatre.  The first time Bennett sang in a nightclub was in 1946 when he sat in with trombonist Tyree Glenn at the Shangri-La in Astoria. Bennett’s big break came in 1949 when comedian Bob Hope noticed him working with Pearl Bailey in Greenwich Village in New York City and that was the start of a career which was to span over 6 decades.

In 2011, the year of his 85th birthday Tony Bennett released Duets II which features Tony performing with celebrated artists including the late Amy Winehouse (her last recording was their duet of “Body and Soul”), Michael Bublé, Aretha Franklin, Josh Groban, Lady Gaga, John Mayer, and many others. Duets II debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard Album charts in the USA, making Tony the only artist at the age of 85 to achieve this in the history of recorded music.

Tony Bennett Backing Tracks – A Foggy Day …  Alright Okay You Win …  As Time Goes By …  Because Of You …  Best Is Yet To Come …  Blue Moon …  Body And Soul …  Can You Find It …  Door Is Still Open To My Heart …  Firefly …  Fly Me To The Moon …  For Once In My Life …  From The Candy Store …  Have You Seen Miss Jones …   I Left My Heart In San Francisco …  In The Middle Of An Island …  It Don’t Mean A Thing …  It Had To Be You …  I Wanna Be Around …    Jeepers Creepers …  Just In Time …    Lady Is A Tramp …  My Foolish Heart …  My Funny Valentine …  Naughyt Lady Of Shady Lane …  Nice Work If You Can Get It …  Old Devil Moon …  Once Upon A Time …  Rags To Riches …  Standing On The Corner …  Stranger In Paradise …  Stepping Out With My Baby …  The Good Life    …    The Shadow Of Your Smile …  The Very Thought Of You …  The Way You Look Tonight …  They Can’t Take That Away From Me …  This Is All I Ask …  Toot Toot Tootsie …  When Joanna Loved Me …  Why Do People Fall In Love …  With Plenty Of Money …  Young At Heart …

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