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Tony Bennett: Young Tony (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)Tony Bennett: Young Tony (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)
Tony Bennett grew up listening to Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, and jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, and Joe Venuti. An uncle was a tap dancer in vaudeville, giving him an early window into show business. His first big hit was "Because of You", a ballad produced by Mitch Miller with a lush orchestral arrangement from Percy Faith. It started out gaining popularity on jukeboxes, then reached #1 on the pop charts in 1951 and stayed there for 10 weeks, selling over a million copies. This was followed to the top later that year by a similarly-styled rendition of Hank Williams' "Cold, Cold Heart", which helped introduce Williams and country music in general to a wider, more national audience. This set continues through the 50s where Tony gained more chart success and then moved into a more jazzier style culminating in 1958 with sessions with the great Count Basie. (Proper Records) 


Price:  £15.49 


Tony Bennett & Bill Evans: The Complete Recordings (CD: Fantasy, 2 CDs)
Inarguably popular music's top song stylist, Tony Bennett joined together with the legendary jazz pianist Bill Evans for two albums of sublime duets recorded in 1975 and 1976. Venerated as gorgeous gems of jazz grace, the two LPs along with numerous alternate takes and bonus tracks are combined on the 2-CD The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings, released on the Concord Music Group Fantasy Records imprint. Featuring sessions originally produced by Evans' longtime manager Helen Keane, the new compilation is produced by Nick Phillips. (Concord Music Group) 


Price:  £13.99 

Tony Bennett & Bill Evans: The Complete Recordings (CD: Fantasy, 2 CDs)

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