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Fascinatin' Rhythm

Arguably, no oth­er voice has aged as well in Amer­i­can Pop­u­lar Music like Anto­nio Benedet­to in the 20/​21st cen­turies, in part because of his bel can­to tech­nique of pre­serv­ing his voice. He was born 93 years ago in Asto­ria, New York on August 3. Frank Sina­tra once declared Tony as hav­ing the best pipes in the busi­ness (give or take Vic Damone), and we can­not help but agree with that sen­ti­ment. On today’s show, lis­ten­ers will be treat­ed to var­i­ous stages of his illus­tri­ous career which has tak­en him all over the world, includ­ing Roy­al Albert Hall in Lon­don and Carnegie Hall in New York. There have been at least 4 books writ­ten by or of him, includ­ing one that reflec­tions his life in paint­ings. Some of the artists that have record­ed with him include Diana Krall, Count Basie, Ralph Sharon, Gray Sar­gent, Art Blakey, George Ben­son, Jo Jones, Chico Hamil­ton, K.D. Lang, Lady Gaga, George Barnes-Ruby Braff Qt. , Chuck Wayne, Stan Getz, Harold Jones, Clay­ton Cameron, Mar­shall Wood, Anto­nia Ben­nett, Dan­ny Ben­nett (pro­duc­er), Elmo on Sesame Street, Rosie O’Don­nell, Tor­rie Zit­to, Bon­nie Raitt, Ste­vie Won­der, Bil­ly Joel, Cheryl Crow, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Robert Farnon, Mar­i­an McPart­land, Bill Hol­man, Mike Ren­zi, Gene Kru­pa, Amy Wine­house, Dizzy Gille­spie, Dave Brubeck Trio, and Bill Char­lap to name but a few. May Tony con­tin­ue to sing until at least 100

Set #1

Artist Song Album
Guido Basso/Peter Appleyard C Fascinating Rhythm Jazz Canadiana
Tony Bennett/Count Basie Orchestra Pennies From Heaven (1954) Celebrates 90
Tony Bennett & Diana Krall My One And Only (2018) Our Love Is Here To Stay
Tony Bennett & Billy Joel New York State Of Mind Celebrates 90
Monty Alexander Trio Old Devil Moon The Good Life - Plays The Songs of T. Bennett

Set #2

Artist Song Album
Freddy Cole Quintet, feat Houston Person Because Of You Because of You - Sings T. Bennett
Tony Bennett with Jo Jones/Kai Winding Army Air Corps Song The Beat Of My Heart
Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson & Orchestra I Wished On The Moon Artist's Choice - T. Bennett
Tony Bennett with George Barnes-Ruby Braff Qt. Blue Moon The Rodgers and Hart Songbook
Lenny Breau C Days Of Wine And Roses Five O'Clock Bells
Tony Bennett & Bill Evans But Beautiful The T.Bennett-B. Evans ALbum

Set #3

Artist Song Album
Claire Martin/Martin Sjostedt Trio Come Runnin' Believin' It
Dave Stryker Quintet, feat. Jared Gold/Stefon Harris Pretzel Logic Eight Track 3
Jonathan Ng Quintet Stars Fell On Alabama Dreaming On My Feet
Dave Bass Quintet, feat. Karrin Allyson/Ted Nash Time Of My Life No Boundaries
Tony Bennett/Chuck Wayne Septet I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me (1954) Jazz

Set #4

Artist Song Album
Tony Bennett with Ralph Sharon I'm Thru With Love (1957) Jazz
Tony Bennett/Dave Brubeck Trio There Will Never Be Another You The White House Sessions Live, 1962
Pat Metheny/Charlie Haden The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress Missouri Sky
Tony Bennett/Bill Charlap Trio I'm Old Fashioned The Silver Lining-The Songs of Jerome Kern
Tony Bennett All For You The Art Of Romance
Tony Bennett How Do You Keep The Music Playing Celebrates 90