Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett albums and short biography

Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), known as Tony Bennett, American singer of popular music, standards, show tunes, and jazz. Bennett is also an accomplished painter, having created works-under the name Anthony Benedetto-that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in New York City. Raised in New York City, Bennett began singing at an early age. He fought in the final stages of World War II as an infantryman with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre. Afterwards, he developed his singing technique, signed with Columbia Records, and had his first number-one popular song with Because of You in 1951. Several top hits such as Rags to Riches followed in the early 1950s. Bennett then further refined his approach to encompass jazz singing. He reached an artistic peak in the late 1950s with albums such as The Beat of My Heart and Basie Swings, Bennett Sings. In 1962, Bennett recorded his signature song, I Left My Heart in San Francisco. His career and his personal life then suffered an extended downturn during the height of the rock music era. Bennett staged a comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, putting out gold record albums again and expanding his audience to the MTV Generation while keeping his musical style intact. He remains a popular and critically praised recording artist and concert performer in the 2010s. Bennett has won 17 Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in 2001) and two Emmy Awards, and has been named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree. He has sold over 50 million records worldwide (source: wikipedia.org)

Tony Bennett Album records LIST

Because of You Year: 1952
Cloud 7 Year: 1955
Alone at Last with Tony Bennett Year: 1955
Tony Year: January 14, 1957
The Beat of My Heart Year: 1957
Long Ago and Far Away Year: 1958
In Person! Year: 1959 (with Count Basie and his orchestra)
Strike Up the Band Year: 1959 (with Count Basie and his orchestra)
Hometown, My Town Year: 1959
To My Wonderful One Year: 1960
Tony Sings for Two Year: 1961
Alone Together Year: 1961
Sings a String of Harold Arlen Year: 1961
My Heart Sings Year: 1961
I Left My Heart in San Francisco Year: 1962
I Wanna Be Around... Year: 1963
This Is All I Ask Year: 1963
The Many Moods of Tony Year: 1964
When Lights Are Low Year: 1964
Who Can I Turn To Year: 1964
If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set Year: 1965
The Movie Song Album Year: 1966
Tony Makes It Happen Year: 1967
For Once in My Life Year: 1967
Yesterday I Heard the Rain Year: 1968
Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album Year: 1968
I've Gotta Be Me Year: 1969
Tony Sings the Great Hits of Today! Year: 1970
Tony Bennett's Something Year: 1970
Love Story Year: 1971
The Summer of '42 Year: 1971
With Love Year: 1972
The Good Things in Life Year: 1972
Listen Easy Year: 1972
Life Is Beautiful Year: 1972
Tony Bennett Sings 10 Rodgers and Hart Songs Year: 1973
Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers and Hart Year: 1973
The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album Year: 1975 (with Bill Evans)
Together Again Year: 1977 (with Bill Evans)
The Art of Excellence Year: 1986
Bennett/Berlin Year: 1987
Astoria: Portrait of the Artist Year: 1990
Perfectly Frank Year: 1992
Steppin' Out Year: 1993
Here's to the Ladies Year: 1995
Tony Bennett on Holiday Year: 1997
Tony Bennett: The Playground Year: 1998
Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool Year: 1999
Playin' with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues Year: 2001
Christmas with Tony Bennett and the London Symphony Orchestra Year: 2002
A Wonderful World Year: 2002 (with k.d. lang)
The Art of Romance Year: 2004
Duets: An American Classic Year: 2006
A Swingin' Christmas Year: 2008 (with the Count Basie Big Band)
Duets II Year: 2011
Viva Duets Year: 2012
Cheek to Cheek Year: 2014 (with Lady Gaga)

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