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Tony Bennett – I Walk A Little Faster

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This lovely Cy Coleman/Carolyn Leigh song was once described as “the most romantic of all the tunes that speaks of New York City”. It was recorded in September 1964 for an album by Tony Bennett whose title track was a big hit during Bennett’s mid-1960s prime. Tony, always dedicated to discovering new songs and making standards out of them, tried each new tune out in clubs night after night. He worked them out before an audience and got to know them inside and out.

The album features The Ralph Sharon Trio and was arranged by the great Columbia Records staff arranger/conductor George Siravo. Siravo had been the prime driver of Frank Sinatra‘s transition away from ballads a few years ealier to the now legendary swinging uptempo approach the singer would pursue during the remainder of his recording career. Although credited to Nelson Riddle, Siravo actually did most of the arranging work for Sinatra’s first Capitol Records date and remained a premier arranger for Bennett, Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Vic Damone and many more.

You can watch a soul tugging performance of the tune by Fiona Apple HERE.

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Contact & Licensing:
Published by Notable Music Co. ASCAP (Cy Coleman). Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Published by Carwin Music Co. Inc ASCAP (Carolyn Leigh)
Administered by Sony/ATV – EMI U. Catalog Inc.
Master controlled by Sony Music Group.

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Tony Bennett NBC Special

Tony Bennett portrait 2016 Billboard 1548 1024x677 Tony Bennett NBC SpecialA two hour NBC Special Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best is Yet to Come will air tonight at 9PM. Tune in and celebrate a true milestone for the greatest living vocalist of popular music with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Michael Bublé, Billy Joel, Lady Gaga, and many more! Bless you Tony Bennett!

Click HERE to order the deluxe companion album featuring Cy Coleman‘s iconic compositions “The Best is Yet to Come” and “Firefly”.

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Tony Bennett – When In Rome

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Today we wish the very incredible Tony Bennett a very happy 90th Birthday! Bennett is one of the greatest jazz singers and interpreters of American popular song of all time.

This week’s tune was written in 1964 by Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh and was recorded during sessions over a 4 day period for 1975′s brilliant Tony Bennett/Bill Evans album. A dream project of Tony’s, it combined his affection for jazz, songs of the Broadway masters and of the Great American Songbook with only the masterful accompaniment of legendary pianist Bill Evans.

“I never sing a song that’s badly written. I don’t like to cheat the audience,”, says Tony. “I always try to do the best job I can for them because they deserve it.”

Salute Mr. Bennett, no better man!

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Contact & Licensing:
Publishing controlled by Notable Music Co. (Cy Coleman). Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Publishing controlled by Carwin Music Co. Inc (Carolyn Leigh)
Administered by Sony/ATV – EMI U. Catalog Inc.
Master controlled by Concord Music Group.

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Tony Bennett – On The Other Side of The Tracks

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Las Vegas Boulevard was renamed Tony Bennett Boulevard this past weekend in honor of the singing legend’s contribution to establishing Vegas as the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World. The ceremony took place on the iconic Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York Hotel & Casino.

Several hotels and casinos dimmed their lights in homage where Tony headlined (he has outlived many of the others!). Bennett was also the guest of honor at Keep Memory Alive‘s 20th annual Power of Love Gala at the MGM Garden which raises funds and awareness for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Heath and its fight against brain disease including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases, multiple sclerosis and multiple system atrophy. For more info and to donate, click HERE.

Tony recorded this week’s Top Tune in 1963 for his Columbia Records album, This Is All I Ask. The song was written by his pal Cy Coleman and the great lyricist Carolyn Leigh for the hit Broadway musical comedy Little Me. The set reached #24 on the Billboard Top 200.

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Contact & Licensing Info
Publishing controlled by Notable Music Co. ASCAP (Cy Coleman). Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Publishing controlled by Carwin Music Co. Inc ASCAP (Carolyn Leigh)
Administered by EMI U. Catalog Inc.
Master controlled by Sony / http://www.sonymusiclicensing.com/

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