Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett's career has enjoyed three distinct phases, each of them very successful. In the early '50s, he scored a series of major hits that made him one of the most popular recording artists of the time. In the early '60s, he mounted a comeback as more of an adult-album seller. And from the mid-'80s on, he achieved renewed popularity with generations of listeners who hadn't been born when he first appeared. This, however, defines Bennett more in terms of marketing than music. He himself probably would say that, in each phase of his career, he has remained largely constant to his goals of singing the best available songs the best way he knows how. Popular taste may have caused his level of recognition to increase or decrease, but he continued to sing popular standards in a warm, husky tenor, varying his timing and phrasing with a jazz fan's sense of spontaneity to bring out the melodies and lyrics of the songs effectively. By the start of the 21st century, Bennett seemed like the last of a breed, but he remained as popular as ever.
Bennett grew up in the Astoria section of the borough of Queens in New York City under the name Anthony Dominick Benedetto. His father, a grocer, died when he was about ten after a lingering illness that had forced his mother to become a seamstress to support the family of five. By then, he was already starting to attract notice as a singer, performing beside Mayor Fiorello La Guardia at the opening of the Triborough Bridge in 1936. By his teens, Bennett had set his sights on becoming a professional singer. After briefly attending the High School of Industrial Arts (now known as the High School of Art and Design), where he gained training as a painter, he dropped out of school at 16 to earn money to help support his family, meanwhile also performing at amateur shows. Upon his 18th birthday in 1944, he was drafted into the Army, and he saw combat in Europe during World War II. Mustered out in 1946, he went back to trying to make it in music, and he attended the American Theater Wing on the GI Bill. By the end of the 1940s, he had acquired a manager and was working regularly around New York. He got a break when Bob Hope saw him performing with Pearl Bailey in Greenwich Village and put him into his stage show, also suggesting a name change to Tony Bennett. In 1950, Columbia Records A&R director Mitch Miller heard his demonstration recording of "The Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and signed him to the label.

Title Album Genre Tools
I Walk A Little Faster Pop, Vocal
Client:
Artist:
Tony Bennett
Genres:
Pop and Vocal
Subgenres:
Standards and Vocal Pop
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
Male
Release Year:
1964
Track ID:
59314
The Best Is Yet To Come Jazz, Vocal
Client:
Artist:
Tony Bennett
Genres:
Jazz and Vocal
Subgenres:
Standards and Vocal Pop
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
121
Release Year:
1958
Track ID:
59451
When in Rome Jazz, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Tony Bennett
Genres:
Jazz and Pop
Instruments:
Piano
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Bright, Feel-Good, and Romantic
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
68
Release Year:
1975
Track ID:
86847
main mix 2:54 160k MP3
On The Other Side Of The Tracks Pop, Vocal
Client:
Artist:
Tony Bennett
Genres:
Pop and Vocal
Subgenres:
Standards and Vocal Pop
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
Release Year:
Track ID:
59390
Then Was Then And Now Is Now Pop
Client:
Artist:
Tony Bennett
Genres:
Pop
Subgenres:
Vocal Pop
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
Male
Release Year:
Track ID:
59514
The Rules of The Road Pop
Client:
Artist:
Tony Bennett
Genres:
Pop
Subgenres:
Vocal Pop
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
Release Year:
1964
Track ID:
59491
Firefly Jazz, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Tony Bennett
Genres:
Jazz and Pop
Subgenres:
Standards and Vocal Pop
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
Male
Release Year:
1958
Track ID:
58777
Baby Dream Your Dream Forty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett Jazz, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Tony Bennett
Genres:
Jazz and Pop
Instruments:
Drums, Horns, Piano, and Strings
Keywords:
Bright, Dramatic, and Feel-Good
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits and Film Trailer
Subgenres:
Standards and Vocal Pop
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
CD/Track #:
Forty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett, #14
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
57973
main mix 1:00 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
I've Got Your Number Jazz, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Tony Bennett
Genres:
Jazz and Pop
Subgenres:
Jazz Standards and Vocal Pop
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
Release Year:
Track ID:
59344
The Colors of My Life Pop
Client:
Artist:
Tony Bennett
Genres:
Pop
Subgenres:
Vocal Pop
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
Male
Release Year:
2002
Track ID:
59457
It Amazes Me Pop, Vocal
Client:
Artist:
Tony Bennett
Genres:
Pop and Vocal
Subgenres:
Vocal Pop
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
Male
Release Year:
Track ID:
59327
Marry Young I Left My Heart In San Francisco Pop
Client:
Artist:
Tony Bennett
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Flute, Strings, and Winds
Keywords:
Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits and Wedding
Subgenres:
Standards
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
64
CD/Track #:
I Left My Heart In San Francisco, #10
Release Year:
1962
Track ID:
71414
main mix 2:23 160k MP3
Take Me Back