Tony Bennett (US jazz/standards vocalist)

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Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), known professionally by his stage name Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a 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 Astoria, Queens, New York.

Born and raised in Astoria to an Italian-American family, Bennett began singing at an early age. He fought in the final stages of World War II as a U.S. Army infantryman in the European Theater. Afterward, 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. He then 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 experienced 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 reach to the MTV Generation while keeping his musical style intact. He has won 19 Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in 2001) and two Emmy Awards, and was named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree. He has sold over 50 million records worldwide.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1955 Alone at Last with Tony Bennett Tony Bennett 1
1955 Cloud 7 Tony Bennett 2
1957 Tony Tony Bennett 1
1957 The Beat of My Heart Tony Bennett 4
1958 Blue Velvet Tony Bennett 1
1958 Long Ago and Far Away Tony Bennett with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra 1
1959 Count Basie and His Orchestra Swings, Tony Bennett Sings Count Basie & Tony Bennett 2
1959 Hometown, My Town Tony Bennett 1
1959 Strike Up the Band Tony Bennett; Count Basie & His Orchestra 1
1960 Alone Together Tony Bennett 1
1960 To My Wonderful One Tony Bennett 1
1961 My Heart Sings Tony Bennett 1
1962 I Left My Heart in San Francisco Tony Bennett 2
1963 I Wanna Be Around Tony Bennett 1
1963 This Is All I Ask Tony Bennett 1
1964 The Many Moods Of Tony Tony Bennett 1
1964 When Lights Are Low Tony Bennett With The Ralph Sharon Trio 1
1965 If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set Tony Bennett 2
1966 A Time For Love Tony Bennett 1
1967 For Once in My Life Tony Bennett 1
1968 Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album Tony Bennett 5
1968 Yesterday I Heard the Rain Tony Bennett 1
1969 I've Gotta Be Me Tony Bennett 1
1970 Tony Sings The Great Hits Of Today Tony Bennett 1
1975 The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album Tony Bennett and Bill Evans 8
1977 Together Again Tony Bennett and Bill Evans 2
1977 Tony Bennett Sings... More Great Rodgers & Hart Tony Bennett 1
1977 Tony Bennett/The McPartlands And Friends Make Beautiful Music Tony Bennett 1
1987 Bennett/Berlin Tony Bennett 1
1988 Movie Song Album Tony Bennett 1
1989 Tony Bennett with the Count Basie Orchestra Tony Bennett with The Count Basie Orchestra 1
1990 Astoria: Portrait of the Artist Tony Bennett 1
1990 The Art of Excellence Tony Bennett 1
1990 The Good Life Tony Bennett 2
1990 Tony Bennett with Count Basie Tony Bennett with The Count Basie Orchestra 1
1991 The Special Magic of Tony Bennett Tony Bennett 1
1992 Perfectly Frank Tony Bennett 1
1993 Steppin' Out Tony Bennett 1
1994 I Left My Heart in San Francisco / I Wanna Be Around Tony Bennett 1
1995 Here's to the Ladies Tony Bennett 1
1995 The Very Thought of You Tony Bennett 1
1995 Something Tony Bennett 1
1995 Tony Bennett Sings for Two Tony Bennett 1
1995 Who Can I Turn To Tony Bennett 1
1996 I Wanna Be Around Tony Bennett 1
1997 On Holiday Tony Bennett 1
1998 The Playground Tony Bennett 2
1999 Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool Tony Bennett 2
1999 Sings Rodgers & Hart Songs Tony Bennett 1
1999 Tony Bennett Tony Bennett 1
2001 Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues Tony Bennett 3
2002 A Wonderful World Tony Bennett & k.d. lang 3 2
2002 Hallmark Presents Christmas with Tony Bennett and the London Symphony Orchestra Tony Bennett and the London Symphony Orchestra 1
2004 Chicago Count Basie and Tony Bennett 1
2004 The Art of Romance Tony Bennett 1
2005 Jazz Moods - Cool Tony Bennett 1
2005 Tony Bennett Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook Tony Bennett 1
2006 Duets: An American Classic Tony Bennett 5
2006 Forever Gold Tony Bennett 1
2007 Night and Day Tony Bennett 1
2008 A Swingin' Christmas Tony Bennett feat. The Count Basie Big Band 1
2011 Duets II Tony Bennett 3
2012 Viva Duets Tony Bennett 4 2
2014 Cheek to Cheek Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga 5 8
2015 The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap 1
Basie Swings, Bennett Sings Count Basie and Tony Bennett 1
I Left My Heart in San Francisco Tony Bennett 1
Life Is A Song Tony Bennett 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1958 Tony's Greatest Hits Tony Bennett 1
1976 The Very Best Of Tony Bennett 1
1986 16 Most Requested Songs Tony Bennett 1
1986 Chicago Tony Bennett 1
1992 His 28 Greatest Hits Tony Bennett 1
1993 The Essence of Tony Bennett Tony Bennett 1
1995 My Best to You Tony Bennett 1
1997 40 Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett, Volume 1 Tony Bennett 1
1997 40 Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett, Volume 2 Tony Bennett 1
1997 40 Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett, Volume 3 Tony Bennett 1
1997 40 Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett, Volume 4 Tony Bennett 1
1997 Tony Bennett's All-Time Greatest Hits Tony Bennett 1
1997 Easy With Al Martino & Tony Bennett Tony Bennett & Al Martino 1
1997 Life Is A Song Tony Bennett 1
1997 Tony Bennett Sings His All-Time Hall of Fame Hits Tony Bennett 2
1998 As Time Goes By Tony Bennett 1
1998 This Is Jazz 33 Tony Bennett 1
1998 The Essential Tony Bennett (A Retrospective) Tony Bennett 2
1998 The Platinum Collection: 40 Great Tracks Count Basie & Tony Bennett 1
1999 Anything Goes Count Basie and Tony Bennett 1
1999 The Incomparable Tony Bennett Tony Bennett with The Count Basie Band 1
2000 Jazz Tony Bennett 1
2000 The Ultimate Tony Bennett Tony Bennett 2
2001 Duets II Tony Bennett 1
2001 The Legendary Tony Bennett Tony Bennett 2
2002 On the Town - 20 Easy Listening Favourites Tony Bennett 1
2002 The Essential Tony Bennett Tony Bennett 2
2003 The Good Life Tony Bennett 3
2003 Blue Velvet Tony Bennett 1
2003 While We're Young Tony Bennett 1
2004 Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett Tony Bennett 1
2004 The Complete Improv Recordings Tony Bennett 1

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