While We're Young: Original Recordings 1950-1955

While We're Young: Original Recordings 1950-1955

by Tony BennettTony Bennett


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After a successful singing career in the 1950s, Tony Bennett, like many of the jazz-based crooners of his era, had a bit of a commercial falloff with the advent of rock & roll in the early '60s. Bennett, for his part, moved even closer to jazz in his stage shows, and then saw his popularity spike when his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," became a big pop hit in 1962. It was Bennett at his best, working to the pop side of jazz, and it established him as an iconic singer and entertainer, his singing always warm, graceful, and full of an easy and offhand elegance. He picked his material carefully, avoiding novelty and trendy songs, and he built an impressive catalog of classic songs, many of which are firmly established as part of the ever-shifting American Songbook. This set collects some of his earlier tracks, including "Stranger in Paradise" and "Rags to Riches," recorded and released between 1950 and 1955, and while Bennett's signature song had not even been recorded yet, the same elegant and graceful vocal qualities were already on display in these earlier hits.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/15/2011
Label: Jasmine Music
UPC: 0604988067927
catalogNumber: 679
Rank: 184513

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony Bennett   Primary Artist
Ray Conniff   Performing Ensemble
Percy Faith   Performing Ensemble
Ralph Burns   Performing Ensemble
Frank deVol   Choir, Chorus,Performing Ensemble
Ray Ellis   Choir, Chorus,Performing Ensemble
Gil Evans   Performing Ensemble
Marty Manning   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Berlin   Composer
Earl Hines   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Silvers   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Shapiro   Composer
Charles Carpenter   Composer
Morty Palitz   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Bernice Petkere   Composer
Louis Dunlap   Composer
Ted Varnick   Composer
Berman   Composer
Robert Nickora   Liner Notes,Concept
Acquaviva   Composer
Eliscu   Composer
Frisch   Composer
Harling   Composer
Levinson   Composer
Gallup   Composer
Fetter   Composer
Engvick   Composer

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