Oct 25, 2009

Tony Bennett - A String of Harold Arlen (1960)

Tony Bennett - A String of Harold Arlen (1960)

As a male vocalist, Tony Bennett's open, emotional style is particularly suited to the blues-inflected songs of Harold Arlen, composer of "Over The Rainbow" and other songs more associated with Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Ethel Waters and other strong female singers. This 1960 session follows Bennett's masterly rendition of three Arlen songs on the previous year's TONY SINGS FOR TWO, an excellent solo recital accompanied only by Ralph Sharon's piano. On HAROLD ARLEN, arranger Glenn Osser provides ethereal string settings which lend Bennett's interpretations a somewhat spiritual cast on famous songs like "Rainbow" and "Come Rain Or Come Shine" as well as others not so well-known like the touching "House Of Flowers" with lyrics by Truman Capote.

  1. When The Sun Comes Out
  2. Over The Rainbow
  3. House Of Flowers
  4. Come Rain Or Come Shine
  5. For Every Man There's A Woman
  6. Let's Fall In Love
  7. Right As The Rain
  8. It Was Written In The Stars
  9. What Good Does It Do
  10. Fun To Be Fooled
  11. This Time The Dream's On Me
  12. I've Got The World On A String
Revised 08/03/2013


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