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    Judy Garland called him “the greatest singer in the world,” and Frank Sinatra said he was the best he’d ever heard. Undoubtedly one of the greatest crooners of our time, Tony Bennett has sold over 50 million records worldwide, been named an NEA Jazz Master, and won 15 Grammys. Now at 85, he has just become the oldest living artist to have a number-one record with his album Duets II. Raised in New York City, Bennett was discovered in 1949 by Bob Hope, signed with Columbia Records soon after, and had his first number-one hit in 1951 with “Because of You.” When the rise of rock and roll in the mid ’50s made it more difficult for him to score hit singles, he pursued jazz singing, recording the classic 1957 album The Beat of My Heart and collaborating with Count Basie. In 1962, Bennett recorded his signature song “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” After rock and roll stole the show again, he pulled off the comeback of a lifetime in the late ’80s and early ’90s, attracting the attention of the MTV generation while keeping his style intact. Whether he’s singing songs from the Great American Songbook in his warm, husky tenor or making jazz tunes come alive with his impeccable phrasing, Bennett shines on vinyl.
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