Saturday, October 29, 2011

NPR - "Tony Bennett's Art of Intimacy"

NPR's "Weekend Edition," October 29, 2011
13-minute segment:

When you think of American classics, you might think of baseball, Abe Lincoln, apple pie... and Anthony Dominick Benedetto. That's Tony Bennett to you.

Bennett has released more than 70 albums in a career that spans 60 years. His latest is "Duets II," on which he collaborates with Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Amy Winehouse, Natalie Cole, Lady Gaga and others. Bennett recently stopped by NPR's studios to perform a few songs -- but before he did, he spoke with Weekend Edition Saturday's Scott Simon, who began by asking how the singer chose the new album's roster of talent.

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