Tony Bennett – Tony (Full Album)

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Tony is a 1957 Columbia US album (CL938) and Philips UK album (BBL 7138) re-titled “Tony Bennett Showcase”, by singer Tony Bennett It reached number 14 on the Billboard album chart in 1957.

Track listing:
“It Had to Be You” (Jones, Kahn) – 2:58
“You Can Depend on Me” (Charlie Carpenter, Louis Dunlap, Hines) – 2:14
“I’m Just a Lucky So-and-So” (David, Ellington) – 3:29
“Taking a Chance on Love” (Duke, Fetter, Latouche) – 2:09
“These Foolish Things” (Link, Marvell, Strachey) – 3:28
“I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby” (Fields, McHugh) – 2:37
“Boulevard of Broken Dreams” (Dubin, Warren) – 2:32
“I’ll Be Seeing You” (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal) – 2:48
“Always” (Berlin) – 2:59
“Love Walked In” (Gershwin, Gershwin) – 2:00
“Lost in the Stars” (Anderson, Weill) – 3:25
“Without a Song” (Edward Eliscu, Rose, Youmans) – 2:48
Tracks recorded on June 6 (#11), September 11 (#1-4), September 12 (#5, 8, 10, 12), September 13 (#6-7, 9), 1956.

Tony Bennett – vocals
Orchestra conducted by Ray Conniff (#1-10 & 12) and Percy Faith (#11)
Gil Evans – arranger
A. Epstein, A. Howard, Bernard Kaufman, J. Palmer, E. Powell, F. Schwartz, Wolf Taninbaum, W. Versaci, Stan Webb, Milt Yaner – r
Phil Bodner – alto sax, tenor sax, cl
Peter Pumiglio – alto sax, cl
Billy Butterfield, Bernie Glow, Dale McMickle, Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen – trumpet
Robert Alexander, Larry Altpeter, Albert Godlis, Urbie Green, T. Mitchell, Jack Satterfield – trombone
Dick Hyman, Bernie Leighton – piano
D. Arnone, Al Caiola, Chuck Wayne – guitar
I. Cusikoff, Lucien Schmidt, Alan Schuman – vc
Frank Carroll – bass
H. Breuer, William Exiner, M. Grupp – drums
Mike Stewart – backing vocals
R. Bocho, Julius Brand, Samuel Carmell, Emanuel Green, Julius Held, H. Hoffman, Leo Kruczek, Milton Lomask, Harold Melnikoff, George Ockner, Gene Orloff, Samuel Rand, Julius Schachter – violin
Sidney Brecher, Richard Dickler – viola


Released: January 14, 1957
Recorded: June 6 & September 11-13, 1956
CBS 30th Street Studio, New York
Length: 33:27
Label: Columbia
CL 938
Producer: Ernest Altschuler