Tony Bennett is in town tonight, playing the Academy of Music. My mother is swooning. Not like she should be if Sinatra were alive, but still. In his 86th year, the saloon singer born Anthony Benedetto is have a busy time of it. There's his new Duets II album, making the news because its version of "Body & Soul" is one of Amy Winehouse's final recordings, and also including pairings with Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, Aretha Franklin, and others. And there's the 73 CD, 3 DVD Tony Bennett: The Complete Collection, which contains everything the consumate stylist of American popular song has ever recorded in 59 years on Columbia Records, plus forays onto other lavels, such as his own Improv, in the early 1970s. It available exclusively at BN.com for $399.99, which, if you do the math, is actually a pretty good deal. The inevitable Lady Gaga duet of "The Lady Is A Tramp" is below. Academy of Music tickets here.
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