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Why Yes, We Are Obsessed With Tony Bennett’s New Duets Album

I just love Tony Bennett. I really do. When he finally dies, I’m going to be seriously sad – it’ll be an epic loss. Same with Rod Stewart. I cannot convey to you how much I love that man, and the fact that the two of them have done jazz standard albums is even further awesome to me, because I think the only songs worth listening to are of the jazz and blues genre (give me Robert Johnson or Billie Holiday any old day), or those with jazz and blues influences. But hey, that’s just me. I’m not saying there’s anything particularly wrong with death metal or Britney Spears, but I don’t think Mr. Bennett here has either of those on shuffle in his iPod.

Oh, and Gaga sounds pretty good, too, I suppose.

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  • Awww! I loves me some Tony Bennett!

    He has, by far, my favorite route into showbiz: rags to riches pure accident. Why has no one made a movie of this?

    He’s just iron-clad good at what he does, and even though he was really popular for only 10 years, he keeps slogging right on.

    He’s even a painter of some repute!

    Anyway, I’m kicking myself that I haven’t already read his autobiography. That’s gotta go on the reading list.

    Oh, and I guess Germanotta was there too. He actually toured with the Red Hot Chili peppers and KD Lang back in the day and is just cool enough to gather new fans.

    I’m sure this will work out too, now that he’s really too old to tour.