The Crooner and Gaga

By | Oct 20, 2014

The unlikely team of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga came together and release an album of ‘standards’ on September 19, 2014. The Album “Cheek to Cheek” debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard Album Charts. It was the 2nd Number 1 album for the 88 year old Bennett and the 3rd for Lady Gaga.

Bennett broke the record for the oldest person to have a Number 1 Album, breaking his own record that he set in 2011 with “Duets II”. That album also included a Duet with Lady Gaga.

When looking and the glam and glitter of Lady Gaga, along with her unique and to some outrageous shows, one would wonder how she would sound working with Tony Bennett on an album of “standard” all of which were written long before she was born. What I found was amazing.

Lady Gaga has an amazing voice and the songs on this album fits it wonderfully. In fact often I found myself enjoying her voice on the songs more than Bennett. Not saying he was not in good form. His voice still sounds wonderful.

I would love to see Lady Gaga to do her own album of ‘standards’. It’s not as if popular artists haven’t done it. Just look a Rod Stewart and his American Songbook series of albums. It would perhaps make her a bigger star than she already has become. At least it would bring a different audience to her. Then again this album will as well.

So in closing all I can say is if you enjoy old standards, this is an album for you. But regardless, take a listen to it. It’s good music and good music should be listened to and enjoyed.


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