quote:Originally posted by eyesintime:
Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends
Really enjoyed this. Wouldn't have called myself a fan of his before. Not that I didn't like him, just had never really sat down and listened much to his body of work. Set against his 2005 Monterey Jazz Festival appearance and interspersed with old clips and interviews, it was a joy to listen to his work over the years. I believe he would have been 78 or 79 for that concert and it was amazing how good he sounded and I have a new appreciation for the man and his talent. The perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon resting after a nice wine club dinner last night.
I could be way off on this, but it seems to me that when the big crooners like Sinatra, Martin, Crosby, and Davis were still alive, Tony Bennet was treated like the bastard child. He was always there, but few wanted to acknowledge him.
Now that he's the last one standing, and still doing live shows, people have begun to appreciate him anew.