- By David Evanier

All the Things You Are: The Life of Tony Bennett

  • Title: All the Things You Are: The Life of Tony Bennett
  • Author: David Evanier
  • ISBN: 9780470520659
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Hardcover
  • All the Things You Are The Life of Tony Bennett The first complete biography of singing legend Tony BennettAmong America s greatest entertainers such as Frank Sinatra Judy Garland Ray Charles and Sammy Davis Jr Tony Bennett alone is still here a

    The first complete biography of singing legend Tony BennettAmong America s greatest entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ray Charles, and Sammy Davis Jr Tony Bennett alone is still here and at the top of his game For the first time, All the Things You Are tells the incredible story of Bennett s life and sixty year career, from his impoverished New York CityThe first complete biography of singing legend Tony BennettAmong America s greatest entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ray Charles, and Sammy Davis Jr Tony Bennett alone is still here and at the top of his game For the first time, All the Things You Are tells the incredible story of Bennett s life and sixty year career, from his impoverished New York City childhood through his first chart topping hits, from liberating a concentration camp to his civil rights struggles, from his devastating personal and career battles and addiction in the 1970 s to his stunning comeback and emergence as a musical statesman, America s troubadour, role model and mentor, and unmatched interpreter of the American songbook.Takes a candid, unvarnished look at the amazing life of one of America s most enduring musical iconsBased on dozens of author interviews with Bennett s family members, agents, musicians, composers and managers, and experts on the last fifty years of popular musicFilled with stories involving leading figures and entertainers of the twentieth century, including Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fiorello LaGuardia, Martin Luther King, Jr Ray Charles, Dean Martin, Billie Holliday, and Whether you ve been a Tony Bennett fan for decades or are just discovering him, this book will deepen your understanding of this hugely gifted entertainer and his music.

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    1. If traditional pop singers are ever given their own Mount Rushmore, Antonio Benedetto belongs on that monument. Tony Bennett has earned a spot on that rocky hillside for at least three good reasons: his commitment to protecting and preserving the best of America’s songbook, his incredible volume of recorded work and his unbelievable longevity, more than six decades of artistry. In this volume, David Evanier celebrates all of that, all the things that are Tony Bennett.A fourth reason Bennett de [...]

    2. ALL THE THINGS YOU AREBy David EvanierListed among America’s greatest entertainers, Tony Bennett is still here and at the top of his game.The story of Mr. Bennett’s sixty year career from an impoverished childhood to liberating a concentration camp, his civil rights struggles, and his personal battles ranging from addiction to career struggles and marriage problems is a fascinating read.Many artists and personalities are encountered in the book, and his deep respect for his friend and idol, [...]

    3. Very sloppily written book. The author makes revelations about Tony's life and 10-20 pages later repeats the same incident as if you had never read it before. Editing is bad too. A good editor would have caught that. While I'm a Bennett fan, I couldn't get past the bad writing. The author apparently had no feedback from Tony so why am I reading a book that simply quotes other books and articles? Couldn't finish it.

    4. Poorly organized and repetitive. It sometimes reads as though the author found a stray note card and squeezed the info in right where he was regardless of it's relation to the topic at hand.Still, lots of fresh info here, and some interesting dissenting views regarding his latest career.

    5. I got the impression that the author did not interview Bennett for this book, and was using quotes from other books about him. I couldn't even finish it, it was so dull.

    6. So-so biography based on secondary sources only. I like Tony Bennett but I didn't really get to know him more better after reading this book.

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