Take My Hand...

Take My Hand...

by Tony Bennett
     
 

Tony Bennett has been compiled often, but never with the concentration of Living Era's Take My Hand... which spans only the first three years of his career. The 26-track disc begins with one of his biggest early hits, "Stranger in Paradise" (a nod to the compilation's title), but then returns to his recording debut in April 1950, which yielded not only the…  See more details below

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Tony Bennett has been compiled often, but never with the concentration of Living Era's Take My Hand... which spans only the first three years of his career. The 26-track disc begins with one of his biggest early hits, "Stranger in Paradise" (a nod to the compilation's title), but then returns to his recording debut in April 1950, which yielded not only the famous "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," but also the neglected "I Wanna Be Loved" (which makes its digital debut). Bennett reached the Hit Parade 15 times with songs recorded before 1954, and all but one of them are here (only "Why Does It Have to Be Me?" is missing). His lesser hits of the early '50s -- "Here in My Heart," "Have a Good Time," "I'm the King of Broken Hearts" -- sound excellent making their first CD appearance alongside Bennett's more popular songs: "Blue Velvet," "Rags to Riches," and "Because of You." Certainly many Tony Bennett fans have heard his wondrous transformation of Hank Williams' country standard "Cold, Cold Heart" into an Italian-American standard, but how many have heard his other Hank Williams cover "There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight" (a Top Ten hit in 1953)? For those who want to hear more than the usual overviews afford, Take My Hand... is the perfect choice.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2005
Label:
Asv Living Era
UPC:
0743625551228
catalogNumber:
5512

Tracks

  1. Stranger in Paradise
  2. Boulevard of Broken Dreams
  3. I Wanna Be Loved
  4. Just Say I Love Her (Dicintencello Vuie)
  5. Sing, You Sinners
  6. Kiss You
  7. I Won't Cry Anymore
  8. Because of You
  9. Cold, Cold Heart
  10. While We're Young
  11. Since My Love Has Gone (Addio del Passato)
  12. Blue Velvet
  13. Solitaire
  14. Somewhere Along the Way
  15. Here in My Heart
  16. Have a Good Time
  17. Congratulations to Someone
  18. Anywhere I Wander
  19. Stay Where You Are
  20. Take Me
  21. I'm the King of Broken Hearts
  22. Rags to Riches
  23. Until Yesterday (Non È la Pioggia)
  24. Please Driver (Once Around the Park Again)
  25. There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
  26. My Heart Won't Say Goodbye

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony Bennett   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Alexander Borodin   Composer
Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Giuseppe Verdi   Composer
Tony Bennett   Author
Irving Mills   Composer
Alec Wilder   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Jerry Ross   Composer
Richard Adler   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Arthur Hammerstein   Composer
Marty Manning   Arranger
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Frederick Tobias   Composer
Sadie Vimmerstadt   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Herb Wasserman   Composer,Adaptation
Bernie Wayne   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Fred Wise   Composer
Lee Morris   Composer
Jimmy Dale   Composer
William Engvick   Composer
Morty Palitz   Composer
Mark Ranshaw   Artwork
Sam Ward   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
George Forrest   Arranger,Composer
Sammy Gallop   Composer
Lou Levinson   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Dudley Wilkinson   Composer
Robert Roderick Wright   Arranger
Kurt Adams   Composer
Roy Alfred   Composer
Rodolfo Falvo   Composer
Frisch   Composer
Enzo Fusco   Composer
Pat Genaro   Composer
Jack Val   Composer
Jacques Wilson   Composer
Giuseppe Fanciulli   Composer
Chilton Price   Composer
W. Frank Harling   Composer
Peter Dempseu   Liner Notes
Bill Borelli   Composer
Jerry Tobias   Composer
Nelson King   Composer
Robert Wright   Composer

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