Recently Read Books

  • A Delicate Truth- John Le Carre (fiction)
  • Perfect - Rachel Joyce (Fiction)
  • The Expats - Chris Pavone (Fiction)
  • An Event in Autumn - Henning Mankel (Fiction)
  • Winter in Madrid - C.J.Sansom (Fiction)
  • The Brothers - John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles - non-fiction
  • LIfe Among Giants - Bill Roorbach (Novel)
  • Empty Mansions - Bill Dedman (non-fiction)
  • Woodrow Wilson (non fiction)
  • Lawrence in Arabia (Non-Fiction)
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  • Unbroken- Laura Hillenbrand (Non-Fiction)
  • Venice, A New History- Thomas Madden - (Non- Fiction)
  • Life is a Gift - Tony Bennett Autobiography
  • The First Counsell - Brad Meltzer (Fiction)
  • Destiny of the Republic - President James Garfield non-fiction by Candice Millard
  • The Last Lion (volume III)- William Manchester and Paul Reid (non-fiction, Winston Churchill)
  • Yellowstone Autumn -W.D. Wetherell (non-fiction about turning 55 and fishing in Yellowstone)
  • Everybody was Young- (non-fiction Paris in the 1920's)
  • Scorpion - (non fiction US Supreme Court)
  • Supreme Power - Jeff Shesol (non-fiction)
  • Zero day by David Baldacci ( I read all of Baldacci's Books)
  • Northwest Angle - William Kent Krueger (fiction - I have read 5 or 6 books by this author)
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  • Childe Hassam -Impressionist (a beautiful book of his paintings)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tony Bennett

I awoke around 4:00 am, made some coffee and turned on the computer.  I am listening to Tony Bennett.  What can you say about Tony Bennett? One of the greatest interpreters of the great American Songbook. Born in 1926 as Anthony Dominick Benedetto, Tony (I can call him Tony because I have been listening to him for most of 59 years) has been singing for audiences since before 1950.  Think about it, a career of more than 62 years.  The good songs never get old and the great performers never go out of style. Apparently Frank Sinatra said that Tony was Sinatra’s favorite singer.

 Tony has 17 Grammy’s and has sold more than 50 million records and released some 70 albums.  What a body of work.

 Tony is an accomplished painter

Some of my favorite Tony Bennett albums are:

MTV Unplugged:Tony Bennett
Perfectly Frank (Sinatra songs)
Duets: An American Classic
Duets II

Coffee, Tony Bennett music and a dark Bud Cave except for my desk lamp. A nice way to start the day.

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