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We have eagerly been awaiting the new Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Album “Cheek to Cheek” due to be released on 23rd September. Bennett and Gaga have been planning the duets album ever since she joined him for his Grammy Award-winning Duets II album in 2011, which turned Bennett into an instant fan. “She’s a sensational jazz singer,” says Bennett.
May 30, 1909: Jazz Musician Benny Goodman is Born On this day in 1909, jazz clarinettist and orchestra leader Benny Goodman was born. Goodman’s passion was music and his big band sound quickened the pulse of a generation ready to shrug off the Depression and dance. With clarinet in hand, Benny Goodman was transformed from a child in Chicago’s impoverished
Happy 90th Birthday to Doris Day, film legend & a wonderful jazz and big band singer Doris Day (born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff; April 3, 1922) is an American actress, singer, and animal rights activist. Doris began her career as a big band singer in 1939. Her popularity began to rise after her first hit recording, “Sentimental Journey”, in 1945. After
From its origins on Broadway and from Hollywood, the music from Great American Songbook has captured the imaginations of generations. The Great American Songbook represents the music and popular songs of the famous and most prolific American composers of the 1920s and onwards. Amongst others, these composers include Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, and Rodgers. Listen to
Evenings on Smile Sussex are a time to relax with some of the greatest mellow sounds ever recorded. For an accompaniment of softer and more gentle songs into a romantic and nostalgic world , written to soothe and touch every heart So if you’re feeling misty and want to take a sentimental journey, it’s time to settle down and Smile
Tap your feet in time to the rhythm as Daytime on Smile Sussex fills your world with the best up tempo songs. So if you’re in the mood for some Glenn Miller or want to get a kick out of listening to Shirley Bassey then tune in, because it’s time to Face the Music and Dance
Tony Bennett is still proving at 85 years old, by singing The Lady Is A Tramp with Lady Gaga on his follow up Album Duets II, that two certainly is company as he teams up with a host of contemporary artists. Listen out for classic duet combinations ranging from Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong to newer versions of old favourites