Legend Tony Bennett Belts Out ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ From Home
Aug 01, 2020
Maybe you know Tony Bennett as the dignified, silky-voiced crooner who teamed up with Lady Gaga for a duet. The singer is most famous for the tune "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." He is no stranger to the standards. He can also find his way around a keyboard. His latest video shows him dressed in a tasteful suit jacket crooning "Fly Me to the Moon" from his home in Manhattan.
What you might not know about Tony is that he is also a talented artist. In the video, he is accompanied by a pianist. In the background, you can see some of his tasteful paintings. His artwork is sold under the name Anthony Benedetto. This is also his given name. Bennet has been scheduled to perform in various venues in Las Vegas and across the country. At the start of 2020, he was still booking venues. But now, like the rest of us, Bennett is stuck at home. But he hasn't let that get to him.
The singer is dressed as if he is giving a show to a packed crowd. He leans into the piano with starry eyes as he voices the words of a tune first recorded by Kaye Ballard and made famous by Frank Sinatra. Bennett's voice is unparalleled. He sounds like a young singer. As he told The New York Times in 2016, he got his start in Manhattan as a singing waiter. If he never became famous, then he would happily go back to that time. Perhaps this is what he remembers when he sings.
It's safe to say that Bennett has been to the moon and back. He has performed with countless singers from the Rat Pack era. In 2014, he and Lady Gaga released an album of duets. He held his own with the pop star. Lady Gaga learned a lot from Bennett and they both earned Grammy nods for the album.
Other artists of Bennett's stature might sit back and rest on their laurels. But Bennett is a performer. He loves the audience. He loves the tunes. His voice is still strong and resonant. Performing is in his bones. This surely isn't the last video we will see of Bennett performing during the lockdown.
As you wait for more songs from Bennett, you can enjoy this one on repeat. What do you hope his next song will be?