1. Dback says

    I think it’s a good idea for people over 40 (or 50, or, or…) to sample modern music now and then, lest they become locked-in-the-60’s relics–Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Adelle, etc. are putting out some great stuff these days. Similarly, I think it’s a good idea for teens and 20-somethings to go back and listen to early pop/jazz (Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Bennett, Streisand, Lena Horne, Johnny Mathis, etc.) to see how they affected current singers, especially the thin line between “black” and “white” music. It’s an ongoing story of America.

    Having said all that, this track and video are hoots; The New Yorker did an in-depth profile a couple weeks back of the recording session, and it sounds like it was a blast. Bennett is an old pro, but Gaga treated him like royalty. (And you really get to hear how good her voice can be when she really unleashes it!)

  2. Michael in Toronto says

    Here’s the thing: she SWINGS. Most singers these days just CAN’T. It’s inborn; it can’t be taught.

    I don’t like everything she does, but I recognize pure talent when I see it. Her future is BRIGHT.

    The lady is a STAR.

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