Saturday, December 24, 2005



Tony Bennett-Who Can I Turn To

Tony Bennett on Columbia Records CK 66503

The oroginal recordings were produced by Ernie Altschuler for Columbia Records and recorded on August 14, September 4, September 29 and October 14, 1964 at the CBS 30th Street Studios in New York City.

Tony is accompanied by The Ralph Sharon Trio featuring Ralph Sharon on piano, Hal Gaylord on bass and Billy Exiner on drums with George Siravo doing the conducting and arranging for the orchestra. The compact disk is included in the Tony Bennett Master Series, which includes the Bennett favorite recordings during his five decades at Columbia Records. The series is executive produced by manager and son, Danny Bennett and Columbia executive Don Devito.

Siravo conducted an orchestra comprised of the following musicians:

Sonny Russo, Billy Byers, Bill Elton and Bart Varsalona-trombone;
Earl Chapin, James Buffington, Richard Berg, Arty DeRosa, Ralph Froelich and Brooks Tillotson-French horn;
Ray Beckenstein, Romeo Penque, Leon Cohen, and Irving Horowitz-woodwinds;
Mundell Lowe, Al Caiola and Wally Richardson-guitar;
Teddy Sommer-percussion
Gloria Agostini-harp

The string section consisted of Gene Orloff, George Ockner, Tasha Samaroff, Aaron Rosand, Arnold Eidus, Julius Schacter, Paul Gershman, Leo Kruczek, Joe Malin, Harry Lookofsky, Leo Kahn, Arthur Bogin, Harry Katzman, Max Pollikoff, Harry Urbant, Manny Green, Sol Shapiro, Peter Dimitriades and Carmel Malin-violin; David Mankovitz, Al Brown, Calman Fleisgand and Harold Furmansky-viola; George Ricci, Charles McCracken, George Kutzen, Peter Makas, Avron Twerdowsky, Maurice Brown and Tony Sophos-cello

TRACKS:
  • 1. Who Can I Turn To (Anthony Newley-Leslie Bricusse)
  • 2. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (Billy Moll-Harry Barris-Ted Koehler)
  • 3. There's A Lull In My Life (Harry Revel-Mack Gordon)
  • 4. Autumn Leaves (Joeseph Kosma-Jacques Prevert-Johnny Mercer)
  • 5. I Walk A Little Faster (Cy Coleman-Carolyn Leigh)
  • 6. The Brightest Smile In Town (Barry De Vorzon-Bob Sherman-Ray Charles)
  • 7. I've Never Seen (Don Marcotte-Dorcas Cochran)
  • 8. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea (Harold Arlen-Ted Koehler)
  • 9. Listen, Little Girl (Frances Landesman-Thomas J. Wolfe, Jr.)
  • 10. Got The Gate On The Golden Gate (Mel Torme)
  • 11. Waltz For Debby (Bill Evans-Gene Lees)
  • 12. The Best Thing To Be Is A Person (Alan Brandt-Bob Haymes)



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