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“Cold, Cold Heart” by Tony Bennett

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    “Cold, Cold Heart” by Tony Bennett is a classic pop song.

    Song Title: Cold, Cold Heart
    Artist: Tony Bennett
    Genre: classic pop
    Composer: Copyright © 1951 Hank Williams
    Lead Vocals: Tony Bennett
    Recorded: 1951
    Released: 1951
    Label: Columbia Records #39449
    Number of listens: 1275

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    Summary quotation from Wikipedia:

    “Cold, Cold Heart” is a country music and popular music song, written by Hank Williams. This blues ballad is both a classic of honky tonk and an entry in the Great American Songbook.

    In 1951 it was recorded in a pop version by Tony Bennett with a light orchestral arrangement from Percy Faith. This recording was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 39449. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on July 20, 1951 and lasted 27 weeks on the chart, peaking at #1.

    The popularity of Bennett’s version has been credited with helping to expose both Williams and country music to a wider national audience. Allmusic writer Bill Janovitz discusses this unlikely combination:

    “That a young Italian singing waiter from Queens could find common ground with a country singer from Alabama’s backwoods is testament both to Williams’ skills as a writer and to Bennett’s imagination and artist’s ear.”
    Williams subsequently telephoned Bennett to say, “Tony, why did you ruin my song?” But that was a prank — in fact, Williams liked Bennett’s version and played it on jukeboxes whenever he could. In his autobiography The Good Life, Bennett described playing “Cold, Cold Heart” at the Grand Ole Opry later in the 1950s. He had brought his usual arrangement charts to give to the house musicians who would be backing him, but their instrumentation was different and they declined the charts. “You sing and we’ll follow you,” they said, and Bennett says they did so beautifully, once again recreating an unlikely artistic merger.

    The story of the Williams-Bennett telephone conversation is often related with mirth by Bennett in interviews and on stage; he still performs the song in concert. In 1997, the first installment of A&E’s Live By Request featuring Bennett (who was also the show’s creator), special guest Clint Black performed the song, after which Bennett recounted it. A Google Doodle featured Bennett’s recording of the song on its Valentine’s Day doodle in February 2012.

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