The Beat of My Heart

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The Beat of My Heart
Studio album by Tony Bennett
Released 1957
Recorded June 27-October 25, 1957
CBS 30th Street Studio, New York
Genre Jazz
Length 29:34 original LP
44:34 CD reissue
Label Columbia
CL 1079
Producer Mitch Miller
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The Beat of My Heart is a 1957 album by jazz singer Tony Bennett. For this Columbia album Tony Bennett had started working with English jazz pianist Ralph Sharon and together they devised this percussion influenced treatment and invited percussionists Chico Hamilton, Jo Jones, Billy Exiner, Art Blakey, Candido & Sabu to take part; Ralph Sharon was arranger & conductor.

Track listing[edit]

1957 LP listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Let's Begin" (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 2:00
  2. "Lullaby of Broadway" (Dubin, Warren) - 2:24
  3. "Let There Be Love" (Ian Grant, Lionel Rand) - 2:03
  4. "Love for Sale" (Porter) - 3:09
  5. "Army Air Corps Song" (Robert Crawford) - 2:46
  6. "Crazy Rhythm" (Caesar, Kahn, Meyer) - 2:09
Side two
  1. "The Beat of My Heart" (Burke, Spina) - 2:24
  2. "So Beats My Heart for You" (Ballard, Charles E. Henderson, Waring) - 2:49
  3. "Blues in the Night" (Arlen, Mercer) - 2:50
  4. "Lazy Afternoon" (Latouche, Moross) - 2:20
  5. "Let's Face the Music and Dance" (Berlin) - 2:47
  6. "Just One of Those Things" (Porter) - 2:03

Recorded on June 27 (#6-7, 10), October 14 (#1, 12), October 21 (#2, 5, 9) and October 25 (#3-4, 8, 11), 1957.

Bonus CD tracks[edit]

The 1996 compact disc re-release contained six bonus tracks, but omitted "Army Air Corps Song."

  1. "It's So Peaceful in the Country" (Wilder) - 2:44
  2. "In Sandy's Eyes" (T. Borelli) - 2:42
  3. "I Get a Kick Out of You" (Porter) - 3:05
  4. "You Go to My Head" (Coots, Gillespie) - 2:40
  5. "I Only Have Eyes for You" (Dubin, Warren) - 2:13
  6. "Begin the Beguine" (Porter) - 4:22

Recorded on June 27 (#12-13), October 14 (#14-15), October 21 (#17) and October 25 (#16), 1957.

The 2011 release of this album as part of the 73 disc "Complete Tony Bennett Collection" is the same as the 1996 CD but restores "Army Air Corps Song."

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