Lady Gaga Wisdom

“Don’t spoon feed me the Beatles and Stevie Wonder and Bruce Springsteen and Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd and Elton John and not expect me to turn out this way.”

Okay, we won’t. But here is a mind-blowing and phenomenal The Lady Is a Tramp, lest you thought she wasn’t a real musician. (I mean, it’s easy to out-perform Tony Bennett, but the point is, between the two of them, she really can sing jazz.)

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4 comments

  1. truzzi · August 24, 2013

    HEY! Don’t you be hatin’ on Tony Bennett! He’s my man! And one of the most musically literate performers in the jazz/pop business today.

  2. truzzi · August 24, 2013

    Also, I’ve always found Lady Gaga’s vocal placement to be phenomenally interesting and the only reason I listened to much of her first album.

  3. John Richard Ahern · August 24, 2013

    I was hoping I’d get someone angry. But still, never understood him. I’m no autotune intonation-Nazi like Michael Bublé, but Tony Bennett is the chairman of the ditch on the other side. He just can’t seem to hit his notes.

    • truzzi · August 24, 2013

      I mean, he IS 87 years old. That may have something to do with it. But he’s not flat or anything, he just cuts his notes of early because, you know, his lungs have been working for so long they’re a little tired. Haha. Right? Or can you perfect pitch people really only find joy in listening to other people with perfect pitch? Just Julie Andrews for you? Haha.

      Check out this interview he did with NPR on the release of that Duets II album. Sharp as a tack: http://www.npr.org/2011/10/29/141798505/tony-bennetts-art-of-intimacy

      Buble’s autotune drives me nuts, mostly because I’m pretty sure he doesn’t really need it. And also the presence of autotune is like nails on a chalkboard to me. I like my singers to not sound like robots, thanks.

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