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Jack Jones: Jack Jones Paints a Tribute to Tony Bennett

Singer Jack Jones doesn’t sound like Tony Bennett, but it’s uncanny how much he phrases like his elder idol on this tribute album of 14 ballads. It’s obviously a challenge (or totally insane) for any male crooner to attempt to match Bennett’s delivery on songs he “owns” such as “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “You Must Believe in Spring,” and “The Good Life.” But on these chestnuts and others that Bennett popularized, Jones appealingly pays homage to the colleague he first befriended in the 1960s.

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