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The music of George Gershwin has a special place in Tony Bennett's heart. The New York-born singer's first ever commercially-released recording – which he cut in 1949 at the age of 23, under the short-lived stage name Joe Bari, for the small indie label Leslie – was a version of Gershwin's enduringly popular celebration of syncopation, ‘Fascinating Rhythm'. The significance of debuting with a song by one of America's greatest composers, who had died 12 years earlier, wasn't lost on Bennett. In his 1998 memoir, The Good Life, the singer wrote, "I'm proud that I sang a Gershwin song at the very start of my recording career – for me, that really was beginning at the top!" Now he revisits the song on an entire album of tunes by the much-venerated composer, Love Is Here To Stay, recorded alongside Diana Krall.

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