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Duets: An American Classic By Tony Bennett

Duets: An American Classic By Tony Bennett

Why Buy A Duets: An American Classic By Tony Bennett?
At this point, who else but Tony Bennett would have the clout to round up stars on the scale of Elton John, Paul McCartney, Bono, Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand for some duets? (Note also that unlike some similar projects, all the parties involved on this CD were alive when it was recorded!) The material consists of relatively obvious classics in standard big-band arrangements, and Bennett himself is in top form at age 80, so much so that he doesnt need anybody else to handle I Left My Heart in San Francisco. But the fun comes from checking out how his collaborators fare. The Dixie Chicks provide wonderful Andrews Sisters–type harmonies on the percolating version of Lullaby of Broadway that opens the festivities. The best songs tend to be the ones where Bennetts slightly craggy voice is juxtaposed to smooth female ones, like Diana Krall on The Best Is Yet to Come, familiar accomplice k.d. lang on the sultry Because of You and Streisand—-perhaps Bennetts only equal in stature at this point—on Smile. Among the less expected guests, soulman John Legend is a revelation on the hard-swinging Sing, You Sinners, while George Michael confirms he’s quite the crooner on How Do You Keep the Music Playing? Elvis Costello, Celine Dion or Juanes dont sound as comfortable, and sometimes it feels as if they overdo it to compensate, but overall this collection is among the best of its kind, with most guests rising to the occasion. –Elisabeth Vincentelli

Customer Reviews & Opinions

Best of Tony Bennett & friends
Such a joy to listen to over and over again. His son and manager surely knows how to choose voices that blend and enhance his father’s own voice, style and sharing thereof. Interviews with the vocalists who join Mr. Bennett on this CD express their admiration and joy in singing with and learning from him.

Can’t quite express what a thrill it is to hear him teaching, challenging, and learning from these other artists who obviously are in such awe of the great Tony.

A True Classic
Tony Bennett Duets: An American ClassicCD arrived in good time and condition, I recommend this dealer. This recording is true Bennett and he melds perfectly with his duet partners.

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Love Is By Ruben Studdard

Love Is By Ruben Studdard

Why Buy A Love Is By Ruben Studdard?
2009 album from the American Idol winner. Six years ago, Ruben Studdards life changed in an instant. And its been changing ever since. This year will bring even more changes, as Ruben releases his fourth album, continues touring the country in Aint Misbehavin and celebrates his first wedding anniversary. Love Is is helmed by two of the most successful producers in the business, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The collection of love songs features originals as well as covers, including Rubens versions of Extremes classic hit More Than Words and Michael Jacksons I Cant Help It.

Customer Reviews & Opinions

ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT
I have always enjoyed Ruben’s work and believe he’s a wonderful talent. This CD is, in my opinion, one of his best works so far. It shows the range in his voice and how much he has grown as an artist. For those who enjoy smoothe sounds, this is for you. Just wish they would play him more on the radio so others can hear this how good he really is.

Beautiful
I have loved Ruben from day one when he auditioned for American Idol.

I think this is by far his best CD yet. I love all of the songs so much but my favorites are More than Words, Song for her, It’s your love and We got love (That’s enough). Keep it up. You are the Best!!!

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Catlow Starring Yul Brynner, Richard Crenna, Leonard Nimoy, Daliah Lavi, Jo Ann Pflug

Catlow Starring Yul Brynner, Richard Crenna, Leonard Nimoy, Daliah Lavi, Jo Ann Pflug

Product Description
Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 05/19/2009 Run time: 101 minutes Rating: Pg13

Why Buy A Catlow Starring Yul Brynner, Richard Crenna, Leonard Nimoy, Daliah Lavi, Jo Ann Pflug?
Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 05/19/2009 Run time: 101 minutes Rating: Pg13

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Axl Akita At30, 30W Tube Guitar Amplifier With Accutronics Spring Reverb, Blonde Tolex

Axl Akita At30, 30W Tube Guitar Amplifier With Accutronics Spring Reverb, Blonde Tolex

Why Buy A Axl Akita At30, 30W Tube Guitar Amplifier With Accutronics Spring Reverb, Blonde Tolex?
With a vintage design and classic features recalling the most popular amps of the late 60s, the Akita Series give you incredible output power and tons of tube tone. Each amp comes equipped with Accutronics reverb for modern or vintage tones, plus an overdrive channel with distortion. All tubes on the Akita Series are pre-tested premium tubes. Akita Amps get astonishingly loud, bringing the classic tube tone to a new generation of players. Available in a birch plywood veneer or blonde tolex cabinet.

Features

  • 12 Alphatone Speaker
  • 30 Watts RMS
  • Accutronics Spring Reverb
  • Power Amp: 2 x 6L6GC
  • Preamp: 2 x 12AX7

Customer Reviews & Opinions

High Gain tube amp that doesn’t empty the wallet
Small guitar tube amplifiers are becoming more popular everyday. Half stacks and 2×12 combo amps are harder to transport due to their heavy weight and bulk.

This is where a moderately powered AXL Akita AT30 comes in. It’s loud enough to hang with a drummer, and boasts nice cleans and high gain.

The clean channel is really nice. Bright, breaks up nicely when cranked, and cleans up well when rolling back on the guitar’s volume. This channel is great for single coils.

The overdrive channel has a lot of gain on tap! It has cascaded gain stages, and can only clean up to a crunch like sound when very low. Rolling back the guitar to 1-2 produces a nice crunch, and at 10 it is all out mayhem with a lot of sustain! There is a slight hum, not bothersome like my Classic 50, but I was expecting it with this much gain, so a Noise Decimator might be a good call. I was expecting a little flub, but it has really nice bass response for an open-backed combo, and even with palm mutes it sounds controlled and tight. This channel is perfect for humbuckers.

The footswitch is optional. Amazon doesn’t have it yet, and I suggest it because channel switching while jamming is just convenient!

Good job AXL Guitars!!!

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Targus Pa492u Defcon Vpcl – Video Port Combination Lock

Targus Pa492u Defcon Vpcl - Video Port Combination Lock

Why Buy A Targus Pa492u Defcon Vpcl – Video Port Combination Lock?
Targus PA492U DEFCON¿ VPCL- Video Port Combination Lock

Features

  • Base Plate Included: for Added Security a Steel Base Plate Is Included
  • Protect Your Notebook: Attaches to Any Computer, Projector or LCD Monitor Equipped with a Video Port
  • Set Your Own Password: Up to 10,000 Possible Combinations That Can Be Set or Changed At Anytime

Customer Reviews & Opinions

Targus Notebook Key Lock
The Targus Notebook Computer Key Lock fits and secures the notebook computer as well as any cable locking system I have used.

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