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Bennett to Stewart: “You sing like a girl”

By | Published on Wednesday 30 June 2010

So, what does legendary crooner Tony Bennett make of Rod Stewart’s recent efforts to cover some of the classic songs of American film, theatre and popular culture through his ‘Great American Songbook’ albums? Well, let’s see.

“It’s not as good as Nat Cole or Frank Sinatra”, Tony muses. “He has a kind of a female voice. It’s not definitive performances. The game is really how can you own a performance of a song? And that’s the game of communicating as a performer – to own that song that you’re doing”.