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article imageLady Gaga-Tony Bennett duet released

By Lynn Curwin     Oct 4, 2011 in Entertainment
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett teamed up to record a version of "The Lady Is a Tramp" which is receiving positive comments from both fans and reviewers.
The song was recorded to be included in Bennett's “Duets II" album, which was released in September.
Gaga wears a black lace dress and aqua wig for the video of the 1937 show tune (from Babes In Arms), while her 85-year-old singing partner is dressed in a dark suit with a red handkerchief in the breast pocket.
"The duet kicks off with lively horns that announce the song’s jazzy, big band style," writes Scott Shetler on Pop Crush. "The singers fully embrace the song’s theatrical quality and display terrific chemistry despite their 60-year age difference."
OK Magazine said that Gaga was "adorable" acting out the song, and that the pair sounded "amazing" together.
Lady Gaga's facial expressions and body movements add to her performance.
On the MTV website James Montgomery wrote that "Gaga plays the role to perfection, vamping and camping alongside Bennett."
He added that: "Bennett seems to love every minute of it, trading vocal couplets, laughing when Gaga steals his handkerchief and taking her on a slow dance at song's end. And thanks to the backing of a roaring big band, this new version of "Tramp" is not only a welcome addition to the lengthy list of cover versions, but, in some way, it takes the song into new territory too. A lot of that is thanks to Gaga, who gives her all and really, truly becomes the Tramp."
She even gives Bennett a kiss on the cheek at the end of the video.
The majority of the comments left on Vevo are very enthusiastic about the performance.
Other singers who joined Bennett for duets include Carrie Underwood, John Mayer, Queen Latifah, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Andrea Bocelli, and Amy Winehouse.
which will be released by Columbia on September
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