1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Rags to Riches recorded by Tony Bennett introduced September 19, 1953
Written by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross
Orchestra conducted by Percy Faith
Tony Bennettís unique phrasing and intonation were evident in both of his memorable up-tempo 1953 hit recordings Rags to Riches and Stranger in Paradise. With a swinging vocal treatment, Tony Bennett epitomizes the unique phrasing, voicing, and intonation also personified by Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, and Bing Crosby.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"Open your arms and youíll open the door to every treasure that Iím hoping for"