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The Playground


Download links and information about The Playground by Tony Bennett. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Kids, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 49:52 minutes.

Artist: Tony Bennett
Release date: 1998
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Kids, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 17
Duration: 49:52
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No. Title Length
1. The Playground 3:36
2. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive 2:36
3. Dat Dere 3:17
4. Little Things (featuring Unknown) 3:09
5. Put On a Happy Face 3:00
6. Because We're Kids 3:23
7. My Mom 4:35
8. Swinging On a Star 2:05
9. Bein' Green (featuring Unknown) 2:41
10. Firefly (featuring Unknown) 1:32
11. When You Wish Upon a Star 2:58
12. (It's Only) A Paper Moon 2:49
13. The Inch Worm 2:41
14. The Bare Necessities 2:09
15. Make the World Your Own 3:48
16. All God's Chillun Got Rhythm 2:09
17. Christmas In Herald Square 3:24



On his first children's album, Tony Bennett presses into service some familiar titles from The Great American Songbook, such as Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer's "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke's "Swinging on a Star," and Arlen, Billy Rose and E.Y. Harburg's "(It's Only) a Paper Moon." He also dips into his own repertoire for "Firefly," his 1958 hit. And he calls upon such partners as the Muppets' Elmo ("Little Things") and Kermit the Frog ("Bein' Green" and "Firefly"), and Rosie O'Donnell ("Put on a Happy Face"). All of that is very good, but the best parts of the collection are unexpected discoveries and commissions, such as Alan and Marilyn Bergman's newly written lyric for the Bill Evans-composed title song, Bobby Timmons and Oscar Brown, Jr.'s "Dat Dere" and Dr. Seuss' assertive declaration "Because We're Kids," with music by Frederick Hollander. The Ralph Sharon Quartet provides typically sympathetic accompaniment and a child's chorus jumps in here and there, while Bennett exudes his usual warmth, which is perfect for the mood of the album.