The Beat Of My Heart

Released on December 9, 1957
Label Columbia
Release Number CL 1079
Format 12″ LP Monaural
The Beat of My Heart was Tony Bennett’s third album and his second jazz album. It was his first album that featured pianist Ralph Sharon. The entire album was conceived and arranged by Tony Bennett and Ralph Sharon.


Side One Side Two
 Let’s Begin  2:00  The Beat of My Heart  2:24
 Lullaby of Broadway  2:24  So Beats My Heart For You  2:49
 Let There Be Love  2:03  Blues in the Night  2:50
 Love For Sale  3:09  Lazy Afternoon  2:20
 Army Air Corps Song  2:46  Let’s Face The Music and Dance  2:47
 Crazy Rhythm  2:09  Just One Of Those Things  2:03

Additional CD Bonus Tracks

It’s So Peaceful in the Country 2:44
In Sandy’s Eyes 2:42
I Get a Kick Out of You 3:05
You Go To My Head 2:40
I Only Have Eyes For You 2:13
Begin The Beguine 4:22
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Primary Musical Personnel

Vocals  Tony Bennett
Arrangements  Ralph Sharon, Tony Bennett
Piano  Ralph Sharon
Percussion  Art Blakey, Chico Hamilton, Jo Jones, Candido, Sabu, Billy Exiner
Tenor Sax  Al Cohn
Trumpet  Nat Adderly
Trombone  Robert Alexander, Jim Dahl, Kai Winding
Flute  Herbie Mann, Spencer Sinatra, William Slapin
Vibes  Eddie Costa
Guitar  John Pisano
Bass  Milt Hinton, Eddie Safranski, James Bond
See individual sessions for listings of all musicians for each recording


The sessions for The Beat of My Heart were held between June and October, 1957.

June 27 1957

October 14 1957

October 21 1957

October 25 1957

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Production Personnel

Conceived and Devised By  Tony Bennett, Ralph Sharon
 Producers  Mitch Miller, Al Ham
 Liner Notes  Ralph Sharon
 Engineer  Harold Chapman, Robert Waller, Frank Laico
 Executive Producers  Danny Bennett, Don DeVito
 Reissue Producer  Didier C. Deutsch
 Project Director  Mark Feldman
 Remix and Mastering  Tom Ruff, Song Music Studios, New York
 Art Direction and Design  Sean Evans

Additional Releases

  • 1957: Released in the UK by Phillips (BBL 7219)
  • 1996: Reissued on CD by Columbia (CK 66502)
  • 2004: Reissued on CD by Columbia/Legacy/RPM (87094)
  • 2011: : Disc #11 in the Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK11)

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