Tony Bennett is always eager to work with singers from across the industry as he updates the classic Jazz, Pop and Swing standards of his catalogue. For his latest collaboration, the icon has teamed with Christina Aguilera on the song ‘Steppin’ Out with My Baby’ for his new ‘Viva Duets’ album.
Yet, this isn’t the first time that Bennett has sung ‘Steppin’ Out with My Baby’ with Aguilera. The duo performed the tune live on many occasions, including at the 2007 Emmy Awards ceremony. How does the recorded version of ‘Steppin’ Out with My Baby’ measure up? Listen to it below:
Bennett performed ‘Steppin’ Out with My Baby’ almost as good as he did in the the past but Aguilera really stole the show here. Despite the fact that it was a clear struggle for her not to unleash a barrage of riffs and runs on the track, the final product depicts a relaxed singer in her element.
Indeed, songs like ‘Stepping Out with My Baby’ showcase Aguilera’s voice in the best light. She still has a lot to learn about phrasing – extending a syllable with 16 notes isn’t always needed – but the most important point is that she has the potential to grow if she is willing to set her ego aside.
Audio via MTV Buzzworthy!