Introduction
 
 
His Real Name Is Anthony Bennedetto
Tony Sang Under The Name Of Joe Bari Before 
Bob Hope Changed His Name To Tony Bennett
 
Date: April, 1949
Location: New York
Fascinating Rhythm
Vieni Qui

Anthony Bennedetto's first known recording used his first stage name, Joe Bari, before Bob Hope helped him to devise the more natural "Tony Bennett." Both songs were issued on a 78 (number unknown) issued by Leslie Records, a firm owned by George Simon, who also wrote the second song. According to the 1968 profile of Tony Bennett in Billboard, the only known copy of this disc literally disintegrated at some point in the 1960s.