RIP: Buddy Greco


The Guardian pays tribute to one of the all-time great Italian American entertainers.

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Buddy Greco obituary

Singer and pianist who was the consummate club and saloon performer

Richard Rodgers’ and Lorenz Hart’s 1937 composition The Lady Is a Tramp has been performed by many singers, but the most widely known version is the 1960 recording by Buddy Greco, who has died aged 90. It encapsulated Greco’s jazz-inflected, finger-snapping, wisecracking, dynamic vocal style and went on to sell more than a million copies.

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