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Encyclopedia > Steppin' Out With My Baby

"Steppin' Out With My Baby" is a popular song written by Irving Berlin and introduced in the 1948 musical film Easter Parade. There it was sung by Fred Astaire as part of a dance number involving Astaire on stairs and three different dance partners. Popular music, sometimes abbreviated pop music, is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are broadly popular. ... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist, one of the most prodigious and famous American songwriters in history. ... The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... Easter Parade is a 1948 musical film starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland. ... Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska[1], was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ...


Since that time the song has been recorded and performed by several artists, most notably Tony Bennett, in whose treatment it has become a jazz standard. Introduced as the title song on his 1993 Astaire-themed album Steppin' Out, a stylish music video for it garnered some MTV airplay and was part of Bennett's commercial resurgence at the time. In concert Bennett often turns the song into an instrumental showcase for his band and for his own jazz-influenced singing style, varying the dynamic between the soft, semi-scat patter and a loud, soaring finish. One such performance was included on his high-selling 1994 MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett album. Later Bennett recorded it as a bonus tracks duets with Michael BublĂ© and Delta Goodrem for his 2006 Duets: An American Classic album, and performed it on Saturday Night Live with Christina Aguilera. For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ... Jazz standard refers to a tune that is widely known, performed, and recorded among jazz musicians. ... Steppin Out is an album by Tony Bennett, released in 1993. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... Scat singing is vocalizing either wordlessly or with nonsense words and syllables as employed by jazz singers who create the equivalent of an instrumental solo using only the voice. ... Michael Steven Bublé (born 9 September 1975) is a Canadian crooner, big band singer and actor. ... Delta Lea Goodrem (born November 9, 1984) is a multi-ARIA Award winning Australian singer-songwriter, pianist and Logie Award winning actress. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... Christina Maria Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American pop singer-songwriter. ...


 
 

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