For many decades now, BBC Radio 4 has conducted interviews with notable persons to ask them what eight discs they would want with them if they were cast away on a desert island. The BBC has archives going back to the 1940s(!) up to today.
Tony Bennett has been interviewed twice for this program, in 1972 and 1987. Click here to listen to the 1987 interview on the BBC site. Many of the series interviews are available free of charge on iTunes in the Desert Island Disc podcast series.
Your author created an iPod playlist of Mr. Bennett’s desert island choices, and is enjoying it very much.