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Buddy Greco (born Armando Greco, August 14, 1926, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American singer and pianist.

Greco began playing piano at the age of four. His first professional work was playing with Benny Goodman's band. Most of Greco's work has been in the jazz and pop genres. He has had hits such as "Oh Look A-There, Ain't She Pretty", "The Lady is a Tramp", and "Around the World". He has recorded about 65 albums and 100 singles. He has had an active concert career playing in symphony halls, theatres, nightclubs, and Las Vegas showrooms (in the 1960s he made appearances with the Rat Pack). On screen, he was the nightclub singer, Lucky, in the 1969 film, The Girl Who Knew Too Much.

Greco has recorded albums for Columbia, Reprise and Pye his most popular albums were On Stage and Buddy's Back in Town both recorded on Columbia. His most successful single was "The Lady is a Tramp". It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. Greco recorded an album entitled Movin' On which included his version of the Marvin Gaye standard "What's Going On". Greco recorded sporadically after this album, but the live shows kept on coming and he has performed in most of the top nightclubs in the world. His last nationally charted record was "From Atlanta to Goodbye" on the Scepter label. It made Billboard's Easy Listening Top 40 in 1969.

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