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The Official Frank Sinatra Appreciation Thread

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Okay, I wasn't going to make this thread, but if Trent Reznor and Michael Jackson can get their own threads, than this man definitely has the honor.

The most gifted and prolific performer of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra, officially has his own thread. Talk about his music, his movies, his lifestyle, his alleged but ultimately falsified mob connections, and the various old time actresses he had sex with.

Enjoy.​
 
He's also dead. :o



No, but seriously...he was a stand up guy.
 
I love Sinatra. I work at a college. All these kids and their gangsta rap...I tell them I listen to hardcore gangsta ***** too, and then I start playing Sinatra. They get mad and leave. It's funny.
 
I have the same birthday as he did.
 
I love Sinatra. I work at a college. All these kids and their gangsta rap...I tell them I listen to hardcore gangsta ***** too, and then I start playing Sinatra. They get mad and leave. It's funny.

Tell me about it. I'm 16, and have the deal with the same crap from kids my age. Frank performs circles around today's so called "talents".
 
Tell me about it. I'm 16, and have the deal with the same crap from kids my age. Frank performs circles around today's so called "talents".

Indeed, there is no one like him in our day and age.
Great man :up:
 
Indeed, there is no one like him in our day and age.
Great man :up:

Indeed. No one carries themselves with the dignity or class that he did. His artistry is underrated as well. Few people realize that he revolutionized music in many ways. He was the first artist to gain complete artistic control of his recordings, the first to head to head up his own label, and he invented the concept album.

Hopefully tonight I can post some links to my favorite Frank recordings.
 
I am fan of Frank.
My favorite Five songs he recorded are:

Come Fly Away with Me.
The Coffee Song.
Strangers in the Night.
Chicago.
Style with Dean Martin.


How many songs did Frank record with Nancy?
And what are the names of the songs?
 
I am fan of Frank.
My favorite Five songs he recorded are:

Come Fly Away with Me.
The Coffee Song.
Strangers in the Night.
Chicago.
Style with Dean Martin.


How many songs did Frank record with Nancy?
And what are the names of the songs?

"Somethin' Stupid" is the most popular one with Nancy. There was also a one-off collab called "Life Is A Trippy Thing" or something along those lines. They did a tv special together in the 1960s' as well.

Oh, and "The Coffee Song" is awesome.
 
This is the only Frank recording I could find that's among my favorites. Here's his great version of "Soliloquy" from the show "Carousel". It's one of the many excellent performances from his 1963 album The Concert Sinatra.

Soliloquy

The way Frank gets into the song and phrases the lyrics is nothing short of astounding.

EDIT: Got a good bit more:

All Or Nothing At All (from Sinatra & Strings) (Take a listen to the note Frank hits at the end, it astounds).

Fly Me To The Moon (from It Might As Well Be Swing) (Quincy Jones did the arrangement and this is the song that turned me on to Frank. One of his best as well as most popular.

I've Got You Under My Skin (from Songs From Swingin' Lovers) (His best recording. Nelson Riddle's arrangement is one of the most inventive compositions in American music, and Frank's phrasing and breath control has never been stronger.)

Wave (from Sinatra & Company) (One of his most underrated and atmospheric recordings. Done with Bossa Nova legend Antonio Carlos Jobim, this is Ol' Blue Eyes at his most sensual. He nails the richly textured bass notes perfectly.)

Prisoner Of Love (from Sinatra & Strings) (Not many know this one, but this one of his most powerful performances. His phrasing is incredible here. He sounds like he's actually crying at the end of the second chorus)
 
Finally managed to locate this one. This is Frank's 1980 cover of The Beatles' "Something", which is for my money the best Beatles cover ever, and every bit as good if not slightly better than the original.

Something
 
For anyone interested, the new boxed set A Voice In Time was recently released. It covers his early career from 1939 to 1952. A lot of the stuff is either previously unreleased or hasn't been heard for over 50 years, so I urge most Frank fans to check it out.
 
Sinatra is a legend. Without him, we wouldn't have had the likes of the equally talented, Matt Munroe.
 
Sinatra is a legend. Without him, we wouldn't have had the likes of the equally talented, Matt Munroe.

Munroe's good, but I wouldn't put him as equally talented as Sinatra. The only singer who comes close to Ol' Blue Eyes IMO is Bobby Darin.
 
Bumping this thread because of major news on the Frank front.

In the Casinos: Frank Sinatra's son also rises
BY PHIL ROURA
Saturday, November 17th 2007, 2:05 AM
Crooning his way, Frank Sinatra Jr. is at Harrah's in A.C. on Saturday.
It is the day before Halloween and nearly 10 years after Frank Sinatra's death, his shadow still hovers over his son. It's something Frank Jr. will never, ever escape.
Still called "the boy" by some of the musicians in his orchestra who also played for his dad, music is what still connects the 63-year-old Sinatra to the father he hardly knew as a child - and was not close to until later in life.
Since the elder Sinatra's death on May 14, 1998, "Sinatra Sings Sinatra" has been the bond. But even as Frank Jr. brings the show to Harrah's in Atlantic City on Saturday night, the Chairman of the Board's spirit is about to take on yet another form.
"I conducted for my father only last week," says Sinatra, pausing for the anticipated, "How so?"
Recently, a bunch of recordings Ol' Blue Eyes made decades ago were found in a vault in Los Angeles. Apparently, he didn't like how they sounded and stashed them away.
"They're tracks the public has never heard," says the son.
"Through the means of modern technology, we've been able to erase all of the old music, write some new orchestrations and begin recording them with a live orchestra and Frank's original voice.
"They sound as if they were made yesterday."
The results will be a new Frank Sinatra CD that should be out by the time the U.S. Postal Service issues a new F.S. stamp around the 10th anniversary of his death. But unlike what Natalie Cole did so famously with her father, Nat King Cole, Sinatra will not sing with Sinatra.
"I will not presume to do that," he adds. Nevertheless, he considers the project "exciting."
That's not an adjective easily applied to Junior, whose mother was Frank's first wife, Nancy.
Like his father, Frank Jr. is not shy about expressing his views. But unlike the old man, they revolve around topics other than just music - the nation's economic ills, the declining number of nightclubs, the 1990s genocide in Serbia (his wife, Cynthia, was a defense advocate with the World Court at the trials in The Hague, which he attended) and the public's insatiable appetite for faux stars such as Paris Hilton -"I don't understand the fascination with her."
"The Rat Pack may've played hard but they also worked hard," says Sinatra, comparing his father's famous posse to today's celebrities. "They never ended up in jail or lost custody of their children."

A new Frank album is nothing short of exciting. I will definitely pick it up.

Also, Frank's family has finally been able to cut a deal with Reprise Records (the company Frank founded 50 years ago and now sponsors some of rock's biggest acts) and they hold joint ownerships on all of Frank's music, film and stage work.

Next year is the 10th anniversary of his passing, so expect a good amount of new Frank material on the horizon.
 
Bought the Frank Sinatra Christmas Album the other day.
Lots of goodies on this CD.

Loved the whimsy songs he did with Nancy, Frank Jr., and Tina.
12 Days of Christmas and I wouldn't Trade Christmas.

Also Loved the duets with Bing Crosby backed by Fred Waring & His Pennslyvanians and Nelson Riddle.

I always thought Frank and Bing sang well together.
"Well do you Evah" is a favorite from "High Society".
Plus they appear on many radio shows together.
 
Bought the Frank Sinatra Christmas Album the other day.
Lots of goodies on this CD.

Loved the whimsy songs he did with Nancy, Frank Jr., and Tina.
12 Days of Christmas and I wouldn't Trade Christmas.

Also Loved the duets with Bing Crosby backed by Fred Waring & His Pennslyvanians and Nelson Riddle.

I always thought Frank and Bing sang well together.
"Well do you Evah" is a favorite from "High Society".
Plus they appear on many radio shows together.

I need to get that one. I love the version of "Silent Night" on that album. Best version of the song anywhere.
 
Not a massive Sinatra fan in his own right, but I do have a thing for the Rat Pack. Got a framed picture of Sammy, Dean and Sinatra in my living room on the wall of them playing pool, with a framed pool cue encased in glass in the same frame.
 
Not a massive Sinatra fan in his own right, but I do have a thing for the Rat Pack. Got a framed picture of Sammy, Dean and Sinatra in my living room on the wall of them playing pool, with a framed pool cue encased in glass in the same frame.

I have that exact same photo in my basement. They were the coolest.
 
Sinatra was an a**hole, by all accounts, and a mobster...also, he was incredibly bland...the Sex Pistols cover of My Way on the other hand, rocks.
 

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