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favorite Sinatra tune?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by heltershelton, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. bftfender

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    Frank is cool !! new York New York
     
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    You sir,are high.:p
     
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    Mine ...



    BTW, both sons, 22 and 20 (one a music producer, the other a film maker), are both HUGE Sinatra fans ... music has no age limits ...
     
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    That's easy.....

    When I was seventeen
    It was a very good year
    It was a very good year for small town girls
    And soft summer nights
    We'd hide from the lights
    On the village green
    When I was seventeen

    When I was twenty-one
    It was a very good year
    It was a very good year for city girls
    Who lived up the stair
    With all that perfumed hair
    And it came undone
    When I was twenty-one

    When I was thirty-five
    It was a very good year
    It was a very good year for blue-blooded girls
    Of independent means
    We'd ride in limousines
    Their chauffeurs would drive
    When I was thirty-five

    But now the days grow short
    Im in the autumn of the year
    And now I think of my life as vintage wine
    From fine old kegs
    From the brim to the dregs
    And it poured sweet and clear
    It was a very good year





     
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    Manual Slim Friend of Leo's

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  7. Milspec

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    I became a HUGE Sinatra fan in the Marines when I shared a barracks made up mostly of guys from NYC and they played it non-stop. Since those days, I have owned every song that he has sung including some rare studio recordings with bloopers. I even went to a few performances in his later years, so yes, I am a huge fan.

    That being said, my favorite of his would have to be "One for my Baby" with a close second being the duet he did with Lorrie Morgan where he sings "My Funny Valentine" along with her song. It was just a hauntingly good song the more you listened to it. The best albums were the "Wee Small Hours" and the live recordings in Australia and France. In fact, there is a legendary story about Sinatra in Australia worth telling. It had been raining for days prior to his arrival to perform in an outdoor arena and the forecast didn't show any improvement for the night of the show. Sinatra was asked many times to postpone the show, but he refused to. It continued to rain all day right up to his entrance into the arena where the rain stopped. Frank gave a great performance and when it ended, the rain began again.

    There is just so much to like about that man.
     
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    Nothing comes close to this for me, it’s my theme song, and also my favorite Dexter Gordon tune:
     
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    I like I'll Be Seeing You,The Way You Look Tonight, Come Fly With Me, and Polka Dots and Moonbeams.
     
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    Too many to list ,but a couple at the top are NYNY and Fly Me to the Moon.
     
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    Come Fly With Me.
     
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    Sinatra live at the Sands (1966) is usually where I start. With Quincy Jones heading the Count Basie band it's a solid piece of American music. And Cole Porter was so freakin' clever with his lyrics.

     
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  15. Mike Eskimo

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    ^^^^yup - that’s the one.

    Watertown too is a sentimental favorite because it’s such a weird record.
     
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    The first one to really get stuck in my head was Bad, Bad Leroy Brown. The satire in The Lady Is a Tramp also never fails to make me smile..
     
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    Came very late in my musical life to appreciate Mr. Sinatra. Produced a CD out of my small project studio for a local Sinatra imitator (not impersonator) using the original backing tracks for most of the songs. I soon realized how remarkably good Sinatra and the Nelson Riddle arrangements were.

    Through that process I found myself especially enamored of the song Summer Wind. I've seldom heard an arrangement complement the lyric and ambient sentiment of a song as well as Riddle's orchestra; I especially love the unusual and distinctive addition of an organ to the orchestra. Kudos too to Johnny Mercer for his adaptation of the original lyric in German to English. Of course the cherry on top is Frank's marvelous voice and phrasing.

     
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    Nancy's 'Sugar Town' - Frank was never stipulated. :lol:
     
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    Hard to pick just one.

    I'd say "The Summer Wind," "That's Life," and these two:



     
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    +1 In the Wee Small Hours.

    I love his voice, his vocal style & phrasing - especially in the early years approx. 1935-1965. I'm on a mission to track down Sinatra singing with small groups. I find the orchestral productions >to my ear< to be way overblown, too grandiose, too detailed to effectively carry the song. Recordings with the Les Paul Trio and the Red Norvo Quintet have been suggested - so I have those on my list. That's just me; I almost always prefer stripped down production to big production.
     
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