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favorite Sinatra tune?

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

  1. Tommy Biggs

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    I like the uptempo, ‘horn arrangement’ stuff a lot more than the wistful string based stuff.

    Go figure, I like up tempo rocker tunes more than I like ballads!
     
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    This song, and this specific version.



    I know a lot of people like his 50s/comeback period stuff a little better than this early Dorsey stuff, but Cole could've written this melody specifically for a young Frank's (simply perfect) tenor voice.

    For me, he kind of paved the way for a bunch of guys who were probably better for the kind of singing he was doing in the 50s/60s (thinking of Tony Bennett, notably). The 40s though... unreal.
     
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    I thought of this one immediately when I saw the title of the thread. Saw that TV program where he's singing it, too.
     
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    Yep, one of my favorites also.
     
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    So hard to pick... I'll go with this one, for now...

    The phrasing on this live version's a trip. It's like he takes it right to the edge of almost screwing up...

     
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    I love the Wee Small Hours album the most, what a vocalist!
     
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    Boots Nancy Sinatra.

    Started playing it years ago, real fun
    crowd pleaser! There's a story about
    a girl in white gogo boots who got up
    on stage with us~her friends took her home after I ended the song
     
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    I have to be honest I was never really impressed with his voice.

    I saw him the first time when I was a youngster in Vegas and loved it cause it was Frank in Vegas.

    However over the years of hearing him and watching him live. I was always impressed at his talent for making his voice work so well.

    Then one day I heard him sing. Old Man River.

    That's when I knew I was wrong about his vocal abilities as well as talent.

    My fave is still When I was 17.

    My opinion of his singing ability is much higher and as such I have over the last 45 years or so consumed more of his music and I dig it all.
     
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    Definitely Angel Eyes, but, it's hard not to love this one, too, non-PC subject matter notwithstanding
     
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    "talking through songs" is much harder than singing every note right on time with no feeling or expression .
     
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    Love Sinatra, lots of great one's posted so far.

     
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    It is worth noting that both Sinatra and Martin learned to sing by watching Bing Crosby movies. Frank did hire a vocal coach to help him drop his NJ accent, but they really did study Bing. When you hear Frank and Bing sing together on "Did you ever", you really hear something special. The man was brilliant at phrasing to avoid vocal stops since he began to use his voice like that of a trumpet player...always holding a note for a long time and really blowing it. At least in his early days he did, he looked like he was on the verge of passing out at times.

    In the song "Send in the Clowns" which has been sung by just about every contemporary of Frank's, his brilliance is obvious in phrasing. At one point, the line is "....you in mid-air" which causes a vocal stop for other singers, but Sinatra always phrased it as "mi-dair" to avoid the stoppage. That is brilliance and that is one of the keys that seperated him from all the others.

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?...E5503D3FAD9C31717057E5503D3FAD9C317&FORM=VIRE
     
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    I like mostly all he has done, so picking an individual song is really tough...mmm!
     
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    I love a whole lot about this clip and agree it is one of his best. I like he is singing with an orchestra. I love the look of the guests listening to the recording. The men in suits and the women in nice dresses. I think it is interesting he asks about time. Did the three minute rule even apply then? Just overall excellent.
     
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    My son and I like listening to Wave and trying to match Frank's lowest note he sustains in that song.....I REALLY like the whole shebang of stuff he did with A.C. Jobim!
     
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    Yeah - a lot of what Milspec said. Frank was a master musician very much like Aretha.
     
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