by Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra never let florid technique get in the way of his superb interpretation of a song, a trait that places him more in the tradition of the cabaret singer than the jazz singer. In performance, Sinatra continually explored the essence of a lyric (not a tune, usually) to get closer to what the song could say for him and to those who heard it. For all that,…  See more details below


Frank Sinatra never let florid technique get in the way of his superb interpretation of a song, a trait that places him more in the tradition of the cabaret singer than the jazz singer. In performance, Sinatra continually explored the essence of a lyric (not a tune, usually) to get closer to what the song could say for him and to those who heard it. For all that, Sinatra was still a superb jazz singer, as shown on this selection of songs from the latter half of his stay at Columbia (from 1946 through 1952). A few of these inclusions ("The Hucklebuck," "S'posin'") don't make sense in this conceptual work, but it's a worthy obscurist compilation; highlights include Sinatra's version of "Sweet Lorraine" and a languorous two-part duet with Pearl Bailey on "A Little Learnin' Is a Dangerous Thing."

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Saga Jazz France


  1. Sweet Lorraine
  2. That's How Much I Love You
  3. You Can Take My Word for It, Baby
  4. One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
  5. S'posin'
  6. Mean to Me
  7. I've Got a Crush on You
  8. Body and Soul
  9. I Went Down to Virginia
  10. A Little Learnin' Is a Dangerous Thing, Pt. 1
  11. A Little Learnin' Is a Dangerous Thing, Pt. 2
  12. Why Can't You Behave?
  13. Bop! Goes My Heart
  14. The Hucklebuck
  15. You Do Something to Me
  16. Lover
  17. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
  18. It's Only a Paper Moon
  19. My Blue Heaven
  20. The Continental
  21. Castle Rock
  22. Farewell, Farewell to Love
  23. The Birth of the Blues

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Sinatra   Primary Artist,Vocals
Ray Conniff   Trombone,Group Member
Pearl Bailey   Vocals
Bobby Hackett   Trumpet,Group Member
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone,Group Member
Harry James   Trumpet,Group Member
Yank Lawson   Trumpet,Group Member
Ted Nash   Saxophone,Group Member
Buddy Rich   Drums,Group Member
Marshall Royal   Alto Saxophone,Group Member
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet,Group Member
Trigger Alpert   Bass,Group Member
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet,Group Member
Ziggy Elman   Trumpet,Group Member
Johnny Guarnieri   Piano,Group Member
Bernie Leighton   Piano,Group Member
Lou McGarity   Trombone,Group Member
Johnny Mince   Clarinet,Group Member
Babe Russin   Saxophone,Group Member
Viola   Guitar,Group Member
Heine Beau   Saxophone,Group Member
Page Cavanaugh   Piano,Group Member
Metronome All-Stars   Group
Phil Moore   Piano,Group Member
Bill Pritchard   Trombone,Group Member
George Siravo   Group Member
Bob Bain   Guitar,Group Member
Felix Slatkin   Violin,Group Member
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
Herbie Steward   Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
Eddie Safranski   Bass,Group Member
Bob Ahern   Guitar,Group Member
George Arus   Trombone,Group Member
Johnny Blowers   Drums,Group Member
Nick Buono   Trumpet,Group Member
Ernie Caceres   Saxophone,Group Member
Harry Carney   Baritone Saxophone,Group Member
Frank Chase   Saxophone,Group Member
Nat King Cole   Piano,Group Member
Harold Coletta   Viola,Group Member
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet,Group Member
Jimmy Crawford   Drums,Group Member
Art Drelinger   Saxophone,Group Member
Harold Feldman   Clarinet,Saxophone,Group Member
Chuck Gentry   Saxophone,Group Member
Gordon Griffin   Trumpet,Group Member
Herbie Haymer   Saxophone,Group Member
Jenkins   Trombone,Group Member
Jerry Jerome   Saxophone,Group Member
Ken Lane   Piano,Group Member
Bob Kitsis   Piano,Group Member
Billy Kyle   Piano,Group Member
Jack Lesberg   Bass,Group Member
Steve Lipkins   Trumpet,Group Member
Carmen Mastren   Guitar,Group Member
Lew McCreary   Trombone,Group Member
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Saxophone,Group Member
Tony Mottola   Guitar,Group,Group Member
Dick Noel   Trombone,Group Member
Page Cavanaugh Trio   Group
Raoul Poliakin   Violin,Group Member
Bob Poland   Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Priddy   Trombone,Group Member
Bernie Privin   Trumpet,Group Member
Allan Reuss   Guitar,Piano,Group Member
George Ricci   Cello,Group Member
Robinson   Saxophone,Group Member
Mischa Russell   Violin,Group Member
Andy Russo   Trombone,Group Member
Jack Ryan   Bass,Group Member
George Seaberg   Trumpet,Group Member
Phil Stephens   Bass,Group Member
David Sterkin   Viola,Group Member
Alvin Stoller   Drums,Group Member
Fred Stulce   Saxophone,Group Member
Milt Yaner   Saxophone,Group Member
Jackie Mills   Drums,Group Member
Joe Singer   French Horn,Group Member
Ray Hagan   Drums,Group Member
Leonard Mach   Trumpet,Group Member
Edward Mihelich   Bass,Group Member
Rene Bloch   Alto Saxophone,Group Member
Andrew Ferretti   Trumpet,Group Member
Lee Young   Drums,Group Member
Emmett Callen   Saxophone,Group Member
May Hogan Cambern   Harp,Group Member
Murray Cohan   Saxophone,Group Member
John d'Agostino   Trombone,Group Member
Alex Gershunoff   Saxophone,Group Member
Fred Goerner   Cello,Group Member
Matty Golizio   Guitar,Group Member
Jimmy Horvath   Saxophone,Group Member
Simon Leutner   Trombone,Group Member
Mark McIntyre   Piano,Group Member
Dale McMickle   Trumpet,Group Member
Carl Poole   Trumpet,Group Member
William Rausch   Trombone,Group Member
Elaine Vito Ricci   Harp,Group Member
Pinky Savitt   Trumpet,Group Member
Zelly Smirnoff   Violin,Group Member
Phil Moore Four   Group
Rueben "Zeke" Zarchey   Trumpet,Group Member
Phil Cook   Trumpet,Group Member
Hal Smith   Bass Trombone,Group Member
Bill Miller   Piano,Group Member
Lennie Hartman   Saxophone,Group Member
Red Solomon   Trumpet,Group Member
Ralph Osborn   Trumpet,Group Member
Francis Polifroni   Alto Saxophone,Group Member
Wolfie Tannenbaum   Saxophone,Group Member
Joe Siracusa   Drums,Group Member
Ken Lane Quintet   Vocals
Julius Kinsler   Flute,Saxophone,Group Member
John McClanian Best   Trumpet,Group Member
Lawrence D. Brown   Trombone,Group Member
Bruce McDonald   Piano,Group Member
Everett McDonald   Trumpet,Group Member
Lloyd Pratt   Bass,Group Member
Ernie Shepperd   Bass,Group Member
Hymie Shertzer   Saxophone,Group Member

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Eddy Arnold   Composer
Ray Conniff   Arranger
Walter Bishop   Composer
Harry James   Arranger
David Mann   Composer
Sears   Composer
Andy Gibson   Composer
Sy Oliver   Arranger,Composer
Heine Beau   Arranger
Page Cavanaugh   Arranger
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
George Siravo   Arranger,Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Con Conrad   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Joe Goodwin   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Dick Jacobs   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Jimmy Shirl   Composer
Axel Stordahl   Arranger
Jule Styne   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
George Whiting   Composer
M. Fisher   Composer
Jack Wolf   Composer
Alain Tercinet   Liner Notes
Robert Sour   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Clifford R. Burwell   Composer
Paul Denniker   Composer
Larry Shay   Composer
Irving Taylor   Composer
Roy Alfred   Composer
Wally Fowler   Composer
Ticker Freeman   Composer
J.G. Hall   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer

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