L.A. Is My Lady

L.A. Is My Lady

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by Frank Sinatra
     
 

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Frank Sinatra's final studio album of the '80s -- arguably the last true original album Sinatra recorded -- was an uneven but surprisingly enjoyable set that tried to adapt the singer's style to contemporary pop standards. Under the direction of arranger/producer Quincy Jones, the album incorporated more synthesizers and slick production techniques than any previous

Overview

Frank Sinatra's final studio album of the '80s -- arguably the last true original album Sinatra recorded -- was an uneven but surprisingly enjoyable set that tried to adapt the singer's style to contemporary pop standards. Under the direction of arranger/producer Quincy Jones, the album incorporated more synthesizers and slick production techniques than any previous Sinatra album, but the result usually doesn't sound forced, especially on the hit title song. When the album does fail, it is because Jones' overly ambitious and commercial production -- such as the insistent dance beat of "How Do You Keep the Music Playing" -- prevents the song from taking root. Nevertheless, everyone involved, from Sinatra and Jones to the band themselves, sounds like they're having fun, and that sense of joy effortlessly translates to the listener.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/1997
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0075992514521
catalogNumber:
25145

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Sinatra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
George Benson   Guitar
Michael Brecker   Saxophone
Buddy Collette   Saxophone
Ronnie Cuber   Saxophone
Jon Faddis   Trumpet
Urbie Green   Trombone
Lionel Hampton   Vibes
Bob James   Synthesizer,Electric Piano,fender rhodes
Quincy Jones   Conductor
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Jerome Richardson   Saxophone
Lew Soloff   Trumpet
George Young   Saxophone
Major Holley   Bass
Bill Watrous   Trombone
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
David Taylor   Trombone
John Clark   French Horn
Craig Huxley   Synthesizer
Wayne Andre   Trombone
George Bohannon   Trombone
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Ray Brown   Bass
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler   Drums
Gene Cherico   Bass
Irving Cottler   Drums
Frank Foster   Saxophone
Steve Gadd   Drums
Gary Grant   Trumpet
William Green   Saxophone
Harry Lookofsky   Concert Master
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Kim Hutchcroft   Saxophone
Hilary James   Synthesizer,Piano,fender rhodes
Randy Kerber   Synthesizer,Piano,fender rhodes
Lew McCreary   Trombone
Marcus Miller   Bass
Tony Mottola   Guitar
Sidney Muldrow   French Horn
Jerry Peel   French Horn
Benny Powell   Trombone
Lee Ritenour   Guitar
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Margaret Ross   Harp
Alan Rubin   Trumpet
Jim Self   Tuba
Henry Sigismonti   French Horn
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Ed Walsh   Synthesizer
Frank Wess   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Joe Parnello   Piano,fender rhodes
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Bob Crenshaw   Bass
Peter Gordon   French Horn
Tony Price   Tuba
Amy Sherman   Harp
Sy Johnson   Piano,fender rhodes
Larry Williams   Saxophone
Joel Newman   Muted Trumpet
David Duke   French Horn

Technical Credits

Marc Blitzstein   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Quincy Jones   Arranger,Producer
Dave Matthew   Arranger
Bertolt Brecht   Composer
David Matthews   Arranger
Mark Ettel   Engineer
Frank Foster   Arranger
Don Hahn   Remixing
Jerry Hey   Arranger
Sammy Nestico   Arranger
Phil Ramone   Engineer
Elliot Scheiner   Remixing
Allen Sides   Engineer
David Smith   Engineer
Torrie Zito   Arranger
Peggy Lipton   Composer
Ollie Cotton   Contributor
Stan Cornyn   Liner Notes
Joe Parnello   Arranger
Gus Skinas   Engineer
Bradshaw Leigh   Contributor
Stanley Wallace   Engineer
Steve Crimmel   Engineer
Jimmy Santis   Engineer
Cliff Jones   Engineer,Contributor,Associate Remixing Engineer

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L.A. Is My Lady 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Needs this song.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Note : I am trying to purchase the "video" which Frank cut w/Quincy in New York. All musician's were picked by Quincy and included Lionel Hampton. Michael Jackson [also visited the set]. Did the Sinatra Family "pull" this from general audience's. Joe Parnello, and Quincy also had a [bassist]come-in special to cut the "Mack the Knife" [intro]. I would like to purchase preferable [CD format] however, if not [VHS is fine]please help me find this particular item. thank you, herbterri@hawaii.rr.com I am doing "Francis" all I need is preferably Ralph Sharon, Gene Cherico, and Irv Cottler. As the Man himself said: "How Do You Keep the Music Playing"