Sinatra in Hollywood 1940-1964

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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
Forget Howard Stern -- Frank Sinatra was the original king of all media. On this exhaustive 160-track, 6-disc set we find Ol’ Blue Eyes, fresh from his success as a big-band singer, storming Hollywood; or at least steadily working his way up through the ranks to eventually become a major screen star. Songs from each of his musical films are here, from Las Vegas Nights to Robin and the 7 Hoods, including fascinating alternate mixes and outtakes. In addition, there are promotional spots for the films, as well as historic radio clips and speeches (including Sinatra’s acceptance of his 1946 Honorary Oscar for “The House I Live In”). Musical gems abound. This is the first ...
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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
Forget Howard Stern -- Frank Sinatra was the original king of all media. On this exhaustive 160-track, 6-disc set we find Ol’ Blue Eyes, fresh from his success as a big-band singer, storming Hollywood; or at least steadily working his way up through the ranks to eventually become a major screen star. Songs from each of his musical films are here, from Las Vegas Nights to Robin and the 7 Hoods, including fascinating alternate mixes and outtakes. In addition, there are promotional spots for the films, as well as historic radio clips and speeches (including Sinatra’s acceptance of his 1946 Honorary Oscar for “The House I Live In”). Musical gems abound. This is the first time that material from iconic Sinatra musicals including On the Town, Anchors Aweigh, and Guys and Dolls has officially found its way to disc. Rare tracks include a complete version of “Stardust” (Sinatra’s beloved performance has him singing only the verse) and the Sinatra ballad that can be heard playing in the background of a bar scene in Advise and Consent. A true find is the previously unissued material from an aborted early-'50s cartoon version of Finian's Rainbow that pairs Sinatra with Ella Fitzgerald. One could go on and on -- the amount of revelatory material is staggering, and considering that the majority of it is seeing CD release for the first time, invaluable. In the words of Sinatra expert Will Friedwald, In Hollywood is “the missing link.” It’s also a must for all Sinatra fans, meaning all fans of great singing.
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Frank Sinatra's studio recordings have been collected in comprehensive box sets issued by the various record labels for which he recorded RCA Victor [when he was a singer in Tommy Dorsey's orchestra], Columbia, Capitol, and Reprise and there have also been multi-disc collections of his V-Disc recordings and radio shows. That leaves his work in television and film, a more challenging prospect for compilation at least, legally since so many different companies are involved. Yet Reprise has managed to do the job here for the singer's movie performances, gathering together soundtrack recordings made for films released by Paramount, MGM, Columbia, RKO, Universal, Warner Bros., United Artists, and 20th Century Fox between 1940 and 1964. The chronological sequencing provides a portrait of Sinatra's musical development that parallels his studio recordings during the same period. He first turned up on screen in the Dorsey band in Las Vegas Nights, released in 1941, not acting, but merely singing the previous year's breakthrough hit "I'll Never Smile Again," albeit under a dialogue scene by the film's principals. After he went solo, he began making tentative appearances in films like Higher and Higher that traded on his bobbysoxer appeal. With 1945's Anchors Aweigh, he graduated to big-budget movie musical stardom at MGM, but by the end of the decade was making forgettable pictures for RKO. At the end of the third disc, one begins to hear the mature Sinatra, singing standards in his familiar '50s style, emerge in the tracks from 1951's Meet Danny Wilson, and the rest of the '50s are triumphant, with the Rat Pack movies of the early '60s providing a coda. The seven-hour, six-disc set is more than complete, containing outtakes and promotional spots in addition to the actual soundtrack recordings for a box packed with material Sinatra fans will eat up.
Entertainment Weekly - Chris Willman
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/2002
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227828523
  • Catalog Number: 78285

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dolores - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:25)
  2. 2 I'll Never Smile Again - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:14)
  3. 3 Radio Spot for "Ship Ahoy" (2:09)
  4. 4 Moonlight Bay - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (2:43)
  5. 5 Poor You - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra & Eleanor Powell (5:47)
  6. 6 The Last Call for Love - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (2:27)
  7. 7 Blue Skies - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (2:57)
  8. 8 The Last Call for Love (Finale) - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (1:18)
  9. 9 Night and Day (3:13)
  10. 10 I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night - Frank Sinatra & Stanley Wrightsman (2:13)
  11. 11 The Music Stopped (3:01)
  12. 12 I Saw You First - Marcy McGuire (1:43)
  13. 13 A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening (3:12)
  14. 14 A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening - Stanley Wrightsman (1:48)
  15. 15 You're on Your Own - Marcy McGuire (2:31)
  16. 16 You're on Your Own (Reprise) (0:57)
  17. 17 Finale: I Saw You First/A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening/The Music ... - Marcy McGuire (1:30)
  18. 18 Stardust (2:33)
  19. 19 (There'll Be A) Hot Time in the Town of Berlin (When the Yanks Go ...) (1:53)
  20. 20 Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week) - Harry James & His Orchestra (2:05)
  21. 21 Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are - Frank Sinatra & Gloria DeHaven (2:02)
  22. 22 As Long as There's Music (2:02)
  23. 23 Where Does Love Begin? - Anne Jeffreys (2:15)
  24. 24 Some Other Time (1:34)
  25. 25 Some Other Time - Gloria DeHaven (3:14)
  26. 26 And Then You Kissed Me (2:07)
  27. 27 Finale: As Long as There's Music/Some Other Time/As Long as ... - George Murphy & Gloria DeHaven (4:37)
Disc 2
  1. 1 We Hate to Leave (1:49)
  2. 2 The Cradle Song (Brahm's Lullaby) (1:35)
  3. 3 I Begged Her (3:26)
  4. 4 If You Knew Susie Like I Know Susie (2:00)
  5. 5 What Makes the Sunset? (3:33)
  6. 6 The Charm of You (2:18)
  7. 7 I Fall in Love Too Easily (1:38)
  8. 8 Acceptance Speech for Receiving Honorary Academy Award (2:54)
  9. 9 The House I Live In (3:22)
  10. 10 If You Are But a Dream (2:12)
  11. 11 All or Nothing at All (1:36)
  12. 12 Ol' Man River (3:00)
  13. 13 Whose Baby Are You? - André Previn (0:57)
  14. 14 The Brooklyn Bridge (2:42)
  15. 15 The Brookyln Bridge (1:05)
  16. 16 Invention #1 - Kathryn Grayson (2:15)
  17. 17 I Believe - Bobby Long (3:50)
  18. 18 Time After Time - André Previn (1:50)
  19. 19 The Song's Gotta Come from the Heart - Jimmy Durante (4:17)
  20. 20 Otchi-Tchor-Ni-Ya (0:43)
  21. 21 La Ci Darem la Mano - Kathryn Grayson (3:20)
  22. 22 It's the Same Old Dream - The Starlighters (1:52)
  23. 23 It's the Same Old Dream (Reprise) - The Starlighters (2:36)
  24. 24 The Brooklyn Bridge (Finale) (0:51)
  25. 25 Presentation of Modern Screen Magazine's Award for "Most Popular ..." (2:04)
  26. 26 Ever Homeward (1:32)
  27. 27 Promotional Spot for "The Chapel of Four Chaplains" and "The ..." (1:45)
  28. 28 If I Steal a Kiss (3:06)
  29. 29 Senorita - Kathryn Grayson (2:15)
  30. 30 Siesta (2:06)
  31. 31 What's Wrong With Me? - Kathryn Grayson (1:29)
  32. 32 We're on Our Way - J. Carrol Naish (2:59)
  33. 33 If I Steal a Kiss (Finale) - Kathryn Grayson & Frank Sinatra (1:24)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Promotional Interview Discussing "The Kissing Bandit" and "Take Me Out - Dicky Simmons (3:16)
  2. 2 Take Me Out to the Ball Game - Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra (2:02)
  3. 3 Yes, Indeedy - Jules Munshin (3:16)
  4. 4 O'Brien to Ryan to Goldberg - Jules Munshin (4:02)
  5. 5 The Right Girl for Me (2:56)
  6. 6 Boys and Girls Like You and Me (3:26)
  7. 7 It's Fate, Baby It's Fate - Betty Garrett (3:13)
  8. 8 Strictly U.S.A. - Esther Williams (3:21)
  9. 9 Strictly U.S.A. (Finale) - Esther Williams (2:19)
  10. 10 New York, New York - Harry Stanton (4:07)
  11. 11 Come Up to My Place - Frank Sinatra & Betty Garrett (2:53)
  12. 12 You're Awful - Betty Garrett (3:18)
  13. 13 Count on Me - Jules Munshin (3:33)
  14. 14 Pearl of the Persian Sea - Jules Munshin (2:07)
  15. 15 On the Town - Jules Munshin (5:43)
  16. 16 It's Only Money - Groucho Marx (1:31)
  17. 17 Kisses and Tears - Jane Russell (3:29)
  18. 18 It's Only Money (Finale) - Jane Russell (1:08)
  19. 19 Promotional Spot for "Meet Danny Wilson" (0:24)
  20. 20 All of Me - Ken Lane (1:31)
  21. 21 How Deep Is the Ocean? - Ken Lane (1:55)
  22. 22 You're a Sweetheart - Ken Lane (2:21)
  23. 23 She's Funny That Way - Manny Klein (1:32)
  24. 24 A Good Man Is Hard to Find - Ken Lane (2:58)
  25. 25 Lonesome Man Blues - Danny Welton (1:29)
  26. 26 That Old Black Magic - Ken Lane (2:39)
  27. 27 I've Got a Crush on You - Ken Lane (1:53)
  28. 28 When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) - Ken Lane (1:52)
Disc 4
  1. 1 From Here to Eternity/Re-Enlistment Blues (2:54)
  2. 2 Acceptance Speech for Receiving "Best Supporting Actor" Academy Award (1:17)
  3. 3 From Here to Eternity (3:01)
  4. 4 Interview Discussing Latest Film Work - Louella Parsons (3:08)
  5. 5 Three Coins in the Fountain (3:04)
  6. 6 Young at Heart (2:51)
  7. 7 Someone to Watch Over Me - Frankie Miller (2:21)
  8. 8 Just One of Those Things - Frankie Miller (2:08)
  9. 9 One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) - Frankie Miller (3:40)
  10. 10 You, My Love (2:13)
  11. 11 Necessity (2:42)
  12. 12 Ad Lib Blues - Louis Armstrong (1:56)
  13. 13 That Great Come-And-Get-It Day (2:11)
  14. 14 Necessity (0:26)
  15. 15 If This Isn't Love (2:20)
  16. 16 Old Devil Moon - Ray Brown & Herb Ellis (8:00)
  17. 17 Old Devil Moon (Reprise) - Oscar Peterson (0:24)
  18. 18 Necessity - Oscar Peterson Trio (3:01)
  19. 19 How Are Things in Glocca Morra? (Finale) - Ella Logan (1:00)
  20. 20 Not as a Stranger (2:46)
  21. 21 The Oldest Established (Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York) - Stubby Kaye (3:01)
  22. 22 Guys and Dolls - Stubby Kaye (3:28)
  23. 23 Adelaide (3:19)
  24. 24 Sue Me - Vivian Blaine (2:56)
  25. 25 (Love Is) The Tender Trap (Main Title) (3:09)
  26. 26 (Love Is) The Tender Trap - Frankie Miller (3:10)
  27. 27 (Love Is) The Tender Trap (End Title) - David Wayne (0:48)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Soliloquy (8:25)
  2. 2 The Man With the Golden Arm (3:23)
  3. 3 It's Over, It's Over, It's Over - Loulie Jean Norman (2:52)
  4. 4 Promotional Spots for "High Society" (1:16)
  5. 5 Who Wants to Be a Millionare? - Frank Sinatra & Celeste Holm (2:01)
  6. 6 You're Sensational (3:09)
  7. 7 Well Did You Evah? (3:39)
  8. 8 Mind If I Make Love to You? (2:17)
  9. 9 All the Way (2:05)
  10. 10 I Cried for You (Now It's Your Turn to Cry Over Me) (1:35)
  11. 11 If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) (1:17)
  12. 12 At Sundown (1:44)
  13. 13 All the Way (2:09)
  14. 14 Medley: Out of Nowhere/Swingin' on a Star (1:45)
  15. 15 Medley: Naturally/Ah, So Pure/Naturally (1:56)
  16. 16 All the Way (1:09)
  17. 17 Chicago (2:13)
  18. 18 Promotional Spots for "Pal Joey" (0:49)
  19. 19 I Didn't Know What Time It Was (2:47)
  20. 20 There's a Small Hotel (2:16)
  21. 21 I Could Write a Book - Trudy Erwin (2:17)
  22. 22 The Lady Is a Tramp (3:14)
  23. 23 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (3:39)
  24. 24 Finale: Dream Sequence/What Do I Care for a Dame?/I Could Write a Book (5:57)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Monique (3:17)
  2. 2 To Love and Be Loved (2:58)
  3. 3 Promotional Spots for "A Hole in the Head" (1:47)
  4. 4 All My Tomorrows (3:14)
  5. 5 High Hopes - Eddie Hodges (2:11)
  6. 6 Main Title - Maurice Chevalier (3:02)
  7. 7 I Love Paris - Maurice Chevalier (3:40)
  8. 8 C'est Magnifique (2:01)
  9. 9 Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) - Shirley MacLaine (2:48)
  10. 10 It's All Right With Me (4:16)
  11. 11 Heart of Mine (2:18)
  12. 12 Promotional Spot for "Come Blow Your Horn" (0:58)
  13. 13 Come Blow Your Horn (4:51)
  14. 14 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (3:32)
  15. 15 The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower - William Holden (1:38)
  16. 16 My Kind of Town (2:58)
  17. 17 I Like to Lead When I Dance (4:08)
  18. 18 Mister Booze - Sammy Davis Jr. (5:17)
  19. 19 Style - Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra (4:29)
  20. 20 Don't Be a Do-Badder (Finale) - Sammy Davis Jr. (1:11)
  21. 21 Don't Be a Do-Badder - Sammy Davis Jr. (5:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Frank Sinatra Primary Artist
Bing Crosby Track Performer
Doris Day Track Performer
Dean Martin Track Performer
The Pied Pipers Track Performer
Debbie Reynolds Track Performer
Jo Stafford Track Performer
Herb Ellis Track Performer
Ella Fitzgerald Track Performer
Red Norvo Track Performer
Oscar Peterson Piano, Track Performer
André Previn Piano
Ziggy Elman Trumpet
Jerry Fielding Conductor
Maurice Chevalier Track Performer
Jeff Alexander Conductor
Vivian Blaine Track Performer
Jimmy Durante Piano, Vocals
Kathryn Grayson Track Performer
Ray Heindorf Conductor
Felix Slatkin Conductor
Victor Borge Track Performer
Groucho Marx Track Performer
Morris Stoloff Conductor
Louis Armstrong Track Performer
Ralph Brewster Track Performer
Sammy Davis Jr. Track Performer
Adolph Deutsch Conductor
Tommy Dorsey Conductor
Johnny Green Conductor
Lennie Hayton Conductor
Ken Lane Piano
Manny Klein Trumpet
Gus Levene Conductor
Ella Logan Track Performer
Ann Miller Track Performer
Lynn Murray Conductor
Nelson Riddle Conductor
Loulie Jean Norman Voices
Eleanor Powell Track Performer
Walter Scharf Conductor
Dicky Simmons Track Performer
The Starlighters Track Performer
Axel Stordahl Conductor
Stanley Wrightsman Piano
Celeste Holm Track Performer
George Stoll Conductor
Johnny Silver Track Performer
George Murphy Track Performer
Gloria DeHaven Track Performer
Eddie Hodges Track Performer
Joseph Gershenson Conductor
Harry James & His Orchestra Track Performer
Red Skelton Track Performer
Danny Welton Harmonica
Jay Blackton Conductor
Trudy Erwin Track Performer
Judy Matson Track Performer
Dorothy McCarty Track Performer
Mark Warnow Conductor
Marvin Charles Bailey Track Performer
Bill Miller Piano
Arthur "Dooley" Wilson Track Performer
Anne Jeffreys Track Performer
Alice Pearce Track Performer
Bill Stanton Vocals
William Holden Narrator
Stubby Kaye Track Performer
Betty Noyes Track Performer
Jane Russell Track Performer
Betty Garrett Track Performer
Marcy McGuire Track Performer
Shirley MacLaine Track Performer
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Conductor
David Wayne Track Performer
Richard Jones Conductor
J. Carrol Naish Track Performer
Barbara Jo Allen Track Performer
Harry Stanton Track Performer
Esther Williams Track Performer
Technical Credits
Michael Feinstein Liner Notes
Gene Kelly Director
André Previn Arranger
Sy Oliver Arranger
Jerry Fielding Arranger
Abe Lyman Composer
Earl Robinson Composer
George Siravo Arranger
Ray Heindorf Arranger
Felix Slatkin Arranger
Morris Stoloff Arranger
Kander Composer
Friedrich von Flotow Composer
Gus Arnheim Composer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Sammy Cahn Composer, Adaptation
Saul Chaplin Arranger
Henry Creamer Composer
Ken Darby Vocal Arrangements
Adolph Deutsch Arranger
Didier C. Deutsch Producer, Liner Notes, Art Direction
Arthur Freed Composer
Will Friedwald Liner Notes
Gregg Geller Executive Producer
Doug Gordon Director
Mack Gordon Composer
Johnny Green Arranger
Eddie Green Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Leigh Harline Arranger
Buddy Kaye Composer
Burton Lane Composer
Turner Layton Composer
Hugh Martin Composer
Skip Martin Arranger
David McLees Executive Producer
Arthur Morton Arranger, Orchestration
Lynn Murray Arranger
Nelson Riddle Arranger
Gary Peterson Liner Notes
Conrad Salinger Arranger, Orchestration
Doug Schwartz Remastering, Stereo Remixer
Axel Stordahl Arranger
Fred Stulce Arranger
Jule Styne Composer, Adaptation
James Van Heusen Composer
Robert Wells Composer
George Feltenstein Producer
Henry King Director
Don McGuire Director
Jack Norworth Composer
Joseph Gershenson Arranger
Darcy Proper Producer, Mastering
Patrick Milligan Executive Producer
Ted Duncan Arranger, Orchestration
Charles Granata Producer, Liner Notes, Art Direction
Robert Tucker Vocal Arrangements
Leo Arnaud Arranger, Orchestration
Robert Franklyn Arranger, Orchestration
Wally Heglin Arranger, Orchestration
Ralph Blane Composer
Fred Ebb Composer
Leo F. Forbstein Music Direction
Gil Grau Arranger
Fred Karger Composer
Paul Marquardt Orchestration
Albert Sendrey Arranger
Charles Vidor Director
Mark Warnow Arranger
Timothy Whelan Director
Jen Wyler Remastering, Stereo Remixer
Seymour Simons Composer
Gerald Marks Composer
George Sidney Director
Marcus Cummings Composer
Jay Fernandez Editorial Research
Albert Von Tilzer Composer
Stanley Donen Director
Andreas Meyer Remastering, Stereo Remixer
Charles Walters Director
Leonard Maltin Liner Notes
Michael McIntyre Animation
Mervyn LeRoy Director
Jeff Smith Art Direction
Richard Whorf Director
Allen Lewis Composer
Leigh Hall Liner Note Coordination
Otto Preminger Director
Al Quattrocchi Art Direction
Fred Zinnemann Director
Richard Quine Director
Ralph Murphy Director
Richard Jones Arranger
Aaron Kahan Package Production
Delmer Daves Director
Irving Cummings Director
Busby Berkeley Director
Walter Lang Director
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A treasure trove

    This is the boxed set to shame all boxed sets ! Apart from the decidedly gloomy black fabric that covers the box, this is every Sinatraphile's dream : A set of 160 recordings by Ol' Blue Eyes for movies, most of which had never appeared anywhere on record, be it LP or CD !!! Bonus outtakes, promotional radio ads, a couple of interviews, and even unheard, full-length, versions of famous film songs... The most delightful serendipities have to be the soundtrack to the canceled "Finian's Rainbow" animated film of 1954, which features some material that even dwarfs the great Capitol albums he recorded that year (notably the breath-taking "Necessity", both as a solo and a duet with Ella Fitzgerald) and a left out theme song for the movie "The Man With The Golden Arm", which ranks musically among the very best that Frank ever recorded with Nelson Riddle, despite some pointless lyrics. The icing on the cake is a magnificent book packed with photos, film posters and songsheet splash pages, and of course tons of info ! The only disappointment, really (but not for lack of trying) is the compiler's failing to obtain the rights to include the handful of Sinatra's pre-recorded songs for "Carousel" performance, but let's hope these resurface on some official release someday, and in the meantime, we can play this collection over and over again...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Major Omission

    Based on the complete list of songs there is an unfortunate omission of songs from ''Carousel''. Sinatra pre- recorded some of the music when he was scheduled to start filming in Booth Bay, Maine. He arrived, saw that the film was to be shot twice (Once in Cinemascope and once in Cinemascope 55). He objected, bolted the set and never returned. Gordon MacRae took over when filming resumed a few weeks later. (Ironically, by that time 20th Century Fox decided only to film in the 55mm process). The songs Sinatra pre- recorded have been available in bootleg collections for years. Rumor has it that the Sinatra family wouldn't pay an advance to the film company for use of the tracks.

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