Sinatra Rarities: The Columbia Years

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
It's true that, as a representative disc of Frank Sinatra's rarest recordings, this 16-song CD doesn't do too much more than scratch the surface -- after all, Sinatra cut many dozens of sides for Columbia Records between 1943 and 1952 that never even made it to vinyl, and only appeared on 78-rpm discs. Still, the selection, carried out by Jonathan Schwartz, Joe McEwen, and James Isaacs, gives listeners a huge amount of bang for their buck, and the very existence of this CD represented a marked change for Columbia, which had heretofore neglected Sinatra's catalog beyond the core hits. This CD was something of an outgrowth of the 1986 six-LP/four-CD compilation entitled The ...
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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
It's true that, as a representative disc of Frank Sinatra's rarest recordings, this 16-song CD doesn't do too much more than scratch the surface -- after all, Sinatra cut many dozens of sides for Columbia Records between 1943 and 1952 that never even made it to vinyl, and only appeared on 78-rpm discs. Still, the selection, carried out by Jonathan Schwartz, Joe McEwen, and James Isaacs, gives listeners a huge amount of bang for their buck, and the very existence of this CD represented a marked change for Columbia, which had heretofore neglected Sinatra's catalog beyond the core hits. This CD was something of an outgrowth of the 1986 six-LP/four-CD compilation entitled The Voice, and represented a conscious effort by the label to move beyond familiar territory. It's a sign of just what treasures were locked up in those vaults that everything on this CD was worthwhile as music, and not simply justified by its obscurity. The ravishing "Why Shouldn't I?" opens the CD on an incredibly strong note, showing off the most delicate and deceptively powerful aspect of Sinatra's intonation -- from there the collections jumps to the jaunty, swing-style "Two Hearts Are Better Than One," and the basic pattern of the collection juxtaposes ballads and rhythm numbers, all to great effect. His marvelous rich tones on "The Girl That I Marry" from Oklahoma! are followed by the bouncy "Could 'Ja?," and in short order "the Voice" washes over the listener amid string-drenched accompaniment on Victor Young and Ned Washington's "Stella by Starlight." The emphasis, as with the general direction of Sinatra's career at Columbia, is on lyricism, which this CD fairly oozes, with a "haunt count" that's often off the scale. Yet it ends in a completely different direction, on one of his most unexpected recordings, "Bim Bam Baby," a novelty tune that shows the growing influence of R&B as early as 1952. It's not what one buys a Sinatra CD for, especially from his Columbia years, but it makes this compilation downright eye-opening in terms of how it presents his voice in all of its range. The sound is excellent throughout, and this is a great complement to The Voice four-CD box -- indeed, even though the contents of this CD are fully contained on the subsequently released The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings 12-CD set, the songs are unusual enough as a selection that it's still one to get, and a keeper.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074644423624
  • Catalog Number: 44236

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Frank Sinatra Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Marshall Royal Saxophone
Dave Barbour Guitar
Ziggy Elman Trumpet
Buddy Morrow Trombone
Babe Russin Saxophone
Phil Moore Piano, Conductor
Mitch Miller Oboe
George Arus Trombone
Robert Barene Violin
Cy Bernard Cello
John Best Trumpet
Johnny Blowers Drums
Harry Bluestone Violin
Hoyt Bohannon Trombone
Ernie Caceres Saxophone
Mac Ceppos Violin
Frank Chase Saxophone
Conrad Gozzo Trumpet
Art Drelinger Saxophone
Jack Dumont Saxophone
Harold Feldman Saxophone
Graham Forbes Piano
Chuck Gentry Saxophone
Gordon Griffin Trumpet
Sid Harris Violin
Allan Harshman Viola
Julius Held Violin
William Hymanson Viola
Isadore Zir Viola
Jules Jacob Saxophone
Les Jenkins Trombone
Armand Karpoff Cello
George Kast Violin
Jules Kinsler Saxophone
Bob Kitsis Piano
Bernard Kundell Violin
Rebecca Lynch Violin
Tony Miranda French Horn
John Owens Trumpet
Richard Perissi Horn, French Horn
Raoul Poliakin Violin
Leonard Posner Violin
Jimmy Priddy Trombone
Allan Reuss Guitar
George Ricci Cello
Les Robinson Trumpet
Paul Robyn Viola
Mischa Russell Violin
John Ryan Bass
Paul Shure Violin
Anthony Sophos Cello
Marshall Sosson Violin
Phil Stephens Bass
David Sterkin Viola
Phil Stevens Bass
Alvin Stoller Drums
Axel Stordahl Conductor
Fred Stulce Saxophone
Julius Tannenbaum Cello
Harry Urbont Violin
Gerald Vinci Violin
Vincent DeRosa Horn
Samuel Cytron Violin
Irving Horowitz Oboe, Saxophone
Paul Ricci Saxophone
Eleanor Slatkin Cello
Donald Anderson Trumpet
Solomon Deutsch Viola
Ralph Hersh Viola
Gerald Joyce Violin
Sol Kindler Violin
Leonard Mach Trumpet
Felix Orlewitz Violin
Pullman Pederson Trombone
Herman Shertzer Saxophone
Melvin "Red" Solomon Trumpet
Tony Faso Trumpet
Theodore Nash Saxophone
Nick Pisani Violin
William Spear Viola
Olcott Vail Violin
Harry Azen Violin
Henry Beau Saxophone
William Bloom Violin
Harry Blostein Violin
Emil Briano Violin
Werner Callies Violin
May Hogan Cambern Harp
William Clifton Piano
Murray Cohan Saxophone
Fred Dornbach Maracas, Saxophone
Peter Ellis Violin
Alex Gershunoff Saxophone
Fred Goerner Cello
Matty Golizio Guitar
Jack Greenberg Saxophone
Dave Hallett Trombone
Max Herman Trumpet
Maurice Hershaft Violin
Morris King Violin
Emanuel Klein Trumpet
Edward Kuczborski Trombone
John Lausen Trumpet
Simon Leutner Trombone
Milton Lomask Violin
Robert McGarity Trombone
Mark McIntyre Piano
Sam Middleman Violin
William Miller Piano
Maurice Perlmutter Viola
Merle Pitt Violin
Nat Polen Drums
William Pritchard Trombone
William Rausch Trombone
Harry Schuchman Saxophone
Joe Small Saxophone
Zelly Smirnoff Violin
Elmer Smithers Trombone
Stanley Spiegelman Viola
Abraham Weiss Viola
Wesley Webb West Steel Guitar
Rubin Zarchy Trumpet
Ray Linn & the Chicago Stompers Trumpet
Mark Levant Violin
Arthur Shapiro Bass
Leon Frengut Viola
Wesley Heins Trombone
Eugene Powers Violin
George Seaburg Trumpet
Helen Shomer Violin
Anthony Russo Trombone
Arthur Berstein Bass
Attair DErosa French Horn
William Schaefer Trombone
Jeff Alexander Choir Track Performer
Wolfie Tannenbaum Saxophone
John Muenzenberger Saxophone
Arthur Smith Trio Saxophone
Joe Siracusa Drums
Robert Bain Guitar
Julius Kinsler Saxophone
Roland Dupont Trombone
Thomas Mancini Violin
David Frisna Violin
John Barrow French Horn
Bill Taylor Violin
Frank Miller Cello
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Walter Bishop Jr. Composer
Phil Moore Arranger
Jonathan Schwartz Liner Notes
Alec Wilder Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Jeff Alexander Arranger
Josef Myrow Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Carroll Coates Composer
Eddie Finckel Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
James Isaacs Producer
Joe McEwen Producer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Axel Stordahl Arranger
Jule Styne Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Victor Young Composer
Bill Carey Composer
Eden Ahbez Composer
Carl Fischer Composer
Ray Linn & the Chicago Stompers Contributor
Carey Fischer Composer
Sammy Mysels Composer
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