Songs for Swingin' Lovers!by Frank Sinatra
Was Frank Sinatra a jazz singer? Well, name another vocalist who swung as hard, or as effortlessly, as Ol' Blue Eyes on Songs For Swingin' Lovers! This superb set of standards finds Sinatra collaborating with master arranger Nelson Riddle, an inspired craftsman who knew exactly how to bring out the best in the singer. The hits "You Make Me Feel So Young" and the gripping, definitive version of Cole Porter's "I've Got You Under My Skin" are marvelous, but they're just the tip of the iceberg. "Pennies from Heaven," "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me," "I Thought About You," and each of the other ten tracks is just as delicious in its own way. Stunning jazz singing? Gorgeous pop singing? Split hairs later -- enjoy this masterpiece now.
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- You Make Me Feel So Young
- It Happened in Monterey
- You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me
- You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
- Too Marvelous for Words
- Old Devil Moon
- Pennies from Heaven
- Love Is Here to Stay
- I've Got You Under My Skin
- I Thought About You
- We'll Be Together Again
- Makin' Whoopee
- Swingin' Down the Lane
- Anything Goes
- How About You?
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If you only want to own one Frank Sinatra recording, buy this one. It is universally considered his best. I suggest you get them all, but if you can't, this is the one.
The greatest album by the greatest musical artist of the 20th century. Need I say more? Ok, I will. The obvious classics are here (''I've Got You Under My Skin'', ''You Make Me Feel So Young''), but every cut is pure gold. ''How About You'', ''Makin' Whoopee'', and ''It Happened In Monterey'' show Frank at his best. A must for any music lover.
The greatest album ever made.
This is a really good CD, but I don't think it's Sinatra's best. I think "A Swingin' Affair!," "Songs for Young Lovers," "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" and "Only the Lonely" are much better. The remastering was done wonderfully. I can't believe this is in Mono. It almost sounds as if it was recorded today. Play the samples.
Sinatra's voice is at its best because it's 1956. All of the songs are great. "It happened in Monterey," "You Make Me Feel so Young," and "Pennies from Heavan" are classics. The remastering is also done very well.
Currently, on my iPod, I can list over 2000 Sinatra titles currently on there. I've heard everything from session outtakes to the most obscure of performances but when someone asks me to name my favorite swing work to come from "The Voice", I respond "Songs for Swingin' Lovers". The mastering here by Bob Norberg is not well managed at all. But that said, this album is the highlight of the collaboration between Francis Albert Sinatra and Nelson Riddle (at least in the swinger category of albums) "I've Got You Under my Skin" is the pinnacle of 20th Century Swing.