The Essential Frank Sinatra with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

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All Music Guide - John Bush
At the beginning of his career, Frank Sinatra already possessed a large number of the qualities that would make him one of the music powerhouses of the century. His elegance, his warmth, his relaxed yet controlled performing persona, his gift of conveying innumerable subtleties even while singing a song straight -- all of these were apparent in the early '40s, before he began appearing under a solo billing. The Essential Frank Sinatra with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra doesn't include his first recording, which came in July 1939 with Harry James, but it does feature two full discs of his early material, previously available on CD via a parade of spotty single-disc collections or...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
At the beginning of his career, Frank Sinatra already possessed a large number of the qualities that would make him one of the music powerhouses of the century. His elegance, his warmth, his relaxed yet controlled performing persona, his gift of conveying innumerable subtleties even while singing a song straight -- all of these were apparent in the early '40s, before he began appearing under a solo billing. The Essential Frank Sinatra with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra doesn't include his first recording, which came in July 1939 with Harry James, but it does feature two full discs of his early material, previously available on CD via a parade of spotty single-disc collections or the mammoth RCA title The Song Is You, a five-disc box set for completists only. Some critics think that Tommy Dorsey is responsible for Sinatra's early vocal style -- Dorsey's lyrical, flowing trombone indeed had much in common with Sinatra's singing -- but a far more plausible explanation is that the bandleader appreciated a similar approach to music-making. After all, Sinatra's early style was nearly intact even before joining Dorsey. The rewards of their collaboration are evident on this compilation, which include a monster hit from 1940 in "I'll Never Smile Again" as well as many more Hit Parade entries from 1940-1942: "Our Love," "We Three My Echo, My Shadow and Me," "Stardust," "Oh! Look at Me Now," and "Dolores." Sinatra fans who already have extensive representation of his Capitol, Reprise, and Columbia periods will want to add this to their collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2005
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 828767116624
  • Catalog Number: 71166
  • Sales rank: 25,827

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'll Be Seeing You - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:04)
  2. 2 Say It - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:25)
  3. 3 Polka Dots and Moonbeams - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:21)
  4. 4 Fools Rush In - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:13)
  5. 5 Imagination - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:14)
  6. 6 You're Lonely and I'm Lonely - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:12)
  7. 7 East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:20)
  8. 8 It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (2:29)
  9. 9 I'll Never Smile Again - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:11)
  10. 10 All This and Heaven Too - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:38)
  11. 11 Trade Winds - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (2:59)
  12. 12 The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:32)
  13. 13 The Call of the Canyon - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:08)
  14. 14 Love Lies - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:23)
  15. 15 I Could Make You Care - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:10)
  16. 16 Our Love Affair - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:02)
  17. 17 We Three (My Echo, My Shadow, And Me) - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:03)
  18. 18 Stardust - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:13)
  19. 19 Oh! Look at Me Now - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:16)
  20. 20 You Might Have Belonged to Another - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (2:47)
  21. 21 It's Always You - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:15)
  22. 22 I Tried - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:16)
  23. 23 Dolores - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (2:55)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Do I Worry? - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:14)
  2. 2 Everything Happens to Me - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:12)
  3. 3 This Love of Mine - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:43)
  4. 4 I Guess I'll Have to Dream the Rest - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:31)
  5. 5 You and I - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (2:43)
  6. 6 Blue Skies - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:16)
  7. 7 I Think of You - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (2:55)
  8. 8 Violets for Your Furs - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:05)
  9. 9 How About You? - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (2:54)
  10. 10 The Night We Called It a Day - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:21)
  11. 11 The Song Is You - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:22)
  12. 12 I'll Take Tallulah - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:15)
  13. 13 The Last Call for Love - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (2:31)
  14. 14 Just as Though You Were Here - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:14)
  15. 15 Street of Dreams - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (2:41)
  16. 16 Take Me - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:01)
  17. 17 Be Careful It's My Heart - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (2:49)
  18. 18 In the Blue of Evening - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (2:56)
  19. 19 There Are Such Things - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (2:43)
  20. 20 Daybreak - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:13)
  21. 21 Light a Candle in the Chapel - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Frank Sinatra Primary Artist
The Pied Pipers Ensemble
Axel Stordahl Conductor
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Ensemble
Technical Credits
Billy Hill Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Joe Bushkin Composer
Matt Dennis Composer
Sy Oliver Arranger
Heine Beau Arranger
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Nancy Sinatra Liner Notes
Cathy Dennis Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Stanley Adams Composer
Rube Bloom Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Saul Chaplin Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Arthur Freed Composer
Cliff Friend Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Isham Jones Composer
Irving Kahal Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Burton Lane Composer
David M. Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Henry W. Sanicola Jr. Composer
Carl Sigman Composer
Axel Stordahl Arranger
James Van Heusen Composer
Paul Weston Arranger
Mark Wilder Mastering
Victor Young Composer
Roger Edens Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Dick Robertson Composer
Jack Elliott Composer
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Charles Granata Liner Notes
John DeVries Composer
Charles Tobias Composer
Michael Stoner Composer
Harold Adamson Composer
Tom Adair Composer
Louis Alter Composer
Brooks Bowman Composer
Ralph Freed Composer
Ruth Lowe Composer
Don Marcotte Composer
Abel Baer Composer
Martin Block Composer
Nelson Cogane Composer
Stanley Cowan Composer
Marcus Cummings Composer
Alfred d'Artega Composer
Ferde Grofé Composer
Bobby Worth Composer
J. Meyer Composer
George W. Meyer Composer
Lily Lew Packaging Manager
Lucille Harmon Composer
Sammy Mysels Composer
D.B. Leonard Composer
Woody Pornpitaksuk Mastering
Detchapat Arttasan Art Direction
Carl Nutter Composer
Sol Parker Composer
Harry Pease Composer
Paul Hand Composer
Freddie Stulee Arranger
Pat West Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Enjoyable Early Sinatra

    This is a nice introduction to the early career of Sinatra as the soloist for the Tommy Dorsey orchestra, before he went out on his own. It is fascinating to hear early versions of some songs that he recorded later with different arrangements. Here, you get the exquisite, heartbreakingly beautiful voice in all its youthful glory and it's easy to understand why Sinatra became the idol of the bobby-soxers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bad sound and not upbeat

    The sound quality is bad and Sinatra is not very upbeat as he sings these songs. Listen to "Oh, Look at Me Now!" on this CD, then listen to "Oh, Look at Me Now!" on the CD titled "A Swingin' Affair!" It's like night and day.

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