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Sinatra was nothing less than folk hero to those of us of Sicilian heritage.A man quite deserving of one of his nicknames,"The Voice".His "I'll Never Smile Again" that he did in collaboration with the Tommy Dorsey,was Billboard magazine's first ever number one in July of 1940.The Paul Anka penned "My Way" remains one of my all time favorite recordings.
 

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Frank and Sammy

I have a bunch of Frank's stuff. I just got a cd not too long ago for a couple bucks at a trade/buy shop. Worth every penny. I have a couple of Frank compilation cds, as well his Christmas cd.

I also have a solo performance in Vegas, as well as one with Sammy & Dean at The Sands. Man, there was no such thing as Politically Incorrect back then. At one point, Dean picks up Sammy and says "I'd like to thank the NAACP for this award..."

Frank was actually instrumental in Sammy's success. The racial attitude in show biz wasn't friendly in the 50s and 60s, so it was tough for Sammy's career. I read Frank took a stand because they were friends, and actually put Sammy up in his house for a while, until Sammy was solvent enough to support himself.
Davis also carried on an affair with Kim Novak which the Vegas mob did not like. There were plans to take him out to the desert to put him in his place. Legend has it that Sinatra spoke to them and put a stop to it. I would love to have seen him in concert.
 

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Frank Sinatra was and his recordings still are among the all time greats of music. He may not appeal to many today, but in the time in which he lived, he was a Giant !


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Frank Sinatra's Radio Broadcasts Unearthed for Reissue

'Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air (1935-1955)' features 100 rare tracks, including 91 previously unreleased recordings, all remastered in high-resolution

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December 12th marks what would have been Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday, and throughout 2015, Sony Music's Legacy Recordings have celebrated the legendary singer's career with a series of archival releases. That will continue with Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air (1935-1955), a 4-CD collection gathering the Chairman of the Board's long-unheard radio broadcasts over a two-decade span.

The set features over 100 rare Sinatra tracks, 91 of which are previously unreleased live performances from the "Golden Age" of radio. Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air (1935-1955) arrives November 20th, though pre-orders are now available at Amazon.

The collection is the first official release to anthologize Sinatra's radio performances from the era, and spans from Sinatra's first radio performance – singing "S-H-I-N-E" with the Hoboken Four in 1935 – to the last episode of The Frank Sinatra Show in 1955. The broadcasts' openings, closings, announcements and commercials are also preserved in A Voice on Air, which will house a 60-page book featuring a remembrance by Nancy Sinatra, an essay by Sinatra historian Charles L. Granata and more.

The set also features dozens of tracks from the Great American Songbook that Sinatra performed on radio, but never recorded in the studio, like Cole Porter's "Don't Fence Me In," Frank Loesser's "I Wish I Didn't Love You So," Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin’s "Long Ago and Far Away," Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen's "Aren't You Glad You’re You" and Richard Whiting, Leo Robin and Newell Chase's "My Ideal." There are also duets with Nat 'King' Cole, Benny Goodman, Doris Day, Peggy Lee, among others.

For A Voice on Air, the set's producers dove into Sinatra's own broadcast collections as well as archives and sound recording repositories including the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, the Paley Center for Media, the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative archive and The University of Colorado's Glenn Miller Archive. The recordings were then restored and remastered in high-resolution from the original glass and aluminum discs and magnetic tape master by Grammy-winning engineer Andreas Mayer and Granata.

Additionally, Legacy Recordings and the Smithsonian Institute partnered on a companion release available outside the box set that features an additional 26 radio recordings, including 23 previously unreleased performances and 12 songs that were never commercially released by Sinatra. Check out the Smithsonian site for more information on the companion album.



Read more: Frank Sinatra's Radio Broadcasts Unearthed for Reissue | Rolling Stone
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Frank Sinatra's Radio Broadcasts Unearthed for Reissue

'Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air (1935-1955)' features 100 rare tracks, including 91 previously unreleased recordings, all remastered in high-resolution

720x405-GettyImages-91139856.jpg

December 12th marks what would have been Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday, and throughout 2015, Sony Music's Legacy Recordings have celebrated the legendary singer's career with a series of archival releases. That will continue with Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air (1935-1955), a 4-CD collection gathering the Chairman of the Board's long-unheard radio broadcasts over a two-decade span.

The set features over 100 rare Sinatra tracks, 91 of which are previously unreleased live performances from the "Golden Age" of radio. Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air (1935-1955) arrives November 20th, though pre-orders are now available at Amazon.

The collection is the first official release to anthologize Sinatra's radio performances from the era, and spans from Sinatra's first radio performance – singing "S-H-I-N-E" with the Hoboken Four in 1935 – to the last episode of The Frank Sinatra Show in 1955. The broadcasts' openings, closings, announcements and commercials are also preserved in A Voice on Air, which will house a 60-page book featuring a remembrance by Nancy Sinatra, an essay by Sinatra historian Charles L. Granata and more.

The set also features dozens of tracks from the Great American Songbook that Sinatra performed on radio, but never recorded in the studio, like Cole Porter's "Don't Fence Me In," Frank Loesser's "I Wish I Didn't Love You So," Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin’s "Long Ago and Far Away," Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen's "Aren't You Glad You’re You" and Richard Whiting, Leo Robin and Newell Chase's "My Ideal." There are also duets with Nat 'King' Cole, Benny Goodman, Doris Day, Peggy Lee, among others.

For A Voice on Air, the set's producers dove into Sinatra's own broadcast collections as well as archives and sound recording repositories including the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, the Paley Center for Media, the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative archive and The University of Colorado's Glenn Miller Archive. The recordings were then restored and remastered in high-resolution from the original glass and aluminum discs and magnetic tape master by Grammy-winning engineer Andreas Mayer and Granata.

Additionally, Legacy Recordings and the Smithsonian Institute partnered on a companion release available outside the box set that features an additional 26 radio recordings, including 23 previously unreleased performances and 12 songs that were never commercially released by Sinatra. Check out the Smithsonian site for more information on the companion album.



Read more: Frank Sinatra's Radio Broadcasts Unearthed for Reissue | Rolling Stone
Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook

thanks for the heads up JerseyGirl...:bow::bow::bow::bow:
 

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Sounds like a fascinating slice of history on more than on level here,both musically as well as in the area of radio broadcasting.For a while,I was once nearly obsessed with Ol' Blue Eyes' absolutely essential 1965 release,"September of My Years".Great tunes for a night filled with good conversation and,of course,the pre-requsite Jack and Coke,Sinatra's favorite cocktail................
 

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Sinatra vinyl?Hmmmm?Maybe I'll go on a little recon here as well.For now,I have a special edition cassette which has 'Greatest Hits Vol I' on one side and 'Vol II' on the other.Nice'........
 

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Sinatra vinyl?Hmmmm?Maybe I'll go on a little recon here as well.For now,I have a special edition cassette which has 'Greatest Hits Vol I' on one side and 'Vol II' on the other.Nice.Only tune missing is "New York,New York" from 'the Trilogy'' release from a few years later
 

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