THE SINATRA SONGBOOK / ONE MORE TIME

Posted by on Jan 24, 2016 in The Sinatra Songbook | 0 comments

WELCOME BACK So, “the days dwindle down to a precious few”.  I trust composer Kurt Weill and lyricist Maxwell Anderson will accord me the courtesy of borrowing their dramatic “September Song” phrase for the occasion. In spite of our best efforts, and yours, the curtain comes down on the Metromedia Radio internet stream at the end of this month. Many of you enjoy our Channel via the Live 365 app.   Reading the following excerpts from their...

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THE SINATRA SONGBOOK / HOLIDAY EDITION / UPDATED

Posted by on Dec 19, 2015 in The Sinatra Songbook | 0 comments

WELCOME BACK! “MAY” I SHARE I’ve posted this before.  It may, however, be new to many of you. You know this album cover, of course. At the conclusion of the May interview, I pulled a still-sealed copy of the LP from my briefcase, pealed off the cellophane and asked Billy for his autograph.  He did so happily.  Now that signed album cover hangs on the SONGBOOK studio wall.   Here it is. My thanks to Stephen Tokarick for...

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THE SINATRA SONGBOOK / 12-12-15

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in The Sinatra Songbook | 0 comments

WELCOME BACK HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FRANK It’s been a while since we’ve connected in this forum.  There has been a great deal of activity behind-the-scenes, much of it related to Frank Sinatra’s one-hundredth anniversary celebration.  Let me bring you up to date. In Las Vegas, new interviews have been recorded with… These three visits fill be fashioned into three unique SONGBOOK hours.   SINATRA: THE EVOLUTION OF “THE...

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THE SINATRA SONGBOOK / August 1-2

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in The Sinatra Songbook | 0 comments

WELCOME BACK THIS WEEKEND Timing’s everything.  Julie Budd returns to consider more performances by Sinatra that hold special meaning.  And her reasons behind those choices are as significant.  Listen Saturday, August 1 at 6pm ET and Sunday, August 2 at 8am ET exclusively on Metromedia Radio. Listen Live link – http://tunein.com/radio/Metromedia-Radio-s203898/ PLEASE  SHARE As we offer part two of our SONGBOOK visit with Julie, news...

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THE SINATRA SONGBOOK / THIS WEEKEND / JULY 25-26

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in The Sinatra Songbook | 0 comments

WELCOME BACK SINATRA AT THE BOWL Those in attendance for the sold-out July 23rd tribute to Sinatra, marking the centenary of Frank Sinatra’s birth, saw this image in the Hollywood Bowl program and flashed across the venue big screens.  The year was 1946  (I like that the date, August 14th, turns out to be Marcy and my wedding anniversary.) Sharing a Coke backstage, FS and the great Jose Iturbi.  Wouldn’t you love to have been in the crowd...

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THE SINATRA SONGBOOK / THIS WEEKEND / JULY 25-26

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in The Sinatra Songbook | 0 comments

WELCOME BACK! Lots of feedback regarding part one of our visit with Tom Dreesen posted at THE SINATRA SONGBOOK Facebook page.  Most of you found Tom’s stories about being behind the curtain with Frank illuminating. Tom Dreesen Whenever you ask Tom how he’s doing, it’s always, “I’m great. I’m busy. I’m playing in a charity golf tournament this weekend. I’m doing my one-man show ‘An Evening of Laughter and Memories of Sinatra’ for insert worthy...

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