Chapters Four and Five of the SONGBOOK were filled with the voices of Frank’s professional life.  This week we rest those voices and focus entirely on performance.  It’s Frank Sinatra at various ages and stages of his career, when we open Chapter 6 of THE SINATRA SONGBOOK, Saturday March 16 at 6pm and Sunday, March 17 at 8am (those are eastern times) exclusively on Metromedia Radio, (metromediaradio.net).



If you’ve added all the albums recommended to complete a connoisseur’s Sinatra library, it must be time to add another shelf?  The thing of it is, Frank’s recorded output was not only prolific, the majority of those albums are masterworks that stand the test of time.  This week’s entry certainly supports that statement.

Sinatra-Jobim-The-CompleteSinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings [Original recording remastered] (2010).  Finally, these collaboatons are all together on one album.  The collection is made up of 1967’s Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim, with titles from the 1971 compilation album, Sinatra & Company, completing the set.

Ogerman 2-boxClaus Ogerman                                   Ogerman and FS

For Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim , arranger-conductor, Claus Ogerman offers rich and haunting arrangements of greats such as The Girl From Ipanema, Change Partners, Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars, How Insensitive, and I Concentrate On You.

Cool and seductive, Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings delights the senses and leaves a pleasant aftertaste.  Since I’ll never write for Wine Enthusiast Magazine, I thought I’d just get that out of my system here and now.


Jobim 2-boxThe Original Albums

Eumir Deodato and Don Costa are mighty collaborators on the sequel, Sinatra and Company.   As with the Sinatra-Basie albums recommended last week, once more we have an instance where it is economically wise and efficient to go for the newly released compilation.  Still, purists will be happy to know that the original albums are available.                                                                                                                                   

JobimCreated at the height of the Bossa Nova trend, the King of that form, Antonio Carlos Jobim (right) aids Sinatra in adding yet another color and attitude of musical expression to his palette.  And a significant contribution it is!


to be continued…


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