FS Lamp CrroppedWell, what did you think of Watertown?

Often overlooked, it ranks high among his many theme albums.

As unique a Sinatra project as Watertown was, a fixture on the back cover of the original LP forever ties the work to the man and his recorded legacy.

It is that lonely lamppost, realized late at night, when the streets are damp and the sense of “aloneness” is great.



Young Lovers

Time and again, the character invading this moment is one that Sinatra the actor and singer captured in song as no other achieved.

Wee Small Hours

And always punctuating the setting, that lonely lamppost.

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As this back cover blowup reveals, even on Watertown.

Water Back Zoom



Speaking of tributes, what could be more meaningful than the celebration of a father by his son?

As I remember

As Remember It is such a tribute, created and presented by Frank Sinatra Jr.  This album features Frank Jr’s. commentary and faithful performances of his father’s legendary recordings.  Find it.  Buy it.  You won’t be sorry.

In the context of our Songbook, As Remember It has been retooled.  Chapter Sixteen is entitled Sinatra on Sinatra.  It’s the commentary of Frank Jr. and the music of Frank Sr.   Join us Saturday, June 1 at 6pm and Sunday, June 2 at 8am EST on Metromedia Radio.

For his commitment to the American Popular Songbook, to the music of his father, for his wisdom and for his musicality, I remain an admirer of Frank Sinatra Jr.  My hope is that he returns to The Sinatra Songbook soon.




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                         Nelson Riddle

Celebrate the June 1 birthday of legendary arranger Nelson Riddle with Metromedia Radio.  We proudly present Nelson Riddle: in his Own Words.  This rare documentary features first person perspectives from, among others, Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Linda Ronstadt and, of course, Nelson Riddle.

First broadcast in 1985, the documentary has been out of circulation for nearly thirty years!

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 Producer, Stephen Paley

Our on-air promos have suggested that this special will get you closer to Riddle than you ever imagined.  At this, producer Stephen Paley succeeded mightily.

Nelson Riddle: in his Own Words premieres Saturday, June 1 at 10:00 AM, with encore performances on Sunday, June 2 at 6:00 PM and Friday, June 7 at 8:00 PM, all Eastern times.



To those in the US and to our allies around the globe, for your heroism and for your sacrifice… thank  you.

to be continued…

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