Still thinking about last week’s hour, Chapter Twenty-Four, The Television Concerts. We featured music from Sinatra: A Man and his Music – Parts One and Two.
Sinatra has never been as well presented on television. Of course, it was the mid-sixties and, at fifty years of age, Sinatra delivered with power, maturity and authority. As mentioned, we have director, Dwight Hemion, to thank for staging these specials in a fashion that kept the technology and hardware of television out of Frank’s way. There was enough show out there on that stage and Hemion knew it.
Both titles are available in the Shout Factory DVD release, A Man and His Music: The Collection. Add this boxed set to your collection.
You won’t be sorry.
The American taste in popular music changed radically between the forties and the fifties. Consider the evolution of Frank Sinatra during the same period. What a contrast!
From the lush and brilliant collaborations with arranger-conductor Axel Stordahl to the vibrant, heart-pumping inventions of arranger-conductor and music scene game-changer, Nelson Riddle, there emerges a stunningly confident and optimistic middle-aged singer.
The constant is the selection of material. It would come from the pens of the greatest contributors to the American Popular Songbook. Sinatra respected and trusted the integrity found in this body of work. Of interest is how he would approach these classics, given his relative age and maturity at different career stages.
Join us for Comparisons, Chapter Twenty-Five of THE SINATRA SONGBOOK, this Saturday, March 15 at 6pm ET and Sunday March 16 at 8am ET exclusively on Metromedia Radio, (metromediaradio.net). Listen Live link – http://tunein.com/radio/Metromedia-Radio-s203898/
It’s the return of Julie Budd’s web site and it’s better than ever!
Pay Julie a visit! – http://juliebudd.com/
DREESEN’S COMING TO TOWN!
Our buddy, Tom Dreesen, is bringing his one-man show, An Evening of Laughter and Memories of Sinatra to the Chicago area in April! Here’s the detail.
Tom’s great in a live setting. Have a ball at the Wentz Concert Hall on April 11 and 12 with Tom. And say “Hi!” for me.
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to be continued…
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