CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO UPDATE

Well, it’s simply this.  I posted blogs out of order. So what’s really next?

THE V-DISCS ARE COMING

Our Chapter Twenty-Two offering examines those very special V-Discs recorded in support of the war effort in the forties.  V-disc 2

V-Discs, short for Victory Discs, were contributed by all the stars of the time.  These customized recordings were morale boosters, ferried to theaters of war, large and small.  They were of particular value in forward areas, deemed too precarious to welcome USO shows.

Checkout THE V-DISCS when we open Chapter Twenty-Two of THE SINATRA SONGBOOK, Saturday, January 12 at 6pm EST and Sunday, January 13 at 8am EST on Metromedia Radio (metromediaradio.net).

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE SNEAK PEEK

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THE CAPITOL SINGLES

Most consider the Capitol fifties to be Frank Sinatra’s most prolific on record.  Thinking of this period, we are naturally drawn to the succession of album projects that would become masterworks, In the Wee Small Hours, Swing Easy, Only the Lonely, Songs for Swingin’ Lovers among them.  You can see those album covers, as can I.

 

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Through this decade, Sinatra was associated with epic titles that would, in later years, find their way to compilation albums and CD’s.  Witchcraft, Young at Heart, I’ve Got the World on a String, Learnin’ the Blues and about ninety-five more songs were first released as singles.

These performances are as significant as any tune on any album.

 

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Checkout the Capitol singles when we open Chapter Twenty-Two of THE SINATRA SONGBOOK, Saturday, January 19 at 6pm EST and Sunday, January 20 at 8am EST on Metromedia Radio (metromediaradio.net).

BUILDING YOUR COLLECTION

 Let’s continue our quest of building your own, significant Sinatra library.

Complete Singles

Given our topic of the week, the timing’s right to focus on the superb four-CD project, Frank Sinatra-The Complete Capitol Singles Collection.

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to be continued…