It’s fair to say that Tommy Dorsey ran the most successful band of the big band era. Sinatra called him “The General Motors of the Band Business”.
Frank famously credited his mentor’s trombone phrasing and breath control as the great influence on his singing style. We’ll focus on TD’s approach to a song and its impact on this singer when we open Chapter Two of THE SINATRA SONGBOOK, Saturday February 16 at 6pm Eastern and Sunday, February 17 Eastern, exclusively on Metromedia Radio – metromediaradio.net.
We had a blast putting together our Sinatra 24-hour birthday bash in December. The response was so positive that, well, we are throwing another bash! Wednesday, February 13 is a special day around here. We’re celebrating the first 79 years of The Big “W”. You may ask, why celebrate 79 years? Why not celebrate the big 80? We looked at this incredible memory-filled archive and said, why wait?
Martin Block William B. Williams Al “Jazzbo” Collins
Special guests, classic recordings and the legendary voices of AM-1130 WNEW, all wrapped-up in a brand-new, 24-hour celebration. Doors open at 8am Eastern, EXCLUSIVELY on Metromedia Radio.
KEEP SPREADING THE WORD
Metromedia radio has enjoyed a significant increase in listenership this year. We know that’s due to you. Word of mouth is the name of the game.
Please keep spreading the word. As the listener base grows, so grows our ability to stage special events on and off the air. Isn’t nice knowing that you played a role in perpetuating this songbook that we adore? For what you’ve done and for what we hope you’ll continue doing by spreading the Metromedia Radio word, thank you.
BUILDING YOUR COLLECTION
We continue to enrich your Sinatra collection, with…
Sinatra and Swingin’ Brass (1962) Frank’s back in the big band fold with a collection of charts arranged and conducted by Neil Hefti. This one kicks and punches its way through. With rousing versions of Tangerine, Don’cha Go Away Mad, and I Get a Kick Out of You, Sinatra and Swingin’ Brass never lets up. A great ride!
to be continued…