RESTATING THE MISSION

 

Screen shot 2013-02-03 at 9.26.35 AMTwenty-five chapters into THE SINATRA SONGBOOK, I feel a restating of our mission is called for.

In Frank Sinatra, we saw an artist with a unique objective.  He surveyed the efforts of his peers and asked, “What if I could take the art and craft of singing… further?”  I submit he succeeded to the extent that Sinatra’s body of work constitutes a genre unto its own.

That got me wondering how special this world be if we all assigned a similar level of passion and drive to what we do, no matter the profession.  I see each hour of the SONGBOOK as a consideration of that possibility, of striving to be more.

06The question that defines our SINATRA SONGBOOK focus, to pose it casually, remains “What was all the fuss about?”  In surveying the body of work that exceeds 1,400-recorded titles, we are at once entertained and, I hope, inspired to consider our own potential.  As much was stated in the very first chapter of our series.

Many of you joined our Metromedia Radio family months after that first program aired, so here’s your chance to catch-up.  We will turn to the very first chapter of THE SINATRA SONGBOOK, Saturday, February 9 at 6pm EST and Sunday February 10 at 8am EST on Metromedia Radio – metromediaradio.net.

 

BUILDING YOUR COLLECTION

We continue our list of recommended titles that complete the essential Sinatra music collection.

StringsSinatra and Strings (1962) The first collaboration with arranger-conductor, Don Costa.  A rich, dramatic program of love songs.

At 47 years of age, Sinatra’s vocal outlook is powerful and flush with wisdom, as his read on Night and Day, Come Rain or Come Shine, All or Nothing at All and I Hadn’t Anyone Till You reflect.  Costa’s charts are striking and magnificent.  And more.

With Sinatra and Strings, Don Costa secured his place on the short list of epic arranger-conductors who would partner with Sinatra.

to be continued…

 

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