“Non Stop Frank Sinatra” (Part 5)

December 19, 2015 at 7:23 am (Frank Sinatra, Life & Politics, Music)

This concludes our continuing tribute to the late, always-great Frank Sinatra and celebrating what would have been his 100th birthday on Dec. 12th.

There will never be another one like him…

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“Non Stop Frank Sinatra” (Part 4)

December 18, 2015 at 7:17 am (Frank Sinatra, Life & Politics, Music)

Part 4 of our continuing tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes, who would have turned 100 on Dec. 12th.

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“Non Stop Frank Sinatra” (Part 3)

December 17, 2015 at 7:15 am (Frank Sinatra, Life & Politics, Music)

In our continuing tribute to the late, great Frank Sinatra and what would have been his 100th birthday on Dec. 12th, a collection of various songs by the master.

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“Non Stop Frank Sinatra” (Part 2)

December 16, 2015 at 7:12 am (Frank Sinatra, Life & Politics, Music)

In honor of his 100th birthday, here is Part 2 of a collection of various Sinatra songs from throughout the years.

Happy birthday to the late, great Ol’ Blue Eyes…

 

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“Non Stop Frank Sinatra” (Part 1)

December 15, 2015 at 7:10 am (Frank Sinatra, Life & Politics, Music)

A few days ago was Frank Sinatra’s would-be 100th birthday (Dec. 12th). In honor of the greatest singer in the history of recorded music, here is a collection of Sinatra’s songs from throughout the years. Enjoy!

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Gay Telese – “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold” (1966)

June 27, 2012 at 10:21 am (Frank Sinatra, Music, Reviews & Articles)

This famous article was taken from Esquire magazine, April 1966, by famous writer Gay Telese…

Frank Sinatra, holding a glass of bourbon in one hand and a cigarette in the other, stood in a dark corner of the bar between two attractive but fading blondes who sat waiting for him to say something. But he said nothing; he had been silent during much of the evening, except now in this private club in Beverly Hills he seemed even more distant, staring out through the smoke and semidarkness into a large room beyond the bar where dozens of young couples sat huddled around small tables or twisted in the center of the floor to the clamorous clang of folk-rock music blaring from the stereo. The two blondes knew, as did Sinatra’s four male friends who stood nearby, that it was a bad idea to force conversation upon him when he was in this mood of sullen silence, a mood that had hardly been uncommon during this first week of November, a month before his fiftieth birthday.

Sinatra had been working in a film that he now disliked, could not wait to finish; he was tired of all the publicity attached to his dating the twenty-year-old Mia Farrow, who was not in sight tonight; he was angry that a CBS television documentary of his life, to be shown in two weeks, was reportedly prying into his privacy, even speculating on his possible friendship with Mafia leaders; he was worried about his starring role in an hour-long NBC show entitled Sinatra — A Man and His Music, which would require that he sing eighteen songs with a voice that at this particular moment, just a few nights before the taping was to begiin, was weak and sore and uncertain. Sinatra was ill. He was the victim of an ailment so common that most people would consider it trivial. But when it gets to Sinatra it can plunge him into a state of anguish, deep depression, panic, even rage. Frank Sinatra had a cold. Read the rest of this entry »

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Frank Sinatra – “The Lady Is a Champ” (1968)

March 9, 2011 at 6:34 am (Frank Sinatra, Music, The Beatles)

What was labeled “Apple 1” (the very first Apple Records recording after The Beatles’ own “Hey Jude”/”Revolution” single), this extremely rare, private re-recording of “The Lady Is a Tramp” (retitled “The Lady Is a Champ”) was made by Sinatra in 1968 as a favor to The Beatles. Longtime Sinatra lyricist Sammy Cahn wrote new lyrics to the song as a birthday gift to Ringo Starr’s wife Maureen.
Only one copy was made, and the tape and masters were destroyed. Since there is only one copy, and since Sinatra and the Beatles were both involved, this may be among the most valuable records in the world.

Note: Since this is a bootlegged copy and not from the original master tapes, the sound is not the greatest.

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Frank Sinatra – “A Man and His Music Part II” (1966 – Part 2)

August 22, 2008 at 12:17 pm (Frank Sinatra, Music)

More from his 2nd Man and His Music TV special. Sinatra at his best…

Features a medley of:

 “Just One of Those Things”
“My Heart Stood Still”
“But Beautiful” 
“When Your Lover Has Gone”

More to come…

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Frank Sinatra – “A Man and His Music Part II” (1966 – Part 1)

August 19, 2008 at 1:50 pm (Frank Sinatra, Music)

This is taken from Frank Sinatra’s second Man and His Music TV special, a year after the first one. This one included his daughter Tina Sinatra, who was just starting to become a big pop singer at the time. Ed McMahon is the announcer.

Includes:

“Fly to the Moon”
“The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”
“Moonlight in Vermont”

(More to come…)

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Frank Sinatra – “New York, New York” (Live)

August 16, 2008 at 1:22 pm (Frank Sinatra, Music)

Not sure of date & location of this version, but Sinatra looks older here, so I would guess it’s from the late 80s – early 90s perhaps.

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