Saturday, 1 September, 2007

Frank Sinatra - Songs for Swingin' Lovers (1956)

"Here is an album that means to deny the rock & roll that was then changing America and succeeds. The songs were standards, most ten or twenty years old, and Sinatra and arranger Nelson Riddle were bent on jazzy, hip sophistication. 'I've Got You Under My Skin' still stands as a Sinatra high point." Rolling Stone

"You could forget that the guy ever had a good day. After Billie Holiday, nobody in American music has ever done more to slake our taste for romantic masochism than Frank Sinatra.
[F]or me, the album's masterpiece is 'I Thought About You.' A little-known song by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Mercer, it's the sort of standard you might expect from Edward Hopper had he been a songwriter instead of a painter. The singer, separated from the woman he loves, is on a night train, peeking out the shade at the moonlit little towns that slide by his window. Each sight, recounted in language as spare as a line drawing, nonetheless takes on the richness of a painted canvas. It's the ordinary transformed into a nighttime dreamscape, lighting a low steady flame in the singer who longs to belong somewhere -- in the arms of the woman he is leaving behind, or in one of the houses whose lit windows he can see from the train." Charles Taylor,

1. You Make Me Feel So Young
2. It Happened In Monterey
3. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
4. You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
5. Too Marvelous For Words
6. Old Devil Moon
7. Pennies From Heaven
8. Love Is Here To Stay
9. I've Got You Under My Skin
10. I Thought About You
11. We'll Be Together Again
12. Makin' Whoopee
13. Swingin' Down The Lane
14. Anything Goes
15. How About You?

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Great to see a recording by Frankie in the context of your other posts. Amazing border-crossing - thx a lot!

bravo juju said...

coming for someone who once had a blog called "border music" (correct me if I'm wrong), that's a great compliment. you've been crossing a lot of cut-out borders yourself.

Anonymous said...

haha, i didn't want to speak about myself - i meant you!

i could do border music only because i learned from others who crossed genres - and it was very helpful for my musical education.

Anonymous said...

Could you repost this one?, it comes up as "file removed" when I try to download it.

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