Sinatra's influence on 20th Century pop culture can not be overestimated. Throughout the '50s and '60s, Old Blue Eyes not only left his indelible stylistic mark in America's contemporary songbook but also altered popular conceptions of what singers and performers could and should be. Even when listening to another performer's interpretation of a standard, it is hard not to recall Sinatra's rich, floating tenor. Chances are excellent that he recorded a definitive version of the song at some point.
SHOW STOPPERS, brings together some of the best-known tunes from the stage and from the undyingly successful genre known as "the musical." The Chairman croons such favorites as "If I Loved You" (CAROUSEL), "Someone To Watch Over Me" (OH KAY), "She's Funny That Way" (TAKE A CHANCE), and "Oh What A Beautiful Morning" (OKLAHOMA!) with his characteristic cool. As always, Sinatra is at his best on the ballads, and "I Only Have Eyes For You" and "People Will Say We're In Love" fit the bill nicely. In all, SHOW STOPPERS is a fine example of Sinatra's timeless, individualistic charms.