Frank Sinatra

Duets & Rarities: The Gold Collection

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Duets & Rarities: The Gold Collection is a two-disc set collecting 40 duets and rarities (natch) featuring Frank Sinatra. Most date from the '40s, his Columbia years, and most can be found on the gargantuan 12-disc set The Columbia Years (1943-1952): The Complete Recordings. The first disc features a few intriguing duets ("New York, New York" with Gene Kelly, "A Little Learning Is a Dangerous Thing" with Pearl Bailey, "Me and My Shadow" with Sammy Davis, Jr., even the oddball "Mama Will Bark" with Dagmar), some ostensibly grabbed from radio shows. The quality is sub-standard, though, and, despite the presence of a few novelties, none but the most rabid Sinatra collectors need bother with it.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Pearl Bailey
6:40
2 3:06
3
feat: Dagmar
2:54
4 2:59
5 2:02
6
2:32
7
feat: Dean Martin
4:01
8 2:40
9
feat: Doris Day
2:13
10
feat: Judy Garland
2:17
11
feat: Eydie Gorme
1:19
12
feat: Natalie Wood
2:06
13 3:21
14
feat: Gene Kelly
4:35
15 5:46
16 3:21
17 2:03
18 4:53
19
feat: Gene Kelly
3:21
20 2:16
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