Frank Sinatra

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Frank Sinatra never let florid technique get in the way of his superb interpretation of a song, a trait that places him more in the tradition of the cabaret singer than the jazz singer. In performance, Sinatra continually explored the essence of a lyric (not a tune, usually) to get closer to what the song could say for him and to those who heard it. For all that, Sinatra was still a superb jazz singer, as shown on this selection of songs from the latter half of his stay at Columbia (from 1946 through 1952). A few of these inclusions ("The Hucklebuck," "S'posin'") don't make sense in this conceptual work, but it's a worthy obscurist compilation; highlights include Sinatra's version of "Sweet Lorraine" and a languorous two-part duet with Pearl Bailey on "A Little Learnin' Is a Dangerous Thing."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 03:15
2 03:13
3 02:34
4 03:06
5 02:50
6 03:20
7 03:20
8 03:23
9 03:13
10 03:28
11 03:09
12 03:22
13 03:09
14 03:05
15 02:37
16 02:45
17 02:30
18 01:58
19 02:29
20 02:34
21 02:36
22 02:57
23 03:28
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