Frank Sinatra

Live Duets 1943-1956

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Live Duets 1943-1956 Review

by Nick Dedina

Frank Sinatra recorded two official duet albums during the early '90s, but this fine collection, culled from various radio and television programs over a 13-year period, actually features better duets, even if it is aimed more at collectors rather than casual fans. Some of the highlights include duets with Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Sy Oliver, and Bing Crosby. The finest tracks on the disc aren't even duets at all, but are from two extended sets with pianist Skitch Henderson. One of these tracks with Henderson -- a rip-roaring swing through "Blue Skies" that finds the normally sedate 1940s Sinatra acting more like a bebopper than a crooner -- is especially tasty. The disc also includes a number of duets with famous actors and personalities of the day, and while most are charming, these will probably appeal more to fans of old radio programs rather than to jazz or vocal buffs.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Frank Sinatra feat: Dinah Shore 02:39 Amazon
2 Frank Sinatra feat: Eileen Barton 01:45 Amazon
3 Frank Sinatra feat: June Hutton 02:15 Amazon
4 Frank Sinatra feat: Jack Carson 01:05 Amazon
5
Frank Sinatra feat: Bing Crosby 02:13 Amazon
6 Frank Sinatra feat: Doris Day 02:06 Amazon
7 Frank Sinatra 00:20 Amazon
8 Frank Sinatra 00:51 Amazon
9 Frank Sinatra 00:50 Amazon
10 Frank Sinatra 00:31 Amazon
11 Frank Sinatra 00:24 Amazon
12 Frank Sinatra 00:57 Amazon
13
Frank Sinatra 00:33 Amazon
14 Frank Sinatra 00:37 Amazon
15 Frank Sinatra 01:04 Amazon
16 Frank Sinatra feat: Lena Romay 02:15 Amazon
17 Frank Sinatra feat: Janet Blair 03:13 Amazon
18 Frank Sinatra feat: Skinnay Ennis 01:08 Amazon
19
Frank Sinatra feat: Carlos Ramirez 01:21 Amazon
20 Frank Sinatra feat: Jane Powell 02:35 Amazon
21
Frank Sinatra 00:51 Amazon
22
Frank Sinatra 01:39 Amazon
23 Frank Sinatra feat: Dorothy Kirsten 02:38 Amazon
24 Frank Sinatra 03:54 Amazon
25 Frank Sinatra feat: Nat King Cole & His Trio 01:48 Amazon
26 Frank Sinatra feat: Marcy McGuire 01:37 Amazon
27 Frank Sinatra feat: Gloria DeHaven 04:44 Amazon
28 Frank Sinatra feat: Eileen Barton 02:11 Amazon
29 Frank Sinatra feat: Van Johnson 02:23 Amazon
30 Frank Sinatra feat: The Pied Pipers 01:47 Amazon
31 Frank Sinatra feat: Margaret Whiting 02:07 Amazon
32 Frank Sinatra feat: Sy Oliver 03:14 Amazon
33 Frank Sinatra feat: Bing Crosby 02:24 Amazon
34 Frank Sinatra feat: Bing Crosby 01:53 Amazon
35 Frank Sinatra feat: Bing Crosby 02:01 Amazon
36 Frank Sinatra feat: Bing Crosby 01:53 Amazon
37 Frank Sinatra feat: Bing Crosby 01:20 Amazon
38
Frank Sinatra feat: Bing Crosby 01:21 Amazon
39 Frank Sinatra feat: Louis Armstrong 03:28 Amazon
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