Frank Sinatra

Live Duets 1943-1956

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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
feat: Dinah Shore
02:39 Amazon
2 01:45 Amazon
3
feat: June Hutton
02:15 Amazon
4
feat: Jack Carson
01:05 Amazon
5
feat: Bing Crosby
02:13 Amazon
6
feat: Doris Day
02:06 Amazon
7 00:20 Amazon
8 00:51 Amazon
9 00:50 Amazon
10 00:31 Amazon
11 00:24 Amazon
12 00:57 Amazon
13
00:33 Amazon
14 00:37 Amazon
15 01:04 Amazon
16
feat: Lena Romay
02:15 Amazon
17
feat: Janet Blair
03:13 Amazon
18 01:08 Amazon
19
01:21 Amazon
20
feat: Jane Powell
02:35 Amazon
21
00:51 Amazon
22
01:39 Amazon
23 02:38 Amazon
24 03:54 Amazon
25 01:48 Amazon
26 01:37 Amazon
27 04:44 Amazon
28 02:11 Amazon
29
feat: Van Johnson
02:23 Amazon
30 01:47 Amazon
31 02:07 Amazon
32
feat: Sy Oliver
03:14 Amazon
33
feat: Bing Crosby
02:24 Amazon
34
feat: Bing Crosby
01:53 Amazon
35
feat: Bing Crosby
02:01 Amazon
36
feat: Bing Crosby
01:53 Amazon
37
feat: Bing Crosby
01:20 Amazon
38
feat: Bing Crosby
01:21 Amazon
39 03:28 Amazon
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