Frank Sinatra

Radio Magic, Vol. 1

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This ten-track album consists mostly of 1940s Frank Sinatra performances on the radio shows Songs by Sinatra and Your Hit Parade. Collectors will want it because Sinatra recorded only one of these songs in the studio and this is the only place to hear his versions of tunes like Cole Porter's "This Can't Be Love" and the novelty "Pistol Packing Mama." (By the way, that's Shelley Winters duetting with Sinatra on a 1951 studio recording of "A Good Man Is Hard to Find.") But the sound is muffled throughout, and less-fanatic listeners will want to give it a miss.