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365 Days of Album Recommendations – Sep 24

Frank Sinatra – In The Wee Small Hours

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Song for song, performance for performance, I think this simply has to be understood as Sinatra’s crowing achievement; with his version of Hoagy Carmichael’s “I Get Along Without You Very Well” being the nee plus ultra of his entire body of work.

There are hundreds of other Sinatra performances I’ll happily and gratefully listen to, but I could also live forever with just this one album.

Nelson Riddle would certainly never do anything comparable again, and while Sinatra had accomplishments still to come, this is a moment in time thankfully captured on an album we can and should treasure forever.

This is one of the greats, at his greatest.


365 Days of Album Recommendations – May 15

Frank Sinatra – sings for Only The Lonely

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Everything you ever needed to know about a broken romance is contained in the song “One For My Baby (And One More For The Road). Is there a sadder line in the world than this?

And Joe, I know you’re getting anxious to close

This was the music Frank Sinatra was put on this earth to sing.

If you find love hang on to each caress
And never let love go
For when it’s gone you’ll know the loneliness
The heartbreak only the lonely know

Beware of this album. It’s a mirror you don’t always want to look into.

Sinatra always said this was his favorite album.

I’m inclined to agree.

 


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