Sunday, February 10, 2013

Frank Sinatra
"Come Swing with Me" (Vinyl)

In honor of playing a concert this weekend of Sinatra's music, I thought I'd pull out this record and bathe in the sumptuousness that was popular music in the 1950's-60's.

Sinatra recorded this (along with orchestrater/conductor Billy May) over three days in 1961.  A big push was made to accentuate the stereo recording with instruments pushed into (almost comical) arrangements so that their aural presence was obviously intended for the left or right channel.

Sinatra is one of the great voices in American songbook singing.  I regard him as a name that will be remembered for generations as one of the important figures in music.

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