Tag Archives: Frank Sinatra

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4/5/18 – Sixty Years On The Planet Earth – The September Of My Years – Frank Sinatra – 1965

On May 7th 2018 I will be sixty years old. It seems that each decade is some kind of landmark achievement and the more decades that go by the larger the gap is supposed to grow between you and your or anyone else’s youth. In my case obviously, married to a girl much younger than […]

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17/4/17 – Frank Sinatra & Nancy Sinatra – Downtown / These Boots Are Made For Walking – 1966

Whilst The Beatles were releasing Revolver, the variety show dominated television with its brand of acceptable Easy Listening music known as family entertainment. Unfortunately not all the family were cuddling up and it wasn’t until 1967 that the BBC realized that the youth scene needed its own outlet and created Radio 1. Here we see […]

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19/1/17 – Buddy Greco – August 14 1926 – January 10 2017 – Pre Dylan Lyricists /The Lady Is A Tramp – Tommy Dorsey Featuring Edythe Wright – 1937 / Sophie Tucker – 1937 / Lena Horne – 1948 / Ella Fitzgerald – 1956 / Pat Suzuki – 1958 / Frank Sinatra – 1958/1965 / Buddy Greco – 1960 / Shirley Bassey – 1966 / Diana Ross And The Supremes – 1968 / Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – 2011

Who were the great lyricists before Dylan? Well, from the fifties into the sixties you would probably say the men that wrote the words for the musicals, writers like Lorenz Hart. Hart wrote the lyrics for The Lady Is A Tramp and My Funny Valentine and was Richard Rodgers partner till alcoholism (Hart died tragically of […]

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30/9/16 – Frank Sinatra – I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes) – 1939/1971

As I sit in the archive listening to the soft rain fall outside, the autumn approaching, a chill in the air, I have been playing Frank Sinatra’s beautiful 1955 album, In The Wee Small Hours. Here Sinatra sings a song from the album, I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes), to perfection at […]