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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Frank Sinatra - "Perfectly Frank" CD, Album, 1991 (Bravura)


Excellent collection of Sinatra's performances from his radio show "Perfectly Frank" from the years 1953 to 1955.  In other words, the classic Frank years where he just made one masterpiece album after another.  "Perfectly Frank" is my favorite Sinatra collection, and I suspect that it's a bootleg, but thank god for that.   What makes these recordings so unique are the musicians backing Sinatra on these classic American tunes.  All of them are exceptional, but it's the combination of instruments, especially the electric guitar that makes these recordings unique and extraordinary.  Intimate, as radio should be - because it's voice to a listener and the selection of songs are excellent.  No strings, no brass, just the magic that is Sinatra with his small combo, doing these fantastic broadcasts.  Such a perfect setting.  Probably not the easiest recordings to find, but very much worth the hunt. 



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Opening Theme And Introduction
1.1This Can´t Be Love
Written-By – Rodgers-Hart*
2Nevertheless
Written-By – Kalmar*, Harry Ruby
3What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry 
Written-By – Lyman*, Donaldson*
4Hello Young Lovers
Written-By – Rodgers-Hammerstein II*
5Love Me Or Leave Me
Written-By – Kahn*, Donaldson*
6I'll String Along With You
Written-By – Dubin*, Warren*
7You Took Advantage Of Me
Written-By – Rodgers-Hart*
8Just You, Just Me
Written-By – Greer*, Klages*
9Let´s Fall In Love
Written-By – Arlen*, Koehler*
10Them There Eyes
Written-By – Tauber*, Pinkard*, Tracey*
11Come Rain Or Come Shine
Written-By – Arlen-Mercer*
12Somebody Loves Me
Written-By – MacDonald*, DeSylva*, Gershwin*
13I´m In The Mood For Love
Written-By – Fields*, McHugh*
14On The Sunnyside Of The Street
Written-By – Fields*, McHugh*
15S'Wonderful
Written-By – Gershwin-I.Gershwin*
16Under A Blanket Of Blue
Written-By – Neiburg*, Symes*
17I Don't Know Why (I Love You Like I Do)
Written-By – Ahlert*, Turk*
18Sometimes I'm Happy
Written-By – Caesar*, Youmans*
19Don't Blame Me
Written-By – Fields*, McHugh*
20Thou Swell
Written-By – Rodgers-Hart*
21I'm Confessin'
Written-By – Daugherty*, Reynolds*
22Out Of Nowhere
Written-By – Heyman*, Green*
23One Hundred Years From Today
Written-By – Washington*, Young*
24Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
Written-By – Arlen*, Koehler*
25Tenderly
Written-By – Lawrence*, Gross*
26You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
Written-By – Warren*, Mercer*
27Taking A Chance On Love
Written-By – Latouche*, Fetter*, Duke*
28Hands Across The Table
Written-By – Delettre*, Parish*
29What Is This Thing Called Love?
Written-By – Porter*
30If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)
Written By – Creamer, Johnson
31Night And Day
Written-By – Porter*