Maybe 30 seconds in:. The little spin he puts on "make" lets you know this is the sound he's been waiting for, the sound he was born to sing.
It was hard on Axel Stordahl, who had been by Sinatra's side since the Tommy Dorsey days and had, more than anyone, provided the musical bedrock on which the young singer built his style. But by Sinatra the man and Sinatra the singer were no longer in sync. Those gorgeous Stordahl string arrangements were for the earnest, tender bow-tie boy who made the bobbysoxers swoon, the shy skinny charmer in the MGM movies who got chased around by the man-eating Betty Garrett while Gene Kelly pursued the glamor dolls.
In the Forties, guys didn't really relate to "Swoonatra": He was someone they endured while their dates squealed. The bobbysoxers stopped squealing, but Stordahl went on writing charts for that pure, translucent voice, even as it hardened and graveled. Nelson Riddle found a sound for who Sinatra was in There were admired records by Lee Wiley and Duke Ellington and so on. But yet again Frank secured its place in the repertoire: Sometimes, even when an arrangement wasn't broke, Frank would fix it, ordering up a new chart for "Lady Is A Tramp" or perking up the intro to "My Kind Of Town" - not so much to keep the song fresh, but to make sure he was.
Yet "World On A String" he never touched and, when Sinatra came to remake it in the Nineties as a duet with a largely superfluous Liza Minnelli, Pat Williams conducted the very same arrangement with which Nelson Riddle had inaugurated the new Sinatra on April 30th For the next four decades, Frank used it to open any number of concerts - just something to get his feet wet, to settle into the room, get the lie of the stage.
I lost count of how many times I heard him sing it over the years, but it never let him down, nor he it. Sometimes, you'd come back after the opening comic or Sammy and Liza and settle into your seats and there'd be the hubble-bubble of crowd chatter and suddenly it would die as the audience realized Frank had walked out on stage and was standing there. And then he'd turn to Bill Miller or Frank Jr and go: It was the opening number that closed his career, on his very last live set - February 25th - in Palm Springs, at the annual gala for the Dinah Shore golf tournament.
His string was pretty frayed by that point - Sinatra had gone on till he wore it out - but he swung it all the way to the big finish:. It was a different story on April 30th He didn't really have the world on a string, but that's the genius of Nelson Riddle's arrangement. He made the song a self-fulfilling prophesy. The following year Time magazine began their report on Sinatra with the three lyric lines quoted above and then added:.
Not long ago, Francis Albert Sinatra seemed at the other end of his string. The crooner and his career dangled hopelessly as one competitor after another zipped up the popularity and bestselling list, and Frankie's public and private relations ie, with his second wife, Cinemactress Ava Gardner grew progressively worse. Over their coffee and cheesecake at Lindy's, the Broadway arbiters of show business pronounced their verdict: Frankie was about washed up.
But that was then. Within a year, he would have hit records, movie offers, an Oscar, and a whole set of new fans for a new Sinatra. World-on-a-string-wise, she prefers "Zing! Bob Belvedere over at The Camp Of The Saints is counting down his own Sinatrapalooza, and his own string theory is that the slower-versed version of "Zing! Went The Strings" has more zing, which is why it's Bob's hit sound Personally autographed copies of both books are exclusively available from the SteynOnline bookstore. No part of this website or any of its contents may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of Mark Steyn Enterprises.
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Merry month of may, sunny skies of blue Clouds have rolled away and the sun peeps through May express Happiness Joy you may define in a thousand ways But a case like mine needs a special phrase To reveal How I feel: Send in the Clowns. And the man who had lost his fans, lost his voice, lost his agent, lost his movie contract, lost his TV show and lost his record label is back at the microphone. But like the song says: The Lady Is A Tramp. I've got the world on a string I'm sitting on a rainbow Got the string around my finger What a world, what a life, I'm in love.
He takes his time, colla voce , and declares himself: The band returns, and at a swingin' tempo: And in any case the accompanimental fills are as much a part of the number as the vocal line: But like the song says: And sometimes that's enough. Maybe 30 seconds in: I got a song that I sing I can make the rain go His string was pretty frayed by that point - Sinatra had gone on till he wore it out - but he swung it all the way to the big finish: The following year Time magazine began their report on Sinatra with the three lyric lines quoted above and then added: Closing Comments By Frank Sinatra.
Come Rain Or Come Shine. The House I Live In. All Or Nothing At All. Send in the Clowns. Buddy Rich Band Introduction. Too Marvelous For Words. Day In - Day Out. At Long Last Love. Monologue And Band Introductions. Unknown Folk Band Song. Quali altri articoli acquistano i clienti, dopo aver visualizzato questo articolo? Condividi i tuoi pensieri con altri clienti. Scrivi una recensione cliente. Fantastic music, and I am so glad the Sinatra Family is making what had previously only been available as non-authorized aka bootleg releases formally available.
I had to give four stars rather than five because the packaging is problematic. On the positive side, it includes a wonderful booklet with interesting text and pictures. BUT, the way the discs themselves are wedged in makes it extremely difficult to get them out without either tearing the cardboard packaging or smudging the discs. It is almost disrespectful to the music to package these in a way that seems an afterthought.
All of the shows in this set have surfaced among collectors for years, but to have them readily available and in professionally mixed sound makes them worth the money. For the most part, their choices of shows are excellent: The highlights include a haunting "Where or When" from Monte Carlo, a touching "All the Way" beneath the Great Pyramids, and a swinging take on "I Concentrate on You" from Sydney, to highlight some of the many great performances spread throughout the first three discs.
The only flaw is that the Italian radio show from isn't a particularly dynamic performance and could've been padded out with another full concert from the same era. The real flaws, however, come with the last two discs, not because they are bad shows, but because they are retreads. Disc 4 features 's The Concert for the Americas.
This is actually my favorite Frank concert of his entire career. The set list is fantastic, Frank is in full control of his voice for maybe the last time before his decline in the mids', and the whole show just has a great energy to it. It was also released on dvd for the 7 disc boxed set of t.
This disc could've easily been replaced with Frank's record shattering concert at Maracana Stadium in Rio in , or either of his legendary shows from the Royal Festival Hall with Count Basie in early long regarded as maybe the best shows he ever did , or even the hard to find Jerusalem Concert from All of these would've been more enticing choices than an admittedly great show already released.
Disc 5 is a dvd of Frank performing live in Tokyo in on his sextet tour for charity. It's not a bad show, but there's no variation in song selection or overall performance quality that makes it a particularly stronger choice than a number of other shows throughout his career. The packaging is also a bit shoddy, as it's very hard to get the cd's out of their packaging without risking damaging the cardboard sleeves.
The booklet is extremely well done, and the set overall is a marked improvement from 's disappointing "Sinatra: So much I don't have already and I always love a Sinatra Video.
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Great sound was put together. I love to listen he sing song. He is very good. Consegne illimitate in 1 giorno.
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