Frank Sinatra discography
American vocalist Frank Sinatra has recorded 59 studio albums and 297 singles in his solo career, spanning 53 years. Sinatra signed with Columbia Records in 1943. Sinatra would achieve greater success with Capitol and Reprise Records, the former of which he released his final two albums on—Duets and Duets II. Eight compilation albums under Sinatra's name were released in his lifetime, with more albums released following his death in 1998. Columbia Records introduced the LP album on June 21, 1948. Sinatra's Capitol studio albums were released on Concepts in 1992, the bulk of his Capitol recordings released on the 1998 album The Capitol Years. Notes 1957 Frankie and Tommy 1988 All Time Greatest Hits, Vols. 1-4 1994 The Song Is You 1996 Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey - Greatest Hits 1998 Frank Sinatra & the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra 2005 The Essential Frank Sinatra with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra 1953 Get Happy! 1955 Frankie 1955 The Voice 1956 That Old Feeling 1957 Adventures of the Heart 1957 Christmas Dreaming 1958 Love Is a Kick 1958 The Broadway Kick 1958 Put Your Dreams Away 1958 The Frank Sinatra Story in Music 1959 Come Back to Sorrento 1966 Greatest Hits: The Early Years 1966 Greatest Hits: The Early Years Volume Two 1968 Someone to Watch Over Me 1968 In Hollywood 1943-1949 1972 In The Beginning: 1943 To 1951 1986 The Voice: The Columbia Years 1987 Hello Young Lovers 1988 Sinatra Rarities: The Columbia Years 1993 The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings 1994 The Columbia Years 1943–1952: The V-Discs 1994 The Essence of Frank Sinatra 1995 16 Most Requested Songs 1995 The Complete Recordings Nineteen Thirty-Nine 1995 I've Got a Crush on You 1996 Sinatra Sings Rodgers and Hammerstein 1997 Frank Sinatra Sings His Greatest Hits 1997 Portrait of Sinatra: Columbia Classics 1998 The Best of the Columbia Years: 1943-1952 2000 Super Hits 2001 Love Songs 2003 The Essential Frank Sinatra: The Columbia Years 2003 The Real Complete Columbia Years V-Discs 2003 Sinatra Sings Cole Porter 2003 Sinatra Sings George Gershwin 2007 A Voice in Time: 1939-1952 2009 From the Heart 2015 A Voice on Air 1935-1955 1954 Songs For Young Lovers 1954 Swing Easy!
1955 In The Wee Small Hours 1956 Songs for Swingin' Lovers 1956 This Is Sinatra! 1957 Close To You And More 1957 A Swingin' Affair! 1957 Where Are You? 1957 A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra 1958 This Is Sinatra Volume 2 1958 Come Fly With Me 1958 Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely 1959 Look to Your Heart 1959 Come Dance With Me 1959 No One Cares 1960 Nice'N' Easy 1961 Come Swing With Me! 1961 Point Of No Return 1961 Look Over Your Shoulder 1961 All the Way 1962 The Great Years 1962 Sinatra Sings...of Love and Things 1963 Sinatra Sings the Select Johnny Mercer 1963 Sings Rodgers and Hart 1963 Tell Her You Love Her 1964 The Great Hits of Frank Sinatra 1965 Sings the Select Cole Porter 1966 Forever Frank 1967 Nevertheless I'm in Love With You 1967 Songs for the Young at Heart 1967 The Nearness of You 1967 Try a Little Tenderness 1968 The Best Of Frank Sinatra 1972 The Cole Porter Songbook 1972 The Great Years 1974 One More for the Road 1974 Round # 1 1987 The Frank Sinatra Collection 1988 Screen Sinatra 1989 The Capitol Collectors Series 1990 The Capitol Years 1992 Concepts 1992 The Best of the Capitol Years 1995 Sinatra 80th: All the Best 1996 The Complete Capitol Singles Collection 1998 The Capitol Years 2000 Classic Sinatra: His Greatest Performances 1953-1960 2002 Classic Duets 2004 The Platinum Collection 2007 Romance: Songs From the Heart 2008 Sinatra at the Movies 2009 Classic Sinatra II 2011 Sinatra: Best of the Best 2015 Ultimate Sinatra 1963 The Concert Sinatra 1964 Frank Sinatra, Count Basie - It Might as Well be Swing 1965 Sinatra'65: The Singer Today 1965 A Man and His Music 1965 My Kind of Broadway 1965 September of My Years 1966 A Man and His Music: The Frank Sinatra CBS Television Special 1967 Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim 1968 Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits 1972 Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 1977 Portrait of Sinatra - Forty Songs from the Life of a Man 1979 Sinatra-Jobim Sessions 1983 New York New York: His Greatest Hits 1990 The Reprise Collection 1991 Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years 1992 Sinatra: Soundtrack To The CBS Mini-Series 1994 The Sinatra Christmas Album 1995 The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings 1996 Everything Happens to Me 1997 The Very Best of Frank Sinatra 1997 My Way: The Best of Frank Sinatra 1998 Lucky Numbers 2000 Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre 2002 Frank Sinatra in Hollywood 1940-1964 2002 Greatest Love Songs 2004 Frank Sinatra Christmas Collection 2004 Romance 2008 Nothing but the Best 2010 The Reprise Years 1995 Christmas Through the Years 2009 Seduction: Sinatra Sings of Love 2008 Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits 2010 Frank Sinatra: Concert Collection 1993 Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr: Rat Pack is Back A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra by Oscar Peterson Very Sinatra by Ruby Braff Perfectly Frank by Tony Bennett Voices in Standard by The Four F
Alan and Marilyn Bergman
Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman are American lyricists and songwriters. The pair have been married since 1958 and have written the music and lyrics for numerous celebrated television shows and stage musicals; the Bergmans have won two Academy Awards for Best Original Song and have been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Alan Bergman was born to Jewish parents in Brooklyn, New York, in 1925, studied at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned his master's degree in music at UCLA. Marilyn Bergman was born in 1929, coincidentally at the same Brooklyn hospital where Alan had been born four years earlier, studied music at The High School of Music & Art in New York before studying psychology and English at New York University. Alan worked as songwriter at Philadelphia's WCAU-TV in the early 1950s. Johnny Mercer encouraged Alan to become a professional songwriter. Despite the geographical proximity of their upbringing in New York, the Bergmans did not meet until they had both moved to Los Angeles in the late 1950s.
Marilyn had moved to California and was friends with songwriter Bob Russell and his wife and described "drif into songwriting by accident because I had a fall and broke my shoulder and couldn't play piano so I started writing lyrics". Marilyn felt that she lacked the discipline or talent required to become a concert pianist; the Bergmans had both become collaborators with composer Lew Spence, only met when Spence suggested they all work together. The Bergmans married in 1958, have a daughter, Julie Bergman Sender, who works as an independent film producer. With Spence the Bergmans wrote the lyrics for the title tracks for Dean Martin's 1958 album Sleep Warm and Frank Sinatra's 1960 album Nice'n' Easy. In 1961 the Bergmans wrote their first title song for a motion picture, for The Right Approach, composed by Spence. In 1964 the Bergmans wrote lyrics to their first Broadway musical, Something More!, to music by Sammy Fain. The Bergmans wrote lyrics for "In the Heat of the Night" with music by Quincy Jones for the 1967 film of the same name, described as their "breakthrough".
The couple would work with Jones on Michael Jackson's soundtrack album for E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial, for which they wrote the lyrics for "Someone In the Dark", the 2007 Ennio Morricone tribute album We All Love Ennio Morricone for which they wrote lyrics to "I Knew I Loved You", sung by Celine Dion. The Bergmans' long relationship with the French composer Michel Legrand began in the late 1960s; the couple wrote English lyrics for Legrand's song "The Windmills of Your Mind" featured in The Thomas Crown Affair, which won them their first Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 41st Academy Awards in 1969. The Bergmans and Legrand were subsequently nominated for the Best Original Song award in the following two years for "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" from The Happy Ending and "Pieces of Dreams" from the 1970 film of the same name. The couple's minor work with Legrand in this period included "Listen to the Sea" from Ice Station Zebra and "Nobody Knows" and "Sweet Gingerbread Man" from The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart.
Legrand would feature eight of the Bergman's lyrics on his 1972 album with Sarah Vaughan. In 1983 at the 55th Academy Awards, the Bergmans' work on "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?" Composed by Legrand for the film Best Friends would be nominated for the Best Original Song award. The 55th Academy Awards was significant as the Bergmans became the first songwriters to have written three of the five nominations for the Academy Award for Best Song, being nominated for "It Might Be You" from Tootsie, "If We Were in Love" from Yes, Giorgio, in addition to "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?". At the subsequent Academy Awards, their work with Legrand on the 1983 film Yentl won them the Academy Award for Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score, with the songs "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" and "The Way He Makes Me Feel" from the film being nominated for the Best Original Song award. The Bergmans were co-writers of "An American Reunion", the opening ceremony of the inaugural festivities at Washington D.
C.'s Lincoln Memorial that marked Bill Clinton's first term as President of the United States in January 1993. In the late 1990s the Bergmans received their most recent nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, for "Moonlight" for the 1995 film Sabrina, "Love Is Where You Are" for the 1999 film At First Sight. 1999 was the same year that the Bergmans received their most recent Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for "A Time to Dream"" for the AFI's AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies Special. The Kennedy Center commissioned the Bergmans to write a song cycle in 2001, they chose to collaborate with the composer Cy Coleman; the resulting work, Portraits in Jazz: A Gallery of Songs was performed on May 17, 2002. The Bergmans wrote the lyrics to Billy Goldenberg's television musical Queen of the Stardust Ballroom which won the couple their third Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Achievement in Special Musical Material, it was the couple's second Broadway show, which opened in 1978.
In 2007 Alan Bergman released his first album as a vocalist, Alan Bergman, featuring lyrics written by him and his wife and arranged by Alan Broadbent and Jeremy Lubbock. Reviewing the album for Allmusic, John Bush praised Bergman's "excellent interpretive skills" and Christopher Loundon in the JazzTimes described Bergman's voice as a "...revelation, s
Sammy Cahn was an American lyricist and musician. He is best known for his romantic lyrics to films and Broadway songs, as well as stand-alone songs premiered by recording companies in the Greater Los Angeles Area, he and his collaborators had a series of hit recordings with Frank Sinatra during the singer's tenure at Capitol Records, but enjoyed hits with Dean Martin, Doris Day and many others. He played the violin, he won an Oscar 4 times for his songs, including the popular song "Three Coins in the Fountain". Among his most enduring songs is "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", cowritten with Jule Styne in 1945. Cahn was born Samuel Cohen in the Lower East Side of New York City, the only son of Abraham and Elka Reiss Cohen, who were Jewish immigrants from Galicia ruled by Austria-Hungary, his sisters, Pearl and Evelyn, all studied the piano. His mother did not approve of Sammy studying it though, feeling that the piano was a woman's instrument, so he took violin lessons. After three lessons and following his bar mitzvah, he joined a small dixieland band called Pals of Harmony, which toured the Catskill Mountains in the summer and played at private parties.
This new dream of Cahn's destroyed. Some of the side jobs he had were playing violin in a theater-pit orchestra, working at a meat-packing plant, serving as a movie-house usher, freight-elevator operator, restaurant cashier, porter at a bindery. At age 16, he was watching vaudeville, of which he had been a fan since the age of 10, he witnessed Jack Osterman singing a ballad Osterman had written. Cahn was inspired and, on his way home from the theater, wrote his first lyric, titled "Like Niagara Falls, I'm Falling for You – Baby." Years he would say "I think a sense of vaudeville is strong in anything I do, anything I write. They call it'a vaudeville finish,' and it comes through in many of my songs. Just sing the end of'All the Way' or'Three Coins in the Fountain'—'Make it mine, make it mine, MAKE IT MINE!' If you let people know they should applaud, they will applaud."Much of Cahn's early work was written in partnership with Saul Chaplin. They first met. Cahn said, "I'd learned a few chords on the piano, maybe two, so I'd tried to write a song.
Something I called'Shake Your Head from Side to Side.'" Billed as "Cahn and Chaplin", they composed witty special material for Warner Brothers' musical short subjects, filmed at Warners' Vitaphone studio in Brooklyn, New York. "There was a legendary outfit on West 46th Street and Pransky... they were the MCA, the William Morris of the Borscht Belt. I got a room in their offices, we started writing special material. For anybody who'd have us—at whatever price." They did not make much money, but they did work with up-and-comers Milton Berle, Danny Kaye, Phil Silvers, Bob Hope. One of his childhood friends was Lou Levy, who had gone from neighborhood bum to blackface dancer with the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra. Lyric writing has always been a thrilling adventure for me, something I've done with the kind of ease that only comes with joy! From the beginning the fates have conspired to help my career. Lou Levy, the eminent music publisher, lived around the corner and we met the day I was leaving my first music publisher's office.
This led to a partnership. Lou and I wrote "Rhythm is Our Business," material for Jimmie Lunceford's orchestra, which became my first ASCAP copyright. I'd been churning out "special lyrics" for special occasions for years and this helped facilitate my tremendous speed with lyric writing. Many might have written these lyrics better—but none faster! Glen Gray and Tommy Dorsey became regular customers and through Tommy came the enduring and most satisfying relationship of my lyric writing career – Frank Sinatra; the song became the Orchestra's signature song. The duo worked for Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra and their premiere at Paramount Theatre, they worked for Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy and they wrote Until the Real Thing Comes Along. Cahn wrote the lyrics to "Love and Marriage,", used as the theme song for the FOX TV show Married... with Children. The song debuted in a 1955 television production of Our Town, won an Emmy Award in 1956; this was only one of many songs that Jimmy Van Heusen wrote for Frank Sinatra.
They were "almost considered to be his personal songwriters."Cahn contributed lyrics for two otherwise unrelated films about the Land of Oz, Journey Back to Oz and The Wizard of Oz. The former were composed with Van Heusen, the latter with Allen Byrns, Joe Hisaishi, Yuichiro Oda. Cahn became a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972, he took over the presidency of that organization from his friend Johnny Mercer when Mercer became ill. Cahn died on January 1993, at the age of 79 in Los Angeles, California from heart failure, his remains were interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. He changed his last name from Cohen to Kahn to avoid confusion with comic and MGM actor Sammy Cohen and again from Kahn to Cahn to avoid confusion with lyricist Gus Kahn, he was married twice: first in 1945 to vocalist and former Goldwyn girl Gloria Delson with whom he had two children. They divorced after 18 years of marriage. In 1965, she re-married Mike Franks. In 1970, he married Virginia Curtis, a former fashion coordinator for the clothes designer Donald Brooks.
He was the father of Laurie Cahn and jazz/fusion guitarist Steve Khan who, early
Edward Heyman was an American lyricist and producer, best known for his lyrics to "Body and Soul," "When I Fall in Love," and "For Sentimental Reasons." He contributed to a number of songs for films. Heyman studied at the University of Michigan where he had an early start on his career writing college musicals. After graduating from college Heyman moved back to New York City where he started working with a number of experienced musicians like Victor Young, Dana Suesse, Johnny Green. From 1935 to 1952, Heyman contributed songs to film scores including Sweet Surrender, That Girl From Paris, Curly Top, Kissing Bandit, Delightfully Dangerous and Northwest Outpost. Arguably Heyman's biggest hit is his lyric to "Body and Soul," written in 1930, recorded, which crops up in films, most in 2002's Catch Me If You Can. Heyman wrote "Through the Years," "For Sentimental Reasons," "Blame It on My Youth", "Love Letters," "Blue Star", "The Wonder of You," "Boo-Hoo," "Bluebird of Happiness," and "You're Mine, You!"
Heyman was an ASCAP writer inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975. Songs with lyrics by Edward Heyman Edward Heyman's entry at the Songwriters' Hall of Fame Edward Heyman on IMDb