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
Richard Charles Rodgers was an American composer of music, with over 900 songs and 43 Broadway musicals, leaving a legacy as one of the most significant composers of 20th century American music. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II, his compositions have had a significant impact on popular music. Rodgers was the first person to win what are considered the top American entertainment awards in television, recording and Broadway – an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, a Tony Award — now known collectively as an EGOT. In addition, he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, making him one of only two people to receive all five awards. Born into a prosperous German Jewish family in Arverne, New York City, Rodgers was the son of Mamie and Dr. William Abrahams Rodgers, a prominent physician who had changed the family name from Abrahams. Richard began playing the piano at age six, he attended P. S. 166, Townsend Harris Hall and DeWitt Clinton High School.
Rodgers spent his early teenage summers in Camp Wigwam. Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, collaborator Oscar Hammerstein II all attended Columbia University. At Columbia, Rodgers joined the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. In 1921, Rodgers shifted his studies to the Institute of Musical Art. Rodgers was influenced by composers such as Victor Herbert and Jerome Kern, as well as by the operettas his parents took him to see on Broadway when he was a child. In 1919, Richard met Lorenz Hart, thanks to a friend of Richard's older brother. Rodgers and Hart struggled for years in the field of musical comedy, they made their professional debut with the song "Any Old Place With You", featured in the 1919 Broadway musical comedy A Lonely Romeo. Their first professional production was the 1920 Poor Little Ritz Girl, which had music by Sigmund Romberg, their next professional show, The Melody Man, did not premiere until 1924. When he was just out of college Rodgers worked as musical director for Lew Fields. Among the stars he accompanied.
Rodgers was considering quitting show business altogether to sell children's underwear, when he and Hart broke through in 1925. They wrote the songs for a benefit show presented by the prestigious Theatre Guild, called The Garrick Gaieties, the critics found the show fresh and delightful. Only meant to run one day, the Guild knew they allowed it to re-open later; the show's biggest hit — the song that Rodgers believed "made" Rodgers and Hart — was "Manhattan". The two were now a Broadway songwriting force. Throughout the rest of the decade, the duo wrote several hit shows for both Broadway and London, including Dearest Enemy, The Girl Friend, Peggy-Ann, A Connecticut Yankee, Present Arms, their 1920s shows produced standards such as "Here in My Arms", "Mountain Greenery", "Blue Room", "My Heart Stood Still" and "You Took Advantage of Me". With the Depression in full swing during the first half of the 1930s, the team sought greener pastures in Hollywood; the hardworking Rodgers regretted these fallow years, but he and Hart did write some classic songs and film scores while out west, including Love Me Tonight, which introduced three standards: "Lover", "Mimi", "Isn't It Romantic?".
Rodgers wrote a melody for which Hart wrote three consecutive lyrics which either were cut, not recorded or not a hit. The fourth lyric resulted in one of their most famous songs, "Blue Moon". Other film work includes the scores to The Phantom President, starring George M. Cohan, Hallelujah, I'm a Bum, starring Al Jolson, and, in a quick return after having left Hollywood, starring Bing Crosby and W. C. Fields. In 1935, they returned to Broadway and wrote an unbroken string of hit shows that ended only with Hart's death in 1943. Among the most notable are Jumbo, On Your Toes, Babes in Arms, I Married an Angel, The Boys from Syracuse, Pal Joey, their last original work, By Jupiter. Rodgers contributed to the book on several of these shows. Many of the songs from these shows are still sung and remembered, including "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World", "My Romance", "Little Girl Blue", "I'll Tell the Man in the Street", "There's a Small Hotel", "Where or When", "My Funny Valentine", "The Lady Is a Tramp", "Falling in Love with Love", "Bewitched and Bewildered", "Wait till You See Her".
In 1939, he wrote the ballet Ghost Town for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, with choreography by Marc Platoff. Rodgers' partnership with Hart began having problems because of the lyricist's unreliability and declining health. Rodgers began working with Oscar Hammerstein II, with whom he had written songs, their first musical, the groundbreaking hit Oklahoma!, marked the beginning of the most successful partnership in American musical theatre history. Their work revolutionized the musical form. What was once a collection of songs and comic turns held together by a tenuous plot became a integrated piece; the team went on to create four more hits. Each was made into a successful film: Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music. Other shows include the minor hit Flower Dru
Why Was I Born?
"Why Was I Born?" is a 1929 song composed by Jerome Kern, with lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II. It was introduced by Helen Morgan. Popular recordings in 1930 were by Libby Holman. Billie Holiday - recorded the song for Brunswick Records on January 25, 1937 with Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra. Lena Horne in the film Till the Clouds Roll By Frank Sinatra recorded the song for Columbia Records on December 28, 1947. Vic Damone reached No. 20 in the Billboard charts in 1949 with the song. Dorothy Lamour - The Road to Romance... For Bing and You!. Margaret Whiting - Margaret Whiting Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane - Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook Dinah Washington - for her album Dinah'63. Georgia Brown - Georgia Brown. Cher - Bittersweet White Light Sonny Rollins - Without a Song: The 9/11 Concert Bob Dylan - Triplicate
The Voice of Frank Sinatra
The Voice of Frank Sinatra is the first studio album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released on Columbia Records, catalogue C-112, March 4, 1946. It was first issued as a set of four 78 rpm records totaling eight songs, the individual discs having been released as singles, consisting of catalog #s 36762, 36919, 36921, 37089; the album went to #1 on the fledgling Billboard chart. It stayed at the top for seven weeks in 1946; the album chart consisted of just a Top Five until August 1948. The cover depicted to the right is that of the original 78 rpm release cover used on the compact disc reissue; the tracks were arranged and conducted by Axel Stordahl and his orchestra, on both dates consisting of a string quartet and four-piece rhythm section, augmented by flutist John Mayhew in July, given the part he played with Sinatra at Columbia in the early 1950s, oboist Mitch Miller in December. Sinatra recorded most of these songs again at stages in his career. Certain critics have claimed The Voice to be the first concept album.
Beginning in 1939, singer Lee Wiley started releasing albums of 78s dedicated to the songs of a single writer, Cole Porter for example, a precursor to the Songbooks sets formulated by Norman Granz and Ella Fitzgerald in 1956. These may loosely be termed concept albums, although Sinatra with The Voice inaugurated his practice of having a common mood, theme, or instrumentation tying the songs together on a specific release, it holds the distinction of being the first pop album catalogue item at 33⅓ rpm, when Columbia premiered long-playing vinyl records in 1948, ten-inch and twelve-inch format for classical music, ten-inch only for pop. The Voice was reissued as a 10-inch LP, catalogue number CL 6001 in 1948, it was later issued as two 45 rpm EPs in 1952 with catalogue number B-112, a 12-inch LP with a changed running order including only five of the original tracks in 1955 with catalogue number CL-743, a compact disc with extra tracks in 2003. Frank Sinatra — vocal Axel Stordahl — arranger Leonard Posner.
Raoul Polikian — violins Sidney Brecher — viola Anthony Sophos — cello Mitch Miller — oboe Matty Golizio — guitar Bill Clifton — piano Frank Siravo — bass Nat Polen — drums Mischa Russell, David Frisina — violins Sam Freed — viola Fred Goerner — cello Jack Mayhew — flute George Van Eps — guitar Mark McIntyre — piano John Ryan — bass Ray Hagan — drums Bill Richards — producer Charles L. Granata, Didier C. Deutsch — compact disc reissue producers
Axel Stordahl was an American arranger, active from the late 1930s through the 1950s. He is best known for his work with Frank Sinatra in the 1940s at Columbia Records. With his sophisticated orchestrations, Stordahl is credited with helping to bring pop arranging into the modern age. Stordahl was born in New York to Norwegian immigrant parents, he began his career as a trumpeter in jazz bands which played in several dance bands around Long Island and the Catskills during the late 1920s and early 1930s. He began arranging around this time, in 1933 he joined Bert Bloch's orchestra in both capacities. Over the next couple of years, Stordahl sang on the side in a vocal trio dubbed the Three Esquires. In 1935, he soon became the band's main arranger; the same year appeared their first big hit named "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You". In January 1940, Sinatra joined the group as vocalist, it became apparent that Stordahl's arrangements were well suited to the singer's voice. In January 1942, Stordahl arranged Sinatra's first commercial solo recordings for the RCA Victor subsidiary label Bluebird, when Sinatra left Dorsey that year to go solo, Stordahl went with him and became his music director.
In the subsequent decade, Sinatra cut around three hundred sides for Columbia Records, of which three quarters were arranged by Stordahl. In addition, Stordahl provided the orchestral backings, both as arranger and conductor, for several hundreds of songs in various Sinatra radio programs, he was the credited orchestrator for the 1945 Academy Award-winning picture Anchors Aweigh which starred Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly. His most successful songs of that time were the likes of "You'll Never Know," "Saturday Night Is the Loneliest Night of the Week," "They Say It's Wonderful," and "Mam'selle." In 1946 they recorded the album The Voice, the first album with 8 ballads. His other songs as a composer such as "I Should Care", "Day by Day", "Night after Night" were recorded with Paul Weston and Sammy Cahn. Stordahl was admired for his skills in framing Sinatra's voice, creating a soft, opulent sound with swirling strings, understated rhythms and woodwinds, he was one of the first American arrangers to tailor his accompaniments to the vocal qualities of a specific singer.
When Sinatra moved to Capitol Records in 1953, Stordahl arranged his first recording session there. Afterwards, Sinatra worked extensively with Nelson Riddle, who cultivated his jazz-oriented qualities, as well as Gordon Jenkins, Billy May, Don Costa, Neal Hefti, Quincy Jones, others. Stordahl went on to work with other singers such as Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Eddie Fisher, Dinah Shore, Nat'King' Cole and Dean Martin, among others. Although best known as an arranger, Stordahl composed a number of songs of which Day by Day with music by Axel Stordahl and Paul Weston and lyrics by Sammy Cahn, is the best known. In 1961, Sinatra returned to collaborate with an ailing Stordahl for his final Capitol album, Point of No Return. Stordahl worked with Eddie Fisher's television program for four years and composed and orchestrated the theme to the popular television comedy series McHale's Navy. In 1953, was signed to do a twice-weekly 15-minute program on NBC television with Coca-Cola as sponsor. Audio of the program was broadcast on a delayed basis on NBC's radio network.
In addition to his work as conductor on Sinatra's radio program, Stordahl conducted the orchestra on Eddie Fisher's Coke Time show and worked on the radio version of Your Hit Parade. Stordahl married singer June Hutton in 1951, they made some joint recordings for Capitol records. In 1967, the Los Angeles chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences established a scholarship in Stordahl's memory at the University of California, Los Angeles. Only graduate students were eligible for the $300 scholarship through the music department. Stordahl died August 1963, at the age of 50 of cancer in Encino, California, he was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale and was survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. His wife June Hutton, who died in 1973, is interred next to him. I Should Care Day by Day Ain'tcha Ever Comin' Back Night After Night Meet Me at the Copa Gillespie, Dizzy: Dizzy Atmosphere MONK, Thelonious: Monk's Moods Christmas in Scandinavia Guitars Around the World!
The Magic Islands Revisited Jasmine & Jade The Lure of the Blue Mediterranean Axel Stordahl on IMDb Photograph of Axel Stordahl "Classical Music" entry for Axel Stordahl at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-17. Axel Stordahl at AllMovie
A phonograph record is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove. The groove starts near the periphery and ends near the center of the disc. At first, the discs were made from shellac. In recent decades, records have sometimes been called vinyl records, or vinyl; the phonograph disc record was the primary medium used for music reproduction throughout the 20th century. It had co-existed with the phonograph cylinder from the late 1880s and had superseded it by around 1912. Records retained the largest market share when new formats such as the compact cassette were mass-marketed. By the 1980s, digital media, in the form of the compact disc, had gained a larger market share, the vinyl record left the mainstream in 1991. Since the 1990s, records continue to be manufactured and sold on a smaller scale, are used by disc jockeys and released by artists in dance music genres, listened to by a growing niche market of audiophiles; the phonograph record has made a notable niche resurgence in the early 21st century – 9.2 million records were sold in the U.
S. in 2014, a 260% increase since 2009. In the UK sales have increased five-fold from 2009 to 2014; as of 2017, 48 record pressing facilities remain worldwide, 18 in the United States and 30 in other countries. The increased popularity of vinyl has led to the investment in new and modern record-pressing machines. Only two producers of lacquers remain: Apollo Masters in California, MDC in Japan. Phonograph records are described by their diameter in inches, the rotational speed in revolutions per minute at which they are played, their time capacity, determined by their diameter and speed. Vinyl records may be scratched or warped if stored incorrectly but if they are not exposed to high heat, carelessly handled or broken, a vinyl record has the potential to last for centuries; the large cover are valued by collectors and artists for the space given for visual expression when it comes to the long play vinyl LP. The phonautograph, patented by Léon Scott in 1857, used a vibrating diaphragm and stylus to graphically record sound waves as tracings on sheets of paper, purely for visual analysis and without any intent of playing them back.
In the 2000s, these tracings were first scanned by audio engineers and digitally converted into audible sound. Phonautograms of singing and speech made by Scott in 1860 were played back as sound for the first time in 2008. Along with a tuning fork tone and unintelligible snippets recorded as early as 1857, these are the earliest known recordings of sound. In 1877, Thomas Edison invented the phonograph. Unlike the phonautograph, it could both record and reproduce sound. Despite the similarity of name, there is no documentary evidence that Edison's phonograph was based on Scott's phonautograph. Edison first tried recording sound on a wax-impregnated paper tape, with the idea of creating a "telephone repeater" analogous to the telegraph repeater he had been working on. Although the visible results made him confident that sound could be physically recorded and reproduced, his notes do not indicate that he reproduced sound before his first experiment in which he used tinfoil as a recording medium several months later.
The tinfoil was wrapped around a grooved metal cylinder and a sound-vibrated stylus indented the tinfoil while the cylinder was rotated. The recording could be played back immediately; the Scientific American article that introduced the tinfoil phonograph to the public mentioned Marey and Barlow as well as Scott as creators of devices for recording but not reproducing sound. Edison invented variations of the phonograph that used tape and disc formats. Numerous applications for the phonograph were envisioned, but although it enjoyed a brief vogue as a startling novelty at public demonstrations, the tinfoil phonograph proved too crude to be put to any practical use. A decade Edison developed a improved phonograph that used a hollow wax cylinder instead of a foil sheet; this proved to be both a better-sounding and far more useful and durable device. The wax phonograph cylinder created the recorded sound market at the end of the 1880s and dominated it through the early years of the 20th century. Lateral-cut disc records were developed in the United States by Emile Berliner, who named his system the "gramophone", distinguishing it from Edison's wax cylinder "phonograph" and American Graphophone's wax cylinder "graphophone".
Berliner's earliest discs, first marketed in 1889, only in Europe, were 12.5 cm in diameter, were played with a small hand-propelled machine. Both the records and the machine were adequate only for use as a toy or curiosity, due to the limited sound quality. In the United States in 1894, under the Berliner Gramophone trademark, Berliner started marketing records of 7 inches diameter with somewhat more substantial entertainment value, along with somewhat more substantial gramophones to play them. Berliner's records had poor sound quality compared to wax cylinders, but his manufacturing associate Eldridge R. Johnson improved it. Abandoning Berliner's "Gramophone" tradem
Songs by Sinatra
Songs by Sinatra, Volume 1 is the second studio album by Frank Sinatra. The tracks were conducted by Axel Stordahl and his orchestra, it is a collection of eight recordings from six different sessions. It was released as a set of four 78 rpm records similar to The Voice of Frank Sinatra and re-issued in 1950 as a 10" record. "I'm Sorry I Made You Cry" "How Deep is the Ocean?" "Over the Rainbow" – 3:16 "She's Funny That Way" "Embraceable You" "All the Things You Are" "That Old Black Magic" "I Concentrate on You" – 3:03 Frank Sinatra – Vocals Axel Stordahl – Arranger, Conductor MUSICIANS – Victor Arno, Robert Barene, Alex Beller, Eddie Bergman, William Bloom, Harry Blostein, Harry Bluestone, Werner Callies, Sam Cytron, Walter Edelstein, Peter Ellis, Sam Freed, David Frisina, David Jefferson, Gerald Joyce, George Kast, Sol Kindler, Morris King, Samuel Levine, Sam Middleman, Fred Olson, Anthony Perrotti, Nick Pisani, Gene Powers, Ted Rosen, Mischa Russell, Felix Slatkin, Marshall Sosson, Oreste Tomasso, Olcott Vail, Allan Harshman,William Hymanson, Paul Lowenkron, Alexander Neiman, Maurice Perlmutter, Paul Robyn, Leonard Selic, William Spear, Dave Sterkin, Gary White, Cy Bernard, Fred Goerner, Arthur Kafton, Nicholas Ochi-Albi, John Sewell, Julius Tannenbaum, May Cambern, Irma Clow, Heinie Beau, Fred Dornbach, Manny Gershman, Leonard Hartman, Herbie Haymer, Jules Kinsler, Harold Lawson, Don Logiudice, Harry Schuchman, Arthur Smith, Willie Smith, Fred Stulce, Don Anderson, Charles Griffard, Max Herman, Ray Linn, Leonard Mach, Billy May, Horace Nelson, Rubin "Zeke" Zarchey, Hoyt Bohannon, Dave Hallett, George Jenkins, Carl Loeffler, Pullman "Tommy" Pederson, Jack Schaeffer, Jimmy Skiles, Elmer Smithers, Paul Weigand, Joe Yukl, Fred Fox, Richard Perissi, James Stagliano, Mark McIntyre, Dave Barbour, Allan Reuss, John Ryan, Artie Shapiro, Phil Stephens, Ray Hagan