Dedicated to You (Frank Sinatra album)
Dedicated to You is the fifth studio album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released on March 1950 as a set of four 78 rpm records, as well as a 10" LP. The tracks were conducted by Axel Stordahl and his orchestra. "The Moon Was Yellow"/"The Music Stopped" "I Love You"/"Strange Music" "Where or When"/"None But the Lonely Heart" "Always"/"Why Was I Born?" Frank Sinatra - Vocals Axel Stordahl - Arranger, conductor
Jay Berliner is an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. Berliner had his first television experience at age seven on NBC’s The Children's Hour, with his sister Eve, he was the guitarist for Harry Belafonte in the early to mid-1960s, appearing on many of Belafonte's recordings and playing in venues around the world. He played at the Metropolitan Opera house, where he was house mandolinist. Recordings under his own name include Bananas Are Not Created Equal, Romantic Guitars, Erotic Guitars, three classical albums for Nippon-Columbia, three classical albums for Spanish Music Center Records, he can be heard on Romantic Sea of Tranquility under the pseudonym "Chris Valentino."Berliner began playing as a studio musician in the early 1960s. Since he has logged more than 13,000 recording sessions for records, films, etc, he has played on albums by Charles Mingus and Ron Carter, George Benson’s White Rabbit, Stephane Grappeli’s Uptown Dance, Deodato’s Also Sprach Zarathustra, Milt Jackson’s Sunflower, many other Creed Taylor recordings.
Berliner has recorded with numerous singers including Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Jerry Vale, Astrud Gilberto, Sammy Davis, Jr. Sergio Franchi, Rupert Holmes, Frankie Valli, Debby Boone, Andrea Bocelli, Russell Watson, Harry Connick, Jr. Bernadette Peters, Kristin Chenoweth, Blossom Dearie, LaTanya Hall, he played on Van Morrison's 1968 album, Astral Weeks, on November 7 and 8, 2008 joined with Morrison to play Astral Weeks in its entirety at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. A vinyl LP and CD from these concerts entitled Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl were released in February 2009. Berliner is an original member of Rob Fisher's Coffee Club Orchestra on Garrison Keillor’s American Radio Company and at City Center’s ENCORES series. Berliner is an original member of the Guys All-Star Shoe Band on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. Berliner has performed in concert with William Warfield and Earl Wild at the old Lewisohn Stadium, at Town Hall with Andrea Velis, with Charles Bressler, playing the American premier performance of songs for tenor and guitar by William Walton and Benjamin Britten.
In 2009, he played banjo and baritone ukulele onstage in the hit Broadway show Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre. Berliner has won seven NARAS Most Valuable Player awards as well as the NARAS MVP Virtuoso Award in 1986. Bananas Are Not Created Equal Romantic Guitars With Harry Belafonte The Many Moods of Belafonte Streets I Have Walked Belafonte at The Greek Theatre Ballads and Boasters An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba An Evening with Belafonte/Mouskouri Play Me Loving You Is Where I Belong With George Benson White Rabbit With Don Byron Don Byron Plays the Music of Mickey Katz With James Carter Chasin' the Gypsy With Ron Carter Spanish Blue Peg Leg A Song for You New York Slick Empire Jazz With Blossom Dearie Songs of Chelsea With Eumir Deodato Prelude With Paul Desmond Summertime With Lou Donaldson Sophisticated Lou With Gil Evans Collaboration With Solomon Ilori African High Life With Jackie and Roy Time & Love With Milt Jackson Sunflower With Herbie Mann Glory of Love With Charles Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady With Airto Moreira Free With Van Morrison Astral Weeks Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl With Bette Midler Bathhouse Betty With Laura Nyro More Than a New Discovery With Bernard Purdie Soul Is...
Pretty Purdie With Marlena Shaw Marlena With Buddy Terry Lean on Him Van Morrison Royal Albert Hall London The Guardian by Robin Denselow, Monday 20 April 2009 Up on Cypress Avenue again with Van the Man The Observer by Kevin Mitchell, Sunday 26 April 2009 DISTINCTIVE VOICES DISPLAY THE VIGOR OF THE CABARETS The New York Times By John S. Wilson, Published: December 11, 1983, Retrieved on April 28, 2009 Discography Jay Berliner at Allmusic Tim Page, "Van Morrison, Re-Exploring The Mystery of His Astral Vision", The Washington Post, Nov. 10, 2008, p. C01
Frank Sinatra's recorded legacy
Frank Sinatra's musical career began in the swing era in 1935, ended in 1995. Sinatra's vocal style represented a strong departure from the "crooning" style of his idol, Bing Crosby. Sinatra's generation represented the first generation of children that had grown up in the era of the microphone, the amplification of sound enabled singers to sing in a much softer and nuanced style; however Sinatra, as he himself once noted, sang more, by which he meant that he introduced a bel canto sound to the tradition begun by Crosby. And, more he might be said to have brought the Crosby tradition to artistic completion, taking it to levels of intensity and depth of feeling that, because of the displacement of the Crosby – Sinatra tradition by rock and roll and subsequent genres, are unlikely to be achieved again. Two other great performers of the 1930s and 1940s were significant influences on Sinatra: Billie Holiday and Mabel Mercer. Sinatra heard "Lady Day" in New York clubs in the 1940s and learned from her the importance of authenticity of emotion.
From Mercer he learned the importance of the element of "story" in a song. For Sinatra a song is a three- to four-minute narrative — sometimes the story of himself, his own life, his own heartaches, his own feelings of buoyancy — and this is why Ella Fitzgerald could say of him, "With Frank, it's always this little guy, telling this... story." The archetypal examples of the Sinatra song as story could be found in two selections from his 1958 Capitol album, Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely: "Angel Eyes" and "One For My Baby". Sinatra made a point of studying Tommy Dorsey's trombone playing as a means of cultivating a more free-flowing vocal style — he noticed that Dorsey used a tiny airhole at the side of his mouth to sneak breaths when playing. Sinatra would employ a similar technique, so be able to hold notes for long durations. In addition to this, Sinatra started to jog and swim underwater to develop his lung capacity — which enabled him to continue a musical phrase through a stanza without pausing, or breaking the note, for breath.
Sinatra's legato-style of singing/phrasing took pop singing in new directions when most singers of the 1940s were keen to emulate Bing Crosby. As happens with many singers, Sinatra suffered at least one period of major vocal difficulty, which he remedied with the help of Metropolitan Opera baritone Robert Merrill; as a song-stylist, Sinatra's jazz-infused approach to singing seemed to occur with the end of the "Big Band" era and ushering in of an era that favored the vocalist and made him/her the focus, not the bandleader and his band. Sinatra possessed an outstanding vocal range. According to music critic Henry Pleasants "The voice itself was a typical Italian light baritone with a two octave range from G to G, declining, as it darkened in years, to F to F and with greater potential at the top than he was disposed to exploit, he could and sometimes did depress the larynx and'cover' as classical singers do, to sustain a full rounded tone in moving up the scale. On his recording'Day by Day,' for example he gives out with full-voiced, admirably focused D's and E's and lands a held but confident high G just before the end."
His early recordings found him singing in near-tenor range, hitting a high F on "All or Nothing At All" or "Where's My Bess", whilst being adept in the lower register, the low E on his 1962 recording of "Ol' Man River" being a prime example of such. His phrasing was impeccable, getting to the heart of a song by emphasizing words and lines in ways that made a song more personal, whilst his ability to hold notes, sing above or behind the beat and rest on a note were hallmarks of a singer in command of his instrument. Between 1946 and 1983 Sinatra conducted seven albums and conducted live orchestras on stage, his first recordings on which he wielded the baton were instigated by producer Mitch Miller, who approached Columbia boss Maine Sachs to request that Sinatra conduct some of the work of Alec Wilder released as Frank Sinatra Conducts The Music Of Alec Wilder. In 1956 Sinatra recorded the first album in the Capitol Records tower, not as a vocalist, but as a conductor on the album Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems of Color.
In 1957 and 1959 he conducted albums for Peggy Lee — The Man I Love — and Dean Martin — Sleep Warm — the latter, charting inside Billboard's Top 40. A lesser-known project for his own label, entitled Frank Sinatra Conducts Music from Pictures and Plays remains obscure, it was 20 years before Sinatra conducted in a studio again, for Sylvia Syms on the album Syms by Sinatra, which featured the final arrangements of Don Costa; the following year Sinatra conducted for trumpeter Charles Turner on the album What's New?. Sinatra would have been considered a'pop' singer before the "rock and roll" era, the epithets traditional pop or more classic pop have been coined to describe Sinatra's style. In addition, Sinatra would and did tackle several styles and genres of music throughout his career, with differing degrees of success. There still exists a debate as to, he performed with many of the finest jazz musicians and, in fact, headlined the Newport Jazz Festival and toured with the Red Norvo Quintet.
There are few occasions when Sinatra was recorded scat singing, but minor nuances and slight deviations from the vocal line are a hallmark of the material he recorded, he was known for his impeccable jazz timing and phrasing. Indeed, it is impossible to imagine the Sinatra after 1953 without the influence of jazz, it is no accident that he would be Lester Young's ideal singer in the band Youn
Come Fly with Me (Frank Sinatra album)
Come Fly with Me is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1958. Sinatra's first collaboration with arranger/conductor Billy May, Come Fly with Me was designed as a musical trip around the world. Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen wrote the title track at Sinatra's request. May would arrange two other Capitol albums for Sinatra, Come Dance with Me! and Come Swing with Me!. In his autobiography All You Need Is Ears, producer George Martin wrote of having visited the Capitol Tower during the recording sessions for the album. According to Martin's book, Sinatra expressed intense dislike for the album cover upon being first shown a mock-up by producer Voyle Gilmore, suggesting it looked like an advertisement for TWA; the album reached #1 on the Billboard album chart in its second week, remained at the top for five weeks. At the inaugural Grammy Awards Come Fly with Me was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Though recorded in true stereo alongside a distinct mono mix, "Come Fly with Me" was released to record stores in 1958 in monaural only, a standard practice by Capitol records at the time.
The label released the stereo version in 1962. "Come Fly with Me" – 3:19 "Around the World" – 3:20 "Isle of Capri" – 2:29 "Moonlight in Vermont" – 3:32 "Autumn in New York" – 4:37 "On the Road to Mandalay" – 3:28 "Let's Get Away from It All" – 2:11 "April in Paris" – 2:50 "London by Night" – 3:30 "Brazil" – 2:55 "Blue Hawaii" – 2:44 "It's Nice to Go Trav'ling" – 3:52 CD reissue bonus tracks not included on the original 1958 release: "Chicago" – 2:14 "South of the Border" – 2:50 "I Love Paris" – 1:49 Frank Sinatra - vocals Billy May - arranger, conductorTracks 1, 2, 10, 11, 12: Mannie Klein, Conrad Gozzo, Shorty Sherock, Mickey Mangano. Tracks 3, 6, 7: Mannie Klein, Conrad Gozzo, Shorty Sherock, Pete Candoli. Tracks 4, 5, 8, 9: Si Zentner, Murray McEachem, Joe Howard. H. Washbume. "On the Road to Mandalay", based on Rudyard Kipling's poem "Mandalay" was replaced on some versions of the album after the Kipling family objected to Sinatra's interpretation. When the album was released in the United Kingdom, it was replaced by "It Happened in Monterey" on original mono releases and "French Foreign Legion" on stereo copies, while the song "Chicago" was used in other parts of the British Commonwealth.
Sinatra sang the song in Australia, during a concert tour in 1959, relayed the story of the Kipling family objection to the song and how the Australian release of Come Fly with Me came to contain "Chicago". "Mandalay" was restored on the 1984 UK re-pressing, has been included on all subsequent releases
Close to You (Frank Sinatra album)
Close to You is the eleventh studio album by American musician Frank Sinatra, accompanied by the Hollywood String Quartet. The album was recorded over a period of eight months and five different sessions, was arranged by Nelson Riddle. Nelson Riddle commented that the structure of popular songs does not lend itself to arranging in the true string quartet style of the classics and felt that he hadn't achieved as much as he had hoped. However, when the album was released it received critical praise and as Riddle remarked, "Sinatra liked it!". For its CD release, the album was retitled Close to More, referencing the bonus tracks. "Close to You" – 3:37 "P. S. I Love You" – 4:21 "Love Locked Out" – 2:41 "Everything Happens to Me" – 3:20 "It's Easy to Remember" – 3:34 "Don't Like Goodbyes" – 4:51 "With Every Breath I Take" – 3:38 "Blame It on My Youth" – 2:58 "It Could Happen to You" – 3:13 "I've Had My Moments" – 3:47 "I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night" – 3:25 "The End of a Love Affair" – 4:11 CD reissue bonus tracks not included on the original 1957 release: "If It's the Last Thing I Do" – 4:00 "There's a Flaw in My Flue" – 2:41 "Wait till You See Her" – 3:08 Frank Sinatra – vocals Nelson Riddle – arranger, conductor The Hollywood String Quartet: Felix Slatkin – violin, leader Paul Shure – violin Eleanor Aller – cello Alvin Dinkin – viola Harry Edison - trumpet Vincent DeRosa - horn Mahlon Clark - clarinet Harry Klee or James Williamson - flute Kathryn Julye - harp Bill Miler - piano/celeste
New York (state)
New York is a state in the Northeastern United States. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. To distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is sometimes called New York State; the state's most populous city, New York City, makes up over 40% of the state's population. Two-thirds of the state's population lives in the New York metropolitan area, nearly 40% lives on Long Island; the state and city were both named for the 17th century Duke of York, the future King James II of England. With an estimated population of 8.62 million in 2017, New York City is the most populous city in the United States and the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. The New York metropolitan area is one of the most populous in the world. New York City is a global city, home to the United Nations Headquarters and has been described as the cultural and media capital of the world, as well as the world's most economically powerful city.
The next four most populous cities in the state are Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, while the state capital is Albany. The 27th largest U. S. state in land area, New York has a diverse geography. The state is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and Connecticut and Vermont to the east; the state has a maritime border with Rhode Island, east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the north and Ontario to the northwest. The southern part of the state is in the Atlantic coastal plain and includes Long Island and several smaller associated islands, as well as New York City and the lower Hudson River Valley; the large Upstate New York region comprises several ranges of the wider Appalachian Mountains, the Adirondack Mountains in the Northeastern lobe of the state. Two major river valleys – the north-south Hudson River Valley and the east-west Mohawk River Valley – bisect these more mountainous regions. Western New York is considered part of the Great Lakes region and borders Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Niagara Falls.
The central part of the state is dominated by the Finger Lakes, a popular vacation and tourist destination. New York had been inhabited by tribes of Algonquian and Iroquoian-speaking Native Americans for several hundred years by the time the earliest Europeans came to New York. French colonists and Jesuit missionaries arrived southward from Montreal for trade and proselytizing. In 1609, the region was visited by Henry Hudson sailing for the Dutch East India Company; the Dutch built Fort Nassau in 1614 at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers, where the present-day capital of Albany developed. The Dutch soon settled New Amsterdam and parts of the Hudson Valley, establishing the multicultural colony of New Netherland, a center of trade and immigration. England seized the colony from the Dutch in 1664. During the American Revolutionary War, a group of colonists of the Province of New York attempted to take control of the British colony and succeeded in establishing independence. In the 19th century, New York's development of access to the interior beginning with the Erie Canal, gave it incomparable advantages over other regions of the U.
S. built its political and cultural ascendancy. Many landmarks in New York are well known, including four of the world's ten most-visited tourist attractions in 2013: Times Square, Central Park, Niagara Falls, Grand Central Terminal. New York is home to the Statue of Liberty, a symbol of the United States and its ideals of freedom and opportunity. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, environmental sustainability. New York's higher education network comprises 200 colleges and universities, including Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, the United States Military Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, University of Rochester, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top 40 in the nation and world; the tribes in what is now New York were predominantly Algonquian. Long Island was divided in half between the Wampanoag and Lenape; the Lenape controlled most of the region surrounding New York Harbor.
North of the Lenape was the Mohicans. Starting north of them, from east to west, were three Iroquoian nations: the Mohawk, the original Iroquois and the Petun. South of them, divided along Appalachia, were the Susquehannock and the Erie. Many of the Wampanoag and Mohican peoples were caught up in King Philip's War, a joint effort of many New England tribes to push Europeans off their land. After the death of their leader, Chief Philip Metacomet, most of those peoples fled inland, splitting into the Abenaki and the Schaghticoke. Many of the Mohicans remained in the region until the 1800s, however, a small group known as the Ouabano migrated southwest into West Virginia at an earlier time, they may have merged with the Shawnee. The Mohawk and Susquehannock were the most militaristic. Trying to corner trade with the Europeans, they targeted other tribes; the Mohawk were known for refusing white settlement on their land and banishing any of their people who converted to Christianity. They posed a major threat to the Abenaki and Mohicans, while the Susquehannock conquered the Lenape in the 1600s.
The most devastating event of the century, was the Beaver Wars. From 1640–1680, Iroquoian peoples waged campaigns which extended from modern-day Michigan to Virginia against Algonquian and Siouan tribes, as well as each other; the ai