Sings The Arrangements Of Sy Oliver
Frank Sinatra (vcl), Bunny Berigan, Charlie Shavers, Ray Linn (tp), Tommy Dorsey, Lawrence Brown (tb), Babe Russin, Johnny Hodges, Coleman Hawkins (reeds), Joe Bushkin, Milt Raskin, Johnny Guarnieri (p), Sid Weiss (b), Buddy Rich (d)
All fans of popular music are aware of Sinatras importance since his early days as a big band crooner and his consecration as a best seller is also well known. Among his multiple talents were his sense of dramatic communication, his stage mastery, his perfectionism with approach to his singing, a subtle control of the resources offered by the microphone, and above all, the magic gift of swing which was at the heart of his success.
The years Sinatra spent with Tommy Dorsey mark the beginnings of a great vocalist during his formative period. Sensitive listeners will enjoy watching the evolution of an artist who was conscious of his art from the start.
This collection presents all the performances Sinatra recorded under Tommy Dorseys leadership featuring arrangements by the great composer-arranger Sy Oliver, with whom the singer would work again twenty-years later. This release includes two more selections arranged by Oliver as bonus tracks (Sweet Lorraine with a group of selected jazz musicians, and A Little Learnin Is a Dangerous Thing), plus additional tunes presenting Sinatra backed by small jazz groups.
01. EAST OF THE SUN (3:21)
02. THE ONE I LOVE (BELONGS TO SOMEBODY ELSE) (3:31)
03. WE THREE (MY ECHO, MY SHADOW AND ME) (3:04)
04. STAR DUST (3:11)
05. OH! LOOK AT ME NOW (3:14)
06. YOU LUCKY PEOPLE, YOU (2:38)
07. DOLORES (2:57)
08. WITHOUT A SONG (4:27)
09. LETS GET AWAY FROM IT ALL (4:53)
10. BLUE SKIES (3:18)
11. SNOOTIE LITTLE CUTIE (3:22)
12. ILL TAKE TALLULAH (3:15)
13. SOMEWHERE A VOICE IS CALLING (3:08)
14. DIG DOWN DEEP (2:09)
15. SWEET LORRAINE (3:12)
16. A LITTLE LEARNIN IS A DANGEROUS THING [Part 1] (3:24)
17. A LITTLE LEARNIN IS A DANGEROUS THING [Part 2] (3:06)
18. THATS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU (3:11) (*) Bonus Track
19. YOU CAN TAKE MY WORD FOR IT BABY (2:32) (*) Bonus Track
20. MY COUSIN LOUELLA (3:06) (*) Bonus Track
21. WE JUST COULDNT SAY GOODBYE (3:08) (*) Bonus Track
22. SPOSIN (2:47) (*) Bonus Track
Total time: 71:07 min.
Recorded in New York and Los Angeles, 1940-1947.
Frank Sinatra, vocals on all tracks.
Arrangements by Sy Oliver.
Personnel includes Bunny Berigan, Charlie Shavers, Ray Linn (tp),Tommy Dorsey, Lawrence Brown (tb), Babe Russin, Johnny Hodges, Coleman Hawkins (reeds), Joe Bushkin, Milt Raskin, Johnny Guarnieri (p), Sid Weiss (b), Buddy Rich (d), among others.