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✨✧ Frank SinatraConcert Sinatra ... LP
Reprise, 1963. Very Good ... $5.99
A real standout from Frank Sinatra's years at Reprise – an album that shows the singer working at the full height of all his vocal and emotional powers! The set's not the live album you might guess from the title – and instead, the "concert" setting means that Nelson Riddle uses a very full orchestra on the date – giving Sinatra this wonderfully rich sound that provides the perfect showcase for heartfelt, thoughtful readings of tunes from big shows. One of our all-time Sinatra favorites is the album's sublime reading of "Soliloquy" from Carousel – some of Frank's best acting on record – and other tunes include "Lost In The Stars", "My Heart Stood Still", "Bewitched", "This Nearly Was Mine", and "I Have Dreamed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo with deep groove. Cover has some adhesive remnants, a promo sticker, light wear, and some pen on the back.)

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Frank SinatraDuets II ... CD
Capitol, 1994. Used ... $1.99
Features appearances by Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, Lean Horne, Chrissie Hynde, Patti Labelle, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and others! CD
(In the original slipcase.)

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Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra Live 1942 to 1946 ... CD
Jazz Hour, Early/Mid 40s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraIn The Wee Small Hours (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Capitol, 1955. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
One of the greatest vocal albums of all time! Sinatra's never sounded better than on this album – one of the first truly cohesive albums of torch and ballad songs ever recorded – done by Frank at a time when his heart was really breaking, and sung with a depth you'd hardly ever find in his other work. The whole thing's sublime – one of the darkest, moodiest selections of material we've ever heard – and the record never fails to send chills down our spine, no matter how many times we hear it! Tracks include "Mood Indigo", "I See Your Face Before Me", "Deep In A Dream", "Ill Wind", "I'll Be Around", "This Love Of Mine", "Dancing On The Ceiling", "Glad To Be Unhappy", and "I Get Along Without You Very Well". LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank SinatraIn The Wee Small Hours – Part 3, 4 ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1955. Very Good Gatefold (pic cover)... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Frank SinatraLive At The Meadowlands ... CD
Concord, 1986. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Frank SinatraLove Is A Kick ... LP
Columbia, Late 40s. Very Good ... $5.99
Love is definitely a kick in the hands of Frank Sinatra – especially when handled by some swinging gems from his early years at Columbia Records! This collection's a bit more upbeat than some of the full albums that Columbia issued of earlier singles in the 50s – and focuses on the kind of swing-era gems that Frank would later record for Capitol with Billy May – but which are offered up here in original versions from the time when the tunes were still burning up the charts. Sinatra's young voice is already surprisingly full of power and feeling – and titles include "Saturday Night", "Should I", "American Beauty Rose", "Five Minutes More", "When You're Smiling", "Bim Bam Baby", and "You Do Something To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Frank SinatraOnly The Lonely (Original Master Recording) ... CD
Capitol/Mobile Fidelity, 1958. Used Gatefold ... $43.99
One of Frank Sinatra's last great ballad albums for Capitol – a sad and dreamy batch of tunes that kicks off with the incredible "Only The Lonely" – one of those Sinatra torch songs that's so great, so sad, nobody else has ever been able to record a better version, nor have they really tried! The rest of the album's great, too – with arrangements by Nelson Riddle that are very much in the Wee Small Hours mode – expressive, but subtle and sophisticated – at that level that set Sinatra so far apart from most other male singers of the 50s. Despite the creepy cover, there's a mature, adult approach to the whole thing – a new level of emotion that most other singers wouldn't find for a decade. Titles include "Only The Lonely", "Angel Eyes", "What's New", "Ebb Tide", "Spring Is Here", "Goodbye", and the sublime "One For My Baby". CD
(Out of print 24kt gold CD pressing from Mobile Fidelity – still sealed with the hype sticker!)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraParamount Years ... LP
Chairman, Mid 40s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Frank SinatraRomance – Songs From The Heart ... CD
Capitol, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Small piece of clear tape covering a slight tear on the booklet cover.)

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Frank SinatraSeduction – Sinatra Sings Of Love ... CD
Reprise, 1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank SinatraShe Shot Me Down ... CD
Universal, 1981. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Frank SinatraSinatra & Sextet Live In Paris ... CD
Reprise, 1962. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank SinatraSinatra Reprise – The Very Good Years From The Reprise Collection ... CD
Reprise, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $2.99
... CD


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Frank SinatraSinatra Sings Of Love & Things ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good ... $5.99
Titles include "They Came To Cordura", "I Love Paris", "Chicago", "Monique", "Something Wonderful Happens In Summer", "The Moon Was Yellow", and "Hidden Persuasion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraSwing Easy ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has moderate wear with a fully split bottom seam.)

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Frank SinatraSwing Easy/Songs For Young Lovers ... CD
Capitol/EMI (UK), 1953/1954. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Disc label has a bit of marker.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraTo Be Perfectly Frank ... LP
Chairman, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Chairman pressing.)

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Frank Sinatra & Count BasieIt Might As Well Be Swing ... CD
Reprise, Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
One of Sinatra's greatest records ever – pure genius all the way through! Frank's backed here by the orchestra of Count Basie, with some incredible arrangements by Quincy Jones that really have a jazzy, syncopated kick to them. The move seems to be an unintentional way of covering for Frank's slightly failing pipes – but it also picks up on a seminal beat change in 60s pop, the same sort of gentle snapping groove that you'd find in the best work by Bacharach, a shift that really infuses Frank's vocals with a whole new sound, one that shows that he's ready to keep on growing and growing after being stuck in a Nelson Riddle rut. All tracks are superb – hip 60s pop and showtunes, like "I Believe In You", "Fly Me To the Moon", "More", "The Good Life", "Wives & Lovers", and "I Wanna Be Around". CD
(Out of print. Disc has a bit of marker.)

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra with Count BasieSinatra At The Sands ... LP
Reprise, 1966. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
A classic Vegas moment for Sinatra – with accompaniment by Count Basie, and arrangements from Quincy Jones, to boot! The set features some great spoken bits – really one of the first chances the American mainstream got to taste the Vegas vibe – and titles include "It Was A Very Good Year", "Fly Me To The Moon", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Come Fly With Me", "Street Of Dreams", "One For My Baby", and "My Kind Of Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri color stereo pressing. Cover has a center split bottom seam and a half split top seam.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraCome Fly With Me ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A gem of a 50s album from Frank – well-themed and swinging, with a batch of travel-related tunes that really groove nicely! Billy May handled the arrangements on this one, and he gives the record a nice jazzy finish that fits the globe-trotting tunes well – taking Frank around the world in a song, and returning him home peacefully by the end of the set. Titles include the great originals "Come Fly With Me" and "It's Nice To Go Traveling" – plus "Isle Of Capri", "Around The World", "April In Paris", and "Brazil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, a split top seam, and half split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraI Left My Heart In San Francisco/Look Of Love ... 7-inch
Reprise, 1962. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Labels have small stickers.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraNice & Easy (2020 remaster) ... LP
Capitol, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great late Frank Sinatra at Capitol Records – a set that still grooves in all the Nelson Riddle brilliance of the early 50s years, but also points the way towards the mature masculinity that Frank would find working at Reprise! The title tune, "Nice and Easy", is a classic swinger with great backing by Nelson Riddle – and the rest of the album's selection of tunes is a bit more in the sad late nite mode of some of Sinatra's other end of the 50s sessions, but handled with a bit more flair, a bit more of that ass-pinching machismo that would creep into his love songs in the 60s. Titles include "Dream", "She's Funny That Way", "Fools Rush In", "That Old Feeling", and his seminal reading of "I've Got A Crush On You" – one of the gems from the late Capitol years! LP, Vinyl record album
(Brand new stereo mix of the album!)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraNo One Cares ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sinatra at his lonely best – as emphasized by the cover image, which has him sitting alone at a bar, looking sadly into his drink. The album's got backings by Gordon Jenkins, a bit more flowery than some of Nelson Riddle's, but in that sad dreamy mode that Sinatra worked with on the Wee Small Hours album. The selection of tunes includes the Sammy Cahn/Jimmy Van Heusen original "When No One Cares", plus sublime readings of "Where Do You Go", "A Cottage For Sale", "I Can't Get Started", and "None But The Lonely Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s yellow label pressing. Cover has an index sticker on the spine and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraPoint Of No Return ... LP
Capitol, 1961. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sinatra's final album for Capitol – a contemplative set of tracks that reunites him with arranger Alex Stordahl, a frequent partner during the Columbia years, and an artist who's matured as much as Frank by this point, making a perfect fit for the sadder tone of the material. Tracks are in that "older man let alone" style of some of the Reprise recordings, and selections include "These Foolish Things", "When The World Was Young", "I'll Remember April", "September Song", "A Million Dreams Ago", and "Somewhere Along The Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s abridged yellow label pressing. Cover has an index sticker on the spine.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraSinatra Sings Cole Porter ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1940s/Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraSinatra's Sinatra ... LP
Reprise, 1963. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nelson Riddle arrangements, very much in the spirit of the Capitol years – and titles that include "Witchcraft", "The Second Time Around", "Put Your Dreams Away", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Young At Heart", and "Oh What It Seemed To Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s Japanese pressing. Cover has light wear and an index sticker on the spine.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraSoftly, As I Leave You ... LP
Reprise, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the title hit – plus "Here's To The Losers", "The Look Of Love", "Softly As I Leave You", "Pass Me By", "Love Isn't Just For The Young", and "Come Blow Your Horn. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo tri-color label pressing. Cover has a sticker down the spine.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraSwingin Affair (plus bonus track) ... CD
Capitol, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Swingin Affair indeed – as the album's one of our favorite ever from Frank's Capitol years! Nelson Riddle shows here that he can be just as great on the uptempo numbers as he is on the ballads – and casts Sinatra's full rich vocals into a great set of older swinging tunes. Frank really breathes new life into these standards – completely transforming them and making them his own – and in the process making us love tunes that we never thought we'd care for! Titles include "Oh Look At Me Now", "At Long Last Love", "From This Moment On", "I Got Plenty O Nuttin", "I Wish I Were In Love Again", and "Night & Day" – plus the bonus track "The Lady Is A Tramp". CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos JobimSinatra/Jobim – The Complete Reprise Recordings (Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim/Sinatra & Company) ... CD
Concord/Universal (Brazil), 1967/1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The full recordings of a surprisingly wonderful match – the vocals of Frank Sinatra and the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim! The first half of the CD features the full album Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim – a beautiful little album that shows a whole new side of Sinatra! Frank's a bit late on the bossa game – but the record's a wonderfully gentle batch of bossa nova tunes, performed with musical and occasional vocal accompaniment by Jobim, and larger orchestral backings by Claus Ogerman. Far more than a gimmicky fake bossa album – this is a wonderful set of tracks that show that Sinatra could still hit a gentle ballad without going as over the top as he did on some of his other Reprise work. Jobim's talent is very respected – and the record is a true blending of musical styles, in a way that does justice to both artists equally. Titles include "Change Partners", "Dindi", "Meditation", "How Insensitive", and "I Concentrate On You". Next is material from side one of Sinatra & Company – a 1969 album that reunited Frank and Jobim! Arrangements are by Deodato, and the tracks have the floating easy groove of Sinatra's album with Jobim from earlier years – and there's some great numbers like "Drinking Water", "Don't Ever Go Away", "One Note Samba", and "This Happy Madness" that feature English language versions of bossa favorites. CD also features "Off Key" and "Bonita", also cut at the 1969 sessions! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra & JobimFrancis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/Capitol, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful little album that shows a whole new side of Sinatra! Frank's a bit late on the bossa game – but the record's a wonderfully gentle batch of bossa nova tunes, performed with musical and occasional vocal accompaniment by Jobim, and larger orchestral backings by Claus Ogerman. Far more than a gimmicky fake bossa album – this is a wonderful set of tracks that show that Sinatra could still hit a gentle ballad without going as over the top as he did on some of his other Reprise work. Jobim's talent is very respected – and the record is a true blending of musical styles, in a way that does justice to both artists equally. Titles include "Change Partners", "Dindi", "Meditation", "How Insensitive", and "I Concentrate On You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra with Quincy JonesLA Is My Lady ... CD
Qwest, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quincy Jones brings a nice smooth sound to the vocals of Ol' Blue Eyes! Titles include "If I Should Lose You", "Stormy Weather", "Mack The Knife", "LA Is My Lady", "Teach Me Tonight", and "After You've Gone". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra Songbook Vol 1 ... LP
Reprise, Mid/Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Watch What Happens", "Didn't We", "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", "Gentle On My Mind", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "The Impossible Dream", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s issue.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraJolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra ... CD
Capitol, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest Christmas albums of the 20th century – a rich tapestry of sadness and longing from Ol' Blue Eyes himself! Sure, most folks think that Christmas albums are supposed to be cheery and celebratory – but Frank, coming off of his best Wee Small Hours years at Capitol, rightly chose the sadder side of Christmas – and put together an album full of songs that really get at the bluer side of the holiday. Side one of the set includes some tremendous secular songs – the kind of mid-century tunes that often had a dark undercurrent of separation and unfulfilled desire – masquerading as holiday tunes, but in Frank's hands, coming off more like smokey late night tunes of lost love and wasted life. Side two's got some more spiritual-oriented tunes – but again, done by Frank, with arrangements by Gordon Jenkins, these tunes come off with a lot less celebratory spirit than you'd expect. Titles include "The Christmas Waltz", "Mistletoe & Holly", "The Christmas Song", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear", and "I'll Be Home For Christmas". CD

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✨✧ Frank SinatraJolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest Christmas albums of the 20th century – a rich tapestry of sadness and longing from Ol' Blue Eyes himself! Sure, most folks think that Christmas albums are supposed to be cheery and celebratory – but Frank, coming off of his best Wee Small Hours years at Capitol, rightly chose the sadder side of Christmas – and put together an album full of songs that really get at the bluer side of the holiday. Side one of the set includes some tremendous secular songs – the kind of mid-century tunes that often had a dark undercurrent of separation and unfulfilled desire – masquerading as holiday tunes, but in Frank's hands, coming off more like smokey late night tunes of lost love and wasted life. Side two's got some more spiritual-oriented tunes – but again, done by Frank, with arrangements by Gordon Jenkins, these tunes come off with a lot less celebratory spirit than you'd expect. Titles include "The Christmas Waltz", "Mistletoe & Holly", "The Christmas Song", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear", and "I'll Be Home For Christmas". Includes bonus versions of "The Christmas Waltz" and "White Christmas" – arranged by Nelson Riddle. CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraMy Way (Japanese gold CD pressing) ... CD
Reprise/Warner (Japan), 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
A standout late 60s set from ol' blue eyes – and a record that gave him one of the last great songs of his career! The title cut's a well-known gem, but the whole thing's pretty sweet – arranged and conducted by Don Costa, and done in that maturing masculine mode Sinatra was hitting at the end of the 60s – a bit less of the syncopated bounce you'd find in previous Reprise albums, and a relaxed, adult approach to the tunes that has Frank sliding in his own sort of way. Titles include the massive "My Way" – plus "If You Go Away", "For Once In My Life", "Watch What Happens", "Didn't We", "Yesterday", "All My Tomorrows", and "A Day In The Life Of A Fool". CD
(Out of print, 24k gold Japanese pressing – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraStrangers In The Night ... LP
Reprise, 1966. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A key turning point for Frank Sinatra in the 60s – a record that got him firmly back on the charts with a great new sound! The leadoff title cut really sets the pace for the whole thing – a slyly syncopated groover that works perfectly with Sinatra's aging vocals – originally issued as a single, then used here as the cap of a whole album of subtle numbers that are perfect mid 60s Frank at his best! Ernie Freeman and Jimmy Bowen put together the title cut, but Nelson Riddle and Sonny Burke do a great job following the whole thing up – using a nice touch of organ in the mix, and lilting the bottom ever so slightly to swing things past some of the more lush Sinatra modes of years past. Titles include "Strangers In The Night", "Summer Wind", "Call Me", "On A Clear Day", "Downtown", "Yes Sir That's My Baby", "All Or Nothing At All", and "My Baby Just Cares For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra & JobimFrancis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim ... CD
Reprise, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful little album that shows a whole new side of Sinatra! Frank's a bit late on the bossa game – but the record's a wonderfully gentle batch of bossa nova tunes, performed with musical and occasional vocal accompaniment by Jobim, and larger orchestral backings by Claus Ogerman. Far more than a gimmicky fake bossa album – this is a wonderful set of tracks that show that Sinatra could still hit a gentle ballad without going as over the top as he did on some of his other Reprise work. Jobim's talent is very respected – and the record is a true blending of musical styles, in a way that does justice to both artists equally. Titles include "Change Partners", "Dindi", "Meditation", "How Insensitive", and "I Concentrate On You". CD
(Slight tear inside booklet.)

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra & OthersChristmas With Sinatra & Friends ... CD
Concord, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A very sweet and well chosen compilation of Christmas gems from Frank Sinatra & friends put together by Sinatra's peeps and Concord Records – featuring some of our personal favorite cheerful swingers by Frank, and more from Tony Bennett & Bill Evans, Ray Charles & Betty Carter, Rosemary Clooney, and Mel Torme! The 8 Sinatra numbers include the highlights from a couple of his best Christmas LPs from his prime, and the other gems are matched nicely. Titles Include "Christmas Waltz", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Little Drummer Boy" and more from Frank, "Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)" by Mel Torme, "White Christmas" by Rosemary Clooney, "A Child Is Born" by Tony Bennett & Bill Evans and "Baby It'[s Cold Outside" by Ray Charles & Betty Carter. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra/Bing Crosby/Nat King ColeIt's Christmas Time ... CD
Laser Light, 1940s. Used ... Out Of Stock
16 tracks. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra/Phil Spector/Elvis Presley/Bing Crosby/Ella FitzgeraldChristmas Tale – Timeless Classic Albums (Jolly Christmas/Christmas Gift To You/Christmas Album/Merry Christmas/Swinging Christmas) (5CD set) ... CD
Vinylogy (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
A great set of Christmas classics – five albums, each represented with LP-styled artwork in a box of 5 CDs! First up is Jolly Christmas by Frank Sinatra – one of the greatest Christmas albums of the 20th century – a rich tapestry of sadness and longing from Ol' Blue Eyes himself! Sure, most folks think that Christmas albums are supposed to be cheery and celebratory – but Frank, coming off of his best Wee Small Hours years at Capitol, rightly chose the sadder side of Christmas – and put together an album full of songs that really get at the bluer side of the holiday. Side one of the set includes some tremendous secular songs – the kind of mid-century tunes that often had a dark undercurrent of separation and unfulfilled desire – masquerading as holiday tunes, but in Frank's hands, coming off more like smokey late night tunes of lost love and wasted life. Side two's got some more spiritual-oriented tunes – but again, done by Frank, with arrangements by Gordon Jenkins, these tunes come off with a lot less celebratory spirit than you'd expect. Titles include "The Christmas Waltz", "Mistletoe & Holly", "The Christmas Song", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear", and "I'll Be Home For Christmas". Next is A Christmas Gift To You – Phil Spector's classic Christmas album – a swirling delight of 60s pop and soul numbers, still one of the greatest full Christmas LPs ever recorded! The whole thing is wonderful – a mix of soul, rock, and pop – all produced with that classic "wall of sound" style that made Phil Spector such an early production genius in the 60s! The music is from those magical times when boundary-busting art and craft were mixed perfectly with pop styles that anyone could instantly fall in love with – and titles include "Frosty The Snowman" by The Ronettes, "Here Comes Santa Claus" by Bob B Soxx & The Blue Jeans, "Marshmallow World" by Darlene Love, "Sleigh Ride" by The Ronnettes, "Winter Wonderland" by Darlene Love, "Santa Claus Is Comin To Town" by The Crystals, and "Silent Night" by Phil and other artists on the set! Next is Elvis Christmas Album – an early Holiday gem from Elvis Presley – a set that had RCA Records wisely rushing the young singer into the studio to cut a host of Christmas tunes – which ensured that Elvis would be spinning on the turntable for many seasons to come! Titles include "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Silent Night", "Blue Christmas", "White Christmas", and "Santa Bring My Baby Back". Next is Merry Christmas from Bing Crosby – which may well be THE Christmas album of the 20th century – a 50s issue of 40s singles cut by Der Bingle, packaged in a cover with a classic cover image that's ensured that the record stayed in print for dozens of Decembers in years to come! Given that Bing virtually owned Christmas on TV during the 50s, 60s, and 70s, the album's place in popular music is well-earned – and honestly, Bing's "aw shucks, I'm just reg'lar folks" sort of approach to these tunes really helped create a kind of common man secular side to the Holidays that forever transformed America's celebration of the season. Or maybe we're going to far with this one . . . But whatever the case, the album's a standard, and one we were certainly raised on. Titles include "Silver Bells", "Jingle Bells", "Silent Night", "White Christmas", "Adeste Fideles", "Faith Of Our Fathers", "I'll Be Home For Christmas", and "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas". Last up is Ella Fitzgerald Wishes You A Swinging Christmas – a wonderful Holiday album that's stayed fresh for years! Ella's got a perfect style to interpret these numbers – working with Frank DeVol and Russ Garcia in a set of lightly jazzy versions of Christmas favorites like "Sleigh Ride", "Jingle Bells", "Winter Wonderland", "White Christmas", "Frosty The Snowman", and one of the best versions of "What Are You Doing New Years Eve" ever recorded! CD

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✨✧ Frank SinatraChristmas Songs By Sinatra ... CD
Columbia, Late 40s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Frank Sinatra's first run of Christmas work – material recorded for Columbia Records in the late 40s, but quite similar to his better-known Holiday sides for Capitol in the 50s! As with that work, the style here is quite respectful of the spirit of the season – more reverent than playful, although always with an undercurrent of sadness that makes the tunes especially nice – that Christmas longing that would show up in the best Holiday records, which Sinatra always seemed to get. Heck, even the version of "Jingle Bells" sounds a bit melancholy – and pretty darn nice, too – next to tunes that include "Christmas Dreaming", "Winter Wonderland", "Let It Snow", "Santa Claus Is Comin To Town", and "White Christmas" – plus a medley of "O Little Town Of Bethlehem/Joy To The World/White Christmas", which begins with a cool spoken introduction. CD

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✨✧ Tommy Dorsey with Frank SinatraSentimental Romance ... CD
Green Hill, Early 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tracks include "The Song Is You", "Star Dust", "Violets For Your Furs", "Fools Rush In", and "The Night We Called It A Day". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraUnheard Frank Sinatra Vol 1 – As Time Goes By – Actual Rehearsals & Broadcasts 1942 to 1946 ... CD
Vintage Jazz Classics, Mid 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bohuslan Big Band with Erik Gullbransson & Wermland OperaFrankly! – A Tribute To Frank Sinatra ... CD
Vara Konserthus (Sweden), 2016. Used ... $8.99
Bjorn Cedergren & Joakim Rolandsson on alto saxophone, clarinet & flute, Alberto Pinton on baritone saxophone, bass flute & bass clarinet, Niclas Rydh on bass trombone, Yasuhito Mori on contrabass, Goran Kroon on drums & percussion, Tommy Kotter on piano, Mikael Karlsson on tenor saxophone, alto flute & clarinet, Martin Svanstrom on tenor saxophone & clarinet, Christer Olofsson, Hanne Smavik & Magnus Svedberg on trombone, Jan Eliasson, Lennart Grahn &Robin Rydqvist on trumpet, Samuel Olsson on trumpet, flugelhorn & glockenspiel & Magnus de Verdier & Svante Olsson on violin. CD
(Sticker on digipack spine.)

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Richard Hell3 New Songs – Night Is Coming On/Baby Huey (Baby Do You Wanna Dance?)/Frank Sinatra (CD Single) ... CD
Overground (UK), 1992. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonJazz Portrait Of Frank Sinatra ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good ... $9.99
Oscar pays tribute to Frank – but he uses his keys, not his voice – to come up with some great renditions of tunes from Sinatra's classic Capitol years! It's true that Peterson was known to vocalize on some sessions (most notably on his tribute to Nat King Cole, recorded a few years later) – but this album is straight trio grooving, with Peterson skipping soulfully over the keys of the piano, abetted by Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – in a wonderfully-crafted set of tunes that includes "Witchcraft", "Come Dance With Me", "You Make Me Feel So Young", "All Of Me", "It Happened In Monterey", and "The Tender Trap". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – UMV 2109.)

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Roger WilliamsSoftly As I Leave You – A Tribute To Frank Sinatra ... CD
Varese, 1998. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Shirley BasseyGood Bad But Beautiful ... LP
United Artists, 1975. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Shirley Bassey is at her mellow best here – sounding very different than the brassy vocalist who first rose to international fame with "Goldfinger" – yet still able to work through all the rich aspects of her great vocal range! Arthur Greenslade handles the backings, and the style is mature, and updated in maybe the way that Frank Sinatra was hitting at the time – both in the choice of songs, and in the way that Greenslade sets Shirley up for the best reading of the lyric. Titles include "I'll Be Your Audience", "Emotion", "Good Bad But Beautiful", "Jesse", "Run On & On & On", "Feel Like Makin Love", and "I'll Be Your Audience". LP, Vinyl record album

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Will FriedwaldGreat Jazz & Pop Vocal Albums (hardcover) ... Book
Pantheon, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 40.00
One of the greatest writers on singers presents his essential collection of albums from the 20th century – all served up with the kind of loving detail that's always made the prose of Will Friedwald so great! Will's written the book on Frank Sinatra – literally – and on Tony Bennett, and a number of other singers too – and you've no doubt stumbled across his words in liner notes for reissues over the years. This time, Friedwald expands that later genre – and offers up full chapters that go in depth to some key vocal jazz classics – including Something Cool by June Christy, My Gentleman Friend by Blossom Dearie, Ella In Berlin by Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman, Rain Or Shine by Dick Haymes, Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday, Black Coffee by Peggy Lee, and even Belly Of The Sun by Cassandra Wilson! There's a few dozen more titles covered in the book – which has 51 chapters in all – and the heavy book also features an album cover reproduction for each title, and a discography as well. 402 pages, hardcover. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Teddi KingAll The King's Songs ... LP
Coral, 1959. Very Good ... $11.99
The title tells the story of the album's concept – as Teddi King pays tribute to a dozen male "kings" of music – including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dick Haymes, and Billy Eckstine! The tunes are all signature numbers by each of the male stars – redone by Teddi here with a female twist, and set to backings by Lew Douglas and Johnny Richards – both of whom give Teddi some of the best support of her 50s career. Richards' backings are especially great – nicely dynamic, in a way that breaks past some of Teddi's sleepier qualities – and even on the mellower numbers, the King vocals are in full force, sung with even more promise than on previous albums for RCA. Titles include "Flamingo", "Unforgettable", "April Showers", "A Cottage For Sale", "This Love Of Mine", "Keeping Out Of Mischief Now", and "Temptation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label stereo pressing with deep groove, in the textured cover, with some splitting in the top seam.)

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Ed TownsendNew In Town/Glad To Be Here ... CD
Capitol/Jasmine (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A pair of overlooked gems from singer Ed Townsend – a talent we'd rank right up there with Jesse Belvin or Arthur Prysock in his early years! First up is New In Town – an obscure early session from Ed Townsend – an artist who's perhaps better known as a songwriter of hits for others, and slightly less as a 70s soul singer on Curtom and Casablanca! Yet here, Ed's starting out his career as a mainstream crooner – cast by Capitol as a sepia Sinatra, and even working with arrangements from Frank's Capitol mainstay, Nelson Riddle! There's a bit more drama here than you might hear on a Sinatra album – a slightly deeper range that slides towards more conventional pop vocals of the period – but the whole album's pretty darn compelling, especially the overall package. Titles include "Symphony", "I Am", "New In Town", "Goin My Way", "Till The End Of Time", "Mam'selle", "Do Nothin Till You Hear From Me", and "Lover Come Back To Me". Glad To Be Here is another great album – every bit as wonderful as the first! Orchestrations are by Nelson Riddle, and the album's got a gentle swing that we really enjoy – Ed singing over some lesser known tracks, and bringing a raspy soulfulness to the more familiar ones. Titles include "What's Wrong With Me", "Golden Earrings", "I'm In Love", "Don't Ever Leave Me", and "On The Street Where You Live". CD

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✨✧ Antonio Carlos JobimWonderful World Of Antonio Carlos Jobim ... LP
Warner, 1965. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The wonderful world of Antonio Carlos Jobim gets a whole lot bigger on this American release from the 60s – thanks to a collaboration with the great Nelson Riddle, the arranger whose work made so many of Frank Sinatra's albums so great! Riddle really understands the jazzy elements at the core of Jobim's tunes – and backs his guitar and vocals with a great 60s California take on the bossa nova – one that's never trying too hard to cross over, and which instead really respects the genius of Jobim at the core! Antonio sings on most tracks – some even with English lyrics that are really great – and titles include "Useless Landscape", "Bonita", "Surfboard", "She's A Carioca", "Aqua De Beber", and "Favela". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Peggy LeeMan I Love/If You Go ... CD
Capitol/EMI, 1957/1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Man I Love is quite a rare album from Peggy Lee – and a strange one too! The album features backings "conducted" by Frank Sinatra, done in a moody, flowing, dreamy and sad style – similar to his own work of the late 50s Capitol years, especially the more melancholy albums that we love so much. Frank's probably not doing the bulk of the work, though, as the record also credits Nelson Riddle with arrangements – and Riddle's sound here is very strong, again in the mood of his best sad work with Sinatra – territory explored on albums like Wee Small Hours or Only The Lonely. Titles include "That's All", "Please Be Kind", "He's My Guy", "Then I'll Be Tired Of You", "The Folks Who Live On The Hill", and "If I Should Lose You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bud PowellBud Powell In Paris (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Reprise, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprising Bud Powell album for Reprise Records – and one of the label's hippest jazz titles ever! When Frank Sinatra first started up the Reprise imprint, he let Duke Ellington do a bit of A&R for the jazz division – and one of the first things Ellington did was capture the great Bud Powell in his then-local setting of Paris – in this rough edgey session that turned out to be one of Powell's last albums, and one of his best from the 60s. The record is nothing fancy on the outside – just simple piano trio versions of jazz standards like "Parisian Thoroughfare", "I Can't Get Started", "Jordu", and "Dear Old Stockholm" – but Powell's dark genius turns the tracks into jagged little razors, cutting with an emotional depth that's quite surprising. Duke Ellington produced – and trio members include Gilbert Rovere on bass and Carl Fields on drums. Also included are two bonus tracks, "Indiana" and "B Flat Blues". CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover)

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✨✧ Keely SmithEssential Capitol Collection ... CD
Capitol, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lovely work from Keely Smith – the vocalist best known for her classic duets with Louis Prima in the 50s, but a singer who shines equally well on her own! This massive package is stuff with solo material that Keely recorded for Capitol in the 50s – plus a few Prima duets too, and two more done with Frank Sinatra! The backings are often by Sinatra's arranger Nelson Riddle, and have that perfect poise that Sinatra got back at Capitol – classy, jazzy, and swinging – a perfect fit for Keely's vocals. Titles include "Nothing In Common" and "How Are Ya Fixed For Love" with Sinatra, plus "All The Things You Are", "Stardust", "When Your Lover Has Gone", "All The Way", "The Whippoorwill", "There Will Never Be Another You", "Fools Rush In", "The Song Is You", "What Is This Thing Called Love", and "Autumn Leaves". 27 tracks in all – including a bonus live version of "When Day Is Done", recorded in Vegas in 1958. CD
 
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VariousHooray For Love – Capitol's Gentlemen Of Song Vol 1 ... CD
Capitol, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $2.99
Music from Vic Damone, Johnny Marcer, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Lou Rawls, Franks Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr & Al Martino. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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