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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Frank Sinatra: Cycles

Cycles (both the song and the album) is probably not on most people's list of Sinatra's greats, but it's an interesting song (made better by Frank's delivery).  Don Costa produced it and while not an over the top My Way or the wonderfully sublime work Costa and Jobim did with Frank here (thank you Pundette), while the album is not my favorites, Cycles is still a song worth listening to.

Mark Steyn has the Cole Porter's classic I Concentrate On You. For Father's Day Mark has this especially appropriate pick and the Coffee Song.  In response to Ed Driscoll noting the 50th anniversary of Like A Rolling Stone, Mark also brought back his post for Bob Dylan's 60th Birthday back in 2001 (which noted Dylan singing Sinatra and Martin songs).

Bob has starts off this week with a Cahn-VanHeusen classic The Tender Trap (along with Makin Whoppie, Gershwin's I Have A Crush On You, and Are You Lonesome Tonight and last week had It Had To Be You and A Foggy Day in London Town (and others including Witchcraft)

I focused the other day the Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn's masterpiece Time After Time from It Happened in Brooklyn and on Mr. Booze from Robin and the Seven Hoods. Last week I had Frank's version of Tony Hatch's Call Me and before that Songs Sinatra Did Not Record (any excuse to do a post with Julie London, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan singing Cole Porter cannot be passed up), I belatedly remembered Dean Martin's birthday earlier this month, and also had this Sinatra/Hoagy Carmichael heartbreaker (which is also Mark's song last week)

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It’s a swingin’ world.

And since everyone who listens to Sinatra is a winner, I will throw this Joe Raposo bonus track in too!

1 comment:

  1. Cycles came out in the Fall of '67.

    Remember it well.

    And, yes, it's a downer, but Frank, old as he was, could put just the right feel into it.


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