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Saturday, July 25, 2015

More Sinatra Summer

After Sinatra at the Beach and Things We Did Last Summer, I am continuing the Sinatra summer theme with these songs by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman and Michel Legrand.

Alan Bergman also contributed in writing Nice n' Easy, which was the title song of the 1960 album of ballads that Sinatra did with Nelson Riddle. Mark Steyn's Song of the Century post this week is I've Got the World on a String and focuses on Sinatra's Second Act with Riddle. While Frank Sinatra collaborated with much of the greatest musical talent available over his career, he owes a special thanks to Nelson Riddle and for Riddle appearing when he did.

While a little bit dated (the seventies were an odd decade), I like these two Bergman songs (and they do transition to fall and winter to come).

Pundette: Gershwin's Foggy DayMaking WhoppieThe Best Is Yet To Come (with the Count of Red Bank, NJ, who also does a fabulous April in Paris)

Bob Belvedere: Numbers 28 through 26 , When I Take Sugar To Tea, Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night of the Week (tie), Please Don't Talk About Me When I Am Gone, and Have You Met Miss Jones? and Honorable Mentions 5

Mark Steyn: I've Got the World on a String and Frank Sinatra's Second Act (As noted above and previously while Frank collaborated with much of the great talent of the industry, Frank owes a lot to Nelson Riddle), Why Try To Change Me Now?I Have DreamedWe'll Be Together Again and Mark looking for something "French Enough" for Bastile Day and (Ah, the Apple Tree) When the World Was Young (Steyn's Franco Sinatra Post)

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