Wednesday, December 9, 2015

We got to have some more sad Frank Sinatra torch songs for the 12 days of Sinatra

A few more sad torch songs are needed in the 12 Days of Sinatra, many of the great ones have been addressed already, but there are still some gems out there...

All Alone is an Irving Berlin song recorded by Sinatra in 1960 and released in 1962. The All Alone album was arranged by Gordon Jenkins.  Bob has this as his #4 Sinatra album.

The biblical line "fools rush in," which was addressed in that Mercer song the other day, gets used in Glad To Be Unhappy by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart.  In the Wee Small Hours album, was arranged by Nelson Riddle, and came out in 1955.

Another gem from Wee Small Hours, Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard and Irving Mills' Mood Indigo.

A subtle but sublime song by Ann Ronell, which is on the 1958 Riddle masterpiece album Only The Lonely.

Bob Belvedere holds this Gordon Jenkins album in high regard too, as his #7 Sinatra album.  And I'm A Fool To Want You is song that obviously comes from Frank's heart, since he helped write it along with Jack Wolf and Joel Herron.  Mark had this as his Song of the Century #23.

And one bonus selection from Bob's #2 favorite Sinatra Album. And a song composed by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky and lyrics Bill Westbrook.

Mark had Baubles, Bangles and Beads as his Song of the Century #54

Don’t forget to also keep checking out
Pundette’s Sinatra 100 countdown,
Ms Evi’s Sinatra Celebration,
Dispatches from the Camp of the Saints Sinatra,
& Mark Steyn’s Sinatra Songs Of The Century.
It’s a swingin’ world.

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