Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Frank Sinatra Preservation Society

 

The FRANK SINATRA PRESERVATION SOCIETY

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STEAK alla SINATRA







SUNDAY SAUCE

alla SINATRA





Come Fly with Me Coffee Mug Gift

 



FRANK SINATRA

"COME FLY with ME"






"COME FLY with ME" !!!



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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Frank Sinatra Christmas

 



CHRISTMAS at The SINATRA'S

Nancy, Frank & Tina


Let’s face it: Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without Frank Sinatra. The words “Sinatra” and “Christmas” are inextricably intertwined in western culture. In fact, Christmas doesn’t really seem like Christmas until you’ve heard Sinatra’s warm baritone singing “Silent Night” or “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” either on the radio, in a restaurant, a shopping mall, or at home on the stereo. There are plenty of Frank Sinatra Christmas recordings, and hearing his voice helps to conjure the spirit of the approaching holiday season. When you hear Ol’ Blue Eyes wrap his voice around “The First Noel” you know that the holidays are well and truly on their way.

So where does Sinatra’s association with Christmas come from? Well, it goes right back to 1948, the year the LP format was introduced by Sinatra’s then record label, Columbia. That was when the 32-year-old man who would come to be known as The Chairman Of The Board released Christmas Songs By Sinatra, the first Frank Sinatra Christmas album, arranged by the redoubtable Axel Stordahl. It contained eight traditional holiday songs, beginning with “White Christmas” (a song he first recorded in 1944 as a single), alongside carols such as “O Little Town Of Bethlehem” – apparently one of Sinatra’s favorites – and culminating with “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.”


A Jolly Christmas With Frank Sinatra

By 1957, Sinatra was once again in the mood to celebrate and released his second festive LP, A Jolly Christmas With Frank Sinatra, which found him revisiting some of the songs from his first Yuletide album as well as recording new material in the company of arranger Gordon Jenkins. What’s striking about that album is Sinatra’s version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” a song written by Ralph Blaine and Hugh Martin, and originally sung by Judy Garland in the 1947 movie Meet Me In St Louis.

Evidently, Sinatra felt the original lyrics were too downbeat. In 2007, a 93-year-old Hugh Martin recalled that, back in 1957, prior to recording the song for the second time, Sinatra called the lyricist to ask “if I would rewrite the ‘muddle through somehow’ line.” The songwriter remembered that Sinatra told him: “The name of my album is A Jolly Christmas. Do you think you could jolly up that line for me?” Martin agreed and made several revisions, the major one being the removal of the line “Until then we’ll have to muddle through somehow,” replacing it with “Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.” The alteration completely lifted the mood of the song, transforming it from a lugubrious meditation into a quietly uplifting song of hope. Sinatra recorded the new version and helped to transform a largely-ignored movie tune into a bona fide standard that a raft of singers have since covered.

Evidently, Sinatra felt the original lyrics were too downbeat. In 2007, a 93-year-old Hugh Martin recalled that, back in 1957, prior to recording the song for the second time, Sinatra called the lyricist to ask “if I would rewrite the ‘muddle through somehow’ line.” The songwriter remembered that Sinatra told him: “The name of my album is A Jolly Christmas. Do you think you could jolly up that line for me?” Martin agreed and made several revisions, the major one being the removal of the line “Until then we’ll have to muddle through somehow,” replacing it with “Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.” The alteration completely lifted the mood of the song, transforming it from a lugubrious meditation into a quietly uplifting song of hope. Sinatra recorded the new version and helped to transform a largely-ignored movie tune into a bona fide standard that a raft of singers have since covered.

What Frank Sinatra thought of Christmas

Since his death, in 1998, there have been countless compilations dedicated to Sinatra’s seasonal material. The most significant of them is Frank Sinatra Christmas Collection, which came out in 2004 and cherry-picked key cuts from his Reprise era. What distinguished it from other Frank Sinatra Christmas albums was the inclusion of previously unreleased material, including a duet with Bing Crosby and a rendition of “Silent Night” which Sinatra had recorded in 1991 at the age of 75. It marked the final time Ol’ Blue Eyes recorded a Christmas carol.

We know that Sinatra liked to record Yuletide songs but what was his take on Christmas? According to his daughter, Nancy, in an interview with Variety magazine, her father loved the holiday season. “Nobody embraced Christmas as he did,” she remembered. That’s not surprising, given the warmth and sincerity that shines through his many recordings of Yuletide songs.


Christmas, then, wouldn’t be the same without Frank Sinatra. For many, he’s the only singer who can bring the holidays vividly to life. It’s he, alone, who can make the tinsel glitter and the snow glisten, warming our hearts with a profound sense of bonhomie and goodwill to all. And, of course, aside from being a time of both religious observance and exchanging gifts, Christmas is also a time of celebration – and no one could celebrate quite like Sinatra.

It's not outrageous to contend that Frank Sinatra is the voice of Christmas. He is to the holiday season what snow is to winter: an essential component of the whole experience. His Yuletide songs provide an essential soundtrack that is mellow and reflective, yet also bright and mirthful, conjuring up the “happy golden days of yore” he sang of in his 1957 recording of “The Christmas Song.”

Frank Sinatra, then, is the perennial Christmas No. 1. He’ll be at the top of the tree for some time to come.






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"Forget Me Not"
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CARTHUSIA - CAPRI







Thursday, December 8, 2022

SINATRA CHRISTMAS

 

The DEAN MARTIN SHOW

HAVE a MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS




MERRY CHRISTMAS

FRANK SINATRA

DEAN MARTIN

DEAN'S DAUGHTER GAIL 

And NANCY SINATRA

The DEAN MARTIN SHOW

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

1967






SUNDAY SAUCE

alla SINATRA

alla BELLINO alla PACINO






Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Frank Sinatra Favorite Songs

 
 
EVERYTHING HAPPENS to ME
 
 
 
This is one of my all-time favorite of the many great albums by The Chairman of The Board, Mr. Francis Albert Sinatra. My good friend Jimmy Starace gave this to me for a Birthday present one year and I've loved this wonderful Sinatra Album ever since. The album comprises songs that were Frank Sinatra's best loved songs. His daughter Tina had the idea of producing album of songs that her father Frank Sinatra recorded that were his own personal favorites. Tina asked her father to pick these songs, and the album Everything Happens to Me was born. If you've never listed to the album and I'm sure you'll agree that this collection of Mr. Sinatra singing his favorite songs is a beautiful and poignant one.
This is one of the most interesting and successful Frank Sinatra collections out there. Everything Happens to Me avoids the obvious hits and collects a number of the finest ballads and torch songs that Sinatra cut while at Reprise Records during the '60s, '70s, and early '80s. It's a regal collection that concentrates on the darker side of Sinatra's art. Instead of celebrating a cross section of the Voice's career the way that so many compilations do, the album sounds like an elegy and has a strange cohesiveness considering that it's drawn up from material that stretches over a 20-year period. Sinatra had recorded the title track numerous times throughout his career, but the previously unreleased version included here (complete with new lyrics) is his darkest and most battle-scarred interpretation. Even considering its lighter moments ("The Second Time Around" and the lyrically downbeat but wondrously swinging "Summer Wind"), this is a stark collection that almost plays like an original concept album about confronting disappointment, loneliness, and ultimately, mortality. That's a lot to ask casual fans to embrace, but Everything Happens to Me ends up giving listeners who only know of the swinging Rat Packer more than a glimpse of the complexity and depth behind Frank Sinatra's art.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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EVERYTHING HAPPENS to ME
 
 
The TITLE SONG of The Album of The Same Name
 
 
This Collections of SONGS were FRANK SINATRA'S 
 
FAVORITE SONGS THAT HE RECORDED
 
Learn How to Make
 
SUNDAYS SAUCE alla SINATRA
 
alla BELLINO
 
The RECIPE Is In SUNDAY SAUCE 
 
by DANIEL BELLINO "Z"
 
 
A FELLOW SICILIAN-AMERICAN of FRANK SINATRA 'S
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Saturday, July 9, 2022

SInatra Live Concert Vegas

 




Francis Albert Sinatra







FRANK SINATRA

Live at CAESARS PALACE

LAS VEGAS

1978


LADY is a TRAMP  13:55

SOMEONE to WATCH OVER ME  19:10

SALOON SONGS MEDLEY  31:20







Frank Fixes his Drink

Backstage at Caesars Palace





JACK DANIELS on The ROCKS






Frank sips some JD





Frank straigthens his TUX






"Ready to Go"

Backstage at CAEARS PALACE

LAS VEGAS ,  NEVADA







SUNDAY SAUCE

alla SINATRA









FRANK





SINATRA






SINATRA

"Ah SALUTE" !!!










Frank Sinatra

Singing SOMEONE to WATCH OVER ME

by George & Ira Gerschwin

Caesars Palace 1978






The SANDS

HOTEL & CASINO

The Sands Hotel And Casino in 1959. Sinatra’s preferred venue during his early tenure in Vegas, he recorded the iconic ‘Sinatra At The Sands’ album here

The Sands Hotel And Casino was Sinatra’s preferred venue for many years (it was also where he recorded the classic live album, Sinatra At The Sands, for his own label, Reprise, in 1966), though in 1967 he changed his allegiance and began a long relationship with the newer and more grandiose Caesars Palace, a hotel and casino complex aesthetically inspired by ancient Rome.




CAEARS PALACE

Las Vegas


Looking at the footage today, we can see that Sinatra, then 62, was in great shape, both physically and vocally. We first glimpse him backstage preparing for the show while comedian Jackie Gayle is out front doing a warm-up act. Suntanned and smartly dressed in a tuxedo, Sinatra – with a glass of Jack Daniel’s in his hand – is laughing and seemingly without a care in the world as he chats happily with some of his entourage and poses for photos.

That same sense of relaxation pervades Sinatra’s performance, reflecting someone who’s self-assured and for whom singing in public is as natural and effortless as breathing. In front of hundreds of people, Sinatra is in his element, combining his gift for making lyrics come alive with a legendary onstage charisma that made women want to be with him and men want to be like him.






Frank Sinatra

Sings - The GAL THAT GOT AWAY

Written by Arold Arlen and Ira Gerschwin

Arrangement by Nelson Riddle





SINATRA on STAGE

with JACK DANIELS




Las Vegas

1978






Frank Sinatra

Drinking JACK DANIELS

"Ah SALUTE" !!!


































Saturday, July 2, 2022

Frank Drinks JD




Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, and Frank Sinatra

Frank pours a Drink. Jack Daniels on the Rocks.




JACK DANIELS FRANK'S WAY

RECIPE :

2 Fingers of Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey (2 ounces)
3 Ice Cubes
Water, just a Splash

Fill a Rock Glass with a measurement that equals 2 Fingers (2  ounces) in height of Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey.

Add 3 Ice Cubes. 

Add a splash of water, and "Drink Up" as Frank would say.



On JACK DANIELS

Many people think Jack Daniels is Bourbon, and many say it is not Bourbon. Technically, Jack Daniels is Bourbon Whiskey, but the makers of Jack Daniels chose not to call it Bourbon, and have labeled it Tennessee Whiskey to create a unique, site specific identity. 









The RAT PACK

FRANK SAMMY & DINO

DRINKING JACK DANIELS



"GET YOURS TODAY" !!!