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  1. Paul Walker April 28, 2016 at 03:17 - Reply

    I was at a friends home last week and was amazed at the size of his Sinatra collections. Hundreds of different items, including a massive number of LP’s.

    Do people still collect recording items other than CD’s and DVDs?.

    I asked him what was the rarest of Frank’s recordings and he said he felt the two most sort after items were the first 78 on which Frank’s voice was heard (can’t remember its title at the moment) and a Capitol LP titled “Frank Sinatra Sings The Select Harold Arlen”. He showed me his copy and the songs didn’t seem to be all that rare. Can anyone throw light on this LP and as to why it is considered such a collector’s item.

    Paul

  2. Alex February 10, 2019 at 21:10 - Reply

    I’m no expert about Sinatra collectible recordings, but have a large number of digital recordings of his and enjoy his music greatly.. A lot of things can make something like that particular 78 rare other than song selection. Mr. Sinatra recorded (and re-recorded) a lot of Harold Arlen songs over the course of his career., While those particular songs might not be particularly obscure, those particular recorded versions might be rare or unusual because of the arrangements (either older sessions or alternate takes, etc.) or just the number of units that were pressed and released for that particular record. I have looked on line and can’t seem to find any clue as to why it is rare, just that it is.If anyone has any idea why, I’d like to know too.

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