Frank Sinatra and Harry James Complete Recordings is an album of Frank Sinatra songs when he was working with Harry James Orchestra.
Harry James and his Orchestra, featuring Frank Sinatra, by Columbia Records.
Songs in Frank Sinatra and Harry James Complete Recordings:
1. From The Bottom Of My Heart
2. Melancholy Mood
3. My Buddy
4. It’s Funny To Everyone But Me
5. Here Comes The Night
6. All Or Nothing At All
7. On A Little Street In Singapore
8. Who Told You I Cared?
9. Ciribiribin (They’re So In Love)
10. Every Day Of My Life
11. From The Bottom Of My Heart
12. Melancholy Mood
13. It’s Funny To Everyone But Me
14. All Or Nothing At All
16. Wishing Will Make It So
17. If I Didn’t Care
18. The Lamp Is Low
19. My Love For You
20. Moon Love
21. This Is No Dream
There are several notable songs in Frank Sinatra and Harry James Complete Recordings.
Melancholy Mood: Despite the annoying music at the beginning, very well performed by Frank Sinatra.
All or Nothing At All: Wonderful music and lyrics. His emphasis on some words are weird, but considering that this is one of Sinatra’s first records, it is quite acceptable.
Ciribiribin: One of the best songs in the album for me, and one of the undiscovered songs of Sinatra. His voice in this song is so beautiful that it makes you understand how good his voice in his early years was.
Stardust: This song gets better and better as you listen to it. It captures the absolute spirit of 1939. One one side, there is the big band, and on the other side is Frank Sinatra’s historical performance. Sinatra’s part ends at 1:22 and after that, till the end of the song, that is 4:01, you hear a marvelous work of Harry James’ orchestra. I specifically recommend focusing on between 2:43 and 4:01. If you are into big band music, you will love every second of it. This version of Stardust, with ease, is the best of its kind.
If I Didn’t Care: This is a very nice and also widely known song by Ink Spots. And listening this from Sinatra is nice.
Moon Love: The music and Sinatra’s voice are simply charming. Recommended.
The Lamp Is Low: Beautiful music and lyrics. A song very easy to enjoy despite some faults here and there.
Frank Sinatra and Harry James Complete Recordings is very important since these are the first songs Frank Sinatra recorded. It also gives us the opportunity to listen the young and amateur voice of Sinatra.
In the video below, you can listen to the song “Moon Love”, 1939 version from this Frank Sinatra and Harry James Complete Recordings album. Sinatra also recorded this song later for his Moonlight Sinatra album, in 1966.
And below is the “Stardust”. One of the best performances of those years.
On a Little Street in Singapore was always one of my favorites and except for a version by Manhattan Transfer I have never heard anyone else sing it and I don’t think Frank ever returned to it either.
I never understood why.
In 1951 Frank and Harry recorded three songs on Columbia:. Castle Rock, Deep Night, Farewell to Love. All up tempo and listenable, Harry & Frank are in fine form
Harry James and Frank Sinatra were a perfect fit and often overlooked in music ? history.
Frank and Ava Biopic is Available on Amazon Prime Video and iTunes
September 1, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA – Frank and Ava the award-winning biopic of the tumultuous love affair between Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner is distributed in the United States and Canada by Gravitas Ventures and is available on Amazon Prime Video and iTunes.
Brooklyn native Rico Simonini, a well-known Los Angeles cardiologist at a leading medical center, who portrays Frank Sinatra also did the screenplay adaptation of the stage play by Willard Manus.
In 2014 Simonini originated the role of Frank Sinatra in Manus’ play which was developed in the Actor’s Studio. It was then that Simonini, who had a connection to Sinatra, knew he had to turn the play into a movie.
“Creating the film was a compelling opportunity to tell the story of Sinatra from the viewpoint of a period in his life represented by his downturn and despair that preceded the eventual comeback that catapulted him to iconic stardom.”
“It was a labor of the heart, both mine and the cast who virtually made gifts of their craft in order to create the magic on screen,” said Simonini.
It’s 1949 and Sinatra, the former king of swoon who once enchanted millions of “bobby soxers,” is at the downturn of his career, as the once golden “Voice” is now compromised by a hemorrhage to his vocal cords, while his reputation is lambasted by the press who parade his alleged Mafia connections, liberal sympathies and extramarital affairs. In the midst of his despair, he falls hard and fast for Gardner, MGM’s sultry starlet with whom he shares proclivities for passion, whiskey, obstinacy, and sexual infidelities.
Directed by Michael Oblowitz, Frank and Ava was shot on location in Rome, Italy; Hollywood, CA and Sinatra’s home in Palm Springs, CA. In addition to Rico Simonini as Frank Sinatra and Emily Elicia Low as Ava Gardner, the film features Eric Roberts, Lukas Haas, Richard Portnow, Domenick Lombardozzi, Neil Sandilands, Jonathan Silverman, Terry Moore and the legendary Harry Dean Stanton in his last feature film appearance.
To access the Frank and Ava website and view the film on Amazon Prime Video and iTunes: https://www.frankandavathemovie.com/
In 1944 as a 13-year old I walked from a town in Somerset called Street to the city of Wells about 17 miles to see Sinatra’ first movie released in the UK. It was either Step Lively or Higher and Hire, I know it was released in the US in1943 and probably was sent to the Us army the same year. I don’t remember when or where I first heard him but I thought he was marvellous, sadly to me he was never as good later in life, but then no singers ever are, I am ninety and have always loved to sing but these days I only have the odd times when I sound reasonable but most of the time lousy. I was fortunate that in the town of Street, where I was an evacuee there was an army camp and leading up to the invasion of France it was full of Black American soldiers, and we kids could roam around camp at will, where I was seduced by their music hence I have been a Jazz and ballad lover ever since it was in the camp that I first heard a sound and I thought WOW, it was BeBop and I still think it was the best Jazz ever, will there ever be another Bird, Dizzy, Davis, Coltrane. Today all you need is a guitar a few chords and you are a Billionaire overnight.
Sorry if I have been LONG WINDED.