Sinatra’s Television specials of the mid-Sixties, starting with the award winning “A Man and His Music” in 1965, were landmarks, both artistically and by means of TV staging. The 1973 message “Ol’Blue Eyes Is Back” was also underlined by a…

“Frankie is on the skids!” “Sinatra is all washed up!” “Frank is finished!” That old refrain is being bounced around more and more. It started a couple of years ago with people in the music business. Now it has spread…

A week or so ago I sent a post to the Sinatra List asking how much overlap exists between the tracks on the individual Columbia/Legacy releases and those on the Big Blue Box or the 4-CD “Best of” set. Following…

After three decades of circling among collectors, a truly outstanding performance is at long last available on record Frank Sinatra at The Oakland Coliseum, May 22, 1968 (BaySound CD 6805) I. For almost any aspects of Western hemisphere’s culture, the…

If there is in fact no 26th show, then there had to be no broadcast on one of the Tuesdays. Until the 26th show, or proof of it’s existence, turns up, I’m going on the assumption that no program was…

The “Rocky Fortune” program starring Frank Sinatra, was broadcast on NBC, on Tuesday nights from October 6, 1953 through March 30, 1954. To quote from “Frank Sinatra: An American Legend,” by Nancy Sinatra: “In the midst of all his personal…

Now, as there are preserved ‘audible’ documents of Sinatra recording sessions, documents of an outstanding artist shaping one of his timeless masterpieces, can the audition of these sessions, of so-called “out-takes” and alternates preceding the final masters, possibly harm our…

I suppose most, if not all of you, would agree that the 1965 ‘September Of My Years’ with Gordon Jenkins on Reprise ranks among Frank Sinatra’s most distinguished albums ever, joining “Sinatra & Strings” with Don Costa (1961) and “Moonlight…