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Bluebird's Best - Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey


Release Date: 05/21/2002 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 63928   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Hoagy CarmichaelCole PorterGus KahnHenry Sanicola,   ... 
Performer:  Frank Sinatra
Conductor:  Tommy DorseyAxel Stordahl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tommy Dorsey OrchestraPied PipersOrchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 weeks.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Personnel includes: Frank Sinatra (vocals); Tommy Dorsey (conductor, trombone).
Compilation producers: Bill Kirchner, Barry Feldman.
Includes liner notes by Bill Kirchner.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of Bluebird Records "Bluebird's Best" series.
Fourteen of the 87 songs that Frank Sinatra recorded with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra between 1940 and 1942 at the start of his career are featured in this entertaining and instructive best-of. The band's versatility is matched by Sinatra's youthful energy--the singer switches expertly from upbeat material like "Oh! Look at Me Now" to smooth love songs like "I'll Never Smile Again," and his intimate delivery on the romantic "Night and Day" and "Say It"
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Works on This Recording

1.
Stardust by Hoagy Carmichael
Performer:  Frank Sinatra (Voice)
Conductor:  Tommy Dorsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tommy Dorsey Orchestra,  Pied Pipers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/11/1940 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
2.
Gay Divorcée: Night and Day by Cole Porter
Performer:  Frank Sinatra (Voice)
Conductor:  Axel Stordahl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
Date of Recording: 1/19/1942 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
3.
I'll See You in My Dreams: The One I Love by Gus Kahn
Performer:  Frank Sinatra (Voice)
Conductor:  Tommy Dorsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tommy Dorsey Orchestra,  Pied Pipers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 6/27/1940 
Venue:  New York City 
4.
This Love of Mine by Henry Sanicola
Performer:  Frank Sinatra (Voice)
Conductor:  Tommy Dorsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 5/28/1941 
Venue:  New York City 
5.
There Are Such Things by Stanley Adams
Performer:  Frank Sinatra (Voice)
Conductor:  Tommy Dorsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tommy Dorsey Orchestra,  Pied Pipers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 7/1/1942 
Venue:  New York City 
6.
Music in the Air: The Song is You by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Frank Sinatra (Voice)
Conductor:  Axel Stordahl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
Date of Recording: 1/19/1942 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
7.
Fools Rush In by Johnny Mercer
Performer:  Frank Sinatra (Voice)
Conductor:  Tommy Dorsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 3/29/1940 
Venue:  New York City 
8.
Say It by Frank Loesser
Performer:  Frank Sinatra (Voice)
Conductor:  Tommy Dorsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 3/4/1940 
Venue:  New York City 
9.
I'll Never Smile Again by Ruth Lowe
Performer:  Frank Sinatra (Voice)
Conductor:  Tommy Dorsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tommy Dorsey Orchestra,  Pied Pipers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 5/23/1940 
Venue:  New York City 
10.
Violets for Your Furs by Tom Adair
Performer:  Frank Sinatra (Voice)
Conductor:  Tommy Dorsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 9/26/1941 
Venue:  New York City 
11.
Everything Happens to Me by Tom Adair
Performer:  Frank Sinatra (Voice)
Conductor:  Tommy Dorsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
Date of Recording: 2/7/1941 
Venue:  New York City 
12.
Betsy: Blue Skies by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Frank Sinatra (Voice)
Conductor:  Tommy Dorsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Date of Recording: 7/15/1941 
Venue:  New York City 
13.
I'll Be Seeing You by Sammy Fain
Performer:  Frank Sinatra (Voice)
Conductor:  Tommy Dorsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Date of Recording: 2/26/1940 
Venue:  New York City 
14.
Oh! Look At Me Now by John DeVries
Performer:  Frank Sinatra (Voice)
Conductor:  Tommy Dorsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tommy Dorsey Orchestra,  Pied Pipers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1/6/1941 
Venue:  New York City 

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