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Album · 1961

Filed under Vocal Jazz
By FRANK SINATRA

Tracklist

A1 Day By Day
A2 Sentimental Journey
A3 Almost Like Being In Love
A4 Five Minutes More
A5 American Beauty Rose
A6 Yes Indeed!
B1 On The Sunny Side Of The Street
B2 Don't Take Your Love From Me
B3 That Old Black Magic
B4 Lover
B5 Paper Doll
B6 I've Heard That Song Before

Line-up/Musicians

Arranged and Conducted by Billy May with Heinie Beau on 5 tracks

About this release

Capitol Records ‎– W-1594 (US)

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Billy May and his Orchestra are the band for this one from 1961 with swing being the major component. Billy was after that when he almost doubled the size of the brass in the band for this recording. Also the full stereophonic effect is what Billy was after with separation of the horns and the band. Some say that this gives the recording a little tack but it does not effect the album. This is Frank at full swing, of course with superb vocals and although quite not up to scratch in some areas on this album,"Sentimental Journey" is perhaps a little out of place but really when you hear the sound of the album it has does have a little too much separation that was creeping into production that appeared in the early sixties with early stereo mixes by separating the horns but still very enjoyable. Recorded over three consecutive days which really is amazing compared to todays efforts and the result is a freshness and a real relaxed feel with the songs from Frank and Billy which are ones that Frank has done in the past but revitalised with the Sinatra magic. This is the last time that Frank Sinatra and Billy May will do an album together at Capitol records. During the recording of this album Mr Sinatra the total professional and talented singer was also recording "I Remember Tommy" on his Reprise label. Actually did a session for each on two of the same days.

"Day by Day' is the first and swing is here with Billy's Orchestra with Frank's delivery and once again it is perfectly relaxed with that great placement only he could sing. "Sentimental Journey" follows but after we get "Almost Like Being In Love" a "Loewe and Lerner"composition which was used in the musical "Brigadoon" and Frank gives it the compulsory swing which it sure does."Five More Minutes" is another where you will want to grab your wife and get dancing, real close for the swing in this one. and while you are up keep dancing for the next "American Beauty Rose" which just keeps the album moving along. We also have Frank singing "Sunny Side of The Street" , "Don't Take Your Love from Me" and "That Old Black Magic" the "Arlen and Mercer" tune. We also get "Paper Doll" he sings twelve all up and every one is wonderful. '"That Old Black Magic" is one of my favourites from the album with the trumpet interjecting between Frank's phrases at the begining and the band is perfect with Frank hitting the notes.

Another great album and freshness is the key with no mucking around in the studio. Frank did not have time for that and why would he when he can do it so good by just being the consumate professional with his music and style. "Sentimental Journey" is the only issue for me with this one and it is good but just seems out of place.

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