They just played my new "favorite Sinatra song" I'd not heard!
About ten minutes ago just before 6:00 p.m. Central Time, Siriusly Sinatra played my "new favorite Sinatra song" I've never heard before!
I should say "my new favorite arrangement" of "One For My Baby." Help Bob! I gotta get me this one!
After a long, spoken introduction before a 'live' audience, and a drawn out introduction by Bill Miller (longer than I ever heard before -- I imagine Frank sipping a drink or lighting a cigarette during the interval, and love the way Bill could keep vamping indefinately; but the moment Frank begins singing,
"Quarter to three . . . " Bill is there with those classic notes from the 1958 studio recording, and the audience bursts into applause of recognition.
Then, after one chorus of Bill and Frank alone together, I couldn't believe my ears! I get goose bumps thinking about it now, a few minutes later:
A full string section begins to play a 'brand new' (to my ears) arrangement -- not at all like the classic original by Nelson; no, this one actually sounds MUCH more like Gordon Jenkins . . . but with delicate new touches, accents, amid the Jenkins-style 'unison' violin-lines. Please, Bob: Tell me the "Where? When? Who?" of my new favorite Sinatra song!
[Thanks as well, to Channel 75 (Jersey Lou?) for playing this one]
Last edited by Mark Blackburn; 02-20-2009 at 03:15 PM.