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Frank Sinatra Most Connected Artist

   

(Source: Gigaom.com)

Senzari, the big data startup that specializes in music, on Monday released its web-based graph analytics engine dubbed MusicGraph.ai. The goal is to market the product to streaming music companies like Pandora and record labels. The new engine is essentially the dashboard and backend system that users can access to get detailed reporting on their accounts with MusicGraph, a database that the company claims contains over a billion pieces of music data -- including song lyrics and the songwriters behind the year's top hits.

While other music recommendation services like Gracenote maintain their own vast libraries of music-related information, what makes Senzari stand out is its new engine's ability to run custom analytics and machine-learning algorithms for users to discover new ways of interpreting the data, said Senzari chief operating officer Demian Bellumio.

For example, using the MusicGraph.ai, customers can perform complex types of analysis like triangle counting, in which the system can look at all artists that a user wants analyzed and from there determine how artist A is connected to artist B who is connected to artist C, and so on. From this type of analysis, Bellumio said, a user can learn who is the most connected musical artist of all time (it's apparently Frank Sinatra, by the way, according to a demonstration of the engine by Senzari).


Graph displaying how connected Frank Sinatra is

Senzari collects music-related data from a multitude of databases and includes social data as well, such as how many plays Adele has on Last.fm and her number of Facebook followers. Using this information, Sensari's customers will be able to run either analytics or machine-learning algorithms on top of the particular pieces of data they want analyzed in an interface that resembles a simplified content management system.

The analytics algorithms will let customers discover information like what type of songs are particular demographics of users listening to, while the machine-learning algorithms can unearth information like how do certain types of lyrics influence how well a song can perform on the music charts.


Display of Music.Graph.ai engine

With the MusicGraph.ai engine, Senzari is pretty much handling all of the leg work involved with performing the data analytics work on top of the music data, stored in Amazon Web Services. Potential customers still need to purchase AWS storage, but they won't be responsible for performing the computations, thus eliminating the need to hire costly database administrators, said Bellumio.

"Running 100 machines and deploying an algorithm -- you need a team to do it and it is costly," said said Bellumio. "This takes away from the equation."

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Jules says:
Jul 29, 2014 3:50 AM
Wow! Sounds all rather complicated, but anything that puts Frank at No.1 is fine by me!

Paula Fernandes Releases Duet With Frank Sinatra

   

Frank Sinatra Brazil Single Cover

BRAZILIAN STAR PAULA FERNANDES RELEASES DUET WITH FRANK SINATRA FOR ICONIC TRACK "BRAZIL"
Duet released on June 24th in celebration of the hosts of the 2014 World Cup
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In celebration of the host nation of the 2014 World Cup, Brazilian singer/songwriter Paula Fernandes releases "Brazil," a duet with the legendary Frank Sinatra. Available worldwide on June 24th from all digital retailers via Universal Music / Signature Sinatra, the never-before heard alternate take is a partnership with Frank Sinatra Enterprises, Universal Music Brazil, and Universal Music Group International.

The original song was released on the Capitol album 'Come Fly With Me', which reached the top of the U.S. Billboard charts in 1958, and remained at Number 1 for five weeks, while also gaining a GRAMMY® Award nomination for Album of the Year. "Brazil" was originally recorded in Capitol Studio A in Hollywood, with Paula's 2014 duet recorded and mixed in Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

"It was a great privilege to sing this duet with Frank Sinatra and a fantastic personal conquest for me," says Fernandes. "Frank had a beautiful voice with a great range and a unique personality. I would have loved to have been able to meet him to express the enormity of my respect for his art and talent. I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to participate on this song."

Frank Sinatra has had strong ties with Brazil throughout his career. Beginning with his classic performances and recordings with local musical hero Antonio Carlos Jobim on the 1967 studio album Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim, which contained the iconic cut "The Girl From Impanema." Frank and Antonio's full collaborations are available now on Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings. Continuing his links to Brazil, in January 26,1980 Sinatra performed to a crowd of 180,000 people to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro - a Guinness World Record at the time.

Singer, songwriter and musician Paula Fernandes was born in Minas Gerais in the Southeastern region of Brazil, which is famously known for its mining and production of precious stones. Paula is the biggest phenomenon in the Brazilian music industry of the last decade, and her recent first live release broke all sales and chart records. Since then Paula's singles have consistently been Top 10 radio hits and many of her songs have been used in the soundtracks of the hugely popular soap operas on TV Globo, the largest TV network in Brazil. She also has the country's largest fan base across social networks with over 20 million total followers, all leading Paula to be the Number One album-selling superstar in Brazil.

Throughout his 60-year career, Frank Sinatra demonstrated a remarkable ability to thrive in changing times, moving deftly from the swing era to the rock-and-roll era. He performed on more than 1,400 recordings, was awarded 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum and one triple platinum album by the Recording Industry Association of America. He also appeared in 58 films, and produced eight motion pictures. Frank Sinatra was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Grammys, The Screen Actors Guild, The Kennedy Center and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Today, he remains a legend and inspiration to thousands for his contributions to culture and the arts.


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Jake says:
Jun 24, 2014 11:48 PM
Wonderful!!!

Jim L says:
Jun 25, 2014 7:04 AM
Great!! Let's release more alternate takes. And of course anything else that is gathering dust in the vaults. We need more of the greatest singer this country has ever produced. And that's not debateable.

Lourdes says:
Jun 26, 2014 11:28 AM
WOW! This is wonderful!!!

Frank Sinatra Jr at Brantford Jazz Festival

   

Frank Sinatra Jr at Brantford Int'l Jazz Festival

Frank Sinatra Jr. performs at the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, Brantford, ON

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Tickets $75/$65/$55
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(Source: BrantfordJazzFestival.com) Frank Sinatra, Jr. was born in New Jersey, raised in California, and educated in the showrooms of Las Vegas and on bandstands all over the world. While studying music at the University of Southern California, Frank Jr. planned a career as a pianist and conductor. He made his professional show business debut as a singer with the Elliott Brothers Band and in 1963 he toured with the Tommy Dorsey Band.

1965 saw the release of his first album, Young Love for Sale, a collection of showroom standards. In 1969, he hosted an hour-long TV special, "Frank Sinatra, Jr. with Family and Friends," on which he was joined by his sister Nancy and father, as well as folks like Jack Benny and Sammy Davis, Jr. In the 1970s, he released his next two albums: Spice featured Frank Jr.'s writing talents and His Way included an unpredictable assortment of hand-picked contemporary songs.

Throughout the 1980's Frank's live act concentrated on big-band songs. Beginning in 1988, at his father's request, Frank Jr. served as conductor and musical director for his father's final years of performing. Their duet on "My Kind of Town" was considered to be the highlight of the elder Sinatra's best-selling Duets II set.

In 1996, Frank Jr. released his first full-length album in nearly 20 years, As I Remember It, which tells the story of the Sinatra Legend. After his father's death in 1998, audiences honored Frank, Jr. and his 36-piece orchestra with numerous standing ovations during his three sold-out shows commemorating "Ol' Blue Eyes" at the Sands Hotel Casino. The show continues to tour all over the world.

Frank has appeared on television numerous times, including appearances on Sopranos, Son of the Beach, Family Guy, and The Defenders. He also appeared in Harrison Ford's movie Hollywood Homicide. Frank Jr.'s latest album, That Face, was released in 2006.

The songs of Sinatra need to be sung and Frank Jr. has inherited that honor. In song and style Frank Sinatra, Jr. pays homage to his father, the singer and the music that defines the Sinatra legend by successfully touring the country performing "Sinatra Sings Sinatra." with his 8-piece band.

About Brantford International Jazz Festival
Brantford International Jazz Festival has grown to be one of the largest and musically diverse festivals in the Brantford and Brant County region attracting upward of 28,000 people. It has gained a solid reputation for its top quality presentations and as an organization in very short time span. (Read More)

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Lourdes says:
Jun 22, 2014 1:32 PM
I wish I could be there.


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carole says:
Jun 19, 2014 5:40 PM
Wish I could be there.

Bob in Boston says:
Sep 8, 2014 2:45 AM
Bump: Next up; this weekend.

Bob in Boston

september years says:
Sep 14, 2014 12:11 PM
A Great Show in Brantford!

I saw the show last night in Brantford and it was excellent. My favourite song Frank Jr. sang - and a pleasant surprise - was " Once I Loved " (from the FS Jobim album). Frank Jr. sang it beautifully.

I should also indicate that Frank Jr's band was terrific. Also loved how it looked like Frank Jr. was conducting the band often during the evening while singing.

Nancy says:
Sep 14, 2014 12:16 PM
He is the master at conducting and singing. I'm so happy you enjoyed the show.

Ace917 says:
Sep 14, 2014 1:03 PM
Two friends of mine from Ontario attended with each of their families. Can't wait to hear from them!

Bret says:
Sep 14, 2014 2:57 PM
Would love to have been there!

Ace917 says:
Sep 16, 2014 4:54 PM

Originally Posted by Ace917
Two friends of mine from Ontario attended with each of their families. Can't wait to hear from them!
Their words: "What a wonderful c‎oncert!" "Great musicians!"

And they managed to see him afterwards: "We really appreciate the time he spent with us after an exhausting concert."

Keith says:
Sep 17, 2014 12:04 AM

Originally Posted by Ace917
And they managed to see him afterwards: "We really appreciate the time he spent with us after an exhausting concert."
Frankie is so generous with his time it's unbelievable - a true gentleman in every sense of the word.

The Rat Pack Live!

   

The Rat Pack Live!

The Rat Pack Live!

June 3, 2014
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The Rat Pack: Live at the Sands and Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection will be packaged together as Rat Pack Live! for the first time, a 2CD/DVD comprehensive performance set.

Recorded in 1963, The Rat Pack: Live at the Sands features one of the great "Summit" performances, which originated during the Rat Pack's stay in Las Vegas during their filming of Ocean's Eleven.

As a double-dose of audiovisual document of the Rat Pack, Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection - one disc a CD, one a DVD - more than lives up to its title. Disc one is an audio-only CD culled from 1962 performances given by Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Davis, Jr. at the Villa Venice Night Club in Chicago, while disc two captures a 1965 St. Louis performance by the trio on DVD, with a young Johnny Carson acting as MC for the evening's frivolity. You can get yours here.

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Jun 13, 2014 8:56 AM
I got it as a gift from a dear friend, since it is the soundtrack to my beauty center!
My customers love it like me!


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Nick_Bradley78 says:
May 22, 2014 4:38 AM
Nice idea putting them together.

Markus says:
May 22, 2014 7:33 AM
Two great CDs and one fine DVD. I like the Sands Show very much.

Bob in Boston says:
May 22, 2014 8:54 AM

Originally Posted by Nick_Bradley78
Nice idea putting them together.
It's an interesting by-product of having both EMI/Capitol and Warner/Reprise issues now together under the FSE/Universal (Signature Sinatra) umbrella.

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Bob in Boston says:
May 22, 2014 10:37 AM
DISC 1: The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, September 7, 1963

  1. Fanfare and Introduction

    DEAN MARTIN:

  2. MEDLEY: Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes/I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine/I Love Vegas (Paris)
  3. Monologue
  4. June in January
  5. Monologue
  6. Via Veneto
  7. MEDLEY: Volare (Nel Blu, Dipinto, Di Blu)/On an Evening in Roma

    FRANK SINATRA:

  8. Introduction: Ring-a-Ding Ding (Instrumental)
  9. I Only Have Eyes for You
  10. Call Me Irresponsible
  11. My Heart Stood Still
  12. Please Be Kind
  13. I Have Dreamed
  14. Luck Be a Lady

    FRANK & DEAN:

  15. Dialogue
  16. MEDLEY: Marianne/Dance with a Dolly/You Are Too Beautiful/You Made Me Love You/Carolina in the Morning/Beautiful Dreamer/Dancing with Tears in My Eyes/Maria/Try a Little Tenderness/What Is This Thing Called Love?

    SAMMY DAVIS, JR.:

  17. The Lady Is a Tramp
  18. All the Way (Impressions)

    FRANK, DEAN & SAMMY:

  19. Dialogue

    FRANK & DEAN:

  20. Guys and Dolls
  21. The Oldest Established (Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York)

    FRANK, DEAN & SAMMY:

  22. Introductions
  23. The Oldest Established (Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York) (Reprise)
  24. Closing: Ring-a-Ding Ding (Instrumental)


DISC 2: The Villa Venice Night Club, Chicago, IL, November 26–December 2, 1962

  1. Fanfare and Introduction

    DEAN MARTIN:

  2. MEDLEY: Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes/When You're Smiling/The Lady Is a Tramp
  3. I Left My Heart in San Francisco
  4. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
  5. MEDLEY: Volare/On an Evening in Roma

    FRANK SINATRA:

  6. Goody Goody
  7. Chicago
  8. When Your Lover Has Gone
  9. Monologue
  10. Please Be Kind
  11. You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You

    SAMMY DAVIS, JR.:

  12. What Kind of Fool Am I?
  13. Out of This World
  14. She's Funny That Way
  15. Hey There

    FRANK & DEAN:

  16. Comedy
  17. MEDLEY 1: Brazil/You Are Too Beautiful/Cecilia (Does You Mother Know You're Out?)/Love Walked In/You Made Me Love You/Nothing Could Be Finer/Please Be Kind/Dancing with Tears in My Eyes/Maria/Try a Little Tenderness/Swing Low, Sweet Chariot/What Is This Thing Called Love?/Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?
  18. MEDLEY 2: I Can't Give You Anything but Love/Too Marvelous for Words/Pennies from Heaven/A Foggy Day/Embraceable You/The Lady Is a Tramp/Where or When

    FRANK, DEAN & SAMMY:

  19. Impressions
  20. Birth of the Blues
  21. Danny Thomas Introduction
  22. Nancy (with the Laughing Face)
  23. Me and My Shadow
  24. Sam's Song
  25. Birth of the Blues (Reprise)


Disc 3 (DVD Video): The Kiel Opera House, St. Louis, MO, June 20, 1965

  1. Johnny Carson Monologue

    DEAN MARTIN:

  2. Send Me the Pillow You Dream On
  3. King of the Road
  4. Everybody Loves Somebody
  5. MEDLEY: Volare/On an Evening in Roma
  6. You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You

    SAMMY DAVIS, JR.:

  7. My Shining Hour
  8. Who Can I Turn To? (When Nobody Needs Me)
  9. I've Got You Under My Skin
  10. You Came a Long Way from St. Louis
  11. You Are My Sunshine
  12. Bee-Bom
  13. One for My Baby

    FRANK SINATRA:

  14. Get Me to the Church on Time
  15. Fly Me to the Moon
  16. Luck Be a Lady
  17. I Only Have Eyes for You
  18. I've Got You Under My Skin
  19. Please Be Kind
  20. You Make Me Feel So Young
  21. My Kind of Town

    THE RAT PACK:

  22. Happy Birthday (to Tina Sinatra)
  23. Birth of the Blues


Bob in Boston

Bob in Boston says:
Jun 12, 2014 8:18 AM
News page link > The Rat Pack Live!

Bob in Boston

wattz2000 says:
Jun 13, 2014 8:17 AM
Does anyone know if this set has any better mastering than the Live and Swingin' set does of the two concerts that were in it? It's not that I don't want to purchase this set based the "redundancies" of having the same concerts twice, I'm just curious if I should buy it (it's a bit pricy from what I can tell at the moment). Also I plan to check soon but can one purchase the entire Sands concert in this set digitally on iTunes (a song at a time for ~1.29 each, for example). Last time I checked, this set wasn't on it nor do I think it will be because of the dvd.

Bob in Boston says:
Jun 13, 2014 8:38 AM
I can't answer with certainty, but I'm 99% sure these are just straight reissues of the original releases. If not, there would be some mention of remastering in the press release, and there is not. I almost always buy every new Sinatra release, duplicates included, but I'm passing on this one.

I haven't looked at iTunes, but both CDs are available as digital downloads from Amazon:

> amzn.com/B00K7H38NC
> amzn.com/B00K8AMOQK

Bob in Boston

Bob in Boston says:
Jun 13, 2014 9:14 AM

Originally Posted by Bob in Boston
I haven't looked at iTunes,
You made me look. Both titles are available from iTunes, also:

—> sinatrafamily.com/iTunes/?id=875569595
—> sinatrafamily.com/iTunes/?id=875630006

Bob in Boston

wattz2000 says:
Jun 13, 2014 2:51 PM
Thank you very much, sir. I could not for the life of me find the Vegas concert.

Prokopis says:
Jun 14, 2014 12:41 PM
New Realease? Whoa!!

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