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  1. NFF SHOW #457 - Week of April 14, 2019

    Nancy for Frank
    Starring Nancy Sinatra
    April 14, 2019
    Show 457

    1. Opening: Without A Song (FS – Reprise)

    2. April In Paris (FS – Columbia)
    3. I’ll Remember April (FS – Capitol)

    4. April Showers (Judy Garland)
    5. April Love (Pat Boone)
    6. It Might As Well Be Spring (FS – Reprise – Costa)

    7. Spring Is Here (FS – Columbia)
    8. It Happens Every Spring (FS – Columbia)

    9. Come Spring (Kitty Kallen)
    10. It’s Anybody’s Spring (Bing Crosby)

    11. April Played The Fiddle (FS & Tommy Dorsey)
    12. April Fool (Matt Monro)
    13. Lost April (Nat Cole)
    14. Suddenly It’s Spring (FS – Radio)
    15. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (Barbra Streisand)

    16. Spring, Spring, Spring (Johnny Mercer & Gene De Paul – Demo)
    17. I Whistle A Happy Tune (FS – Columbia)
    18. Happy Times (Danny Kaye)
    19. Get Happy (FS – Capitol)
    20. Blue Skies (FS – Radio)


    21. Love Turns Winter To Spring (Four Freshmen)
    22. Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring (Beach Boys)
    23. Younger Than Springtime (FS – Reprise)
    24. When It’s Spring For Me Again (Fred Travalena)

    25. On The Sunny Side Of The Street (FS – Capitol)
    26. Sunshine Cake (FS & Paula Kelly)

    27. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (FS– Radio)
    28. Look For The Silver Lining (Chet Baker)

    29. Here Comes The Sun (George Harrison – Live At MSG)
    30. Sunshine On My Shoulders (John Denver – The Wildlife Concert)
    31. My Sweet Lady (John Denver – Sinatra & Friends)
    32. September Song (John Denver & Frank Sinatra – Sinatra & Friends)

    33. I Wish I Were In Love Again (FS – Capitol)

    34. And So To Sleep Again (Patti Page)
    35. Again (FS – Radio)
    36. Drinking Again (FS – Reprise)

    37. I Guess I’ll Have To Dream The Rest (FS & Tommy Dorsey)
    38. The Night We Called It A Day (FS – Victor)
    39. I’ve Been To Town (FS – Reprise)
    40. Love’s Been Good To Me (FS – Reprise)

    41. A Cottage For Sale (FS – Capitol)
    42. I Could Have Told You (FS – Capitol)
    43. That Old Feeling (FS – Capitol)
    44. What’s New (FS – Capitol)

    45. That Old Feeling (FS – Columbia)
    46. I Guess I’ll Have To Dream The Rest (FS – Columbia)
    47. Watertown (FS – Reprise)
    48. Goodbye (She Quietly Says) (FS – Reprise)
    49. There Used To Be A Ballpark (FS – Reprise)

    50. South Of The Border (FS – Capitol)
    51. The One I Love (FS – Reprise)
    52. I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (FS – Reprise)

    53. September Of My Years (FS – Reprise)
    54. No One Ever Tells You (FS – Capitol)
    55. Time After Time (FS – Capitol

    56. Closing: Put Your Dreams Away (FS – Capitol)
    Last edited by Chuck Granata; 04-14-2019 at 08:37 AM.
    BONX!

  2. Thanks, Chuck

  3. Quote Originally Posted by Nancy View Post
    Thanks, Chuck

    BONX!

  4. PS: Brian, this IS a modified version of two previous shows (409 & 410) with new material added...
    BONX!

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Granata View Post
    PS: Brian, this IS a modified version of two previous shows (409 & 410) with new material added...
    Thank You for all the work that you and Nancy do every week!
    William
    Despair? It Never Entered My Mind!

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Granata View Post
    PS: Brian, this IS a modified version of two previous shows (409 & 410) with new material added...
    thank you for caring enough to let me know! You're awesome, in many ways.
    Lucky be a lady tonight.

  7. #7

    We'll have this moment forever -- but never, EVER again . . .

    “I'm Nancy, and we're celebrating Spring! on this week's Nancy for Frank”

    Tuned in just in time to hear Nancy crediting a “dear family friend, Fred Travelena.”

    (singing “When It’s Spring For Me Again”) “AGAIN” is the theme for the poignant segment playing right now,

    33. I Wish I Were In Love Again (FS – Capitol)
    34. And So To Sleep Again (Patti Page)
    35. Again (FS – Radio)
    36. Drinking Again (FS – Reprise)

    I needed to refresh memory about Fred Travelena and Wiki informs:


    Birth name Frederick Albert Travalena III
    Born October 6, 1942
    The Bronx, New York, U.S.
    Died June 28, 2009 (aged 66)
    Encino, California, U.S.
    Medium: Stand-up, Television
    Years active
    1962–2009
    Genres: Observational comedy
    Subject(s): impersonations, pop culture
    Spouse: Lois Travalena (1970–2009) (his death)
    Children: Cory James and Frederick Albert IV

    Fred Travelena appeared at casino theaters in Las Vegas, Reno, and Atlantic City, as well as performing arts theaters, cruise ships, and private "in-concert" performances. He took part in a U.S.O. tour to entertain troops overseas, and was honored in 2004 by Club Italia with a Merit Achievement Award for his contributions to society. Also in 2004, he appeared on Bananas Comedy. He played radio DJ "Madman Mancuso" in The Buddy Holly Story.

    On February 3, 2005, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7018 Hollywood Blvd.

    Travalena was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2002 and prostate cancer in 2003. Following five years' remission, the lymphoma returned in 2008. Travalena died on June 28, 2009, at his home in Encino, California.[3]

    During his life, he and his wife credited his battle with cancer as a challenge of their Christian faith and a way to help others overcome the same conditions.

    ----

    “I'm Nancy and you're listening to Nancy for Frank on Sirius XM.”

    Frank is singing "AGAIN" (the song) – in a perfect 20-something voice. A 'live' before a radio audience. Wonder, to coin a song title, where or when?

    "His 1949 radio performance of AGAIN, says Nancy. "We promised to work that one in . . . again!"

    [Wiki notes]

    "Again" is a popular song with music by Lionel Newman and words by Dorcas Cochran. It first appeared in the movie Road House (1948), sung by Ida Lupino[1] An instrumental rendition was used in the movie Pickup on South Street (1953). By 1949, versions by Vic Damone, Doris Day, Tommy Dorsey, Gordon Jenkins, Vera Lynn, Art Mooney, and Mel Tormé all made the Billboard charts.

  8. #8

    COTTAGE FOR SALE -- best of "over 100 recorded versions"

    Favorite 'show me' lyric about a cottage:

    The lawn we were proud of is waving in hay
    Our beautiful garden has withered away.
    Where we planted roses the weeds seem to say...
    "A cottage for sale"

    Never looked this one up -- it had such an English country garden feel to it . . . but no, composed by an American, Wiki says:

    Willard Robison (September 18, 1894 – June 24, 1968) was an American vocalist, pianist, and composer of popular songs, born in Shelbina, Missouri. His songs reflect a rural, melancholy theme steeped in Americana and their warm style has drawn comparison to Hoagy Carmichael. Many of his compositions, [including] "A Cottage for Sale" and "Old Folks", have become standards and have been recorded countless times by jazz and pop artists including Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstine, Bing Crosby and Mildred Bailey. "A Cottage for Sale" alone has been recorded over 100 times.

  9. #9

    That Old Feeling is still in my heart!

    Chuck says to Nancy a moment ago after

    45. That Old Feeling (FS – Columbia)
    46. I Guess I’ll Have To Dream The Rest (FS – Columbia)

    "They're both songs your Dad re-recorded and [it's a good example] how you could re-do a song and change it up, a 1950 version features a wonderful trumpet solo by Billy Butterfield. And I agree, Nancy, we don't play these Columbia versions too often!”

    [Wiki's intro to Mr. Butterfield who left us 31 years ago]

    Charles William Butterfield (January 14, 1917 – March 18, 1988) was an American jazz bandleader, trumpeter, flugelhornist, and cornetist.

  10. #10

    TIME AFTER TIME (the definitive version according to the composers)

    This week's show closer is TIME AFTER TIME -- the Capitol years recording. It's a man's song. As composer Jule Styne observed, it's drained of its emotional content when sung by a woman: he was referring to the Sammy Cahn words, "the one you run to see in the evening when the day is through."

    I remember Nelson Riddle once said, in speaking in admiration of his good friend Henry Mancini, that he (Nelson) would trade his entire catalog of arrangements "for just one of his (Mancini's) hit songs." Around the time Hank and Johnny Mercer were winning two consecutive "Best Original Song" Oscars for Moon River and The Days of Wine and Roses.

    In his self-deprecating style, Nelson Riddle was short changing the powerful, unforgettable 'counter-melodies' he worked into dozens of his best arrangements. One which I noticed years ago, and referred to in my review for the "SEDUCTION" compilation, re a late-in-life arrangement by Joe Parnello, "sometimes band-leader/pianist for Sinatra."

    "A friend at SinatraFamily.com points out the similarities in the Parnello arrangement's opening bars, to `Edelweiss' (from THE SOUND OF MUSIC) - just a hint, suggesting "that Joe Parnello was paying homage to Richard Rodgers."

    My favorite composer, Dick Rodgers perhaps inadvertently, once paid similar homage to Nelson Riddle's great `counter-melodies -- borrowing, as his five opening notes of "The Sound of Music," the same sequence of notes you'll hear on the closing orchestral flourish of Riddle's great arrangement (4 years earlier) of Sinatra's "TIME AFTER TIME."]

    Here it comes . . . listen for those five closing notes!

  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Granata View Post
    Nancy for Frank
    Starring Nancy Sinatra
    April 14, 2019
    Show 457


    23. Younger Than Springtime (FS – Reprise)
    Doesn't get any better than this

    https://66.media.tumblr.com/8d102d7a...fo6_r1_250.gif


  12. still enjoyable!!!
    A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

    My favorite song.

  13. #13

    This show wasn't a 'repeater'

    A 'magnum' of a show. Get it? Highest caliber? Okay, final hint: It 'made my day.'

    “I'm Nancy, and we're celebrating Spring! on this week's Nancy for Frank”

    As if to say, "next time include Mark's favorite instrumental celebration of the season," Siriusly Sinatra just played Tony Bennett and Bill Evans' YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING. At this moment, Kenny Rankin is singing "They're writing songs of love but not for me."

    [A two sentence Wiki entry]

    "You Must Believe in Spring is a song written by Michel Legrand and Jacques Demy for the film The Young Girls of Rochefort

    It can also refer to:

    You Must Believe in Spring (Bill Evans album), recorded in 1977 and released in 1980."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bDFDYhXqPM

    Okay, one more. "I know what you're thinking -- was that post number six? Or only five? Go ahead . . . "
    Last edited by Mark Blackburn; 04-15-2019 at 04:21 AM.

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