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    SINATRA AND SWINGIN' BRASS 1962

    1. Goody Goody
    2. They Can't Take That Away from Me
    3. At Long Last Love
    4. I'm Beginning to See the Light
    5. Don'cha Go 'Way Mad
    6. I Get a Kick Out of You
    7. Tangerine
    8. Love Is Just Around the Corner
    9. Ain't She Sweet
    10. Serenade in Blue
    11. I Love You
    12. Pick Yourself Up
    13. Everybody's Twistin'
    14. Nothing But the Best
    15. You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me

    tracks 1-13 arranged and conducted by Neal Hefti
    track 14 arranged by Skip Martin, conducted by Neal Hefti
    track 15 arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle

    tracks 13-15 are bonus tracks.

    Reprise CD

    Pedro

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    One of my two or three favorite Sinatra uptempo albums. It sounds so effortless, so relaxed, so full of humor in both the singing and the arrangements (by the great Neal Hefti). Frank could do no wrong around this time; he was absolutely at the top of his game, and here's the proof.

    This was the fourth album Sinatra released in 1962 (there would be five in all, three on Reprise and two on Capitol), and it got somewhat lost in the shuffle at the time, peaking at #18 on the Billboard charts at a time when most of his albums automatically hit the Top Ten.

    PJ

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    FRANK'S REPRISE JUKEBOX CONVERSION

    https://sinatrafamily.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8119


    SINATRA AND SWINGIN' BRASS

    0409 Goody Goody
    0405 They Can't Take That Away from Me
    0407 At Long Last Love
    0401 I'm Beginning to See the Light
    0410 Don'cha Go 'Way Mad
    0402 I Get a Kick Out of You
    0411 Tangerine
    0406 Love Is Just Around the Corner
    0403 Ain't She Sweet
    0408 Serenade in Blue
    0404 I Love You
    0412 Pick Yourself Up
    0319 Everybody's Twistin'
    0320 Nothing But the Best
    0602 You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me

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    You have to love Goody, Goody, but my favorite on this album is Everybody's Twistin'. It is just a fun song where Frank is showing some versatility.

    Steve
    Thanks,
    Steve
    We ROCKED a romance to the Castle Rock!

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    Lee Hirschberg remaster?

    I have the 1992 disc and even a double in a longbox so I never bothered with the 1998 remaster. Recently on the Steve Hoffman Forum it was mentioned that Lee Hirschberg remastered SOME of those Entertainer Of The Century discs. Would someone tell me if he had a hand in this one. Thank you.

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    great cover, and a great "kick out of you". i love the latter "long last love" live version better. there's a funny moment during the twist song where frank goes "la-dl-la-dl-la-dl-ladl"
    SINATRA : " Standing Room Only " ... new LIVE box 2018

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    Hey Steffen

    <<there's a funny moment during the twist song where frank goes "la-dl-la-dl-la-dl-ladl">>

    When does he do that? That escaped me!

    Pedro.
    Pedro

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    "Twistin'" is of course not part of the original album concept. It is actually a song written in the 30s called "Everybody's Truckin'" with some lyric modifications. Even our beloved FS pandered to fads from time to time by recording the song in the middle of the Twist rein on the charts (for about year before it went that-a-way). Chiropractors and other medical specialists loved the Twist. They did a fabulous business treating damaged hips, backs and whatever.

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    Pete: I believe he wanted to this song as a favor to his friend Rube Bloom. He asked Bloom to change Truckin to Twistin.

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    Absolutely Ron. Frank also recorded "Thanks For The Memory" for She Shot Me Down with new lyrics written by Bloom.

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    No Peter, the words for "Thanks For The Memory" (original 30s as well as the special ones for FS in 1981) were by Leo Robin (1895-1984).

    Bernhard.

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    SOME GENUINE EVERGREENS

    It's almost inconceivabe that this album was somewhat lost in the shuffle when it was first released. I guess that says something about the strength of virtually every album title Frank Sinatra recorded in the early days of the Reprise label.

    The truer measure of the material here rests upon the fact that so many of the numbers became staples in the Sinatra repertoire long after the album was recorded. I am thinking of tracks like "Goody, Goody," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "At Long Last Love" (a version I find every bit as powerful as the Capitol recording), "I Get A Kick Out of You," and my own personal favorite, "Don'cha Go Way Mad." I could play "Don'Cha Go Way Mad" two dozen times in one day and never tire of it. "Pick Yourself Up" is not far behind. These are virtuoso vocal performances wrapped up in virtuoso arrangements.

    A lot of credit must also go to Neal Hefti, who gives The Great Man some incredible brass passages that would turn Billy May green with envy. There is such a sense of ease and comfort between Sinatra and the musicians. As a result, I think the most impressive thing about this album is in listening to how many times Sinatra is able to shift his vocal gears within each and every track. He displays his unique ability to either caress a phrase, or compress it, as the case may be, perhaps more so than in any one Sinatra album I can think of. Listen to how many variations in rhythm he applies just to "Pick Yourself Up." Amazing. And as usual, he never ever loses the Hefti beat.

    My copy is early Reprise vinyl, which is superb. But I will eventually pick up the CD just for the bonus tracks, which are worth the price of the disc in and of themselves.. I've heard all of them before on "Sounds of Sinatra" programs with Sid Mark. Can't wait to hear them all again.

    Best regards,

    Russell Kishi
    Glendale, California

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    Russell's reflections on underrated gem

    Your observations (above) are astute -- as usual (in fact I'm enjoying thoroughly all your previous, thoughtful postings from the 12 months you've been visiting this wonderful website). Couldn't improve on, or add to, your concise thoughts; but for the benefit of any members of the 'family' still wondering whether they should purchase this underrated classic . . .

    What follows are a couple of thoughts from the guy who wrote the original liner notes in '62, Lawrence D. Stewart. This is a short excerpt from what I consider the most insightful, and enjoyable liner notes ever written for a Sinatra album:

    - - - -

    “I’m Beginning to See the Light” is a standard that got started almost by accident. According to Leonard Feather, the song began as a Johnny Hodges riff in the days when Hodges was with Duke Ellington. Ellington developed the phrase into a tune, and Don George was asked to write the lyric. The lyric is a brilliant example of visual imagery carefully worked out and elaborated, with its coined noun ‘lantern-shine’ and its conceits derived from that bag of cliches: Being in the dark, Suddenly it dawned on me, and Beginning to see the light. Ira Gershwin has always insisted that a cliché set to music is no longer necessarily a cliché. George’s lyric, mixing fresh images with catch-phrases, is proof.

    When Sinatra sings a lyric, even when it’s one we know as well as he does, we suddenly hear it fresh and the words regain sharpness of meaning. Both Ira Gershwin and Richard Rodgers have compared lyric-writing to mosaic-making: each word is cut to fill a precisely defined gap. Sinatra’s presentation polishes each word in its setting and gives it every chance to radiate. Probably no worse fate could befall a second rate lyricist than to have this man sing his material and show it up for what it isn’t. There is something about the pauses in the delivery---as in ‘Pick Yourself Up’—those caesuras which, as Christopher Isherwood has remarked, make listening to Sinatra exciting and, at times, almost excruciating as we wait for each word to drop, finally, into its allotted space.”

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    Dynamite!

    While there are several songs that Frank re-visits on this album, they sound completely different than the originals, which is good. Still, I don't think too many singers out there would be able to add several songs to a new album that they already did and pull it off as Frank as done.

    A great new arrangement for They Can't Take That Away From Me. Opens right up with "The Way You Wear You Hat."

    The same thing with At Long Last Love; I Get A Kick Out of You and the added bonus track, You Brought A New Kind of Love to Me. Completely different arrangements.

    Hefti definitely pumps rocket fuel in these arrangements, which Frank, as usual, mastefully handles.

    ANOTHER WINNER!

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    BEST ALBUM OF FS

    THIS IS MY FAVE FRANK SINATRA ALBUM

    -IT IS SO MUCH FUN TO LISTEN TO I LOVE TO DANCE TO IT

    GOODY GOODY IS MY FAVE TRACK
    THEN LOVE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER
    THEN AT LONG LAST LOVE


    EVERYBODY'S TWSITIN' IS DIFFERENT BUT FUN AND FUNNY! HEHE

    MEG

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    Swingin Brass!

    I think this is the first Sinatra album my parents ever played for me and got me hooked!!!! This contains my favorite version of Can't Take That Away from Me...he's awsome!

    Amy

  18. This is one record i never had in all my Frank lp's....Never remember seeing it in the shops very much.....Had a look on the net tonight to get it on CD and cant really see it for less than £20.Would this be about right for this title??
    'Cause he was Sensational....Thats all!

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    << £20. Would this be about right for this title? >>

    Seems too high, Mark.

    The CD is still in print in the US, with a retail price of $18.98 (about £10, I believe). Some Internet stores sell it for much less. I don't know what they charge for overseas shipping, but have you looked here: Yahoo Shopping. (Search for "Sinatra Brass" in Music and compare prices.)

  20. Thanks Bob..
    seeing it as high as £25 on amazon but i have found a US seller who will ship one to the Uk for just over £12.Thanks for the help.
    'Cause he was Sensational....Thats all!

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