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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Frank Sinatra

It was on this day in 1940 when Billboard magazine published its first comprehensive record chart. Previously they published best-seller lists submitted by the individual record companies. The new chart compiled the top sellers from all major labels and ranked them accordingly. Show More Summary

A luscious tome of family stories and previously unseen photos to celebrate Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

See sample pages from this book at Wink. Sinatra 100 by Charles Pignone Thames & Hudson 2015, 288 pages, 11.2 x 13.9 x 1.3 inches $32 Buy a copy on Amazon Sinatra 100 encapsulates the legendary performer’s life through text and previously unseen photographs from the family archives as well as classic images from various photo shoots. Show More Summary

Sinatra: Strangers in the Night 2

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Yesterday, I posted about Frank Sinatra's single, Strangers in the Night, which went to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week in 1966. I also included a link to my Wall Street Journal essay on the song and...       Related Stories Sinatra: Strangers in the Night Stanley Cooper (1925-2016) Sinatra on TV: The DVDs  

Sinatra: Strangers in the Night

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

In the Wall Street Journal today, I write on Frank Sinatra's Strangers in the Night—the single and the album (go here). Fifty years ago this week, the single went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the album...       Related Stories Stanley Cooper (1925-2016) Sinatra on TV: The DVDs 9 Box Sets You Deserve  

Chris Martin Says Rihanna Is the Frank Sinatra of Today

Chris Martin hits the stage to perform during iHeartMedia and MediaLink’s dinner party at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on Tuesday (June 21) in Antibes, France. The 39-year-old singer was seen stepping out of the hotel during the week and hopping onto a boat with an employee of the event. In a new interview with The Guardian, [...]

Stanley Cooper (1925-2016)

4 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Stan Cooper, a long-time JazzWax reader who in the 1950s was a music publishing executive who brought Learnin' the Blues to the attention of Frank Sinatra, died in Jupiter, Fla., early yesterday morning. He was 91. [Photo of Stan Cooper...       Related Stories Sinatra on TV: The DVDs 9 Box Sets You Deserve The Things We Did Last Summer  

Well: Talking to Younger Men About Growing Old

At 85, it’s the voices of a younger generation that I hear as I run on the treadmill today, along with the voice of Frank Sinatra singing “September Song.”

Baseball’s Unhealthy Obsession with Starting Pitchers is Killing the Game

The staff’s ace checks every box on Frank Sinatra’s list: he’s A-#1, king of the hill, top of the heap. Beginning with Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw, who will earn $34.6 million this season, five of the six highest-paid players in Major League Baseball are starting pitchers. Show More Summary

Gene Cavallero Jr., Who Ran the Colony Restaurant, Dies at 92

The Colony occupied a lofty perch in New York City’s dining scene, becoming a destination for boldface names like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Frank Sinatra.

Hillary Clinton: The most qualified?

“Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.” — Frank Sinatra, as Maj. Bennett Marco “His brain has not only been

You Have To Hear The Voice That Charmed The Socks Off Heidi Klum

Never mind the next Taylor Swift. This guy is the new Frank Sinatra. Sal Valentinetti, a 20-year-old pizza delivery man from Long Island, brought the "America's Got Talent" audience to its feet with his soulful rendition of Sinatra's "My Way." “When you want to sing this kind of music, you can’t fake it,” said Simon Cowell. Show More Summary

America's Got Talent Pizza Delivery Guy Perfectly Channels Frank Sinatra

Offstage, Sal Valentinetti is a 20-year-old pizza delivery guy from Long Island, New York. Onstage, he's the reincarnation of Frank Sinatra. His old-school persona is a throwback to the time when the Rat Pack ruled Las Vegas. "I'm gonna...Show More Summary

Ex-American Idol Contestant Earns Heidi’s Golden Buzzer on America’s Got Talent (VIDEO)

Sal Valentinetti performed "My Way" by Frank Sinatra on America's Got Talent 2016 on Tuesday, June 14, 2016!

Stunning images show Palm Springs in its Golden Age during the 1960s

Palm Springs has been known as a 'Playground for the Stars' since the 1930s. Nestled near the base of the San Jacinto Mountains in southern California, celebrities such as Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, and many others have called the city their home — or at least their winter get-away. Show More Summary

What It Was Like to Work With Sinatra in the Studio

In the mid-1960s, Frank Sinatra's recording career had begun to falter. It was the age of Beatlemania, and the crooner's sound, rooted in jazz and big band music, was no longer in vogue. Eager for another shot at topping the pop charts, Sinatra lined up a session in the spring...

See this sweet father and son nail a Frank Sinatra duet

This pair nails a sweet rendition of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.'s "Me and My Shadow."

Guest Post: Weird Things About Chicago By Paul Krueger

Ah, Chicago. Frank Sinatra called it “my kind of town.” Carl Sandburg dubbed it “the City of Big Shoulders.” And Rudyard Kipling once wrote of the city that “I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages.” But that’s okay, because Kipling was too busy being an imperialist shill to appreciate what he had in front of him. Show More Summary

Hear Muhammad Ali sing out against tooth decay

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In 1976, Muhammad Ali collaborated with Howard Cosell, Frank Sinatra, Jayne Kennedy, Richie Havens, and others on an LP titled "Ali and His Gang vs. Mr. Tooth Decay." Listen below! Apparently, there was a planned sequel titled "Ali and His Gang vs. Fat Cat the Dope King" but sadly it never appeared. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtiNbm9o8zU

Sinatra on TV: The DVDs

2 months agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

It's easy to forget how many TV specials Frank Sinatra taped over the decades. Let's just say it's dozens. A glance at his entry at IMBD.com can make your head spin. There are the ones you know, ones you don't...       Related Stories 9 Box Sets You Deserve The Things We Did Last Summer  

Start Spreading the News — a Frank Sinatra Stage Musical Is in Development

Frank Sinatra's still got the world on a string, and now he's finally got the theater wrapped around his finger. The AP reports that a jukebox stage musical about the seminal musician's life is currently in the works, with the premiere aiming for 2018. Details are still scarce, though it's ... More »

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