It's been 99 years since that historic day in Hoboken. Here's a song for the season:
See The Camp of the Saints for a swingier selection.
Stay tuned for some Sinatra Centenary festivities in the new year.
December 12, 2014
November 11, 2014
Perhaps it's crept up on you, but I've been thinking about the 2015 Frank Sinatra Centenary and how I might observe it for a long time. Little Francis Albert was born in 1915, and, conveniently for me, near the end of the year. That means I have a whole year in which to post my favorite 100 recordings, in (roughly) ascending order. The plan is to post two songs a week, with video whenever possible.
Here's a warm-up from the 40s, back when Frank was still cracking skinny jokes:
Someone, ten years from now, ought to honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of that song, written by Isham Jones and Gus Kahn in 1924.