May 19, 2015

#63: " In the chill, chill, chill, chill, still . . . of the night"

Here's the first of many Ring-a-Ding-Ding! tracks to make our list. It's the only Sinatra album arranged by Johnny Mandel and that is a crying shame.

It's definitely not the song you probably know by The Five Satins, but rather one written by Cole Porter in 1937 when young Frankie was just coming of age. It may not be CP's greatest work but with the fabulous arrangement and Sinatra's inestimable skills and charms, it's a killer.

Stay tuned for another Cole Porter song coming up next.

***Update: Mark Steyn calls Mr. Mandel's arrangement "magnificent" (scroll down) -- that it is. 

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