May 7, 2015

#66: Sinatra opens a vein

. . . and lets it bleed:

"I'm A Fool To Want You" was written by Jack Wolf, Joel Herron, and Frank Sinatra. Above is the Alex Stordahl version from 1951. Frank recorded it again in 1957 with Gordon Jenkins but I prefer this one, with, to quote Mark Steyn, its "brooding film noir intro."

The song is #23 on Mark's Sinatra Century hit parade, so if you've missed it, go back and read it now. That this masterpiece was the B-side to "Mama Will Bark" is just incredible.

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