Frank Sinatra

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Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (/sˈnɑːtrə/; Italian: [siˈnaːtra]; December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. Sinatra's music has been considered timeless by many. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Italian immigrants, he began his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. He found success as a solo artist after being signed by Columbia Records in 1943, becoming the idol of the "bobby soxers". He released his first album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, in 1946. Sinatra's professional career had stalled by the early 1950s, and he turned to Las Vegas, where he became one of its best known performers as part of the Rat Pack. His career was reborn in 1953 with the success of From Here to Eternity and his subsequent Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He signed with Capitol Records and released several critically lauded albums, including In the Wee Small Hours (1955), Songs for Swingin' Lovers! (1956), Come Fly with Me (1958), Only the Lonely (1958) and Nice 'n' Easy (1960).

Sinatra left Capitol in 1960 to start his own record label, Reprise Records, and released a string of successful albums. In 1965 he recorded the retrospective September of My Years, starred in the Emmy-winning television special Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music, and scored hits with "Strangers in the Night" and "My Way". After releasing Sinatra at the Sands, recorded at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Vegas with frequent collaborator Count Basie in early 1966, the following year he recorded one of his most famous collaborations with Tom Jobim, the album Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim. It was followed by 1968's collaboration with Duke Ellington. Sinatra retired for the first time in 1971, but came out of retirement two years later and recorded several albums and resumed performing at Caesars Palace. In 1980 he scored a Top 40 hit with "(Theme From) New York, New York". Using his Las Vegas shows as a home base, he toured both within the United States and internationally until a short time before his death in 1998.

Sinatra forged a highly successful career as a film actor. After winning an Academy Award for From Here to Eternity, he starred in The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), and received critical acclaim for his performance in The Manchurian Candidate (1962). He appeared in various musicals such as On the Town (1949), Guys and Dolls (1955), High Society (1956), and Pal Joey (1957), and toward the end of his career he became associated with playing detectives, including the title character in Tony Rome (1967). On television, The Frank Sinatra Show began on ABC in 1950, and he continued to make appearances on television throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Sinatra was also heavily involved with politics from the mid-1940s, and actively campaigned for presidents such as Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, though before Kennedy's death Sinatra's alleged Mafia connections led to his being snubbed.

While Sinatra never formally learned how to read music, he had a fine, natural understanding of it, and he worked very hard from a young age to improve his abilities in all aspects of music. A perfectionist, renowned for his impeccable dress sense and cleanliness, he always insisted on recording live with his band. His bright blue eyes earned him the popular nickname "Ol' Blue Eyes". Sinatra led a colorful personal life, and was often involved in turbulent affairs with women, such as with his second wife Ava Gardner. He went on to marry Mia Farrow in 1966 and Barbara Marx in 1976. Sinatra had several violent confrontations, usually with journalists he felt had crossed him, or work bosses with whom he had disagreements. He was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan in 1985, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1997. Sinatra was also the recipient of eleven Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Trustees Award, Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. After his death, American music critic Robert Christgau called him "the greatest singer of the 20th century", and he continues to be seen as an iconic figure.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The 3 Crooners Frank Sinatra 1
The Best Duets Frank Sinatra 1
The Best Of Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra 1
The Classic Collection Frank Sinatra 1
The Classic Tracks Frank Sinatra 1
The Definitive Sinatra Frank Sinatra 1
The Early Years Frank Sinatra 1
The Entertainers Frank Sinatra 1
The Essential Frank Sinatra: The Columbia Years Frank Sinatra 1
The Film Collection Frank Sinatra 1
The Frank Sinatra Collection Frank Sinatra 1
The Frank Sinatra Collection, Volume 1: Sensational Sinatra Frank Sinatra 1
The Frank Sinatra Collection, Volume 2: Supreme Sinatra Frank Sinatra 1
The Frank Sinatra Collection, Volume 3: Sentimental Sinatra Frank Sinatra 1
The Frank Sinatra Duets Frank Sinatra 1
The Gold Collection Frank Sinatra 1
The Golden Days of Radio Frank Sinatra 1
The Golden Voice Frank Sinatra 1
The Heart of the Matter: Frank Sinatra Sings About Love Frank Sinatra 1
The Legend Frank Sinatra 1
The Original Sessions, Volume 1 Frank Sinatra 1
The Popular Sinatra, Volume 1 Frank Sinatra & The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra 1
The Popular Sinatra, Volume 2 Frank Sinatra & The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra 1
The Radio Years Frank Sinatra 1
The Radio Years • 1939-1955 • Record Five Frank Sinatra 1
The Reprise Years Frank Sinatra 1
The Sinatra Christmas Album Frank Sinatra 1
The Song Is You: On the Air 1940-1942, Volume 5 Frank Sinatra & The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra 1
The Song Is You: The Complete Studio Masters, Volume 1 Frank Sinatra & The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra 1
The Story Frank Sinatra 1
The Very Best of Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra 1
The Very Best of Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra 1
The Very Best Of Frank Sinatra Volume 3 Frank Sinatra 1
The Voice (unknown boxset) Frank Sinatra 1
The Wonderful World of Frank Sinatra 1943-1951 Frank Sinatra 1
The Wonderful World of Frank Sinatra 1952-1960 Frank Sinatra 1
The World of Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra 1
There's No Business Like Show Business Frank Sinatra 1
This Is Frank Sinatra 1953-1957 Frank Sinatra 1
Yesterday Frank Sinatra 1
You'll Never Know Frank Sinatra 1
Young at Heart: Essential Gold Frank Sinatra 1
Young Blue Eyes: Birth of a Crooner Frank Sinatra & The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 The Sinatra Saga Volume 2 Frank Sinatra 1
1996 Dancing in the Dark Frank Sinatra 1
2008 On the Radio: The Lucky Strike "Lite-Up Time" Shows 1949-1950 Frank Sinatra 1
2009 Sinatra: New York Frank Sinatra 1
2015 London Frank Sinatra 1
2015 A Voice on Air (1935-1955) Frank Sinatra 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 The Lost London concert Frank Sinatra 1
1974 The Main Event Frank Sinatra 3
1994 Sinatra and Sextet: Live in Paris Frank Sinatra 2
1995 Sinatra 80th: Live in Concert Frank Sinatra 3
1997 Live in Australia, 1959 Frank Sinatra with the Red Norvo Quintet 3
1998 Sinatra at the Sands Frank Sinatra 4 5
1999 '57: In Concert Frank Sinatra 1
2000 The Jerusalem Concert Frank Sinatra 1
2005 Frank Sinatra Live From Las Vegas (At the Golden Nugget) Frank Sinatra 1
2006 Sinatra: Vegas Frank Sinatra 1
2009 Live at the Meadowlands Frank Sinatra 2
1968-05-22: Oakland Coliseum Frank Sinatra 2
1977-06-10: Sabre Room, Chicago, IL, USA Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin 1
Live in Seattle, 9 June 1957 Frank Sinatra 1
Royal Festival Hall Frank Sinatra 1
Sinatra in Japan - Concert April 26 1985 - Budokan, Tokyo Frank Sinatra 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Soundtrack to the CBS Mini-Series Frank Sinatra 1
1997 Anchors Aweigh Gene Kelly - Frank Sinatra - Kathryn Grayson - Jose Iturbi 1
2008 Sinatra at the Movies Frank Sinatra 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1939 From the Bottom of My Heart / Melancholy Mood Frank Sinatra 1
1941 Dolores / I Tried Frank Sinatra & The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra 1
1941 It's Always You / Birds of a Feather Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra / Connie Haines 1
1945 Dream / There's No You Frank Sinatra 1
1945 Nancy (With the Laughing Face) / The Cradle Song Frank Sinatra 1
1945 Ol' Man River / Stormy Weather Frank Sinatra 1
1946 Five Minutes More / How Cute Can You Be? Frank Sinatra 1
1946 Oh! What It Seemed to Be / Day by Day Frank Sinatra 1
1947 Embraceable You / She's Funny That Way Frank Sinatra 1
1947 How Deep Is the Ocean? / That Old Black Magic Frank Sinatra 1
1947 I Believe / Time After Time Frank Sinatra 1
1947 I Concentrate on You / I'm Sorry I Made You Cry Frank Sinatra 1
1947 Over the Rainbow / All the Things You Are Frank Sinatra 1
1954 You, My Love / Someone to Watch Over Me Frank Sinatra 1
1954 Young at Heart / Take a Chance Frank Sinatra 1
1955 (Love Is) The Tender Trap / Weep They Will Frank Sinatra 1
1955 Learnin' the Blues / If I Had Three Wishes Frank Sinatra 1
1955 Love and Marriage / The Impatient Years Frank Sinatra 1
1955 Not as a Stranger / How Could You Do a Thing Like That to Me? Frank Sinatra 1
1957 All the Way / Chicago Frank Sinatra 1
1957 Witchcraft / Tell Her You Love Her Frank Sinatra 1
1958 Frank Sinatra Sings To Love & Be Loved Frank Sinatra 1
1958 Mr Success / Sleep Warm Frank Sinatra 1
1959 French Foreign Legion / Time After Time Frank Sinatra 1
1959 High Hopes / All My Tomorrows Frank Sinatra 1
1960 Old MacDonald / You'll Always Be the One I Love Frank Sinatra 1
1961 Granada / The Curse of an Aching Heart Frank Sinatra 1
1962 Ev'rybody's Twistin' / Nothin' but the Best Frank Sinatra 2
1962 Me and My Shadow Frank Sinatra & Sammy Davis Jr. 2
1964 My Kind of Town / I Like to Lead When I Dance Frank Sinatra 1
1966 That's Life / The September of My Years Frank Sinatra 1
1966 You Make Me Feel So Young Frank Sinatra 1

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