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Frank Sinatra - A Voice On Air (1935 - 1955) 4CD + Book

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In commemoration of Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday, Legacy Recordings will release 'Frank Sinatra: A Voice On Air (1935-1955),' a historic 100+ track, 4CD deluxe box set derived from an invaluable collection of rare radio broadcasts and rehearsals.

Luxuriously packaged with a 60-page book, 'Frank Sinatra: A Voice On Air (1935-1955)' is an essential addition to Sinatra's voluminous discography, offering a unique glimpse into the formative period of America's first teen idol: Frank Sinatra, the man who became known the world over as 'The Voice'.

Included in the book is an introductory essay by renowned singer, pianist and archivist Michael Feinstein, a personal remembrance by Frank's eldest daughter Nancy Sinatra and a detailed essay by foremost Sinatra historian, author and box set producer Charles L. Granata.

Meticulously restored and remastered in high-resolution from the original glass and aluminium radio transcription discs and magnetic tape masters by three-time Grammy winning recording engineer Andreas Meyer and Sinatra producer Charles L. Granata, these vintage, historic recordings – most of them unheard since their original broadcast in the 1940s and 1950s – sound more rich and vibrant than ever before. All of the warmth and vibrancy that are hallmarks of Frank Sinatra's vocal brilliance have been preserved, and showcased with unprecedented fidelity.

This breathtaking overview charts Frank Sinatra's evolution as a vocalist, and includes samples of his radio work from the first twenty years of his amazing career, from his first radio performance in 1935 (singing 'S-H-I-N-E' with the Hoboken Four) to his last weekly series in 1955 (The Frank Sinatra Show, featuring ultra-rare performances with an in-studio quintet). From beginning to end, 'Frank Sinatra: A Voice On Air (1935-1955)' envelops the listener in the atmosphere surrounding the creation of these masterful radio performances in the 1930s, '40s and '50s.




 1. Vintage Radio Tuning In / Major Bowes' Show Opening / S-H-I-N-E     
 2. Fred Allen introduces Frank Sinatra and the Four Sharps / Exactly Like You     
 3. Moon Love     
 4. Fame and Fortune Show Opening: I'm Getting Sentimental Over You / Marie     
 5. Deep Night     
 6. Ruth Lowe Interview / I'll Never Smile Again / Fame and Fortune Show Opening: I'm Getting Sentimental Over You     
 7. Frenesi     
 8. East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)     
 9. Carnaval de Broadway Opening: I'm Getting Sentimental Over You / The One I Love     
10. Say It / Carnaval de Broadway Closing: I'm Getting Sentimental Over You     
11. She's Funny That Way     
12. I Don't Believe in Rumors     
13. Medley: I'll String Along with You / As Time Goes By     
14. That Old Black Magic     
15. I Heard You Cried Last Night     
16. For Me and My Gal     
17. Moonlight Mood     
18. There Are Such Things     
19. Broadway Bandbox Show Opening / All or Nothing at All (orchestral)     
20. My Heart Stood Still     
21. The Right Kind of Love     
22. Close to You     
23. As Time Goes By     
24. It's De-Lovely     
25. Nature's Remedy Commercial     


 1. Songs by Sinatra Show Opening: This Love of Mine / Paper Doll     
 2. Kiss Me Again     
 3. If Loveliness Were Music     
 4. Lover Come Back to Me / Songs by Sinatra Show Closing: Put Your Dreams Away     
 5. My Heart Tells Me     
 6. My Ideal     
 7. News Bulletin / Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower Briefing / President Franklin D. Roosevelt Address of D-Day (Excerpts) / Music for Millions Introduction & Buy a Piece of the Peace     
 8. Frank Sinatra D-Day Announcement / The Frank Sinatra Show Opening: This Love of Mine / Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer     
 9. Frank Sinatra Commentary on Special D-Day Broadcast / America the Beautiful     
10. Frank Sinatra Dedication to Canadian Soliders at Rockcliffe Hospital, Ontario / I'll Be Seeing You (Rehearsal)     
11. Frank Sinatra Dedication to Soldiers at Halloran Hospital, Staten Island, NY / The Way You Look Tonight     
12. It Had to Be You     
13. Don't Fence Me In     
14. Lonely Love     
15. Long Ago and Far Away     
16. Songs by Sinatra Opening: Night and Day / Aren't You Glad You're You     
17. It Might as Well be Spring     
18. Birthday Greetings for Frank Sinatra's 30th Birthday / Frank Sinatra introduces June Hutton / Button Up Your Overcoat     
19. Day by Day     
20. Lily Belle     
21. Ol' Man River / Songs by Sinatra Show Closing: Put Your Dreams Away     
22. Comedy Sketch: The Battle of the Century     
23. Songs by Sinatra Old Gold "Yankee Doodle Dandy" Commercial     
24. The Frank Sinatra Show Vimms Vitamin Commercial     
25. Songs by Sinatra Max Factor Commercial     



 1. Songs by Sinatra Show Opening: Night and Day / I'm an Old Cowhand / Tumblin' Tumbleweeds     
 2. Along the Navajo Trail     
 3. Frank Sinatra Introduction to "Home on the Range" / Home on the Range     
 4. Frank Sinatra Introduces Louisiana Gov. Jimmie Davis / You Are My Sunshine     
 5. Frank Sinatra introduces Nat "King" Cole / Exactly Like You     
 6. Frank Sinatra introduces Slim Gaillard / Cement Mixer (Put-ti Put-ti)     
 7. You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me     
 8. I Only Have Eyes for You     
 9. You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby     
10. Don't Forget Tonight Tomorrow     
11. Sweet Lorraine     
12. Personality     
13. Who's Sorry Now?     
14. Don't Marry That Girl     
15. A Salute to Al Jolson Show Opening & George Jessel Introduces Frank Sinatra / Rock-a-Bye Your Baby     
16. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah     
17. These Foolish Things (parody)     
18. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons     
19. Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)     
20. Frank Sinatra Introduces Irving Berlin / Alexander's Ragtime Band     
21. Help Me to Help My Neighbor / Irving Berlin Commentary on Frank Sinatra Winning the Jefferson Award     
22. Frank Sinatra Introduces Johnny Mercer / Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive     
23. Your Hit Parade Show Opening: Lucky Day / (It's Going to Be A) Great Day     
24. I Wish I Didn't Love You So     
25. Take Me Out to the Ball Game     
26. There's No Business Like Show Business     
27. Serenade of the Bells     
28. Frank Sinatra Receives the Modern Screen Ed Sullivan Award nad the 1946 "Radio Father of the Year Award" / Come Rain or Come Shine     
29. Songs by Sinatra Show Closing: Put Your Dreams Away     


 1. Haunted Heart     
 2. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams     
 3. I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover     
 4. Nature Boy     
 5. Little White Lies     
 6. On a Slow Boat to China     
 7. Light Up Time Show Opening: Lucky Day / It All Depends on You     
 8. Some Enchanted Evening     
 9. Full Moon and Empty Arms     
10. It's Only a Paper Moon     
11. Mad About You     
12. A Fine Romance     
13. Dean Martin introduces Frank Sinatra / I've Got a Crush on You     
14. Why Try to Change Me Now     
15. Birth of the Blues     
16. To Be Perfectly Frank Show Opening: Walking and Whistlin' the Blues / I've Got the World on a String     
17. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm     
18. A Hundred Years from Today     
19. This Can't Be Love     
20. Them There Eyes / To Be Perfectly Frank Closing: Walkin' and Whistlin' the Blues     
21. The Frank Sinatra Show Opening: Young at Heart / Tenderly     
22. Hello, Young Lovers     
23. It's Alright with Me     
24. Our Love Is Here to Stay / The Frank Sinatra Show Closing: Put Your Dreams Away     
25. Gary Crosby Introduces Frank Sinatra / Sam's Song (The Happy Tune)     
26. Half as Lovely (Twice as True)     
27. Light Up Time / Lucky Strike "LSMFT" Commercial     
28. Frank Sinatra sings Bobbi Home Permanment / White Rain Commercials     

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  1. Early Sinatra radio cuts reveal his early talent 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 21 Dec 2017

    There lots of early bits and pieces here, including some of Sinatra's contemporaries. Like a rich plum pudding, the 4 CDs here have tons of great tracks, best enjoyed one at a time, not binged.