Take a journey with me. Back in time, to when autotune was something unheard of; to when popular music was wrought by big bands and bigger voices; to when the cool chicks wore kitten heels and sprayed hair and the mad men wore suits and fedoras. Everyone drank martinis (shaken, not stirred) and gimlets (vodka, please).
Back before there was Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jr or Amy Winehouse; back to when there was the Chairman of the Board. Old Blue Eyes himself.
This holiday season, there is a new release featuring the best music of Sinatra from both Capitol and Reprise Records. Sinatra: Best of the Best features 23 songs that span Sinatra’s career chronologically from I’ve Got the World On a String to New York, New York for under $10.
The Deluxe double CD version also includes a 19-track rare live performance featuring Sinatra in concert in Seattle in 1957 and an expanded booklet all housed in a lift-top box for under $20.
Details on the CDs can be found here:
This music remains popular for a reason, and you’ll find fans of all ages when start discussing Frank Sinatra. His voice and songs, with the lush arrangements have stood the test of time. His style has influenced many modern musicians (including the 3 mentioned at the top of this post), and his impact endures long after his passing.