Frank Sinatra - Sings Rodgers, Hart And Hammerstein - CD
Noted writer Will Friedwald comments,'One of the many great things about Frank Sinatra, in all periods of his artistic development, is that he's both a Hart and Hammerstein kind of singer. He can subtly move from Hart's one-to-one intimacy, to Hammerstein's man-and-theuniverse ideals, without ever missing a beat. The Rodgers & Hart songs exemplify Sinatra's unique and unprecedented determination to mine the pop song treasures of the recent past. The Rodgers & Hammerstein songs illustrate Sinatra's insistence on performing the best show tunes of the then present.' By the time Frank became a solo artist in late 1942, Rodgers and Hart's partnership was in its last year. The Rodgers and Hart songs which Frank Sinatra sings on this CD span the years 1944 to 1953. In his book 'A Rough Guide To Frank Sinatra' Chris Ingham points out 'By 1947 it was clear that the old romantic tunes weren't hitting the spot, or the charts, quite as they had in the war years, and there were concerted efforts by Sinatra to find a fresh musical approach.' The era of Rodgers and Hammerstein overlapped with that of Rodgers and Hart, as 'Oklahoma!' had opened at the St. James Theatre, New York, on March 31st 1943. We hope you will enjoy listening to Frank Sinatra Singing
'Rodgers, Hart and Hammerstein'. Rodgers himself apparently thought of Sinatra as more of a Hart man than a Hammerstein man. The evidence of this CD contradicts Mr. Rodgers. Frank Sinatra was devoted to both lyricists.
Tracklisting: 1. With A Song In My Heart / 2. Lover / 3. You Are Too Beautiful / 4. My Romance / 5. Where Or When / 6. Spring Is Here / 7. Falling In Love
With Love / 8. This Can't Be Love / 9. It Never Entered My Mind / 10. I Could Write A Book / 11. People Will Say We're In Love / 12. Oh! What A Beautiful
Mornin' / 13. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top / 14. If I Loved You / 15. You'll Never Walk Alone / 16. Soliloquy Part 1 / 17. Soliloquy Part 2 / 18. That's For
Me / 19. It Might As Well Be Spring / 20. A Fellow Needs A Girl / 21. So Far / 22. Some Enchanted Evening with Dorothy Kirsten / 23. Bali Ha'i / 24. Younger
Than Springtime / 25. Hello, Young Lovers / 26. I Whistle A Happy Tune