Monday, March 30, 2015

100 Years of Frank Sinatra: "Always"

Frank Sinatra recorded "Always" for Columbia Records in Hollywood in January 1947, working with arranger Axel Stordahl as he did throughout the early stage of his singing career.   According to Popular Song, it ranks as #15 among the top 40 popular songs of 1947.

"Always" was written by Irving Berlin for his second wife, Ellin Mackey, in 1925.   One of the most recent versions of this popular standard was recorded 3 years ago by Paul McCartney.

Auburn, Washington, wasn't "always", but Mom and Dad ended up celebrating 53 wedding anniversaries.  Dad died in 1999 "after a long illness", i.e,, from the effects of Parkinson's Disease.

You'd think Mom's shoes would show up somewhere on this Pinterest page.

Other Frank Sinatra 100 posts:
"Our Love".  (2/14/2015)
"I'll Never Smile Again".  (2/15/2015)
"Fools Rush In".  (2/16/2015)
"Dolores".  (2/17/2015)
"Oh Look At Me Now".  (2/18/2015)
"This Love of Mine".  (2/20/2015)
"There Are Such Things."  (2/24/2015)
"Night and Day".  (2/26/2015)
"The Night We Called It a Day".  (2/27/2015)
Paramount Theater, December 30, 1942.  (3/2/2015)
Reveille with Beverly.  (3/4/2015)
"You'll Never Know".  (3/7/2015)
Higher and Higher.  (3/8/2015)
"People Will Say We're in Love".  (3/10/2015)
The Shining Future.  (3/17/2015)
"I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night".  (3/19/2015)
Step Lively.  (3/20/2015) .
"Saturday Night (is the Loneliest Night of the Week)".  (3/21/2015)
"You'll Never Walk Alone".  (3/23/2015)
"Oh What It Seemed to Be".  (3/24/2015)
Anchors Aweigh.  (3/26/2015)
"Day by Day".  3/27/2015)
Till the Clouds Roll By.  (3/29/2015)

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