Tuesday, March 24, 2015

100 Years of Frank Sinatra: "Oh What It Seemed to Be"

Frank Sinatra recorded "Oh, What It Seemed to Be" for Columbia Records in New York City in November 1945, with an arrangement by Axel Stordahl.  

The Popular Song website ranks it as #38 among the top 40 popular songs of 1945.  A version by Frankie Carle was the 9th most popular song of 1946.

Songwriting credits for "Oh What It Seemed to Be" go to Bennie Benjamin ("I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire"), Frankie Carle, and George David Weiss ("What a Wonderful World").

I'm not exactly sure when this picture was taken, but I'd guessed it was during the few days after my parents' wedding in January 1945, before they traveled by train from Rockford, Illinois, to Seattle, Washington.  Looking at the photo now, I see the title of the song aglow on their faces.

Not to mention the final line of the lyrics:  'Cause you said 'Yes, I do' to me.

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)

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