Tuesday, June 2, 2015

100 Years of Frank Sinatra: A New Musical Era with Capitol Records Begins


Available in both 78 and 45 rpm formats, Sinatra's first release for Capitol, "Lean Baby", was recorded in Los Angeles on April 2, 1953.  He continued to work with conductor/arranger Axel Stordahl.

The song peaked at #25 on Billboard, although it's not clear on which one of the 3 weekly charts the magazine published then:   best sellers in stores, most played by jockeys, most played in jukeboxes.



The song is included in a 1962 expanded version of Sinatra's second album for Capitol, Swing Easy!, released on August 22, 1954.

Since things are starting to look up for Frank, let's celebrate with some cake.



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)
"Always".  (3/30/2015)
It Happened in Brooklyn.  (3/31/2015)
"I've Got a Crush on You".  (4/3/2015)
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".  (4/5/2015)
"It Only Happens When I Dance With You".  (4/7/2015)
The Miracle of the Bells.  (4/9/2015)
The birth of Tina.  (4/11/2015)
The Kissing Bandit.  (4/16/2015)
"Some Enchanted Evening."  (4/19/2015)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game.  (4/22/2015)
"The Huckle Buck."  (4/24/2015)
On the Town.  (4/28/2015)
A blowup in Houston.  (4/30/2015)
1st television appearance.  (5/3/2015)
"The Frank Sinatra Show".  (5/5/2015)
"I'm a Fool to Want You".  (5/7/2015)
"Mama Will Bark".  (5/10/2015)
Double Dynamite.  (5/13/2015)
Frank and Ava get married.  (5/15/2015)
Meet Danny Wilson.  (5/19/2015)
"I Could Write a Book".  (5/24/2015)
His Final Recording for Columbia Records, "Why Try to Change Me Now?"  (5/28/2015)

2 comments:

Gerard said...

Music link that might be up your alley. http://magictransistor.com/radio

Channel 8 has the 1970s prog-rock and the late '60s slightly psychedelic styles you've linked to before.

Lost classics, rarities, and standout tracks from the history of recorded music. Turn up the volume, and hit the tuning knob to change stations.

Retiring Guy said...

Thanks, Gerard. This is indeed up my musical alley! I just signed myself to "get notified".