Saturday, March 21, 2015

100 Years of Frank Sinatra: "Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week)"

Frank Sinatra recorded "Saturday Night" for Columbia Records in New York City in November 1944, with an arrangement by Axel Stordahl, who, according to Steve Huey,  is often credited with helping to bring pop arranging into the modern age.   The timeless sound of "Saturday Night" clearly supports this observation.

The Popular Song website ranks it as #20 among the top 40 popular songs of 1944.

The song was written by Sammy Cahn and Jules Styne ("Five Minutes More", Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", .

For Dad, Saturday night was oftentimes reserved for contemplation, as he reviewed the content, one last time, of his Sunday sermon.

Here he is on a November Monday afternoon at Jackson Park in Seattle with 2 fellow pastors and 4 theological interns.  Dad's bachelor days would soon be over.

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)

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