Sinatra. The Song Is You. A Singer's Art

Friedwald Will

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Scribner
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 1995
Edition: First Edition

Description: 559 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Sinatra! The Song Is You is the first full-length work to document the musical life of Frank Sinatra. Drawing upon recent interviews with Sinatra collaborators, arrangers, and musicians - as well as previously unpublished conversations with "The Voice" himself - author Will Friedwald chronicles this five-decade career, tracing the evolution of his vocal style from such early influences as Harry James (the bandleader who in the late thirties "discovered" Sinatra in New Jerseys Rustic Cabin), Tommy Dorsey, and Axel Stordahl, with whom Sinatra recorded his first string of solo hits. With the orchestrations of Nelson Riddle in the fifties came a more hard-swinging, uptempo Sinatra; the creation of his own label, Reprise Records, in the sixties gave him the venue to experiment with such unexpected forms as soft rock and psychedelia. Friedwald argues that Sinatras recordings in the two decades following his 1971 to 1973 retirement werent as prolific or as consistent as his earlier work, despite a startling comeback that culminated in the 1990s with the platinum-selling Duets discs.

ISBN: 9780684193687

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