Frank Sinatra’s ‘Ring-a-Ding-Ding!’ is an album featuring only uptempo swing numbers and released in March 1961 by Reprise.
Track Listing : 1.Ring-A-Ding Ding! (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn) – 02:44 . 2.Let’S Fall In Love (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 02:11 . 3.Be Careful, It’S My Heart (Irving Berlin) – 02:04 . 4.A Foggy Day (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 02:17 . 5.A Fine Romance (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) – 02:11 . 6.In The Still Of The Night (Cole Porter) – 03:25 . 7.The Coffee Song (Bob Hilliard, Dick Miles) – 02:51 . 8.When I Take My Sugar To Tea (Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain, Pierre Norman) – 02:05 . 9.Let’S Face The Music And Dance (Irving Berlin) – 02:58 . 10.You’D Be So Easy To Love (Cole Porter) – 02:24 . 11.You And The Night And The Music (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) – 02:36 . 12.I’Ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Irving Berlin) – 02:52
Musicians : Frank Sinatra – Vocals . Johnny Mandel – Conductor . Felix Slatkin – Conductor . Don Fagerquist – Trumpet . John Anderson – Trumpet . Frank Rosolino – Trombone . Bud Shank – Flute . Bill Miller – Piano . Emil Richards – Vibraphone
Production : Produced By Frank Sinatra
Package : Takeshi Doke – Art Coordinator . Ralph J. Gleason – Liner Notes . Daisuke Karitsuka – Art Coordinator . Nick Volpe – Cover Design . Karla Watauchi – Liner Notes
Recorded Between December 19-21, 1960 At A Studio, Los Angeles.
Released In March 1961 By Reprise.
From its assertive opening snare roll — followed quickly by about ten seconds of bombastic, big band brio — Frank Sinatra’s Ring-A-Ding-Ding makes its presence known: it’s here and it’s now, baby. […]
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