Frank Sinatra’s ‘Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!’ is his tenth studio album arranged by Nelson Riddle, recorded on October 17, 1955, January 9 – 12, 16, 1956 and released in March 1956 by Capitol.
Track Listing : 1.You Make Me Feel So Young (Mack Gordon, Josef Myrow) – 02:57 . 2.It Happened In Monterey (Billy Rose, Mabel Wayne) – 02:36 . 3.You’Re Getting To Be A Habit With Me (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) – 02:19 . 4.You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me (Irving Kahal, Pierre Norman, Sammy Fain) – 02:48 . 5.Too Marvelous For Words (Johnny Mercer, Richard A. Whiting) – 02:29 . 6.Old Devil Moon (E.Y. Harburg, Burton Lane) – 03:56 . 7.Pennies From Heaven (E.Y. Harburg, Arthur Johnston) – 02:44 . 8.Love Is Here To Stay (Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin) – 02:42 . 9.I’Ve Got You Under My Skin (Cole Porter) – 03:43 . 10.I Thought About You (Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 02:30 . 11.We’Ll Be Together Again (Frankie Laine, Carl T. Fischer) – 04:26 . 12.Makin’ Whoopee (Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson) – 03:06 . 13.Swingin’ Down The Lane (Gus Kahn, Isham Jones) – 02:54 . 14.Anything Goes (Cole Porter) – 02:43 . 15.How About You (Ralph Freed, Burton Lane) – 02:45
Musicians : Frank Sinatra – Vocals . Nelson Riddle – Arranger, Conductor
Production : Produced By Voyle Gilmore
Package : Pete Welding – Liner Notes
Recorded On October 17, 1955, January 9 – 12, 16, 1956 At Capitol Records Studios (Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California).
Released In March 1956 By Capitol.
Romantic material coated in strings courtesy of arranger Nelson Riddle. You may find this hard to believe if your only memory of Mr Sinatra is croaking out ‘My Way’ for the umpteenth time whilst waiting to die, but once upon a time he was a superlative interpreter of song. […]
According to Riddle, Sinatra did not just dash off these songs. On the contrary, he was a perfectionist, demanding from his orchestra what he demanded from himself: a hard-driving attitude and tireless work ethic that would spice up a song and make it tight. […]
atomicWedgie @ RateYourMusic
I like listening to Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! It’s just a great listen. The music is robust and full of life, but it doesn’t beat you over the head. When I set out to write a review of an album, it’s essentially the only thing I listen to until I finish the review. […]