Frank Sinatra’s ‘A Swingin’ Affair!’ is his twelfth studio album recorded between November 15 and 28, 1956 with Nelson Riddle as arranger and conductor.
Track Listing : 1.Night And Day (Cole Porter) – 03:58 . 2.I Wish I Were In Love Again (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 02:27 . 3.I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’ (Dubose Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 03:09 . 4.I Guess I’Ll Have To Change My Plan (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) – 02:23 . 5.Nice Work If You Can Get It (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 02:20 . 6.Stars Fell On Alabama (Frank Perkins, Mitchell Parish) – 02:37 . 7.No One Ever Tells You (Hub Atwood, Carroll Coates) – 03:23 . 8.I Won’T Dance (Jerome Kern, Jimmy Mchugh, Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Otto Harbach, Dorothy Fields) – 03:21 . 9.The Lonesome Road (Nat Shilkret, Gene Austin) – 03:53 . 10.At Long Last Love (Cole Porter) – 02:23 . 11.You’D Be So Nice To Come Home To (Cole Porter) – 02:03 . 12.I Got It Bad (And That Ain’T Good) (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) – 03:21 . 13.From This Moment On (Cole Porter) – 03:50 . 14.If I Had You (Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Ted Shapiro) – 02:35 . 15.Oh! Look At Me Now (Joe Bushkin, John Devries) – 02:48
Musicians : Frank Sinatra – Vocals . Nelson Riddle – Arranger, Conductor
Production : Produced By Voyle Gilmore
Package : Pete Welding – Liner Notes
Recorded November 15 – 28, 1956 At Capitol Studio A, Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Released 1957 By Capitol.
Affair is leaner and meaner; there are far fewer filigrees, less of the highly ornamental filling of every space that we find on Swingin’ Lovers – See more at: http://www.jazzwax.com/2008/01/frank-sinatra-a.html#sthash.EWjrniAA.dpuf […]
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I have a hard time saying why one of the Sinatra albums I have is better than another, but I do know that this one seems to stand out a bit…if only for the first song. Frank’s “Night and Day” is as good as it gets! […]
By 1956’s Songs For Swingin’ Lovers, love is still young, but a lot less innocent (“Makin’ Whoopee”) and by 1957’s A Swingin’ Affair, young love has become an adult relationship (“Night and Day”). […]