Frank Sinatra starts the recording of ‘Come Swing with Me!’ with arranger Billy May (1961)

Frank Sinatra.’s ‘Come Swing with Me!’ is an album recorded (his final for Capitol Records) on March 20-22, 1961 and released the same year.

Track Listing : 1.Day By Day (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn) – 02:39 . 2.Sentimental Journey (Les Brown, Ben Homer, Bud Green) – 03:26 . 3.Almost Like Being In Love (Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner) – 02:02 . 4.Five Minutes More (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 02:36 . 5.American Beauty Rose (Mack David, Redd Evans, Arthur Altman) – 02:22 . 6.Yes Indeed! (Sy Oliver) – 02:35 . 7.On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Jimmy Mchugh, Dorothy Fields) – 02:42 . 8.Don’T Take Your Love From Me (Henry Nemo) – 01:59 . 9.That Old Black Magic (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 04:05 . 10.Lover (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 01:53 . 11.Paper Doll (Johnny S. Black) – 02:08 . 12.I’Ve Heard That Song Before (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 02:33

Musicians : Frank Sinatra – Vocals . Billy May – Arranger, Conductor . Heine Beau – Arranger On (2 – 5 – 8 – 9 – 10)

Production : Produced By Dave Cavanaugh

Recorded March 20-22, 1961 At Capitol Studio A, Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Released In 1961 By Capitol.


With its extreme stereo separation, Come Swing with Me! has a bizzare, off-kilter feel that is accentuated by Sinatra’s restless vocals. […]

But the Bonus Tracks are something else. Frank Sinatra turns in a captivating I Love You (not the Cole Porter song–the other, almost equally fetching, tune) and hits the high G better than ever on River, Stay ‘Way from My Door (one of his best performances). Finally, How Could You Do a thing Like that to Me, comes as a pleasant surprise to this listener, who had previously heard this angular, treacherous melody done only by jazz instrumentalists like Erroll Garner. And the final tune, I’ve Got a Right to Sing the Blues, takes its place right alongside the memorable versions by Satchmo, Jack Teagardenand Coleman Hawkins […]

Frank Sinatra starts the recording of ‘Come Swing with Me!’ with arranger Billy May (1961)


Frank Sinatra.’s ‘Come Swing with Me!’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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