Frank Sinatra records his ninth album for Capitol : ‘In the Wee Small Hours’ arranged by Nelson Riddle (1955)
Frank Sinatra‘s ‘In the Wee Small Hours’ is his ninth studio album arranged by Nelson Riddle, recorded on March 1, 1954, February 8 & March 4, 1955 and released in April 1955 By Capitol.
Track Listing : 1.In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning (Bob Hilliard, David Mann) – 03:00 . 2.Mood Indigo (Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 03:30 . 3.Glad To Be Unhappy (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 02:35 . 4.I Get Along Without You Very Well (Hoagy Carmichael) – 03:42 . 5.Deep In A Dream (Eddie Delange, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 02:49 . 6.I See Your Face Before Me (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) – 03:24 . 7.Can’T We Be Friends? (Paul James, Kay Swift) – 02:48 . 8.When Your Lover Has Gone (Einar Aaron Swan) – 03:10 . 9.What Is This Thing Called Love? (Cole Porter) – 02:35 . 10.Last Night When We Were Young (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg) – 03:17 . 11.I’Ll Be Around (Alec Wilder) – 02:59 . 12.Ill Wind (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 03:46 . 13.It Never Entered My Mind (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 02:42 . 14.Dancing On The Ceiling (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 02:57 . 15.I’Ll Never Be The Same (Gus Kahn, Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli) – 03:05 . 16.This Love Of Mine (Sol Parker, Henry W. Sanicola Jr., Frank Sinatra) – 03:33
Musicians : Frank Sinatra – Vocals . Nelson Riddle – Conductor . Victor Bay – Violin . Alexander Beller – Violin . Harry Bluestone – Violin . Nathan Ross – Violin . Mischa Russell – Violin . Paul Shure – Violin . Felix Slatkin – Violin . Marshall Sosson – Violin . James Arkatov – Cello . Cy Bernard – Cello . Armand Kaproff – Cello . Ray Kramer – Cello . Edgar Lustgarten – Cello . Kurt Reher – Cello . Joseph Saxon – Cello . Eleanor Slatkin – Cello . Arthur Gleghorn – Flute . Luella Howard – Flute . Jules Kinsler – Flute . George Poole – Flute . John Cave – French Horn . Vincent Derosa – French Horn . Joseph Eger – French Horn . Richard Perissi – French Horn . Bill Miller – Piano . George Van Eps – 7-String Guitar . Phil Stephens – Bass . Lou Singer – Drums . Kathryn Julye – Harp . Peanuts Hucko – Clarinet
Production : Produced By Voyle Gilmore . Nelson Riddle . John Palladino – Engineer
Arrangements : Nelson Riddle
Package : William Claxton – Photography . Tommy Steele – Art Direction . Pete Welding – Liner Notes
Recorded On March 1, 1954, February 8 & March 4, 1955 At Khj Studios, Hollywood.
Released In April 1955 By Capitol.
(Source Frank Sinatra – In the Wee Small Hours | The Official Frank Sinatra Website)
The Cinch review
Each song—and more accurately each performance—seems to be casting light from a different angle upon the same man’s heart, even as his moods change and his unsettled spirit struggles on. […]
The Wall Street Journal
The Best Album Sinatra MadeIt contains 16 songs, each one about loss and loneliness. It lasts for 50 minutes. Sometimes — in the wee small hours — it can be almost unbearable to listen to. No one, not even Frank Sinatra, ever made a better record. […]
Sonically, In the Wee Small Hours is superb. A feeling of midnight is carried through the record with lazy horns and sleepy bells chiming almost reluctantly across a dreamy sound scape. […]
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