Frank Sinatra records ‘A Swingin’ Affair!’ an album with Nelson Riddle as arranger and conductor (1956)

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 and released in 1957 by Capitol.

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: […]

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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”). […]


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