Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra’s “A Swingin’ Affair” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 12, 2018

didn’t manage one single best version ever

Frank Sinatra’s “Close To You” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 12, 2018

Frank liked it

Frank Sinatra’s “This Is Sinatra!” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 22, 2018

good value for money.

Frank Sinatra’s “In The Wee Small Hours” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 13, 2018

a truth received through experience

Frank Sinatra’s “Swing Easy” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 1, 2018

American optimism, can do spirit, ruled the world in ways the exertion of US power never ever could

1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1960s – 820 to 811

By Steve Crawford | January 27, 2018

“Who’s the fag guitarist over there?”

Frank Sinatra’s “Songs For Young Lovers” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 11, 2018

A legend was born

Frank Sinatra’s “Sing And Dance With Frank Sinatra” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 30, 2017

the real growth occurred as Sinatra stepped back into dance in 1950

Frank Sinatra’s Back Catalog Needs Work

By Iman Lababedi | December 24, 2017

It is owed to art, to culture, to music lovers, to the USA.  And to me. 

Frank Sinatra’s “Dedicated To You” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 13, 2017

This wouldn’t do

Frank Sinatra’s “Frankly Sentimental” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 23, 2017

a dry run for his Nelson Riddle arranged masterpiece, 1955’s In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning.

Frank Sinatra’s “Christmas Songs By Sinatra” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 8, 2017

Not bad, not as good

Frank Sinatra’s “Songs By” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 30, 2017

Sinatra embraced Stordahl’s sympathetic, voice attuned orchestration

“The Voice Of Frank Sinatra” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 14, 2017

Bing was Elvis Presley to Frank’s the Beatles, and this was Frank’s  A Hard Day’s Night

Frank Sinatra Pre-1946

By Iman Lababedi | September 19, 2017

skinny, big ears, but charismatic

What A Time To Be Alive? Yes, Indeed…

By Iman Lababedi | October 13, 2015

It is not just owning hearing music instantaneously I once waited years to get my hands on, it is doing so at no additional price. Plus, if ten bucks is beyond you, you can go Freemium and put up with the commercials.

10 Songs: Friday, September 4th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | September 4, 2015

Summer Wind – Frank Sinatra – This is a perfect end of summer, it feels like the sun going down in the sky and the moonlight shining much earlier than you could possibly want it to and the end of another season, less death and more aging -life passing irrevocably by – A+

HBO’s “Frank Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 14, 2015

This is the definition of a missed opportunity, it needed a vision of Sinatra and the time to allow it to unfold, it needed an insight into the man more complex than he was mercurial . Where’s Ken Barnes when you need him?

10 Songs: Saturday, April 11th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | April 11, 2015

I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra – It’s not that this is his greatest vocal performance (though it comes from his golden 50-s era) or his best song, but it is his most Sinatra performance, both filled with virility and insecurity, he whips itself into submission, whips himself into submission as well, plus a glorious mid-song orchestral fade in, slams it into the stratosphere. The first time the orchestra played Nelson Riddle’s arrangement they gave it a standing ovation – A+

10 Songs: what rock nyc Is Listening To 10-10-13

By Iman Lababedi | January 10, 2014

Love Child – Diana Ross And the Supremes – A bastards story but also a Motown classic, sends me back to the back of my dad’s Jag on a Sunday afternoon driving back from Blackpool – A+

Sinatra Signature Collection, "Sinatra, With Love"

By Helen Bach | January 9, 2014

I am not in any way discounting the magic of these songs. Each one is pretty damn amazing- but you know them all If you’re a keeper of Sinatra s catalog ya already got this stuff, send me your moeny instead or start a shuffle playlist on Spotify or something. Don’t be sucker.

A Margaret Mullen Christmas

By Margaret Mullen | December 25, 2013

My daughters are in fourth grade now and to see the BELIEF in their eyes and to hear the EXCITEMENT in their stories is priceless. I never questioned how Santa Claus came while there were still adults present but my daughters did. I lie more during the holidays than any other time of year.

Hear Ye: what rock nyc is listening to 12-3-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 3, 2013

Cool Zombie – Adam Ant – Extraordinary song of drawl and whinge with the sort of clashing images that has you wonder what is going on, perhaps a reference to all the mood altering drugs Ant has used to try and level himself off – A-

Hear Ye On Spotify: What rock nyc Is lLstening to 11-22-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 22, 2013

Sinatra takes the lead and Pavarotti sounds like Rick Ross only being very careful not to overwhelm Sinatra are the song, even on the bridge he isn’t blowing it out. I hated it then, now, with both of them long gone, I feel kinda protective – B

Two Musicians Per decade Define It!

By Iman Lababedi | November 21, 2013

1950s – Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley – the American songbook and the King Of Rock and Roll, and really, if there is a changing of the guards in 1956 it is between these two men. Incidentally, a sign of the time but neither wrote their own material.

Be Here Now: New Album Releases Snapshot Review 11-19-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 19, 2013

Perhaps the most thoroughly charming UK pop star to fail to make a dent Stateside, here he covers some swing, occasional folk, an original, sells his album title pun with one Rufus Wainwright, and adds Kelly Clarkson, Olly Murs and more to the mix – B+

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 10-11-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 11, 2013

Something’s Gotta Give – Frank Sinatra – Sings Jimmy Mercer, and this one swings hard and it is one of those arrogant songs that Sinatra excelled, it swings from a chandelier and is all seduction and smart cracks and finger snaps – A