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Frank Sinatra

Francis Albert Sinatra (; December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and actor. Nicknamed the "Chairman of the Board" and later called "Ol' Blue Eyes", he is regarded as one of the most popular entertainers of the mid-20th century. Sinatra is among the world's best-selling music artists, with an estimated 150 million record sales.

Born to Italian immigrants in Hoboken, New Jersey, Sinatra was greatly influenced by the intimate, easy-listening vocal style of Bing Crosby and began his musical career in the swing era with bandleaders Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. He found success as a solo artist after signing with Columbia Records in 1943, becoming the idol of the "bobby soxers". Sinatra released his debut album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, in 1946. He then signed with Capitol Records and released several critically lauded albums. Sinatra left Capitol in 1960 to start his own record label, Reprise Records, and released a string of successful albums. In 1965, he recorded the retrospective album September of My Years and starred in the Emmy-winning television special Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music. After releasing Sinatra at the Sands, in early 1966, he recorded one of his most famous collaborations with Tom Jobim, the album Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim. It was followed by 1968's Francis A. & Edward K. with Duke Ellington. Following the release of "My Way", Sinatra retired for the first time in 1971, but came out of retirement two years later. He recorded several albums and resumed performing at Caesars Palace, and released "New York, New York" in 1980.

Sinatra forged a highly successful career as a film actor. After winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for From Here to Eternity (1953), he starred in The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) and The Manchurian Candidate (1962). Sinatra also appeared in musicals such as On the Town (1949), Guys and Dolls (1955), High Society (1956), and Pal Joey (1957), which won him a Golden Globe Award. Toward the end of his career, he frequently played detectives, including the title character in Tony Rome (1967). Sinatra received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1971. On television, The Frank Sinatra Show began on CBS in 1950, and he continued to make appearances on television throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Sinatra was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan in 1985, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1997. He received eleven Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Trustees Award, Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Sinatra was included in Time magazine's compilation of the 20th century's 100 most influential people. American music critic Robert Christgau called him "the greatest singer of the 20th century" and he continues to be regarded as an iconic figure.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 12, 1915 (Hoboken), Died May 14, 1998 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1943

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, lyricist

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-044680 10-in. 2/1/1940 The sky fell down Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-044682 10-in. 2/1/1940 Too romantic Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-047706 10-in. 2/26/1940 Shake down the stars Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-047707 10-in. 2/26/1940 Moments in the moonlight Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-047708 10-in. 2/26/1940 I'll be seeing you Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-047746 10-in. 3/4/1940 Say it Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-047747 10-in. 3/4/1940 Polka dots and moonbeams Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-048129 10-in. 3/13/1940 The fable of the rose Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-048130 10-in. 3/12/1940 This is the beginning of the end Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-048430 10-in. 3/25/1940 Imagination Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-048431 10-in. 3/25/1940 Yours is my heart alone Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-048479 10-in. 3/29/1940 Hear my song, Violetta Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-048480 10-in. 3/29/1940 Fools rush in (Where angels fear to tread) Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-048481 10-in. 3/29/1940 Devil may care Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-048758 10-in. 4/10/1940 April played the fiddle Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-048762 10-in. 4/10/1940 I haven't time to be a millionaire Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-048938 10-in. 4/23/1940 You're lonely and I'm lonely Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-048941 10-in. 4/23/1940 It's a lovely day tomorrow Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-048942 10-in. 4/23/1940 I'll never smile again The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-050852 10-in. 5/23/1940 All this and heaven too Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-050853 10-in. 5/23/1940 Where do you keep your heart? Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-051579 10-in. 6/27/1940 Trade winds Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-051581 10-in. 6/27/1940 The one I love (Belongs to somebody else) The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-051874 10-in. 7/17/1940 The call of the canyon Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-051875 10-in. 7/17/1940 Love lies Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-051876 10-in. 7/17/1940 I could make you care Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-051877 10-in. 7/17/1940 The world is in my arms Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor PBS-055110 10-in. 10/16/1940 Do you know why Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor PBS-055157 10-in. 11/11/1940 Not so long ago Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor PBS-055158 10-in. 11/11/1940 Star dust The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-055543 10-in. 8/29/1940 Our love affair Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-055563 10-in. 8/29/1940 Looking for yesterday Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-055564 10-in. 8/29/1940 Tell me at midnight Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-055565 10-in. 8/29/1940 We three (My echo, my shadow and me) Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-055960 10-in. 9/9/1940 When you awake Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-055961 10-in. 9/9/1940 Anything Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-056131 10-in. 9/17/1940 Shadows on the sand Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-056133 10-in. 9/17/1940 You're breaking my heart all over again Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-056135 10-in. 9/17/1940 I'd know you anywhere Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-058760 10-in. 1/6/1941 Oh! Look at me now Connie Haines ; The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and male vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-058761 10-in. 1/6/1941 You might have belonged to another Connie Haines ; The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and male vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-058877 10-in. 1/15/1941 You lucky people, you Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-058879 10-in. 1/15/1941 It's always you Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-060346 10-in. 1/20/1941 I tried Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-060347 10-in. 1/20/1941 Dolores The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-060349 10-in. 1/20/1941 Without a song Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-060626 10-in. 2/7/1941 Do I worry? The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-060628 10-in. 2/7/1941 Everything happens to me Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-060903 10-in. 2/17/1941 Let's get away from it all Connie Haines ; The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and mixed vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor PBS-061991 10-in. 12/22/1941 How about you? Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-065913 10-in. 5/28/1941 I'll never let a day pass by Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-065915 10-in. 5/28/1941 Love me as I am Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-065916 10-in. 5/28/1941 Free for all The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-065917 10-in. 5/28/1941 This love of mine Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, lyricist  
Victor BS-066430 10-in. 6/27/1941 I guess I'll have to dream the rest The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-066431 10-in. 6/27/1941 You and I Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-066432 10-in. 6/27/1941 Neiani The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-066923 10-in. 7/15/1941 Blue skies Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus vocalist  
Victor BS-067651 10-in. 8/19/1941 Two in love Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-067652 10-in. 8/19/1941 Violets for your furs Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-067653 10-in. 8/19/1941 The sunshine of your smile Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-067654 10-in. 8/19/1941 Pale moon Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-067913 10-in. 9/18/1941 I think of you Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-067914 10-in. 9/18/1941 How do you do without me? Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-067915 10-in. 9/18/1941 A sinner kissed an angel Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-071404 10-in. 9/25/1941 This love of mine Bob Chester Orchestra ; Betty Bradley Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-072042 10-in. 1/19/1942 The night we called it a day Frank Sinatra ; Axel Stordahl Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor PBS-072043 10-in. 1/19/1942 The lamplighter's serenade Frank Sinatra ; Axel Stordahl Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor PBS-072044 10-in. 1/19/1942 The song is you Frank Sinatra ; Axel Stordahl Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor PBS-072045 10-in. 1/19/1942 Night and day Frank Sinatra ; Axel Stordahl Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor PBS-072107 10-in. 2/19/1942 Snooty little cutie Connie Haines ; The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male and female vocal solos and mixed vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor PBS-072108 10-in. 2/19/1942 Poor you Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor PBS-072109 10-in. 2/19/1942 I'll take Tallulah The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor PBS-072110 10-in. 2/19/1942 The last call for love The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor PBS-072171 10-in. 3/9/1942 Somewhere a voice is calling Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-075204 10-in. 5/18/1942 Just as though you were here The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-075205 10-in. 5/18/1942 Street of dreams The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-075264 10-in. 6/9/1942 Take me Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-075265 10-in. 6/9/1942 Be careful, it's my heart Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-075282 10-in. 6/17/1942 In the blue of evening Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-075400 10-in. 7/1/1942 There are such things The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-075402 10-in. 7/1/1942 Daybreak Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-075403 10-in. 7/1/1942 It started all over again The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-075407 10-in. 7/2/1942 Light a candle in the chapel Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sinatra, Frank," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101977.

Sinatra, Frank. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101977.

"Sinatra, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

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