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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

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Recordings (Results 51-75 of 84 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 of 84 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sinatra, Frank," accessed June 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101977.

Sinatra, Frank. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101977.

"Sinatra, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 June 2024.

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