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Fascinatin’ Rhythm: Frank Sinatra 100 Years Later, 07/21/18

Jul 15, 2018

Frank Sinatra

Episode # 1829

7/21      Frank Sinatra 100 Years Later - Frank Sinatra was born slightly more than a century ago, but this isn’t an hour of biography. It’s a brief, incomplete attempt to shed some light on his achievement. He was at his best with what he called “saloon songs,” because he was the ultimate bruised romantic. He was a good actor in movies but a superb actor in songs. He makes you feel as if he’s inventing the song as he sings it.

To quote a song whose lyrics were written by Paul Anka and was set to the tune of the French song Comme d'habitude:
To think I did all that
And may I say - not in a shy way
Oh no, oh no, not me
I did it my way

My Way, Frank Sinatra