Saturday, December 12, 2015
Happy 100th Birthday, Francis Albert Sinatra!
Today we tip the Fred Astaire top hat to the vocalist who, in our music-loving opinion here at Way Too Damn Lazy To Write A Blog, is in a three-way tie with Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald as THE greatest interpreter of 20th century pop standards - yep, those tunes (by the usual suspects - Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Frank Loesser and founder of Capitol Records Johnny Mercer) that remain eternally tricky to sing and even trickier to sing on key and with proper understanding of the lyrics. . . Frank Sinatra (December 12, 1915 - May 14, 1998).
Here are just a few clips of The Chairman Of The Board's vocal magic.
To add to the legend, Frank Sinatra was also a terrific actor in numerous movies, including Man With the Golden Arm, From Here To Eternity and this blogger's favorite, Some Came Running.
Thanks, Frank and Ring-A-Ding-Ding!