Sinatra! the Song is You: A Singer's Art

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Da Capo Press, 1995 - Music - 559 pages
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Frank Sinatra remains the greatest entertainer of our age, invigorating American popular song with innovative phrasing and a mastery of range and emotion. Drawing upon recent interviews with hundreds of his collaborators as well as with "The Voice" himself, this book is the only full-length work to chronicle, critique, and celebrate his five-decade career. Friedwald examines and evaluates all the classic and less familiar songs with the same astute, often witty, perceptions that earned him acclaim for Jazz Singing. With an authoritative discography and rare photos of recording sessions and performances, Sinatra! is an invaluable resource for enthusiasts and an unparalleled guide through his vast musical legacy.
  

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Review: Sinatra! the Song is You: A Singer's Art

User Review  - Spencer - Goodreads

The idea is good. Instead of Hollywood gossip, tales of slugging reporters, and bouts with Ava, why not write a book that focuses entirely on his output as a singer? However, the execution is about as ... Read full review

Review: Sinatra! the Song is You: A Singer's Art

User Review  - Simon - Goodreads

A very good biography that majors in the art rather than the scandal. Friedwald has some absurd opinions about post-1960 pop which lead him to make factual errors here and there (similar to Sinatra's ... Read full review

Contents

II
15
IV
60
V
61
VII
77
IX
121
XI
163
XIII
203
XV
275
XVII
317
XIX
363
XX
365
XXII
445
XXIV
517
XXV
519
XXVI
529
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About the author (1995)

Will Friedwald is the author of The Warner Bros. Cartoons, Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, and Sinatra! The Song Is You.

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