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

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User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

With so many books focused on the tabloid aspects of Sinatra's life, I picked this up with the relief of knowing that it was a thorough examination of Sinatra the singer. It is that, but it's also a ... Read full review

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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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