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Thread: The Voice, The Chairman of the Board, Ol' Blue 'Eye--Frank Sinatra

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    The Voice, The Chairman of the Board, Ol' Blue 'Eye--Frank Sinatra

    ETA--should read "Ol' blues eyes



    Last edited by RhettButler; 10-25-2017 at 06:56 PM.

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    Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely ​is about as depressing as any NIN album.

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    (My mother is a Sinatra fanatic, so he's like a member of my family, LOL.)

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    I could actually imagine Trent covering "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning."

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    ^^^ that's actually the entire album that somebody uploaded

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    Sinatra is awesome. There is no one cooler nor anyone more of a badass than Frank...


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    Quote Originally Posted by thevoid99 View Post
    Sinatra is awesome. There is no one cooler nor anyone more of a badass than Frank...

    I remember that skit--hilarious. Hartman was a genius.

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    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink, because when they wake up in the morning, that's the best they'll feel all day"

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    Quote Originally Posted by RhettButler View Post
    I remember that skit--hilarious. Hartman was a genius.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2ewx9vIw68

    Here's the whole thing.

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    Not his most famous song, but one of my favorites.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZh6yD4wyfg

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    Anyone else see see the All or Nothing at All documentary on HBO? Damn that was good. Four hours long and I was never bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RhettButler View Post
    Anyone else see see the All or Nothing at All documentary on HBO? Damn that was good. Four hours long and I was never bored.
    No but I'm going to have to go steal my Mom's HBO or try HBO NOW, thanks!

    18 ways to celebrate Frank's 100th Birthday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    No but I'm going to have to go steal my Mom's HBO or try HBO NOW, thanks!

    18 ways to celebrate Frank's 100th Birthday.
    Bought the blu-ray. Definitely something I'd watch again and again over the years. They talk about Hoboken in the 1920's and 1930's with all the racial tensions, and what life was like during the deppresion, then they move on to Frank' early career, when he was a teen idol in the 1940's (he was as big as the Beatles would be with youth, 20 years later). They cover his career crashing and his comeback in the 1950's and work into the 60's+. Lots of interesting information about his relationship with JFK and how Sinatra allegedly got his mob buddies to get the Unions to go for Kennedy. They talk about how Sinatra was considered a communist sympathizer and even told generals at the Pentagon to "stick the Korean War up your ass," when they questioned his loyalty to the U.S. when he wanted to entertain the troops. Lots of interesting stuff about his marriages and family, hatred of racism, womanizing, philanthropy, switching political parties, etc.

    It's an extremely well made documentary about a fascinating man during a fascinating time, spanning nearly the second half of the 20th century.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RhettButler View Post
    They talk about how Sinatra was considered a communist sympathizer
    Yeah, it's weird how people in Unions or who supported Unions were considered "Communists" or "Communist sympathizers" back then. In that Walt Disney special on PBS, Disney was so against Unions trying to infiltrate Disney that he joined an anti-Communist organization that ended up being part of that whole McCarthy blackballing organization, even though Disney was otherwise unpolitical, because he was convinced that the Unions couldn't be against HIM, PERSONALLY, or really want fair wages ... it must be those DAMNED COMMIES behind the whole thing.

    I must watch that Sinatra doc, sounds great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    Yeah, it's weird how people in Unions or who supported Unions were considered "Communists" or "Communist sympathizers" back then. In that Walt Disney special on PBS, Disney was so against Unions trying to infiltrate Disney that he joined an anti-Communist organization that ended up being part of that whole McCarthy blackballing organization, even though Disney was otherwise unpolitical, because he was convinced that the Unions couldn't be against HIM, PERSONALLY, or really want fair wages ... it must be those DAMNED COMMIES behind the whole thing.

    I must watch that Sinatra doc, sounds great.
    Both Sinatra and Lucile Ball were under suspicion by HUAC for alleged communist sympathies. Funny, when you consider it doesn't get any more mainstream during the 50's than those two.

    Hope you post your thoughts on the documentary when you see it.

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    I'm sure a lot of it I already know, being a huge Sinatra fan for most of my life, but I'm sure there will be information and footage and photos that will be new to me, etc., and if it's HBO, I'm sure it will be good!

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    i don't love a lot of his material, but really do love the 'suicide' records. i prefer when he gets all sad bastard. this one is a fav:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goNO5OyhDXc

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    I'll always love this one:
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WeF0hKrdEic

    AND OF COURSE THIS ONE!!!!!!
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lFUUqrgeRuY

    We know this guy who was the sommelier at the Pump Room back in the day, and he said Sinatra used to tip them all $100 bills until Sinatra's manager would try to get a handle on him but the Chairman would tell him to back off.
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    His live performances are great too. The Vegas boxset is great. There's a 1978 dvd from Ceasar's Palace that's one of the best live concerts that I've ever seen. I could listen to him banter for hours, too.

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    I just listened to excerpts from that new 4-CD box set of his live radio performances, A Voice on the Air. Pretty great stuff in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botley View Post
    I just listened to excerpts from that new 4-CD box set of his live radio performances, A Voice on the Air. Pretty great stuff in there.
    I bought it but am going to wait until Christmas to open it. The wrapping will state it is a gift from my dog.

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    Listening to Where Are You? tonight. What a great fucking album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RhettButler View Post
    Listening to Where Are You? tonight. What a great fucking album.
    Aw, yeah ... I have a cousin named for this rendition of this song ...

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    12-12-1915

    Happy Birthday, Frank!

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iC0Cz7WFOW4
    I'd be lying if I said I didn't almost tear up while listening to this. Recorded in 1991, when his voice had declined, it makes this song seem all the more poignant and somber.

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    To me, this is his greatest song:



    Old bastard had an amazing voice, great presence too, wish i saw a concert with him!

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    Happy Holidays with Frank and Bing (1957).
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TlGc3mg9hZ0

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