Monday, April 9, 2018

#7 Sinatra, "Songs for Swingin' Lovers"

It's hard not to compare albums on this list, which really isn't fair as they likely weren't in any kind of competition when released. That being said, I was expecting to feel a good deal of being let down when going right from the Ellington album to a studio recording by Sinatra. And to be fair, this album is nothing compared to that one. And still, this is pretty much Sinatra at his best, from what little I know. The songs are all very well crafted, the performances are tight and iconic. If anything, this is better to me than his first entry in this list. Certainly there are a lot more recognizable songs. A worthy entry to the 1001. Surprisingly enjoyable.

1 comment:

  1. I grew up with an Italian American side of the family so Sinatra was always playing somewhere. His voice is so ingrained in my memories I couldn't possibly be objective about his singing now. Italian side - Sinatra : Irish side: leprechauns