Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The February of Frank: A Look Inside Ol' Blue Eyes

Sinatra's discography could fill a book the size of the Bible. The amount of recordings that he did from the 30s through the 90s is amazing and almost unbelievable. As with any artist, there are the tracks and takes that made it to the records and the takes and tracks that didn't. Somewhere along the line, someone leaks the tracks and takes that didn't make it and thus a bootleg is born. A giant box set of Sinatra's recording sessions from the 60s was released sometime in the late 90s and it is truly amazing! It's entitled "Inside Sinatra" and each disc in the box set deals with an individual album from that era. Throughout the February of Frank, I will be posting the different albums from this box set for you to enjoy. Today we get to enjoy "Inside Basie". These are the sessions from the recording of the classic, "Sinatra-Basie" album that came out in 1962. These sessions show the album taking shape and in some cases, veering off into different directions from what was originally planned. If you are like me, then you love to hear what goes on in the recording studio. If that's the case, you are going to love this boot. Here is "Inside Basie". Enjoy!

Frank Sinatra-Inside Basie


Anonymous said...

Neato! Thanks!

How many discs are in the set?

Anonymous said...

Cool music - but these are outtakes from the recording sessions for "Sinatra and Swingin' Brass", the 1962 album arranged and conducted by Neil Hefti. No Basie inside/in sight.

Dartman said...

Oops! I accidentally put up the wrong file! Inside Brass is another disc in the set which I had planned to post later! Oh, well. I have fixed the link so that it is now Inside Basie! Sorry about that!

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