Sunday, February 28, 2010
The February of Frank: A Look Inside Ol' Blue Eyes Part 6
Here is the last post for The February of Frank! As I stated yesterday, time got the best of me this month and as a result, I still have a lot of Sinatra items that didn't make it to the World of Wonder. So, keep on the lookout for those throughout the rest of the year. For now, here is the final part of the "Inside Sinatra" series. It's titled, "Inside September" and focuses on the recording sessions for the album, "September of My Years". The release of that album mixed with the releases of A Man and His Music and Strangers in the Night marked a surge of popularity in Sinatra's music. Both September of My Years and A Man and His Music won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Sinatra's performance of "It Was a Very Good Year" won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance at the Grammy Awards of 1966. Arranger Gordon Jenkins was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement for the same song. This was the first album Sinatra and Jenkins had recorded together since 1959's No One Cares. Jekins and Sinatra would next work together on the 1980 album Trilogy: Past Present Future.
CBS-TV cameras were rolling the night Sinatra recorded "It Was A Very Good Year". The edited result was included in a Walter Cronkite CBS News special about the singer's 50th birthday, broadcast on November 16, 1965. Here is "Inside September". Enjoy!
Frank Sinatra-Inside September
Here's just a snippet of that Cronkite special for your viewing pleasure.