Post by Dark Star on Sept 30, 2019 22:15:46 GMT
This thread is for all discussions pertaining to Frank Sinatra,
Personally speaking, growing up in an Italian family, I was literally born a Sinatra fan. His songs were everywhere growing up, from vacation car rides to weddings to holidays. I'm pretty sure "New York, New York" was playing while I was baptized. "Fly Me to the Moon" was my first favorite song, and I always remember the big smile on my face when I first heard Frank's voice rise out of that opening drum beat. His voice was the coziest thing in the world for me as a child.
Growing older, I realized Frank wasn't just a guy with a good voice, but a true artist and storyteller. This came in the form of digging through his legendary Capitol and early Reprise albums such as In the Wee Small Hours, Songs for Swingin' Lovers, Only the Lonely, and September of My Years. He conveyed emotions to me in a way I still haven't felt with any other singer, in both his ballads and swingers. It's tough to describe, but everything from his inflections to his phrasing to what lines he chose to emphasize felt like they were sung how they were written to be. He can do six different versions of a song (see: "Night and Day") and each would be an equally valid interpretation.
Frank Sinatra's voice and music will always be special to me, for introducing me to music as a source of inspiration and comfort.
Anyone who wants to share their own experiences and thoughts on Frank's music and legacy, feel to add.