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by E. O'Brien,Robert Wilson

Free eBook Sinatra 101: 101 best recordings and the stories behind them download ISBN: 1572971657
Author: E. O'Brien,Robert Wilson
Publisher: Berkley (September 1, 1996)
Language: English
Pages: 192
Category: Art and workmanship
Subcategory: Music
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This is indeed "Sinatra 101," as in a basic introduction to some of Sinatra's best work, but it does not live up. .How do you pick the 101 greatest Sinatra recordings? The authors certainly came up with arguably the definitive list,and presented it in a most enjoyable read.

This is indeed "Sinatra 101," as in a basic introduction to some of Sinatra's best work, but it does not live up to the back cover hype, which proclaims it .essential for anyone who wants to know more about the legend's greatest recordings. I did the next best thing. I have an extensive Sinatra collection and I happen to have all the 101 songs(the correct versions).

Sinatra 101 was ranked second on a New York Daily News list of the "five Sinatra books worth reading.

Nobody has been as big a hit to as many people for as long as Frank Sinatra, and Sinatra 101 lets his legions of fans in on the stories behind the 101 greatest recordings Sinatra ever made

Sinatra 101: 101 best recordings and the stories behind them. Nobody has been as big a hit to as many people for as long as Frank Sinatra, and Sinatra 101 lets his legions of fans in on the stories behind the 101 greatest recordings Sinatra ever made. New York, New York," "Summer Wind," and "Fly Me to the Moon,"-for these and 98 others, the book prvodes anecdotes and notes about the recording session, the song itself, and its relat Nobody has been as big a hit to as many people for as long as Frank Sinatra, and Sinatra 101 lets his legions of fans in on the. stories behind the 101 greatest recordings Sinatra ever made.

O'Brien, . Wilson, Robert. Wilson, Robert Sinatra 101: 101 best recordings and the stories behind them. ISBN 13: 9781572971653. Sinatra 101: 101 best recordings and the stories behind them. O'Brien, . Published by Berkley. ISBN 10: 1572971657 ISBN 13: 9781572971653.

Sinatra 101 : The 101 Best Recordings and the Stories Behind Them. Sinatra 101'' spotlights the songs and the stories behind them

Sinatra 101 : The 101 Best Recordings and the Stories Behind Them. by Ed O'Brien and Robert Wilson. Sinatra 101'' spotlights the songs and the stories behind them. What more can you ask? A "must" read for anyone the least bit interested in Sinatra. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 21 years ago.

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In his book, Sinatra 101, The 101 Best Recordings and the Stories Behind Them, Ed O'Brien writes ""Lover' is a daring vocal by Sinatra. He reaches for notes that seriously challenge his abilities - but the resulting sound is electrifying. It was later included on the 1955 Columbia LP, The Voice and can also be found on the Columbia CD box set, The Best of the Columbia Years, 1943-1952

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Provides recording dates, anecdotes, and background information for Frank Sinatra's major recordings
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Gunos
This is indeed "Sinatra 101," as in a basic introduction to some of Sinatra's best work, but it does not live up to the back cover hype, which proclaims it "...essential for anyone who wants to know more about the legend's greatest recordings." The book has uneven thumbnail sketches of the 101 best recordings of Sinatra (the choice of 101 songs out of 1,414 of Sinatra's recordings is, of course, a matter of taste) as chosen by a blue ribbon panel, including among others: Billy May, Sinatra's long-time pianist Bill Miller, Sinatra's long-time guitarist Al Viola, and Jonathan Schwartz.

I don't really have much in the way of a quibble with the choices; rather, I found the way the book was written to be disappointing. Some entries had fascinating insights while others contained little more than a track listing, composer and lyricist attributions, recording dates and the name of the album--in other words, things that could be found on the liner notes. In short, the entries were very uneven in their quality. And for some inexplicable reason, the Rodgers and Hart classic "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" is simply referred to as "Bewitched." Why? You tell me.

The table of contents divides the songs into the label on which they appeared: RCA/Columbia/Capitol/Reprise, and appear in order of the date on which they were recorded. This is fine, but why not an index with songs listed alphabetically by title?

The book does contain some fascinating trivia, but not much that isn't found elsewhere, especially if you have the required texts by Friedwald and Granata. Essential to your Sinatra collection? Only if you are a completist. Not a bad book, not a good book. Worth owning if you can find it for a low price. I have seen some vendors ask upwards of $100 dollars for it; it's worth maybe a tenth of that.
Sarin
While this slight volume can't hold a candle to something like Will Friedwald's comprehensive analysis of Sinatra's recorded career, it's quick and handy. Moreover, while the authors' selections will inevitably produce disagreements, their choices are unlikely to provoke incredulity (no "My Way," or recommendations from the "Duets" albums). And when there are multiple versions of the same tune, which is more often than not the case, the authors give helpful rankings of the best choices. But just to give you an idea of how necessarily inadequate a collection limited to 101 recordings is, Sinatra's absolutely sublime, definitive Reprise recording of "I Hadn't Anyone Til You" is not mentioned. Still, I find myself making more use of this book than any other about Old Blue.
Cells
How do you pick the 101 greatest Sinatra recordings? The authors certainly came up with arguably the definitive list,and presented it in a most enjoyable read.Another reviewer wished there was a CD boxed set to accompany the book. I did the next best thing. I have an extensive Sinatra collection and I happen to have all the 101 songs(the correct versions). I bought some high quality cassettes and simply went through my CDs and tapes and put together the audio to the book..three 90 minute and one 60 minute tape covered the 101 songs.Needless to say, it was a labor of love putting these songs in order and is fascinating to read the descriptions and history of the songs as they are playing.
Phalaken
Even if you don't consider yourself a major Sinatra fan, you have heard many of these songs & there have to be mroe than a few that you love. This neat book will give you a little glimpse into the history of these recordings - year recorded & with what band, CDs it appeared on & a capsule summary. Most interesting to me is where the song first appeared - show tune, earlier film & who recorded it. Because of the way Frank later took that song & made it his own, it is hard to belive it had a prior life! An enjoyable companion piece worth owning.
Ahieones
Ed O'Brien is by far the most knowledgeable Sinatra expert I've ever encountered. His ability to take both a scholarly view and meld it with his vast encyclopedic background on Sinatra, as well as the ecosystem of arrangers, lyricists, musicians, recording engineers and other key behind the scenes players is the substance of this book. Anyone can list their top 101 songs, but only a few like the authors are able to breathe life into the stories behind the stories and weave a very insightful narrative. For e.g., in '58 Sinatra and Nelson Riddle recorded All My Tomorrows, and then re-recorded it in early '69 with a vastly different chart and feel. Ed builds the case "why" he believes the '69 Reprise version tops the '58 Capitol release. Sinatra 101 is both a great reference guide as well as a read that will stimulate your intellectual curiosity to want to go deeper and learn more.
Lucam
Gives brief insight to many Sinatra's songs. Really 101 is hardly sufficient. Wish there'll be more sequels to this book, like, maybe, Sinatra 500.
Dogrel
Sinatra is the ultimate singer in my book. I was a disc jockey at the height of his popularity and played his records all the time. I have more Sinatra CDs than a ny other artist.
Simple .to the point