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Sun Mar 29, 2015, 10:15 AM

Just saw a segment on Frank Sinatra on CBS Morning

and I am struck with a feeling that I have only when I hear Frank Sinatra. He makes all other singers sound mediocre.

I can't shake this nostalgia and love for that voice and his music.

I feel sorry for you if you can't hear what it is that's in that voice when he's singing - so true, so honest, so loving. I am pitifully in love with him.

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Reply Just saw a segment on Frank Sinatra on CBS Morning (Original post)
fadedrose Mar 2015 OP
RKP5637 Mar 2015 #1
fadedrose Mar 2015 #3
patricia92243 Mar 2015 #2
srican69 Mar 2015 #4
fadedrose Mar 2015 #8
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2015 #5
fadedrose Mar 2015 #9
Nitram Mar 2015 #13
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2015 #16
fadedrose Mar 2015 #21
ND-Dem Mar 2015 #25
PCIntern Mar 2015 #6
fadedrose Mar 2015 #10
cali Mar 2015 #7
fadedrose Mar 2015 #11
tavernier Mar 2015 #12
ND-Dem Mar 2015 #26
hlthe2b Mar 2015 #14
vanlassie Mar 2015 #15
alphafemale Mar 2015 #17
ScreamingMeemie Mar 2015 #18
fadedrose Mar 2015 #20
ScreamingMeemie Mar 2015 #22
grasswire Mar 2015 #19
AngryAmish Mar 2015 #23
ND-Dem Mar 2015 #27
bigtree Mar 2015 #30
JI7 Mar 2015 #24
JustAnotherGen Mar 2015 #28
Warren DeMontague Mar 2015 #29
djean111 Mar 2015 #31
SamKnause Mar 2015 #32

Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 10:18 AM

1. Same here, his voice just resonates in ones mind and soul. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 10:21 AM

3. There's nothing else like it . . . nt

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 10:19 AM

2. You will just have to feel sorry for me then. Can't hear or see it. n/t

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 10:35 AM

4. As good as he is he can't hold a candle to Loius Armstrong

Though Armstrong was more a trumpet player than a singer ... But what a singer he was!!

Even with a gruff voice and a limited range .. He could bring out emotions that Sinatra can only dream of.

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Response to srican69 (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 10:41 AM

8. Sinatra liked him too...

Frank has out more albums and most of them have me in tears when I play them late at night, and his mood is catchy. When he's happy singing, I feel happy, in love, I feel loving, sad, I feel sad. His moods are the most contagious of any singer I ever heard.

I think that singers who sing with the same voice they speak in are the most poignant..

But Satchmo had a lot of great ones...

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 10:37 AM

5. There's a guy who lings like Sinatra..Harry??? something.

He apparently does not have .."it".

My mother's generation was as crazy over Sinatra as my generation was over Elvis.
Luckily, Sinatra's music is still available for us today to appreciate.

Re: Elvis. I first heard his voice on the radio one night in 1958, and immediately thought.."wow".
He had something way different from the music we were used to then.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 10:46 AM

9. Ya, I know who you mean...he's from Canada

and I can't think of his name.

When I was about 17 or 18, Elvis appeared on the scene. I liked him too, but nothing like Frank.

I used to take my kids and friends out for a cone, or to the video store, and would play a Sinatra tape, the kids were in high school, and by the time they had heard so much Sinatra over the years with me, they admitted that they honestly had gotten to love him - boys and girls. I could still hear them in my mind singing New York, New York, and we had a great time just going to the store . _

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 11:08 AM

13. Harry Connick Jr?

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Response to Nitram (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 11:24 AM

16. That's him, yes.

Does not have the "feeling" of Sinatra's voice, to me.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 06:22 PM

21. You got it! nt

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 04:55 AM

25. he doesn't sing like sinatra. he sings like connick imitating sinatra. it's a pale imitation.

 

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 10:38 AM

6. His singing coupled with virtually perfect arrangements

by the likes of Nelson Riddle is the pinnacle of popular music. This rarified region is inhabited by only a few.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 10:47 AM

10. Very few nt

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 10:38 AM

7. then you'll have to feel sorry for me.

 

I was never a big Sinatra fan- or Elvis fan, for that matter.

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Response to cali (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 10:48 AM

11. Then I have to feel sorry for you.

You missed the boat on this one, but you survive anyway because of your knowledge of politics and the importance of links..

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 11:06 AM

12. My jaw dropped when daughter Nancy said

that Frank was ostracized by the Kennedy's because of Sammy Davis Jr. It's quite a well known fact that JFK cut his ties with Sinatra because of his mob connections... not because SD married a white woman. Talk about rewriting history!

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Response to tavernier (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 04:56 AM

26. talk about defaming dead people who can't defend themselves.

 

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 11:12 AM

14. SO nice that they interviewed all three kids... the discussion of Sammy Davis JR was really sad...

Nice piece overall.

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 11:15 AM

15. Ha ha! Just last week my 87 year old father was listening

to Frank sing on some oldies channel and he said "that guy had the best singing voice, ever." And I replied " No, that prize would go to Van Morrison."

Usually, I disagree with him about politics. But on this particular matter, I am dead serious!

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 11:30 AM

17. Yep. There is some old school in my playlist and he is there.

 

Along with some Patsy Cline and Hank Sr. and Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole etc etc etc.

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 11:35 AM

18. While I enjoy Sinatra, it's not all or nothing. He definitely does not make ALL other

singers sound mediocre. How sad it would be to only see the talent in one singer. Let me turn the tables, and encourage you to be an active listener when it comes to musicians. For instance, Merle Haggard and the haunted (not haunting, but haunted) sound of his voice is absolutely breath-ending.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #18)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 06:21 PM

20. It wasn't how he sang; it's to whom....

It's the way he sang that every listener felt he was singing only to them...

I'd swear he was singing just to and for me, but thousands felt that same intimacy.

There are better pipes out there, but nobody can beat him on delivery...

I never felt that any other singer was singing to me, I could feel that great singers are singing to many, not just to me.

Some called it phrasing, but that doesn't describe it at all.

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #20)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 06:41 PM

22. Sorry. Gotta disagree. There's room for more than one at the top...

I have felt that way with several singers. Sinatra: Great tone? Yes. Great delivery? Yes. The one the only better than everyone? No. I could never say that about any one singer. One of the best deliveries I have ever seen (still won't call it the greatest) was a young man auditioning for one of those music shows a few years back.

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 12:44 PM

19. one of Frank's wives....

......called him "the Mercedes of men". He had it all. Charisma and talent.

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 06:47 PM

23. I was 16 and parking cars at the golf club where I worked.

 

He pulled up in a caddy, in the back seat. I did not know what to do so I opened his door.

"Thanks kid."

In he goes for early dinner, cocktails.

Comes out 2 hours later. Driver pulls up the car.

I get the door this time double fast.

Gave me a fifty.

Always liked Frank Sinatra after.

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #23)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 05:01 AM

27. He sent something to our church's sale after the church wrote a request for an autograph.

 

can't remember what he actually sent but it had value. plus he sent a check.

that was years ago but it impressed me.

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #23)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 07:05 AM

30. great story, AA

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 04:46 AM

24. you are missing out on a lot if you feel this way and i love Sinatra

but there are many who can make a person feel this way .

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Response to JI7 (Reply #24)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 05:23 AM

28. I like Frank Sinatra - but I would agree

The OPs words are how I feel about Etta James. When the love of her life was getting married - I cried with her. When she was almost persuaded to cheat - so was I. When she wants a Sunday kind of love - so do I.

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 05:27 AM

29. I'm more about Jerry Garcia than Frank Sinatra, personally.

But I do consider Sid Vicious's cover of "My Way" exquisite.

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 08:18 AM

31. There is a two-part documentary on Frank Sinatra on HBO - April 5 and 6.

 

Can't wait.
I remember reading somewhere that there are tapes found somewhere of all of his television shows, would love to see them, too.

Frank is one of my very very favorites, but I do love other singers just as much, like Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison.
I do not care for singers who are the "Jack Jones" versions of Frank - like Michael Buble, for instance. Pale imitations.
No depth. IMO and all that.

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 09:37 AM

32. You can add me

to your list of people you feel sorry for.

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