Frank: A Musical Journey


Once upon a time there were singers and there were songwriters. Singers focused on all things related to singing – key, tune, pitch, timbre, volume, connecting emotionally, and performing – while songwriters crafted lyrics and melodies (sometimes only one of these) into something the singer and the audience could identify with. Frank Sinatra was “The Voice,” but it turns out he was more than capable at creating a few tunes of his own. (...)
Some songs are just meant to be classic pop singles and can be spotted a mile away by those with an ear for tunes that will resonate with the public, especially if it’s paired with the right voice. The 1967 cover version of “Somethin’ Stupid” turned out to be one of those songs after Frank Sinatra recognized its potential and brought it to the attention of his daughter Nancy’s producer. (...)
I hope you had a happy St. Patrick’s Day. Even though Frank Sinatra’s ethnic background is Italian, there’s a huge Irish connection that existed and influenced him throughout his legendary life. While I can’t be certain he ever downed green beer or even a green label Jack Daniel’s whiskey, he had a connection to the Emerald Isle from his birth to his death. (...)
It goes without saying that “firsts” are special – that first kiss, first date, first job all become treasured, often revered, memories. The same holds true for Frank Sinatra’s first number one hit, I’ll Never Smile Again. While it’s not likely the first song that pops into your head when you think of Sinatra hits, it’s a tune that means an awful lot to a lot of different people. (...)
We hear a lot about Millennials in current pop culture. They are the generation born in the years up to the 21st century, generally from the ‘80's to the early 2000's. We hear so much because they are the current Baby Boomers, that demographic that has enormous influence over culture and economics and one of the things they’ve embraced is vinyl records. (...)