The Essence of Frank Sinatra [Sony]

The Essence of Frank Sinatra [Sony]

by Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra


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The Essence of Frank Sinatra is a 12-track budget-priced collection that culls highlights -- not necessarily hits -- from Sinatra's early years at Columbia. There are several classic moments here ("Nancy," "The Coffee Song," "I've Got a Crush on You," "Autumn in New York"), but the selection is too haphazard to make the collection a good introduction. Nevertheless, it's not bad as a sampler, since the music itself is very, very good.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/26/1994
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074645715223
catalogNumber: 57152
Rank: 154709


  1. Dream
  2. Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
  3. The Coffee Song (They've Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Brazil)
  4. Lost in the Stars
  5. Ain'tcha Ever Comin' Back
  6. You're My Girl
  7. I've Got a Crush on You
  8. Autumn in New York
  9. Nature Boy
  10. Don't Cry Joe (Let Her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go)
  11. The Old Master Painter
  12. Lover

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Sinatra   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bobby Hackett   Trumpet
Yank Lawson   Trumpet
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Johnny Guarnieri   Piano
Ray Linn   Trumpet
Buddy Morrow   Trombone
Babe Russin   Saxophone
Caiola   Guitar
Mitch Miller   Oboe
Jeff Alexander   Conductor
Felix Slatkin   Violin
Victor Arno   Violin
George Arus   Trombone
Cy Bernard   Cello
Johnny Blowers   Drums
Harry Bluestone   Violin
Hoyt Bohannon   Trombone
Perry Botkin   Guitar
Maurice Brown   Cello
Frederick Buldrini   Violin
Ernie Caceres   Saxophone
Frank Carroll   Bass
John Cave   Horn
Mac Ceppos   Violin
Harold Coletta   Viola
Sid Cooper   Saxophone
Kurt Dieterle   Violin
Jack Dumont   Saxophone
Walter Edelstein   Violin
Harold Feldman   Saxophone
Gordon Griffin   Trumpet
Allan Harshman   Violin,Viola
Hugo Winterhalter   Conductor
William Hymanson   Viola
Isadore Zir   Viola
George Jenkins   Trombone
Armand Karpoff   Cello
George Kast   Violin,Viola
Harry Katzman   Violin
Ken Lane   Piano
Jules Kinsler   Saxophone
Bob Kitsis   Piano
Leo Kruczek   Violin
Harry Lawson   Violin,Saxophone
Sam Levine   Viola
Dan Lube   Violin
Ann Mason   Harp
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Saxophone
Richard Perissi   Horn
Raoul Poliakin   Violin
Samuel Rand   Violin
George Ricci   Cello
Paul Robyn   Viola
Ted Rosen   Violin
Mischa Russell   Violin
John Ryan   Bass
William Schaffer   Trombone
Norris "Bunny" Shawker   Drums
Terry Snyder   Drums
Marshall Sosson   Violin
David Sterkin   Violin,Viola
Axel Stordahl   Conductor
Fred Stulce   Saxophone
Harry Urbont   Violin
Gerald Vinci   Violin
Gary White   Viola
Milt Yaner   Saxophone
Vincent DeRosa   Horn
Samuel Cytron   Violin
Julius Brand   Violin
Ken Cameron   Vocals
Irma Clow   Harp
Solomon Deutsch   Viola
Charles Griffard   Trumpet
Ray Hagan   Drums
Gerald Joyce   Violin,Viola
Murray Kellner   Violin
Sol Kindler   Violin,Viola
Leonard Mach   Trumpet
Mark McInyre   Piano
Felix Orlewitz   Violin
Pullman Pederson   Trombone
Herman Shertzer   Saxophone
Jack Zyde   Violin
Nick Pisani   Violin
William Spear   Viola
Olcott Vail   Violin
Andrew Ferretti   Trumpet
Herman Alpert   Bass
Harry Azen   Violin
Henry Beau   Violin,Saxophone
Peter Beilman   Trombone
William Bloom   Violin
Emmett Callen   Saxophone
Werner Callies   Violin
Karl Chlupse   Horn
John d'Agostino   Trombone
Fred Dornbach   Maracas,Saxophone
Peter Ellis   Violin
Sam Freed   Violin
Emanuel Gershman   Violin
Fred Goerner   Violin,Cello
Matty Golizio   Guitar
Howard Halbert   Violin
Dave Hallett   Trombone
Leonard Hartman   Violin,Saxophone
Maurice Hershaft   Violin
Bruce Hudson   Trumpet
Arthur Kafton   Violin,Cello
Bernard Kaufman   Flute
Howard Kay   Violin
Morris King   Violin
Emanuel Klein   Trumpet
Edward Kuczborski   Trombone
Frank Leithner   Piano
Don Logiudice   Saxophone
Mark McIntyre   Piano
Dale McMickle   Trumpet
Sam Middleman   Violin
Sy Morris   Violin
Ben Mortell   Guitar
Henry Nosco   Violin
Maurice Perlmutter   Viola
Anthony Perrotti   Violin
Merle Pitt   Violin
Carl Poole   Trumpet
Van Ramsey   Trumpet
William Rausch   Trombone
Elaine Vito Ricci   Harp
Henry Ross   Saxophone
Pinky Savitt   Trumpet
Jack Sewell   Violin,Cello
Buddy Sheppard   Violin
James Skiles   Trombone
Zelly Smirnoff   Violin
Elmer Smithers   Trombone
Russ Solomon   Trumpet
Stanley Spiegelman   Viola
James Stagliano   Horn
Wolfe Taninbaum   Saxophone
Garry White   Violin,Viola
Joe Yukl   Trombone
Rubin Zarchy   Trumpet
Arthur Shapiro   Bass
Harold Furmansky   Viola
Philip Stephens   Bass
Don Anderson   Trumpet
David Mankowitz   Viola
George Brown   Viola
Frank Miller   Cello
Milton Prinz   Cello
Raymond Clark   Vocals
Anthony Russo   Trombone

Technical Credits

Pied Pipers   Contributor
Sy Oliver   Arranger
Jeff Alexander   Arranger
Fabian André   Composer
Didier C. Deutsch   Liner Notes
Wilbur Schwandt   Composer
Axel Stordahl   Arranger
Jerry Shulman   Executive Producer
Allen Weinberg   Art Direction
Jeff Alexander Choir   Contributor

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