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March 27, 2008

"The Lady Is A Tramp"

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Time to class the joint up a little bit. OK, a whole lot.



posted by Michael at March 27, 2008


Loved it, of course. Then I linked to the clip of him singing "Bewitched etc" (with many photos of Rita). You know, it's a bit like the clip of Janet Baker singing "Softly Awakes my Heart." You don't just observe and applaud the recreation of emotion. You believe the emotion. Even some very great singers can't achieve that - ever. With Sinatra and Dame Janet you get it all the time. For me, they're a pair. An unlikely pair, needless to say.

Posted by: Robert Townshend on March 28, 2008 1:20 AM

Tonic for these old eyes and ears. I thank my lucky stars that my life spun out almost simultaneously with Frank Sinatra. My generation was privileged.

Posted by: Richard S. Wheeler on March 28, 2008 8:27 AM

I cannot recall a gig that did not include somebody calling out from the audience: "New York, New York!"

Sinatra owned that tune, too.

Posted by: Shouting Thomas on March 28, 2008 10:23 AM

Did anyone else ever do anything as well as Sinatra sang? I grew up in the 50s and 60s and was thoroughly seduced by rock music, and still love it. But Sinatra was something else entirely. He had no equal, and very little serious competition.

Posted by: Michael P on March 28, 2008 10:58 AM

Can't bear the bloody man, myself.

Posted by: dearieme on March 28, 2008 11:40 AM

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