To celebrate the centennial anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth today, here are five of my favorite recordings by Ol’ Blue Eyes. They are presented without comment; the songs and arrangements speak for themselves.
“Paradise” (from the album The Voice of Frank Sinatra, 1946)
“Stella by Starlight” (1947 single)
“Love Walked In” (1947, from a CBS live radio broadcast celebrating the music of George Gershwin)
“Where Are You?” (from the album Where Are You?, 1957)
“The Song Is Ended (But the Melody Lingers On)” (from the album All Alone, 1962)
As it is proclaimed in Barry Levinson’s film Diner (1982):