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Sinatra in Hollywood

This week on Afterglow it’s “Sinatra in Hollywood,” with music from the many movies of Frank Sinatra, including Pal Joey , Anchors Aweigh , High Society , Guys and Dolls , and more, as well as unreleased recordings from The Man With the Golden Arm and an aborted 1954 animated production of Finian’s Rainbow (which features, among other things, a Sinatra-Ella Fitzgerald duet). We’ll also hear Sinatra with Gene Kelly, Jimmy Durante, and Groucho Marx; other artists on the program include Fred Astaire, Diana Krall, Eric Alexander, Louis Armstrong, and Peggy Lee.

Music Heard On This Episode

While My Lady Sleeps
John Coltrane — Coltrane (Prestige, 1956)
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While My Lady Sleeps
John Coltrane — Coltrane (Prestige, 1956)
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Isn't This a Lovely Day?
Fred Astaire — Starring Fred Astaire (Columbia, 1935)

Notes: From the film TOP HAT.

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Come Dance With Me
Diana Krall — From This Moment On (Verve, 2006)
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Where Is the Love?
Eric Alexander — It's All in the Game (HighNote, 2006)

Notes: Cover of Roberta Flack-Donnie Hathaway 1972 hit.

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The Music Stopped
Frank Sinatra — Frank Sinatra in Hollywood (Turner Classic Movies, 1943)

Notes: From the film HIGHER & HIGHER.

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I Begged Her
Frank Sinatra/Gene Kelly — Frank Sinatra in Hollywood (Turner Movie Classics, 1945)

Notes: From the 1945 film ANCHORS AWEIGH.

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What Makes the Sunset
Frank Sinatra — Frank Sinatra in Hollywood (Turner Movie Classics, 1945)

Notes: From the film ANCHORS AWEIGH.

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The Song's Gotta Come From the Heart
Frank Sinatra/Jimmy Durante — Frank Sinatra in Hollywood (Turner Movie Classics, 1947)

Notes: From the film IT HAPPENED IN BROOKLYN.

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Poor Little Rich Girl
Tony Bennett/Count Basie — Basie Swings, Bennett Sings (Roulette, 1959)
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East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
Joshua Redman — Back East (Nonesuch, 2007)

Notes: New release.

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Boys and Girls Like You and Me
Frank Sinatra — Sinatra in Hollywood (Turner Movie Classics, 1948)

Notes: Outtake from TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME. This song was dropped from two previous productions as well--the 1943 musical OKLAHOMA & the 1944 film MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS.

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It's Only Money
Frank Sinatra/Groucho Marx — Sinatra in Hollywood (Turner Movie Classics, 1949)

Notes: Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn song from DOUBLE DYNAMITE.

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If I Steal a Kiss
Frank Sinatra — Sinatra in Hollywood (Turner Movie Classics, 1949)

Notes: From the 1949 film THE KISSING BANDIT.

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So Doggone Lonesome
Mark Murphy — Love Is What Stays (Verve, 2007)

Notes: New release. Johnny Cash song.

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Bright and Breezy
Henry Mancini — Music from Peter Gunn (RCA, 1958)
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Moon River
Louis Armstrong — Back Through the Years (MCA, 1964)

Notes: Originally on the album HELLO DOLLY!

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Please Be Kind
Peggy Lee — The Man I Love/If You Go (Capitol, 1957)
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Look What They Done to My Song, Ma
Joe Pass — Live at Donte's (Pablo, 1974)
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Necessity
Frank Sinatra/Ella Fitzgerald — Sinatra in Hollywood (Turner Movie Classics, 1954)

Notes: Recorded for unproduced version of FINIAN'S RAINBOW.

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Adelaide
Frank Sinatra — Sinatra in Hollywood (Turner Movie Classics, 1955)

Notes: From GUYS & DOLLS.

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The Man With the Golden Arm
Frank Sinatra — Sinatra in Hollywood (Turner Movie Classics, 1956)

Notes: Jimmy van Heusen-Sammy Cahn song recorded by Sinatra, but not used in the film of the same name.

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I Could Write a Book
Frank Sinatra — Sinatra in Hollywood (Turner Movie Classics, 1957)

Notes: From PAL JOEY.

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The Lady Is a Tramp
Frank Sinatra — Sinatra in Hollywood (Turner Movie Classics, 1957)

Notes: From PAL JOEY.

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Houston Street, Thursday Afternoon
Bobby Hutcherson — View From the Inside (Blue Note/Mosaic, 1976)

Notes: Available on the Bobby Hutcherson Mosaic Select.

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The Waking
Kurt Elling — Nightmoves (Concord, 2007)

Notes: Set to a Theodore Roethke poem. New release.

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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Frank Sinatra — Sinatra in Hollywood (Turner Movie Classics, 1956)

Notes: From HIGH SOCIETY.

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You're Sensational
Frank Sinatra — Sinatra in Hollywood (Turner Movie Classics, 1956)

Notes: From HIGH SOCIETY.

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David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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