For nearly sixty years, Frank Sinatra (1915-98) triumphed in concert, in the recording studio, on television, and on the big screen, refashioning his image to suit the temper of the times. Sinatra did it "his way," remaining both elusive and alluring, and appealing to men and women alike. This collection analyzes the qualities that ensured Sinatra's staying power: his impeccable musicality, his charisma, his tough-mindedness, and even his peccadilloes. The contributors to this volume evaluate Sinatra's impact on all areas of entertainment, and examine many of the cultural forces he influenced and was influenced by, including Bing Crosby, Elvis, the "Beats," the Beatles, and Rock 'n' Roll. What emerges is a portrait of an artist, entertainment icon, and legendary symbol of popular culture. This appreciation of the Sinatra phenomenon celebrates his enduring impact on American entertainment and cultural life. Contributors: Blaine Allan, Samuel L. Chell, David Finck, Joseph Fioravanti Jeanne Fuchs, Philip Furia, Roger Gilbert, Ruth Prigozy, Walter Raubicheck, Lisa Jo Sagolla, Ron Simon, Arnold Jay Smith, James F. Smith, Patric M. Verrone, David Wild Jeanne Fuchs is Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and Languages at Hofstra University; Ruth Prigozy is Professor of English at Hofstra University.
A valuable tool for researchers and fans, this book brings together in one easy-to-use volume new information, such as the first published listing of Internet resources, as well as data from out of print or difficult to obtain sources. Every song Frank Sinatra ever recorded is included, along with information on recording dates, arrangers, and the stories behind the songs.
Di Artisti musicali ne abbiamo avuti tanti nell'arco della storia, ma non è mai successo che venissero raccontati tutti insieme in un unico manuale. Tutto il mondo gira intorno a miti e leggende che hanno fatto un'epoca di concerti, rassegne, dischi, festival, abbracciando tutti i generi possibili, dal Rock al Pop, dal Country al Blues, dal Soul al Rap, dallo Swing al punk, dal Jazz all'Hard Rock, dal Reggae al Grunge. Questa è l'occasione giusta per gustarli tutti, fino all'ultima nota. Nel 2015 si vogliono celebrare i 100 anni di Frank Sinatra, gli 80 di Elvis, i 70 di Bob Marley e i 75 di John Lennon. Quello stesso Lennon che, a 35 anni dal suo assassinio, vuol essere, in questa festa, uno dei pionieri della nostra Musica. Un anno speciale perchè vuol ricordare anche il 50thanniversario dei Pink Floyd e dei Doors e i 45 anni di carriera dei Queen. E' proprio con la loro nuova raccolta che si può notare il ritorno del duetto Mercury- Jackson. Dischi di Beatles e Rolling Stones, concerti di Vasco e Ligabue e talenti come Marley e Cobain, si ritrovano in questo testo, per festeggiare le essenze della musica, quella stessa musica che ci ha fatto gustare i nettàri della nostra vita.
The Rough Guide to Frank Sinatracovers every aspect of the life, legend and music of "The Voice", a singing waiter from New Jersey who became the most famous entertainer of all-time. Features include- The man-the buddies and the brawls, the lovers and the legacies, and the controversies surrounding the political and Mafia connections of "The Chairman of the Board" The music-album-by-album coverage from the 1930s to the 1919s and the stories behind his greatest songs The films-the musicals, comedies and thrillers of the man who won an Oscar for From Here to Eternity Frank facts-the trivia and the jokes, the projects that failed and how to hire his house in Palm Springs And much, much more than this!
In this freshly revised edition of his classic biography, bestselling author J Randy Taraborrelli takes Frank Sinatra's vast audience where it has never been before: deep inside the private life and affairs of this complex, emotional man. The reality of the Sinatra story is all here - rife with sex, danger, inspiration and show-business politics. The author provides astonishing details of Sinatra's many tempestious romances, including those with with Ava Gardner, Mia Farrow, Juliet Prowse and Marilyn Monroe. The reader will learn about his romantic, platonic, and at times even volatile relationship with Elizabeth Taylor; the sad and touching story of Sinatra's relationship with Nancy Reagan; the long-term feud between Frank and his daughter Nancy and how his loss of memory in his final years affected his performance. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with Sinatra's closest friends and associates, and on scores of legal documents, the author explains Frank Sinatra's often tortured but always rewarding life and career in a balanced, informed and honest manner.
A detailed look at the singer's life by his daughter features four hundred photographs, a compact disc recording of reminiscences, and four compact discs featuring recordings for RCA, Columbia, Capitol, and Reprise
Containing 27,000 entries and over 6,000 new entries, the online edition of the Encyclopedia of Popular Music includes 50% more material than the Third Edition. Featuring a broad musical scope covering popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music, the Encyclopedia also offers thousands of additional entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system.
The popular actor from The Sopranos provides a humorous guide designed to help any man be all that he can be to succeed in love, work, play, and life, offering advice on everything from the art of dressing like a champ or winning big money and big respect in Vegas to how to select, smoke, and savor a great cigar.
A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Heal
Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Category: Performing Arts
From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.
David Morrell isn’t only an acclaimed thriller author and the creator of Rambo in his novel First Blood. He’s also a former professor of American Studies who writes in-depth profiles about film and music legends. Frank Sinatra’s dramatic life sometimes upstaged his genius. Although he was the greatest interpretive singer of the recording era, some commentators emphasize his boozing, brawling, and womanizing rather than his brilliance as a performer, or else they take his brilliance for granted rather than attempt to explain it. In FRANK SINATRA: THE ARTIST AND HIS MUSIC, award-winning author David Morrell discusses the talent and determination that led Sinatra to progress from being a singing waiter to becoming the Chairman of the Board. Many Sinatra fans might be surprised to learn that this intensely autobiographical singer had a face that was permanently scarred from birth. They might also be surprised that, despite the legend that he was a “natural” singer, Sinatra took vocal lessons from a Metropolitan Opera singer. In his formative years, he invented a new way for singers to breathe and used this amazing technique to channel his self-described manic-depression into interpreting songs as they had never been done before. These are only some of the topics that David Morrell analyzes in his rare approach to this powerful singer’s craft. Based on more than forty years of listening and reading, Morrell provides an in-depth analysis of Sinatra’s musical career. After you read it, you might never listen to Sinatra or any other singer the same way again.
Including exclusive interviews with Sinatra's most notable collaborators, full-color reproductions of rare photos and memorabilia throughout, and a definitive overview of the man and the music that has enhanced generations of listeners, author Stan Britt chronologically investigates the many stages of an illustrious career that is still going strong.