A Man And His Music + Ella + Jobim / Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing / Sinatra
- Frank Sinatra
- Release: 27 May 2016
The Frank Sinatra Collection brings together some of Frank Sinatra’s finest performances on television and in concert. This second release in the series presents three TV specials from the sixties.
A MAN AND HIS MUSIC+ELLA+JOBIM – First broadcast by NBC on November 13, 1967, A Man And His Music + Ella + Jobim, was the third annual A Man And His Music special. It finds Frank paired with the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald. It is a truly historic and memorable event that showcases iconic performances from Frank and Ella, while also documenting the only filmed meeting of Frank and bossa nova legend Antonio Carlos Jobim; their medley is not to be missed.
FRANCIS ALBERT SINATRA DOES HIS THING – First broadcast by CBS on November 15, 1968, Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing opens with no introduction, just Sinatra. He is joined by the stunning Diahann Carroll and together they sing a spirituals medley including “Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen” and “Amen.” Sinatra joins other guests, The 5th Dimension, for a version of “Sweet Blindness”.
SINATRA – First broadcast by CBS on November 5, 1969, Sinatra is truly a one man show with the singer joined only by Don Costa & his Orchestra and no special guests. Sinatra belts out “For Once In My Life” and it is perfection. Being the last of his five sixties TV specials, his wit and banter is as engaging as ever as he narrates us through his movie clips with a lighthanded touch. The concluding segment is mostly uptempo and ends with an extended version of “My Kind Of Town.”