Record producer and Sinatra historian Charles Granada discusses his book Sessions With Sinatra: Frank Sinatra And The Art of Recording and the box set — Frank Sinatra: The Best of the Columbia Years 1943-1952 — he helped to create.
Our feature album is one of Frank Sinatra's best albums, 'September of My Years' came out in 1965 and critics say it consolidated his strengths while moving him into new territory, primarily in terms of tone, which became more world-weary and reflective.
This hour on All Sides we explore the life of musical legend, Frank Sinatra. More than a decade after his death, his music continues being apart of culture, life and entertainment. We talk with James Kaplan about his new book, Frank: The Voice. Guest: James Kaplan (author/biographer) June 20, 2011
In 2008, Reprise records released 21 vintage Sinatra tracks - plus a newly completed alternate rendition of "Body and Soul." Creator of WFIU's "Afterglow," Dick Bishop, comments on these unique recordings and Frank's influences.
Musician Bill Miller, Frank Sinatra's accompanist and musical collaborator for decades, died earlier this month. Musician and Day to Day contributor David Was offers a remembrance of Miller's decades-long career and influential piano style.
Nancy Sinatra, daughter of Frank Sinatra, has produced hit songs of her own, including "These Boots Are Made for Walking" and "Something Stupid" -- a duet she recorded with her dad. She also wrote a book about him: Frank Sinatra: An American Legend. This interview was first broadcast on Dec. 12, 1995.
For more than 20 years, George Jacobs saw legendary crooner Frank Sinatra as few others did: at home, relaxed, even without his hairpiece. Jacobs was Sinatra's valet. NPR's Michele Norris talks with Jacobs and his co-author, William Stadiem, about their new book, Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra.