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Songs For Swingin' Lovers!

Frank Sinatra

1956

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Songs For Swingin' Lovers!

Rating

3.54

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3736

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4

Every song on this album sounded the same, it barely registered to me where one song ended and the next began. Good news is, all of these "different" songs were pretty pleasant, and I honestly can't say anything bad about it. Whatever I was doing while I was listening to this album was just a little but more enjoyable for it.

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Shite.

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5

A classic. Love Frank Sinatra.

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5

Peak Sinatra and as smooth as silk from start to finish. It's easy to see how this music and Frank himself became something of a lifestyle brand for a few decades--idealized romance and class.

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5

Iconic voice! A beautiful set of songs. Nice easy listening. Big band to soft flute. Simple lovey songs that are great on a fall afternoon with a cup of tea.

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I mean, something about Frank is really comforting in a weird way? Like warm and fuzzy even when he’s singing about weird stuff like Makin Whoopee. Like Aretha, I find it interesting that it was so common to just re-record the same songs onto albums. I don’t necessarily see it as a negative, just a product of the time. It does look like some lyrics were changed though. My lizard brain wants to rate this a 5, but I think I’ll actually go with a 4.

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The album's title predated the term "swinging" in the sense of partner-swapping sex by 8 years, inadvertently creating a pun on top of the original pun (whereby swinging could refer to either the genre of swing as well as the original innocent meaning of swinging; i.e., to have a good time).

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3

Un album sans surprise aucune de la part de notre antiquité musicale préférée.

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2

It’s Sinatra. No pressure pop/jazz. Non offensive. Fine but not interesting

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5

Some nice classics. “Anything Goes” and “You Make Me Feel So Young” feel pretty timeless in all honesty. Pretty consistent tunes, nothing drowning the others out.

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5

Classic. What a voice

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5

What a guy

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5

What a voice!

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5

Probably my favorite album that's been on the list so far. I love Frank Sinatra, and it really kept me together during a long day.

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5

Great stuff

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5

First album on the list. How can you complain about Sinatra as your first album? Especially with the first song being you make me feel so young. I think I'm going to enjoy this daily album challenge

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5

Cinco estrellas con base en el método preestablecido y auditable en todos aspectos. De esos discos que debería escuchar una vez al día, ya no digamos en la vida.

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5

JUST GREAT.

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5

Frank is always an excelletn choice!

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5

Fabulous

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5

Love it! Relax

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5

Perfect for a date - dinner night at home

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5

Frank Sinatra! Altijd geweldig!

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5

Pues nada nuevo, se conoce la potencia vocal de este hombre, las letras son muy bonitas y están musicalizadas de manera impecable. Es lo que es.

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5

Great sunny day walking music. Upbeat, swingin' & happy

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5

Classic

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5

Great album for a sunny workday morning.

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5

It's Sinatra, what's not to enjoy?

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5

Although not what you mould consider an album by modern standards, this is an amazing collection of Old Blue Eyes.

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5

I love the orchestra in the background. I would knock off half a star because the songs are all really similar.

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5

What can you say about this one? Classic Sinatra. All great songs. Missing a couple of my favorite Sinatra songs (like Luck Be a Lady), but they're all exactly what you'd expect on a Sinatra album.

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5

Yeah, baby. Yeah! Love Frank.

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5

Man, this album is just classic. I miss the days when 3-minute songs were the norm. Hit 'em hard and leave 'em wanting more seems to be the Sinatra formula and damn if it doesn't work. Just super enjoyable.

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5

Great album

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5

It's old blue eyes. A shitty, shitty man, but a great singer.

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5

This is absolutely sensational. Can't fault it in any way whatsoever. Gotta be a 5 all things considered

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5

Excellent album. It came out when my Dad was still young. It makes me think of my grandparents hanging out with some friends and playing some Sinatra on their record player. Happy Vibes.

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5

Classic album and really nice to listen to.

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5

When I was a teenager I used to dismiss Frank's music as the stuff old people listen to and never really gave it a listen. Boy was I wrong. This stuff is timeless and I could listen to it all day. I love Frank's voice, the arrangements are amazing and both create a great vibe that just stays with you long after the album is over. I was listening to this on the way to work a few days ago and found myself humming the tunes throughout the whole day.

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5

There's something to be said for an album that just seems to be done so care-free, so effortlessly. I know the band and everyone worked hard on this record, but it doesn't sound that way. And that, right there, is true professionalism. Making something challenging look easy. I don't know if I would have appreciated this album as much if I hadn't played an instrument. But wow, this stuff is great. And it's 65 years old, and it doesn't sound it. Great stuff.

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5

Peak Sinatra, the lead track might be my favorite of all his recordings. It's worth pointing out that this was the peak of his career revival with Capitol and a huge deal to the Italian American community, who had in Sinatra a role model for getting out of underclass status in America.

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5

Very enjoyable

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5

❤️

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5

A lot of these songs don't originate with Sinatra, so why is this album a must listen? Nelson Riddle. He's one of, if not the best oranger in the American Popular Songbook. Entire papers and documentaries have been created on what he did with I've Got You Under My Skin - one of my favorite Sinatra songs for the very reason Nelson Riddle is amazing. The trombone transition at the end of the song merits this album the full five stars it deserves, the same material in the hands of any other combo of arranger/singer would yield more Michael Bublé oatmeal.

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5

The definition of classy music. Sublime instrumentation throughout. There's old-fashioned magic here.

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5

Listened to this twice in a row and again in the following days when I should have been listening to other albums, oops. I love this style of music and Frank is in charge of it so this is a big winner for me. It's just so classic love love love

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5

lovely! classic! wonderful!

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5

Swingin good time

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5

I like everyone else like to listen to Frank Sinatra around Christmas time. When did he become such a Christmas classic? Was that always the case or is that like a 21st century thing...

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Love the chairman

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Love it!

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Love it.

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5

It's Frank's world, we just live in it.

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5

An almost perfect album, every song is memorable.

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5

Sinatra never go out of style.

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Classic Franky!👍

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Classic

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5

An absolute classic album, through and through. A velvety sound from the backing orchestra, and an even smoother voice coming from Sinatra. A beautiful album that has remained timeless and will continue to. Let the sun shine and the jazz swing.

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Old School music, to give a bit of swing to your day. Great album with some of the most famous classics.

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Fatastisk

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Sinatra's 10th album. Arranged by Nelson Riddle. This album has 15 songs that were pop standards reinterpreted by Sinatra (and Nelson) in a more jazzy way. I have to say I was in a pretty grumpy mood and then I listened to this. Now, not as grumpy. This is the first Sinatra album I listened to, especially at any depth. One impressive thing about these songs is his timing and interactions with the orchestra. He seems to be almost playing with them and when the music steps up, he steps backs. Great patience. Also, absolutely great arrangements by Nelson Riddle. All songs are in the three- to four-minute long range. You can't go wrong with any of these. To really do a thorough review, I would have needed to go back and listen to the original songs or at least the best-known versions for comparison. Unfortunately, no time for that. A song highlight for me is "I Got You Under My Skin" which is a Cole Porter tune where I had heard the orginal. Sinatra's delivery and the orchestra taking off midstream with the trombone and horns are tremendous. Other songs which I note for there uplifting spirit and overall excellence: "Too Marvelous for Words," "Pennies from Heaven " You Make Me Feel So Young." This is an album to lift you up on a rainy day or when you might be in a grumpy mood.

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4

Charming, in his bag, sexy Frank absolutely > sleepy wee hours Frank

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4

2 classics but the rest were alright

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4

Great album from Old Blue Eyes!

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4

Not my favorite but Frank does it again

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4

Not something I would listen to every day, but Frank Sinatra is obviously a legend. Every track was catchy

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4

classic! i prefer his concept records but this is a real crowd pleaser. fav track: makin' whoopee

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4

I literally have no complaints

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4

Corny lyrics...but it was a different time...

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4

timeless. Classic romantic album

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4

mini short songs yesssss. this really was perfect for swingin’ lovers wow. 4 but only just

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4

Very enjoyable, some classic songs on here. Maybe only one dud toward the end of the album.

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4

Upbeat great tunes to just chill to with yo boo 4.1

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4

Pensé que no tanto... luego si, luego no tanto. Creo que necesito unos martinis para analizar esto como se debe.

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4

Classic Sinatra.

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It's a great album through and through, for Frank Sinatra's sound. I just have to admit that I really only like him in smaller doses than this. half an album's worth is fun, an entire album of these crooners blends together for me.

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4

definitely songs for lovers. great to add one or two in a larger mix.

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4

Classic album! Many great songs - Pennies from Heaven, I've Got You Under My Skin, etc.

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Sinatra being Sinatra

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4

Es un disco bonito, siento que se nota que es soundtrack, pero no me lo podría explicar. La instrumentación, buena, la voz de Frank me gusta mucho, sin embargo, llega un momento en que es un poco cansado, es como lo mismo y seguimos en ese empalagamiento de estos sonidos. "Too Marvelous for Words" y "Love is Here to Stay" creo que son las que más me gustaron. A veces pienso que mucho de este tipo de música, y la asociación a "épocas doradas", es lo que me hacen odiar un poquito menos a Estados Unidos. 8/10

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No soy experto en música pero les comparto unos puntos: 1. El inicio de ciertas canciones me recordaban a la pantera rosa. 2. Este disco sale 3 años después de que santa anna vendiera todo el norte de México entonces ya entendí porque hablaba de un monterey californiano y un old méxico jajaja igual ya sabían pero pss yo no 3. había una rola que olía a pañal o se me hacia muy vieja pero no recuerdo cual saludos me despido con sus aplausos silenciosos.

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4

Classic Sinatra. "You make me feel so young" is the best song. 8/10.

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Música cincuentera.

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El balance entre lo grave y lo agudo, la cantidad perfecta de volumen y la aparente falta de esfuerzo para cantar no me dejan más que disfrutar siempre la voz de Sinatra. Gran instrumentación y supongo que buenas letras (porque, como de costumbre, no le puse atención a las letras), el único problema para mí sería la falta de variedad en el disco que, por más que la voz es deleitable, termina por aburrirme.

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4

Great album

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4

Hard not to love the vibe of this

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4

Too many classics to be less than a 4

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Surprised by how many of these songs I recognized. Shows how important this album is culturally. Enjoyed it more than I thought, would be nice to have on in the background when trying to feel fancy. Also enjoyed the different turns of phrase that existed 70 years ago

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I promise I was listening to the other ones. I just didn’t realize I didn’t have to type and could just rank songs. While I’m typing... this gave me these vibes: 1-Christmas 2-Antiquing 3-A&W 4-Parent Trap Idk that’s just the tea

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Frank también acompaña y reconforta, por supuesto.

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Frank ansaitsisi viitosen, mutta materiaali ei ollut ihan sitä parasta. Mutta kyllä tämä kelpaa.

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Mies jonka äänellä voisi jopa yrittää Lekan enkelikuoron jäseneksi! Mielestäni tämä rakkauslaulujen kavalkadi jäi hieman tasaiseksi, jotta olisi viiteen tähteen yltänyt. Hienoa musiikkia joka tapauksessa.

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Un disco fresquito, ideal para escuchar mientras cortas el pasto o preparás una comida rica.

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Classic album by a great singer. I need to be in the mood for Sinatra, though, and I didn't like the take on \"Anything Goes.\" Wonderful band and arrangements. I listened to it twice.

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One of the key voices of the 20th Century. A real singer of the "Great American Songbook." Swing/Jazz. BT: You Make Me Feel So Young, I've Got You Under My Skin, Anything Goes

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Enjoyed far more than "wee small hours" - I prefer more upbeat.

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La “voz” siempre será la voz

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Ver Nice!-In my best Borat voice

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A good old swing album, nothing too advanced.

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-Frank reminds me so much of my Dad. The voice alone -I see why he was so famous -Has no real narrative opening/closing like contemporary albums. Starts on a high

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this just sounds perfect lol it doesnt make me feel melancholic as i wouldve thought, instead im all floaty and in a good mood lol. im surprised im liking sinatra so much. ill probably comeback to the two records i got so far. not something I’ll be in the mood for often but really nice

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How can you go past some absolute classic Sinatra? Its a pleasant listen and kind of reminds me of a simpler time. Classic big band sound, dulcet tone of Frank how can you go wrong? Best: I've Got You Under My Skin; Anything Goes Worst: We'll be Together Again; Swingin' Down the Lane

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4

Quite a few classics, even though I never liked his voice.

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Classic and timeless. There’s a reason almost everyone like Sinatra. Listening to this makes me feel like I’m in New York City.

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7/28 Consistently smooth classic love songs. Standout Tracks: You Make Me Feel So Young, You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me, Old Devil Moon, Makin' Whoopee, How About You?

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//Favs: – Score: Light 4

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While Frank is not my go-to crooner (I'm a Mel Torme fan), there's no denying the power of ol' Blue Eyes. This collection of songs of the great American songbook is a master class in performance by one of the best ever. Sometimes Frank's phrasing bugs me, but other times the story he tells in his timbre and range can't be beat. His backing orchestra under the masterful baton of Nelson Riddle does seriously swing, bringing the whole package to the highest level.

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Rating: 8/10 Best songs: You make me feel so young, I’ve got you under my skin

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J’adore frank sinatra . Et album est egale a sontalent et anything goes est venu chercher d ebon souvenirs . 4.75

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Melódico. Suave. Jazz, swing

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Classic tracks sung by a great singer. What's not to like

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magical

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Smooth as smooth can be. He does have a good voice, and I don't mind a bit of jazzy crooner big band when it's done right. And having some old-time music after a couple of weeks of 1980s-1990s heavy stuff was nice. Weird to think my grandad probably had this on the turntable back in '56.

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Smooth. You don't get to be a legend unless you're really good. Sinatra's voice just carries. And it's so free and easy. His backing band is pretty good too. The album holds up pretty well, I'll bet even my kids wouldn't totally hate it (and they hate anything not made in the last 10 years). I'm pretty indifferent when it comes to jazz but much respect here.

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Doesn't get more classic than this.

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Makin' whoopee is the best title I've heard in a while.

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There's a reason why Sinatra is synonymous with having a gorgeous voice. Dude can sing. Swing isn't my normal style but I have to say this album is really amazing.

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Charisma out the ears

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Just fun swing

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Easy listening, it's Frank Sinatra so you should know what you're getting. Enjoyed this album, keeps a consistent tone throughout. "Makin Whoopee" was a little smutty, keep it clean Blue Eyes!

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My co-judge says she likes this except for the parts where the trumpet section blasts in unison. I like his delivery, the way the songs swing and the lyrics, especially in the funnier songs like Makin’ Whoopee. I keep thinking of all these young tin-pan-alley guys grinding out tunes hoping someone like Frank would pick them up. I’ve always wanted to hear Frank at his very best, because, in much of what makes it onto the radio, he’s past his prime. I think he's a great singer but if I were to judge him purely on his voice, I prefer the silkier voices of his not-quite-as-famous-or-prolific peers like Dean Martin or Mel Torme.

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I generally like this. While some of the songs are lame, Frank makes them good. He has a hell of a voice but also has charisma. You don't have to see Frank to see his charisma. His charisma is there when you listen to his records and also evident from his pictures.

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swingin'!

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Majestic! I know it is dumb to admit it, but subconsciously Sinatra’s music takes me to a peaceful place. It makes me feel protected and optimistic. It’s like being a child… being a child watching the Looney Tunes in a Saturday morning. I think it’s maybe because reminds me of my dad…

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elegant and relaxing, classic

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A great surprise! Very upbeat and theatrical

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Bitchin'

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Oooooo it's a smooooooooth one

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I mean it's a good album for when I am feeling pretty good. I Really only listen to Sinatra around Christmas. But this album was solid.

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a classic

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This is one of my favorites! So charming, lightweight, and easy to listen to.

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Muy buen disco

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I mean ... it's Frank!

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first listen such a smooth voice, great backing band

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A Classic from Frank Sinatra for sure. While not every track hits, this whole album was just plain fun to listen to. Here's the gist, if you like the Fallout game's upbeat radio music, you'll like this album. Favorites: "You Make Me Feel So Young", "Too Marvelous For Words", "I've Got You Under My Skin"

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What a voice.

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bom.

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Pretty fun album.

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4,5 actually, iconic voice, released in 1956, he couldn't actually do more than that when it comes to instruments, he has some better songs of course (the classics) but still the disc on a very good level

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Me gustó. Frank Sinatra no falla. Ese pop-jazz me parece muy bueno, me hace acordar a las peliculas románticas de hace unos cuantos años. Para un restaurant o una cena a la noche re va. Todo muy romantico. Encima, muy buena voz.

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I'm from New Jersey. My wedding was catered by a man who had more pictures of Sinatra in his store, than I have of my own mother in my house. I've been to more weddings where the first dance song was Sinatra than all other songs combined. Sinatra is so much background to my youth and growing up, that I simultaneously enjoy him, and tune him out. My personal bias aside, it's nice to see him included in this list. I still enjoyed it, even the "kids these days are degenerates" anthem "Anything Goes". Favorite tracks: "Anything Goes", "I Thought of You", "You Make Me Feel So Young"

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Nice to dance around to

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Delightful always enjoy a bit of Frank

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Makes me want to go to a key party.

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The oldest record I have made so far, from 1956, and almost the oldest on the book itself. There are not many records on the pages before this one, and the first listed is also from Frank, one year prior to this one. Which makes me think that the decades of the 30s and 40s were completely ignored. Further research shows that the first 12" 33 1/3 RPM Long Play record was introduced in 1948, so it kind of makes sense. Still, in the setting of this challenge/game I would have loved to be able to go further down history than the 50s. Now, back to Songs For Swingin' Lovers! (The exclamation mark belongs on the title) What can I say? According to the book, it's the record that defined the pop format with all the songs clocking at 3 minutes in average. For me it's like time travel, to a time where the way relationships were conceived was quite different than today's, and there is a really romantic and soothing quality about that, in the sense that things seemed to be quite easier, that there was this sort of candor and innocence that western culture was about to definitely (and irreparably so) lose in the following decade. It really encapsulates the ultimate nostalgic feeling, and I wonder if it was intended to be that way at the time of recording.  Although I don't really love it, I still like Frank's music and his character. He makes me think a lot about my father, who was also this type of charming gentleman from another era who never wore a pair of blue jeans (well, unless he was BBQing). But at the same time, a line like "I know I am the slave, you're the queen" is a line I never need to hear in life. A nice companion for a cloudy day. 

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Classic Swing, Classic Sinatra, you can't ask for more from "Ol' Blue Eyes" than this album full of American Song Book classics. My Personal Favourite "Anything Goes" & "Makin' Whoopee" Rightfully on the list and still....so cool!

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I was good. Not normally my thing but I rather enjoyed it.

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a classic. I don't like this genre as much, but definitely understand why it is ranked so high.

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I mean it's Frank! Nothing more Frank than Frank (except for maybe CANNOLIS!) Forget about it.

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05/09/22

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Frank's easy listening crooning has permeated our culture to such an extent that after listening to this I put on a tracksuit and whacked off some mooks. Fave track - "Anything Goes"! ✌️

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Never really listened to Sinatra before and while it’s not really for me I get the appeal. Great background music regardless

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Enjoyable!

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None in here are my favourites of this genre, but still nice for listening. And if it's any time of the year for this one, this is it (autumn, nearing the holidays).

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might start a nuclear war later... idk

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His smooth vocals are always good background music. Not much more than that though.

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Op het moment dat de muziek begint wordt ik meteen meegenomen naar vroeger tijden. Stem is zeer herkenbaar, niet heel spectaculair - wel heel prettig om naar te luisteren. Stem staat in de mastering sterk op de voorgrond, wat soms ten koste gaat van de rest van de muziek. Overal compositie is interessant, dynamisch en zeer ritmisch. Vind het zelf de nummers met wat tempo wisselingen het interessants, bijv. I've got you under my skin of Anything goes.

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Not my favorite kind of music, but appreciate some Sinatra!

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Frankie Sinatra needs to stop peepin' on the swingin' lovers. It was a really classy album - I found myself comparing it a lot to the Ella Fitzgerald's album that we've previously encountered. I think Ella has better songs, but Blue Eyes is ridiculously good too. "You Make Me Feel So Young" & "Love Is Here To Stay" were my favs. "Making Whoopee" was fucking stupid though, I can't describe how lame it felt to me, especially compared to the really classy tracks.

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Probably one of the oldest records on this list. Yes, it is remastered, but even with that, it sounds ahead of its time of 1956. At the same time.. from beginning to end of this record, it transports you to a different time and place that most music can not do.

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A classic. Not actually listened to an album of Frank. Let's see how it goes. What's not to like? It's Frank doing his swinging thing.

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Pleasant, but most of the songs sounded the same so they all merge into one another. Our favourite song was Makin' Whopee as the lyrics are quite funny.

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It's fine.

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Listen to the whole thing in one sitting, didn't realise how painfully similar all the songs are. That being said, he's got such a smooth soothing voice it was a fun listen. Relaxing. More good music to have on while you're cookin' by the book.

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An album covering "existing pop standards in a hipper, jazzier fashion". Without having to listened to lots of the previous or subsequent versions, it's hard to say how innovative these arrangements were, but the album certainly feels vital. Even if it's hard to reconcile covers of songs from more than 20 years earlier going toe to toe with Elvis and early rock music, the songs and performances from Sinatra are still evocative of a time and mood. Whether any songs are the definitive versions, this was an enjoyable listen and probably one of the starkest contrasts from the Marshall Mathers LP when the most risqué thing discussed is "Makin' Whoopee"

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it’s good. i just don’t really like it. 2.5

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Well it’s Frank Sinatra. What else can you say? He’s no Miss Kittin, unfortunately.

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Not really my thing but still enjoyable

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Ok for old stuff

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The album starts off with those strong hipster cocktail party vibes that place me in a fancy hotel bar drinking $14 martinis all by my lonesome. Look, Sinatra sings a lot about dumb "I'm so rich and hot and famous" white people shit but I can't help it if I enjoy some big band every now and then. Also, there's literally a song on here called Makin' Whoopee... such simpler times.

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Classic

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So iconic that it feels like a cliche.

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I’ve never liked most of Frank Sinatra’s songs.

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It was enjoyable to listen to, just kind of long and not enough variance from one song to the next.

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Takes me back to playing guitar in jazz band during high school. Some real classics on here as well!

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Interesting classics

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*Swoon*, this cat sure knows how to swing. Jazz standards never fail to satisfy. But the album feels safe and clean, a collection of great singles without much of a through line and that's A-okay. Effortlessly cool and Suave as Ol' Blue Eyes. Perfect for a Cocktail party that you just don't want to end, but I'm not sure I'll return to the whole. Just the parts of its sum.

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Año 1956. Impresionante calidad. Canciones bonitas y voz de lujo. Me han gustado especialmente "You make me feel so young" y "I've got you under my skin".

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Buen throwback, fan de la canción de Monterey jaja

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When he said forget, it sounded a lot like baguette. 5/10, neat but not for me

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Feel good album by the legend himself. Buble go home.

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La gran voz. Buenos ritmos y melodías

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I've always enjoyed Frank Sinatra's voice. Its smooth, it croons, and it can really set a mood. But if I'm going to rate a musician I'd like them to actually create some of the music. Don't get me wrong he is a fantastic singer, but he didn't write these songs or play on them, so no matter how deep I fall into those ol' blue eyes I still got to say this one was a middling effort.

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Retour dans les années 50.. très joli album même si ce n’est pas mon style de musique habituelle!

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Cool mais un peu redondant

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Hyvinhän tuo vanha sinisilmä laulaa, mutta aika samantyylisiä kaikki biisit, imelää menoa. Musikaalimeiningit tulee tästä mieleen, ei taida kuitenkaan olla minkään leffan/näytelmän soundtrack? Näen sieluni silmin miten jamppa laulelee misukalle ja käyskentelee kesäisen New Yorkin kaduilla kultasepänliikkeiden näyteikkunoita tsiigaillen ja lyhtypylväiden ympäri pyörähdellen.

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Ik kon het beter hebben dan de vorige keer. Voor het eerste nummer heb ik een zwak.

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Tja, niks mis mee, maar om nou te zeggen dat het echt indruk heeft gemaakt....

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Aangenaam, maar wel iets te showbizz.

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Classic Frank. Just need to learn how to swing dance.

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A quick album and exactly what you'd expect. 2RS

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No jälleen meni kivasti näin taustamusiikkina, mutta eipä nyt suurempia tunteita herätä. Levyn loppumisen huomasi vasta kun joku aivan toinen artisti pääsi ääneen.

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As smooth as a snake wearing a condom as a coat.

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É tipo um Frank Sinatra só que é o Frank Sinatra

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3.5/5 nice ones, i'll have to relisten

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Quite nice and pleasant to listen to

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Sounds like Frank Sinatra, exactly what you'd expect. If you already like Sinatra, you'll like this.

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No lo escuché

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Не хватает разнообразия

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Obviously enjoyable tunes but let's be honest, he's just the voice. Most if not all of these aren't original songs. Knocking some stars as a result.

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It was fine. Not the biggest Sinatra fan but nothing wrong with it.

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Confession: I do not like Sinatra’s voice. The sliding into every note thing. Other than that, this is basically bubblegum pop. I actually like it; that’s not a dig. Unless you’re the kind of person for whom all music has to be super serious, in which case I don’t think that this is it, just ‘cause it’s old. Fun, but that’s it. Favourite track: “Old Devil Moon”

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I mean, it's Frank Sinatra. It does what it says on the tin. There's crooning, big band blasts, and hip cat lingo.

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ok

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Not bad, not my tempo. Would use as elevator music.

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Frank Sinatra is a great crooner. Few great love songs on this album, other were just good.

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Ho ascoltato Frank subito dopo aver ascoltato i Flaming Lips ed è stata un esperienza surreale. Non lo so, è un album di un'altra generazione e come è stato detto in circostanze simili è difficile da valutare proprio per questo motivo. Non critico la performance perché come al solito, sia Sinatra che i musicisti sono bravissimi, ma mi sono davvero annoiato. A pelle sarebbe un 2.5 per la noia mortale. Ma in casi come questo preferisco dare un 3 honoris causa, perché sento come se fosse un problema mio non dell'album.

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Saved Prior: You Make Me Feel So Young, I've Got You Under My Skin Off Rip: It Happened In Monterey, You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me, Love Is Here To Stay Cutting Edge: None Overall Notes: Ol' Frankie does it like nobody else. He's by far my favorite singer from the era (no racist). He just puts me in a different state of mind. With regards to this album, it mostly hits the same beats over and over. 3.5 that I'll round down to a 3. The big two hits from this album are can't miss all-timers though.

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As 'swingin' Sinatra goes, versus 'moody' Sinatra (which I prefer), this record is fine, but it also highlights the fact that the various collections of his songs are better curated than the albums

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This album would be fine as background music, but there isn’t anything ground breaking here. I did learn that Sinatra was 13.5 lb at birth! 13.5 lb and no c-section!!! He was an only child…I wonder why. They had to use forceps to get him out, which left permanent scars on his neck and eardrum damage. I’d say God bless his mother, but unfortunately she physically abused him as a youngster. Was it pay back for his uncomfortable world entrance?

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El típico disco para bailar cuando estás goma y queres estar cerquita. Tiene un par de hits: "You make me feel so young" y "I've got you under my skin" temazos. También me sorprendió una versión un poco más fea de "Pennies from heaven", la canción de tik tok. Dentro de todo un buen disco, claramente cuando escuchaste la mitad un poco te cansas, porque medio que es siempre swing, pero te tira un par de canciones buenas. No conocía pero me gusto: "You're getting to be a habit with me"

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All the rat pack stuff starts to sound the same. Great sound, just little variety. Not my favorite Sinatra album.

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A few recognizable classics. Made feel like I should be having dinner with my Grandma.

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I thought Greatest Hits albums weren't part of the deal for this collection of albums? That is what this kind of is, isn't it? Don't get me wrong, it's great music, and I enjoyed it.

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Soft 3 stars. I mean his voice is great, and this music has a place during a date night or in my grandmothers dreams, but the songs just don’t interest me that much.

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Ol‘ Blue Eyes. Einer der größten Sänger. Auf einer rundweg mittelmäßigen Platte. I’ve Got You Under My Skin hatte ich irgendwie besser in Erinnerung.

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It's hard to separate the music from the image (and admittedly hard to get Joe Piscopo's and Phil Hartman's Frank Sinatra characitures out of my head whenever I hear Frank sing, as well as the Johnny Fontane character in the Godfather movies), so I really tried to clear my mind of all the cultural stuff and just listen. I still like the music -- that era's swing-jazz-pop music is a lot of fun -- although I found from listening to it again, really focusing on the music, without all the Sinatra image stuff in it, it's just okay. There are artists from that era I like better. It doesn't really matter because there's no satisfying answer to the artist v. art question, but I'm glad I pushed myself to listen to it that way. Given this album and artist's massive appeal and popularity, makes sense it's on this list.

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Very good. Starts noisy but it mellows down. Classic easy listening. 3/5

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It's fine. I can't really get excited about Frank Sinatra, but it has a time and a place.

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Swung into a good album

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Great voice, but every song sounds the same

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This was an interesting experience. It's not just that so many of these songs are standard, but it's when they are sung in a Sinatra-esque fashion - and that casts a long shadow, retrospectively. Despite the name, the collection of songs feels quite tame, the marital drama of \"Makin Whoopee\" being a throwback to the time before middle-class contraception. I'm not sure if this is one of those highly influential albums, or if it's just representative of a bangin' pop album of its era. I think the familiarity of every darn track made it hard to engage. It's more like the sort of album that Auntie Pam has playing in the background while she makes the finishing touches to her cocktail evening preparation.

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How can you not like some Frank Sinatra. Easy to listen to and sort of comforting. Only complaint is it seemed like one 45 minute song. 3

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Je me suis endormi 5 fois au cours de cet album, présentant QUINZE chansons (oui oui, quinze chansons) toutes similaires les unes aux autres. Sans plus m'attarder sur ce fossile de la musique, je vais vous dévoiler un petit secret à propos de Frank Sinatra. En effet, Frank Sinatra est très proche de Robert Dimery, l'auteur de cette liste. Et cette proximité ne vient pas seulement du fait que Frank Sinatra se retrouve chaque semaine dans notre générateur, non non, cela va bien plus loin, je parle ici d'une proximité familale. Replongeons nous dans le contexte. C'est en 1958 que Frank Sinatra, grand-père de Robert Dimery, git sur son lit d'hopital, atteint d'une violente tumeur. Robert se presse à son chevet en petit fils modèle, mais ce n'était pas pour vivre les derniers instants en compagnie de son grand paternel. En effet, dans sa main gauche, Robert tient un microphone, qu'il tent a Frank, lui demandant de chanter une chanson. Bien qu'épuisé par un traitement médical lourd, Frank s'éxecuta, par amour pour son petit fils, et nous livra l'album Songs For Swingin' Lovers.

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Definitely would describe this as swinging 3.3

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Fantastically replayable, and of course pleasant sounds. Unfortunately not otherwise striking in my opinion.

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Good swingin’ , would defo put this on if I had an SO over and I felt like dancing a little. Don’t feel like the entire album is really that consistent however and jt kinda gets stale

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Easy listening however the very repetitive style of all the songs got old quick

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Its a great sound, probably universally enjoyed, but after a few songs loses it’s value. The lyrics are all the same, dated and difficult to listen to in 2021, and the tempo the exact same on each song. At a time when the 60s songwriters were changing music, a cover album of songs pales in comparison.

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Sinatra couldn't sing a song bad if he'd try. It's not that every song he sings is great, it's just that the formula consisting of his vocal style of swing instrumentation sounds great. I could listen to Sinatra for hours. One of the most accessible and easy-listening traditional pop albums out there. However, only few of his songs have more substance than the jazzy sound and great voice. On one hand, we have very consistent efforts that makes for a pleasing experience, yet most of the tracks are soulless and yet to be inspired.

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Swinging, mid energy with traditionally romantic lyricism. Not much variety or energy though

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Good albums, only rating 3 starts based on the fact that this is music I already know. Trying to use this for new music

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There are several songs on this album that I've heard before, but I've never listened to a whole album from Sinatra. I'm not a fan of Sinatra, but I don't actively seek to avoid his music either. The music is okay. I can't imagine that I would play this album or individual tracks again.

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Good light hearted Music for the background. Not very exciting either way.

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7/10

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Old two-eyes himself. Some of these songs really swing. Not my thing, but I can appreciate it. 3 stars.

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Exactly what the title says - bunch of frank crooning songs about love.

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There's a time and a place, but Sinatra is important.

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It's good stuff but listening to an entire Sinatra album is a bit boring. Also, "Making Whoopee" is an awful expression.

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all finey fine, and good for what it is good for

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classic! You Make Me Feel So Young It Happened in Monterey Makin' Whoopee I've Got You Under My Skin

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Great voice. Songs kinda blend together. 6/10

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I found this album a bit samey, even if I did enjoy a lot of the songs. How much love does this guy have for all these women!?

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I liked whoopie and anything goes, both classics. Nice and pleasant :)

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Fairly standard standards. Many of the tracks feel like they plod along and have been phoned in by Ol Blue Eyes. Only 4 strong tracks on the album - but boy have they stood the test of time.

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A little old timey for my taste but I enjoyed some of the songs.

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Its Frank, its good.

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Don't usually go for crooners, but the album was pretty good. Like the rendition of Anything Goes.

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It's exactly what you would expect. The Standard of the genre.

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Pretty fun. Some lyrics sound a little strange but it’s just because the album was released in the 50s. Only complaint is that there is not much variation for the 15 tracks. 6/10

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Kyllä The Voice vaan tänäkin päivänä toimii!

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Sopi perjantain tunnelmaan ja onhan ukolla todella karismaattinen ääni (vähän kuin omaa laulua kuuntelis).

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A lot of really charming and endearing songs here. An album centered on singing sweet nothings to your love over loungy vocal jazz arrangements. As pleasant as that is, this album does feel like its stuck in the one place for its entire runtime and the sweetness gets a bit sickly by the end.

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3,5; very classy smooth album, beautiful voice of Mr. Sinatra, pleasant melodies, great experience

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Disco tranquilo y para pasar el rato.

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Kolejny Sinatra na liscie, plyta z 56, bedaca dziesiatym albumem w jego dyskografii i akurat chronologicznie jest nastepnym po niebieskim albumiku, ktory juz byl na liscie, jakiegos wielkiego zaskoczenia tutaj nie ma, pan Frank nadal spiewa tak dobrze jak na poprzednim piku, ale tym razem mniej niebiesko, a jak sam tytul wskazuje bardziej swingowo dla loversow, wiec nie tylko inny podklad muzyczny, szybszy i bardziej coolowy jazz, no i lirycznie mniej smutno, a loversy sa bardziej laskawe, podobnie jak na poprzednim wszystkie kompozycje to covery klasykow popowej muzyki, najbardziej osluchane klasyki z tej plyty jak dla mnie to i have got you under my skin, tak swietnie zasamplowany przez apathiego, czy old devil moon, wiec tez te kawalki leca na plejke lekko niebieska, sinatra to jednak sinatra, ponadczasowy glos i ekspresja liryczna

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You Make Me feel So Young, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Pennies From Heaven all standout in this big band version of Frank. I’m struck by how lite this collection is. I’m assuming Frank could put out anything and people would eat it up.

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A crooner. Good music for a Saturday morning.

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Swingin easy with Frank.

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Crooning

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Not my favorite songs of Sinatra. Feels like the hokiest of music he does. Sure there's some classics on here and I will always enjoy some Sinatra, but I much prefer his more ballady style than the pure cheese that this album reads as.

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I only saved How About You but for the most part I found this album very relaxing and enjoyable. Everything Goes really is annoying. But it’s a little funny that this song was written in the 1950s but people say the same things today but referring to the 1950s as the ‘good’ or ‘moral’ era.

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Album full of classic Sinatra tracks, what's not to like here. Favourite track: I've Got You Under My Skin

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It`s jubilant, it`s celebratory, it`s for swingin` lovers, by George! This album is a reason why Sinatra is a household name, his crooning and instrumentation together are indulgent as double chocolate cake. This exuberance explains why not one but two of the songs on this album (or iterations thereof) are on the Elf movie soundtrack. It does get repetitive, but this is pleasing music.

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I like Frank Sinatra, and this is a very happy swing album, which could even be a great introduction to the Great American Songbook. Alas, I much prefer Sinatra's melancholic side from "In the wee small hours". Still 3/5

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Sweet and pleasant to listen to. Had heard many of these songs in all kinds of places, so it was interesting to hear that there were all a part of a singular project.

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Identifying Sinatra albums : It’s a Sinatra album !

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50’er swing, kærlighed, dramatisk

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I feel like the title of this album didn't age well. I also feel like Frank was probably an even bigger asshole/womanizer/alcoholic/mafia pawn that we'll ever realize. But, the dude can croon. He's probably the best at it. I'll rate this album higher than I want to because he certainly made his mark, and because - Sinatra aside - his band kicks ass.

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I felt a little targeted by "How About You?" Minus one star for "Makin' Whoopee."

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If you’re not buying what they’re selling in terms of fake whimsy then it’s incredibly hard to get invested in this crooner stuff. 2stars for genre defining!

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Recognized a bunch of the songs, but kind of forgetable

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Can't really go wrong. easy listening, not something I'm going to sing along to though.

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It's Sinatra. It feels like it's always been there, somewhere in the background, like I know even the songs I've never heard. This gets very samey very quickly, but it's fine in the background, doing its thing.

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It's fine. I'd heard a lot of the songs before and I get it, I'm just not super excited about it.

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Ihan mukavaa taustamusiikkia siivoilun lomassa. Ei häiritsevää, ei tosin myöskään millään tavalla mieleen jäävää.

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Show tunes just aren't my thing

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Never got into Sinatra, but it's fine. I see why people like it, but not for me.

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I feel like I'm supposed to rate this album higher because it's Sinatra, but if I'm honest all the songs sound the same.

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Meh

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Cheesy

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Still don’t like Frank Sinatra

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Big horns, jazzy vibes, Frank’s silky smooth voice! What’s not to love? The answer comes easily for me: big horns, jazzy vibe and Frank. Never been a fan, and I was unable to listen to even one complete track on this album. Is this the third album given to me on Hell Island? (Other two artists from the list so far were PereUbu and Laura Nyro) Maybe, but I’m still giving it a very generous two stars out of respect/fear for the reputation of Ol’ Blue Eyes.

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Prima op de achtergrond.

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Frank Sinatralle itselleen 5. Kuitenkin levy on minulle turhan paljon yhtä ja samaa biisiä. Sinatran äänellä nyt kannattelisi mitä tahansa, mutta en erityisen paljon tästä levystä tykännyt.

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its all very nice and all that, he's got a voice like butter and i get it that he's the best at big band stuff for a reason. it just got a bit boring.

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You listen to one, you heard them all

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Old Sinatra, not really my cup of tea

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Kinda outdated and stale, but alright to put on during supper.

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Mysigt 50-talssound som bara puttrar på utan att någon gång utmana eller bli särskilt intressant. Efter några låtar börjar jag undra hur många gånger en man kan beskriva sin kärlek till en(?) kvinna och jämföra henne med månen och havet. Svaret är, åtminstone tillräckligt många gånger för att Frank Sinatra ska kunna fylla ut 59 studioalbum och 297 singlar under sin karriär. Rösten är fin, det är det inget snack om. Men, TÄNK om man 1956 kunde veta vad som gömde sig i musikvärlden på andra sidan decenniet, och hur tråkig Sinatra skulle bli i jämförelse med 60-talets musik. Bästa låt: Ingen som stack ut, allt flöt ihop. Kände inte heller någon större lust att lyssna igen för att hitta någon Bästa låt. Sådeså.

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A me il vecchio Frank è sempre stato simpatico e dopo Evangelion riconosco anche la vena bittersweet nei suoi pezzi. Purtroppo st'album è veramente sciapo, il target era chiaramente quello che era e alla fine, sì dai lo dico, era un po' il dico trap dei suoi tempi. Quantomeno questi dischi rendono evidente che puoi prendere musicisti bravi quanto ti pare ma quando manca il contenuto difficilmente il risultato cambia in modo sostanziale. Diciamo un 2.5 scarso.

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#metoo

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Not bad I guess? Fine. Songs sound kind of samey.

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Not my bag baby!!

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I'm not a massive Sinatra/swing fan, but Anything Goes is always a good time whether it's sung in English or Mandarin.

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That silky gravy voice, just needs a side of Dean Martin to make any night a pizza and pasta night. Without it I feel like wrapping Christmas presents. How grand would life have been without: global warming, the knowledge of cigarettes causing cancer and shoes off international plane travel. Tip of the hat and we are away. Also, feminism.

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OK, but done better by many others.

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Peak Sinatra. Nice enough spoken word pop/jazz. Not offensive in any way and nice background music with no discernible differences between the songs. Its fine but its not mind blowing or life changing. In fact its pretty dull. 2/5

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Me deprime escuchar Sinatra.

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It's ok easy-listening stuff but I find the celebration of the rat pack a bit strange. Simply songs (that they didn't write) and fairly bland vocals. Suppose it reflects the sparsity of music at the time!

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I have it in my head, rightly or wrongly, that Frank Sinatra was a bit of a douche, but I'll try not to let that cloud my judgement. Pros: His voice is pleasant and I enjoy the big band flourishes. Also, it made me feel appropriately festive despite not being a Christmas album. Cons: Each time I listened I lost interest by about halfway out of sheer sameyness. And as with Elvis, I just can't bring myself to score an album of covers very highly. Plus, I think Sinatra might've been a bit of a douche? 2.5

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Liked this more than I thought I would.

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This album was fine. It was Sinatra, but it's not the 'sound' that I think of when I think of Frank. In my opinion it feels like Sinatra struggled through the concept of the album.

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Speaking as a swingin' lover this is just boring.

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I don't think I'll ever understand the appeal of this

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Yes, he's got the voice, but I found myself more interested in the band. Still, I was ready for this album to be over less than half-way through. 2.5/5 stars

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I guess it's okay, a little too boomery for me

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It’s technically a good album. The band is excellent, his voice is very good. The lyrics are not very creative or complex, simple. An entire album of swinging love songs? With virtually no change in his voice from one to another? It’s Frankly on the boring side.

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Pleasant to listen to (although all the songs sound pretty similar). Rarely something I’m in the mood for, but it’s easy listening.

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Smooth voice but everything about it is so dated and the sounds mean nothing to me.

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Honestly can’t get through this one, not a fan

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no. goddamnit no. I could go an entire lifetime not listening to a single damn sinatra song and be happy as a clam. The band and arrangements are good, but sinatra ruins it with his too-smarmy-for-you vocal texture crooning. These lyrics are ridiculous, see Old Devil Moon

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Nothing special. In one ear and out the other

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I’m not a fan. Obvs great voice. Not for me.

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I thought Frankie was way ahead of the curve and pushing boundaries with a title like Swingin’ lovers! But unfortunately not, it was just boring Vegas type tunes for Grandpa. I’ve never understood his appeal and I guess I never will

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Nice

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Great album

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Swinging lovers?. Frank you old dog

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