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I've Got a Crush on You
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
This is the young, fragile-sounding Sinatra in a collection of 14 ballads recorded during his 1943-52 tenure at Columbia. He sounds at times still under the spell of Bing Crosby, as on the striking title cut, which comes c... more »
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This is the young, fragile-sounding Sinatra in a collection of 14 ballads recorded during his 1943-52 tenure at Columbia. He sounds at times still under the spell of Bing Crosby, as on the striking title cut, which comes closest to capturing the drama of his later Capitol classics. The track selection also includes sweet versions of "Embraceable You," "I'm Glad There Is You," and "Why Try to Change Me Now"--some of the best ways to hear the Voice's work from this era. --Rickey Wright
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Susan K. from OAK HARBOR, OH
Reviewed on 9/3/2013...
In prime voice, singing some of the most beautiful loves songs ever written. How much better does it get?
Good introduction to Frank's 40s ballads.
Holly La Pat | Victorville, California | 06/16/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're just getting familiar with Frank Sinatra or classic music from the 40s, this is a great place to start. Most of these date from Frank's heyday during and just after World War II, when he was a skinny kid making bobby soxers swoon. The songs here are a great clue why: great ballads from famous names like Gershwin, Kern and Hammerstein (yep, before he teamed up with Rodgers), Irving Berlin and more. The songs are wonderfully romantic -- you couldn't ask for better material -- and no one does them like Sinatra. A few of my personal favorites: "The Song is You," "How Deep is the Ocean," "But Beautiful," and "Why Try to Change Me Now" (his last song recorded for Columbia and proof positive he wasn't as "washed up" as many people thought he was at the time). If you like this, you'll want more -- lots more -- but this is a good overview of Sinatra's early romantic ballads."
"Why Can't I Let You Know The Song My Heart Would Sing?"
Rebecca*rhapsodyinblue* | CA USA | 03/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Why can't I let you know the song my heart would sing?
That beautiful rhapsody of love and youth and spring,
The music is sweet, the words are true,
The song is you"
~ The Song Is You ~
Beautiful Words & Music By Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II
If you love how Frank Sinatra sounded between 1943 and 1952, then this CD is for you. Sony Music Entertainment collected fourteen of the most stunning signature songs of Mr. Sinatra in Mono recordings and came up with this wonderful compilation CD. This is the voice of "Young Sinatra" ... fresh, gentle, sentimental, pure, romantic and affectionate.
His treatments of these eternal classics are so splendid. My highlights are Kern & Hammerstein's "The Song Is You" and "All The Things You Are," Irving Berlin's "Always," "How Deep Is The Ocean" and "They Say It's Wonderful," George & Ira Gershwin's "Embraceable You" and "I've Got A Crush On You," Mercer & Bloom's "Fools Rush In," Styne & Cahn's "Time After Time," Madeira & Dorsey's "I'm Glad There Is You" and of course, a beautiful song by Jimmy McHugh and Harold Adamson, "A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening."
There's no better way to end the day than to listen to this CD and enjoy the soothing and relaxing young voice of Frank Sinatra, and "spend a lovely evening with your special someone catching a breath of moonlight and humming your favorite tunes" from this collection. Simple pleasures!"