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Songs for Swingin' Lovers! It was the first album ever to top the UK Albums Chart. This album was arranged by Nelson Riddleand took a different tack after In the Wee Small Hoursrecording existing pop standards in a hipper, jazzier fashion, revealing an overall exuberance in the vein of Songs for Young Lovers and Swing Easy!
As the original album liner notes had it:. For teen-agers, when he himself was young and frail, Frankie stood in the theater spotlight and sang with all his heart, till the throng of girls screeched their delight. For adventure-loving moviegoers, he became the ill-starred soldier, Private Maggio, and his spirited, sensitive performance won a coveted Academy Award.
The album's two titles derive from the fact that Capitol thought this album, originally titled Swing Along With Mewas so close in sound and title to Sinatra's earlier Capitol album Come Swing with Me! Reprise was not required to recall LPs already shipped, but had to print new labels and jackets. It was advertised on the record sleeve as featuring "twelve of the most uninhibited Sinatra things ever recorded.
Some of the most beloved melodies of the Great American Songbook were written during the five decades that Jimmy Van Heusen spent in the desert, garnering four Academy Awards, Emmy and Grammy awards recognizing his songwriting genius. The screenings will be followed by seldom-seen photos of Van Heusen enjoying the good life in the desert. Things to Know.
Would you like to swing on a star Carry moonbeams home in a jar And be better off than you are Or would you rather be a mule? A mule is an animal with long funny ears Kicks up at anything he hears His back is brawny and his brain is weak He's just plain stupid with a stubborn streak And by the way, if you hate to go to school You may grow up to be a mule Or would you like to swing on a star Carry moonbeams home in a jar And be better off than you are Or would you rather be a pig? A pig is an animal with dirt on his face His shoes are a terrible disgrace He ain't got no manners when he eats his food He's fat and lazy and extremely rude But if you don't care a feather or a fig You may grow up to be a pig Or would you like to swing on a star Carry moonbeams home in a jar And be better off than you are Or would you rather be a fish?
The tracks were arranged and conducted by George Siravo and his orchestra except for track four, which was conducted by Hugo Winterhalter. See Gramophone record for an explanation of these formats. It would prove to be the final album that Sinatra released under the Columbia label, another three years before he would start recording for Capitol and another year after that before his next album, entitled Songs for Young Loverswould be released in
Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!! Six of the tracks on the album are re-recordings of a batch of songs that Sinatra had previously recorded on the Columbia album, Sing and Dance with Frank Sinatra. It was released on compact disc as Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!!