Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The good turtle soup, not merely the mock

Of late, I've been listening to a lot of Frank Sinatra. I've had a number of his songs for a while now, but until recently had listened to only a few popular favourites (Strangers in the Night, At Long Last Love, My Way...)

Recently, I decided to expand my Sinatra collection and collect a few more songs. And listen to all of them.

And boy, are they good.

I've been listening to nothing but Sinatra for the last three days (the only exception being the delightful Dean Martin rendition of You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You) and am now firmly a fan. There's something about his voice... it holds me in the same way only a few other voices have held me in the past (Mukesh and Kishore come to mind).

Be it the sad, lovelorn songs, the swinging party pieces or the love ballads, the soaring voice and caressing lyrics envelop me completely every time. I find myself tapping my feet, snapping my fingers or doing a solo slow dance as I listen. Much to the bemusement of my colleagues, of course.

Here are my favourites to date, in alphabetical order:

At Long Last LoveListen
Forget DomaniListen
Fly Me To The MoonListen
Love And MarriageListen
Luck Be A LadyListen
My Kind of TownListen
One For My BabyListen
Saturday Night (is the Loneliest Night)
Strangers in the NightListen
The Girl From IpanemaListen
The Way You Look TonightListen
You Make Me Feel So YoungListen

Apologies for the external links - I'm too lazy to create streaming audio.


BK said...

No problem with the external links. It is good to hear some of these songs by Frank Sinatra. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Here's something for you

Anonymous said...

You are alive! you are alive!(Jumping up and down in excitement).

Will sure listen to the ones i didn't (which btw is most)


AC said...

Thanks guys.

And Something Stupid is a beautiful beautiful song :) Maybe I should create another list of Nancy and/or Frank-Nancy Sinatra songs...

@Reefknot: Do listen to them - they are amazing.

Nandini Vishwanath said...

May I say 'ditto' to Reefknot?

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