Frank Sinatra - Songs For Swingin' Lovers [Capitol Records SM-653] (1956)

Released: 1956
Country: US
Label: Capitol Records
Catalog: SM-653
Genre: Jazz, Vocal

Item# SR-CASM653
Ratings: C=VG+; LP=VG+

Pressing: Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles

Note: This reissue 1975, includes 12 tracks from the orignal release remixed for stereo.

T R A C K L I S T:
01 You Make Me Feel So Young
02 You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
03 It Happened In Monterey
04 You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
05 Old Devil Moon
06 Too Marvelous For Words
07 I've Got You Under My Skin
08 We'll Be Together Again
09 Swingin' Down The Lane
10 I Thought About You
11 How About You?
12 Anything Goes

Songs For Swingin' Lovers
Frank Sinatra

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Album Review

Stephen Thomas Erlewine []

After the ballad-heavy In the Wee Small Hours, Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle returned to up-tempo, swing material with Songs for Swingin' Lovers!, arguably the vocalist's greatest swing set. Like Sinatra's previous Capitol albums, Songs for Swingin' Lovers! consists of reinterpreted pop standards, ranging from the ten-year-old ''You Make Me Feel So Young'' to the 20-year-old ''Pennies From Heaven'' and ''I've Got You Under My Skin.'' Sinatra is supremely confident throughout the album, singing with authority and joy. That joy is replicated in Riddle's arrangements, which manage to rethink these standards in fresh yet reverent ways. Working with a core rhythm section and a full string orchestra, Riddle writes scores that are surprisingly subtle. ''I've Got You Under My Skin,'' with its breathtaking middle section, is a perfect example of how Sinatra works with the band. Both swing hard, stretching out the rhythms and melodies but never losing sight of the original song. Songs for Swingin' Lovers! never loses momentum. The great songs keep coming and the performances are all stellar, resulting in one of Sinatra's true classics.