Frank Sinatra - Swing Along With Me [Reprise Records R-1002] (July 1961)

Dynamic Range Released: July 1961
Country: US
Label: Reprise Records
Catalog: R-1002
GGenre: Jazz, Swing, Vocal

Item# SR-RER1002
Ratings: C=VG+; LP=VG+

T R A C K L I S T:
01 Falling In Love With Love
02 The Curse Of An Aching Heart
03 Don't Cry Joe
04 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
05 Love Walked In
06 Granada
07 I Never Knew
08 Don't Be That Way
09 Moonlight On The Ganges
10 It's A Wonderful World
11 Have You Met Miss Jones
12 You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You

Swing Along With Me
Frank Sinatra

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Album Review

Stephen Thomas Erlewine []

Recorded with Billy May, Sinatra Swings was Frank Sinatra's first straight swing album for Reprise Records. In terms of content and approach, the record is remarkably similar to his final Capitol swing effort, Come Swing with Me. In fact, Capitol thought the album, originally titled Swing Along with Me, was so close in its sound and title that they sued Sinatra. The record label won the suit, and the singer had to change the name of his Reprise album to Sinatra Swings. Of course, that didn't change the actual content of the record. Even though the tone was similar, there were some differences from Come Swing with Me -- the ballads have strings, there are saxophones on the record, and the material is more lighthearted on Sinatra Swings, much like the songs on Come Fly with Me. The restored sense of humor makes Sinatra Swings preferable to Come Swing with Me, even if it doesn't have the concentrated precision of the first two Sinatra/May sets.