Frank Sinatra: How About You?


How About You?


Frank Sinatra (vocals)


Songs for Swingin' Lovers! (Capitol 96226)

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Frank Sinatra (vocals), Harry "Sweets" Edison (trumpet), Conrad Gozzo (trumpet), Milt Bernhart (trombone), Juan Tizol (trombone), George Van Eps (guitar), Alvin Stoller (drums),

Zeke Zarchy, Mickey Mangano (trumpet); Jimmy Priddy, George Roberts (trombone); Harry Klee, Willie Schwartz (alto sax); Justin Gordon, Jim Williamson (tenor sax); Mort Friedman (baritone sax), Frank Flynn (vibes), Bill Miller (celesta), Joe Comfort (bass), unidentified harp and strings


Composed by Ralph Freed & Burton Lane; arranged by Nelson Riddle


Recorded: Los Angeles, January 10, 1956


Rating: 100/100 (learn more)

"I like New York in June," sings Frank Sinatra. "How about you?" Obviously a trick question. Who, after all, is going to disagree with Sinatra? Especially since he puts New York in June in the same class as a Gershwin tune, potato chips, moonlight, good books, and holding hands in a movie show when lights are low. What's not to like? To that list, however, should be added this track, vastly superior to Tommy Dorsey's 1941 version featuring a skinny heartthrob from Hoboken. Sinatra at 26 was a star; at 40, he's a mature artist—still stellar, but now masterful.

Reviewer: Alan Kurtz


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