Frank Sinatra: How About You?
How About You?
Frank Sinatra (vocals)
Songs for Swingin' Lovers! (Capitol 96226)
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
Tags: jazz vocals