Frank Sinatra (with Count Basie): I Believe in You


I Believe in You


Frank Sinatra with the Count Basie Orchestra


It Might As Well Be Swing (Reprise)

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Frank Sinatra (vocals),

and the Count Basie Orchestra


Arranged and conducted by Quincy Jones. Composed by Frank Loesser


Recorded: June 9, 1964


Rating: 97/100 (learn more)

This may be the best Sinatra swinger on Reprise from the early '60s. Count Basie’s band is in peak form and perfectly suited to this hard-charger from Broadway's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Quincy Jones opens the chart with a rip-roaring fanfare, and the Basie band effortlessly sustains the breakneck pace. Sinatra’s confidence level here is in the red zone as he snarls out the lyrics: “To see the cool, clear, eyes of a seeker of wisdom of truth / Yet there’s that slam, bang, tang reminiscent of gin and vermouth.” Getting ahead at work never sounded so good.

Reviewer: Marc Myers


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