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)
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
Tags: broadway covers