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Good lord, I get to do nothing but clean today. To that end, I'm making a Frank Sinatra playlist on my iPod. It has 754 Sinatra recordings on it,* and sometimes I shuffle the whole thing, but that makes it very Columbia Records heavy, and I could turn off shuffle for those songs, but whatever. Anyway.

Maybe I make a three two hour playlist and tell myself I have to finish the cleaning before it is all played.

Here's one you might not have heard, that is about the sweetest thing ever.

*There are probably a couple dozen duplicates because I have the original album and a collection, and haven't weeded them all out.
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Ending the day-long song sharing with one which was actually new on the radio when I was a child. It's not his best work by any means. But it's sweet and he does it proud. It would have made an appropriate swan song.

The song "Wave" was first known as "Vou Te Contar" in Portuguese, written by Antonio Carlos Jobim as an instrumental for his album of the same name, and then he wrote lyrics for it in Portuguese and English, and later performed it with Sinatra on their second album together: Sinatra-Jobim There was drama, it was yanked from the shelves, and you can read about that in a long but interesting article here: http://thebluegrassspecial.com/archive/2010/june10/frank-sinatra-antonio-carlos-jobim-reprise.php (the videos are missing, but all the stuff he's referring to is actually on YouTube.)
 
This November 11, 1969 recording was then added to Frank's 1971 album Sinatra & Company along with several other tracks from the album with Jobim, and some separately recorded stuff from later in 1970. But I also have here a link to the song sung in Portuguese by Joao Gilberto, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTZgJTyxB-M with the lovely woodwind singing style the bossa nova Brazilians became known for.
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Priceless.

Particularly here where it was 70 degrees today instead of 45 or so.
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I hope you can take the time to watch this program. My birth year was, frankly, fantastic. In most iterations of that word. Plus, Basie, you know. And Quincy Jones! And some people.

The ads are included, worth the price of the ticket.
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My favorite version of this song, recorded in 1963. I can play it over again for an hour, singing each part. It'd be pretty great to have a vinyl copy of this album.
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Certainly not uncommon. Probably my favorite Sinatra song. But I dislike choosing favorites. Top ten, anyway.
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This is pretty dreamy. I never saw Juliet Prowse just sit before, but she had to have three inches on Frank, without shoes.
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Happy 100th birthday, Frank Sinatra! Celebrate with the songs of Ol' Blue Eyes: http://ow.ly/VO8S9 #Sinatra100
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This music is from my dad's favorite film. The lyrics were written by Johnny Mercer afterwards, like how Mancini did for "The Peter Gunn Theme," though he did that specifically with Sarah Vaughan in mind. Anyway. If you want to hear it as it sounded in the movie, try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIWTqMoTUM8
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