The Nearness of You is heard in this 1947 recording of That Old Feeling recorded by Frank Sinatra.. I bought the album The Nearness of You which was released in 1967 and even though I thought I had lost it, my sister found it over 40 years later.
The album includes standards like Laura, It Could Happen To You, That Old Black Magic, Blue Hawaii, Just in Time and I Get Along Without You Very Well. It is fun listening to the same album in 2012, that I listened to 1967, which was 45 years ago.
There is no compact disc version of this album, that I know of but 48 of these records are for sale at eBay, with many of them being sold for less than $10, including shipping.
If you want to hear Frank Sinatra at his best, listen to this album if you ever get the chance.
I am going to play both sides tonight, as I go back once more to 1967, when the Beatles and Elvis Presley may have been the kings of rock n’ roll but Frank Sinatra was Chairman of the Board.
Frank Sinatra singing Mama Will Bark the worst song he ever recorded.
With the recent death of Mitch Miller at the age of 99 there has been a lot of mention in the news of how he tried to make Frank Sinatra sing novelty songs instead of letting him sing the ballads he was known for. The song was recorded in May of 1951.
Miller countered the criticism by saying that Sinatra’s career was at a low ebb and that he had no voice but Sinatra proved that wrong by singing over 45 more years and his music was still in demand as it is today after his death.
Amazingly the song reached No.21 on the record charts.