The second annual TV special thrills from start to finish, with unforgettable performances of signature songs "Fly Me To The Moon," "Luck Be A Lady" and "That's Life." Frank is joined by ... See full summary »
The second annual TV special thrills from start to finish, with unforgettable performances of signature songs "Fly Me To The Moon," "Luck Be A Lady" and "That's Life." Frank is joined by daughter Nancy in a playful duet in this delightful hour of music. Written by
The orchestra layout plan was extremely important for Frank Sinatra's hearing. He was hard of hearing in his left ear, therefore, the piano, bass, and drummer were positioned directly to his right side in the orchestra set up. See more »
"Hi there in Televisionland, this is Frank Sinatra..."
Informal, finger-snapping one-hour music special for CBS-TV starring Frank Sinatra, the second such program in what became a trilogy (the first and third installments came in 1965 and 1967). What with canned audience applause and laughter, Ol' Blue Eyes directs his performances right smack into the camera lens, giving this videotaped presentation an intimate, cajoling appeal. Sinatra is joined by two spot-on bands conducted by Nelson Riddle and Gordon Jenkins, and also by his daughter, billed as Miss Nancy Sinatra. Nancy (in pink fringe and matching go-go boots) does her father proud with a shivery performance of Sonny Bono's "Bang Bang" and an upbeat "On Broadway". The two Sinatras also share a little family banter which, like most of the writing, leans a might heavily on the joshing end. Still, FS in in fine voice on a ripping "Luck Be a Lady Tonight", pensive on a suite of sad love songs bookended by "It Was Just One of Those Things", and remarkably jolly on "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" (a new arrangement which nearly leaves the vocalist winded). Without commercials, this special seems to go by very quickly. It is a warm, likable, non-flashy effort in which Mr. Sinatra performs without vanity (allowing the camera to crawl in very close to his left profile--with his forceps-scars--and clearing his throat once during "Luck Be a Lady" but carrying on nonchalantly). An absolute must-see for fans of Frank (and Nancy) Sinatra, and '60s music aficionados in general.
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