Come Dance with Me! (album)

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Come Dance with Me!
Come Dance With Me.jpg
Studio album by Frank Sinatra
Released January 1959
Recorded December 9, 22, 23, 1958 at Capitol Studio A, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Genre Vocal jazz, traditional pop
Length 40:12
Label Capitol
Producer Dave Cavanaugh
Frank Sinatra chronology
Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely
(1958)
Come Dance with Me!
(1959)
Look to Your Heart
(1959)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]

Come Dance with Me! is an album by American vocalist Frank Sinatra, released in 1959.[2]

Come Dance with Me! was Sinatra's most successful album, spending two and a half years on the Billboard charts. Stereo Review wrote in 1959 that "Sinatra swaggers his way with effortless verve through an appealing collection of bouncy standards, aptly described in the album notes as 'vocals that dance'". At the Grammy Awards of 1960, Come Dance with Me! won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, as well as Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male. Billy May won the Grammy Award for Best Arrangement.

Come Dance With Me stayed on Billboard's Pop album chart for 140 weeks, peaking at #1 for 4 weeks.

CD releases[edit]

In 1987, Capitol released Come Dance with Me! on compact disc with four extra songs not found on the original LP. The album was again remastered in 1998 for the "Entertainer of the Century" series of Sinatra reissues. This version includes the same four bonus tracks found on the 1987 release.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Come Dance with Me" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 2:31
  2. "Something's Gotta Give" (Johnny Mercer) – 2:38
  3. "Just in Time" (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green) – 2:24
  4. "Dancing in the Dark" (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) – 2:26
  5. "Too Close for Comfort" (Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George Weiss) – 2:34
  6. "I Could Have Danced All Night" (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 2:40
  7. "Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week)" (Cahn, Styne) – 1:54
  8. "Day In, Day Out" (Rube Bloom, Mercer) – 3:25
  9. "Cheek to Cheek" (Irving Berlin) – 3:06
  10. "Baubles, Bangles & Beads" (Robert Wright, George Forrest) – 2:46
  11. "The Song Is You" (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 2:43
  12. "The Last Dance" (Cahn, Van Heusen) – 2:11
    CD reissue bonus tracks not included on the original 1959 release:
  13. "It All Depends on You" (B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson) – 2:06
  14. "Nothing in Common" (duet with Keely Smith) (Cahn, Van Heusen) – 2:32
  15. "Same Old Song and Dance" (Cahn, Van Heusen, Bobby Worth) – 2:52
  16. "How Are Ya' Fixed for Love?" (duet with Keely Smith) (Cahn, Van Heusen) – 2:25

Personnel[edit]

[3]

Tracks 1, 5, 6, 12:

Mannie Klein, Shorty Sherock, Conrad Gozzo, Frank Beach, Joe Triscari (tpt); Ed Kusby, William Schaefer, Joe Howard, Si Zentner (tbn); Willie Schwartz, Buddy Collette, Babe Russin, Bill Ulyate, Chuck Gentry (sax/wwd); Bill Miller (p); Allan Reuss (g); Mike Rubin (b); Irving Cottler (d). Heinie Beau, Billy May (arr).

Tracks 2, 3, 11:

Shorty Sherock, Conrad Gozzo, Mannie Klein, Frank Beach (tpt); Milt Bernhart, Si Zentner, Tommy Pederson, Murray McEachem (tbn); Skeets Herfurt, Buddy Collette, Babe Russin, Fred Falensby, Justin Gordon (sax/wwd); Bill Miller (p); Al Hendrickson (g); Joe Comfort (b); Shelly Manne (d).

Tracks 4, 7, 8, 9, 10:

Shorty Sherock, Conrad Gozzo, Mannie Klein, Pete Candoli (tpt); Ed Kusby, Si Zentner, Tommy Pederson, Murray McEachem (tbn); Skeets Herfurt, Buddy Collette, Babe Russin, Fred Falensby, Bill Ulyate (sax/wwd); Bill Miller (p); Al Hendrickson (g); Keith Mitchell (b); Irving Cottler (d). Heinie Beau, Billy May (arr).

Track 13:

Conrad Gozzo, Mickey Mangano, Robert Guy, Pete Candoli (tpt); Joe Howard, Tommy Pederson, Milt Bernhart, Ed Kusby (tbn); Red Callender (tuba); Willie Schwartz, Phil Sobel, Jules Jacob, Chuck Gentry, Buddy Collette (sax/wwd); Verlye Mills (harp); Bill Miller (p); Al Hendrickson (g); Ralph Pena (b); Alvin Stoller (d); Frank Flynn, Milt Holland (perc).

Tracks 14, 15, 16:

Conrad Gozzo, Frank Beach, Johnny Best, Harry Edison (tpt); Tommy Pederson, Ed Kusby, William Schaefer, Dick Noel (tbn); Willie Smith, Skeets Herfurt, Babe Russin, Fred Falensby, Joe Koch (sax/wwd); Bill Miller (p); Al Hendrickson (g); Joe Mondragon (b); Alvin Stoller (d).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Come Dance with Me! at AllMusic
  3. ^ Put Your Dreams Away: A Frank Sinatra Discography