Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits

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Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits!
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedAugust 1968
RecordedJuly 17, 1964 – July 24, 1967[1]
GenreVocal jazz, easy listening
Length33:40
LabelReprise
FS 1025
ProducerJimmy Bowen; Sonny Burke
Frank Sinatra chronology
Francis A. & Edward K.
(1968)
Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits!
(1968)
The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas
(1968)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [2]

Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits! is Frank Sinatra's first compilation released on his own Reprise Records. It concentrates on mostly single releases from the mid to late 60's, which fluctuates between adult contemporary pop and jazzy swing. The album opens up with Sinatra's recent number one hit "Strangers in the Night" and continues through the varied styles of music Sinatra recorded in the 60's, from easy listening ballads like "It Was a Very Good Year" and "Softly, as I Leave You" to contemporary pop like "When Somebody Loves You" and "That's Life". Greatest Hits was a modest hit, peaking at #55 on the album charts in late 1968. A second volume was issued in 1972, Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2. Both albums have since been supplanted with newer and more cohesive compilations.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Strangers in the Night" (Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder) - 2:25
  2. "Summer Wind" (Heinz Meier, Hans Bradtke, Johnny Mercer) - 2:53
  3. "It Was a Very Good Year" (Ervin Drake) (with Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra - 4:25
  4. "Somewhere in Your Heart" (Russell Faith, Clarence Keltner) - 2:26
  5. "Forget Domani" (Norman Newell, Riz Ortolani) - 2:36
  6. "Somethin' Stupid" (with Nancy Sinatra) (Carson Parks) - 2:35
  7. "That's Life" (Kelly Gordon, Dean Kay Thompson) - 3:07
  8. "Tell Her (You Love Her Each Day)" (Gil Ward, Charles Watkins) - 2:40
  9. "The World We Knew (Over and Over)" (Kaempfert, Herbert Rehbein, Carl Sigman) - 2:47
  10. "When Somebody Loves You" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 1:54
  11. "This Town" (Lee Hazlewood) - 3:06
  12. "Softly, as I Leave You" (Hal Shaper, Antonio DeVita, Giorgio Calabrese) - 2:50
Notes
  • "Strangers in the Night" recorded on April 11, 1966[3]
  • The Orchestra on Tracks 1, 3 and 9 includes 16 Violins[4]
  • "Summer Wind" recorded on May 16, 1966
  • The Orchestra on "Summer Wind" includes 9 Violins[5]
  • "It Was a Very Good Year" recorded on April 22, 1965[4]
  • "Somewhere in Your Heart" recorded on November 10, 1964[6]
  • The Orchestra on Tracks 4, 7 and 12 includes 12 Violins[7]
  • Background Vocals on Tracks 4-5 and 12 were sung by an Unidentified Vocal Group[6][8]
  • "Forget Domani" recorded on May 6, 1965[9]
  • The Orchestra on Tracks 5 and 11 includes 8 Violins[10]
  • "Somethin' Stupid" recorded on February 1, 1967[11]
  • The Orchestra on Tracks 6, 8 and 10 includes 10 Violins[12][13]
  • "That's Life" recorded on October 18, 1966[7]
  • Tracks 8 and 10 recorded on April 14, 1965[12][13]
  • "The World We Knew (Over and Over)" recorded June 29-July 1, 1967
  • The Orchestra on "The World We Knew (Over and Over)" includes 3 French Horns and 6 Violas[14]
  • "This Town" recorded on June 30, July 24 and July 27, 1967[10]
  • "Softly, as I Leave You" recorded on July 17, 1964[8]

Personnel[edit]

Information is based on Frank Sinatra’s recording session information from the Jazz Discography and Sinatra Family websites

Vocalists[edit]

Leaders[edit]

Strings[edit]

  • Chuck Berghofer - String Bass (1, 4-5, 8, 10-11, additional on 9)[14]
  • Maurice Bialkin - Cello (9)
  • Norman Botnick - Viola (7)[7]
  • Maurice Brown - Cello (9)
  • Ray Brown - String Bass (7)
  • Joseph DiFiore - Viola (1, 5, 7, 12)[3][9]
  • Alvin Dinkin - Viola (3-4, 12)[4][6]
  • Joseph DiTullio - Cello (7)
  • Justin DiTullio - Cello (2, 12)[5]
  • Jesse Ehrlich - Cello (1, 4, 8, 10-12)[12]
  • Anne Goodman - Cello (4, 8, 10, 12)
  • Elizabeth Greenschpoon - Cello (2)
  • Allan Harshman - Viola (4)
  • Milt Hinton - String Bass (9, 11)
  • Milt Holland - String Bass (11), Additional Percussion (9)
  • Harry Hyams - Viola (1, 5, 8, 10-11)
  • Armand Kaproff - Cello (1-3, 7)
  • Carol Kaye - Electric Bass (6),[11] Fender Bass (11, additional on 9)
  • Louis Kievman - Viola (3)
  • Lawrence Knechtel - Fender Bass (7, additional on 9), Additional String Bass (9, 11)
  • Peter Makas Jr. - Cello (9)
  • Charles McCracken - Cello (9)
  • Joe Mondragon - String Bass (12)
  • Alex Neiman - Viola (1, 4-5, 7-8, 10-12)
  • Gareth Nuttycombe - Viola (12)
  • Ralph Peña - String Bass (2, 6)
  • Kurt Reher - Cello (4, 7, 12)
  • Paul Robyn - Viola (2-4)
  • Mike Rubin - String Bass (3)
  • Myron Sandler - Viola (5)
  • Emmet Sargeant - Cello (1, 8, 10, 12)
  • Joseph Saxon - Viola (5), Cello (1, 4, 8, 10-12)
  • Frederick Seykora - Cello (7)
  • Alan Shulman - Cello (9)
  • Barbara Simons - Viola (2)
  • Joseph Tekula - Cello (9)
  • Darrel Terwilliger - Viola (1)
  • Abraham Weiss - Viola (7)

Horns and Woodwinds[edit]

  • Vincent Abato - Saxophone, Woodwinds (9)[14]
  • Bob Alexander - Trombone (9)
  • Wayne Andre - Trombone (9)
  • Ray Beckenstein - Saxophone, Woodwinds (9)
  • George Berg - Saxophone, Woodwinds (9)
  • Louis Blackburn - Trombone (7-8, 10)[7][12]
  • Phil Bodner - Saxophone, Woodwinds (9)
  • Robert Bryant - Trumpet (8, 10, 12)[8][13]
  • Pete Candoli - Trumpet (2)[5]
  • Pete Carpenter - Trombone (8, 10)
  • Roy Caton - Trumpet (6, 8, 10-11)[11]
  • Buddy Collette - Saxophone (7), Woodwinds (7, 12)
  • Marshall Cram - Trombone (4)[6]
  • Mel Davis - Trumpet (9)
  • Vincent DeRosa - French Horn (1)[3]
  • Melinda Eckels - Oboe (3)[4]
  • Harry Estrin - Saxophone, Woodwinds (9)
  • Virgil Evans - Trumpet (11)
  • Don Fagerquist - Trumpet (2)
  • Paul Faulise - Bass Trombone (9)
  • Dick Forrest - Trumpet (11)
  • Chuck Gentry - Saxophone, Woodwinds (2, 5)[9]
  • Bernie Glow - Trumpet (9)
  • Ted Gompers - Saxophone, Woodwinds (9)
  • Justin Gordon - Saxophone, Woodwinds (2)
  • Bill Green - Flute (1), Saxophone, Woodwinds (2, 5, 7, 11)
  • Lloyd Hildebrand - Bassoon (3)
  • James Horn - Saxophone, Woodwinds (11)
  • Dick Hyde - Trombone (7, 11, additional on 9)
  • Clyde Hylton - Clarinet (3)
  • Plas Johnson - Saxophone, Woodwinds (5, 7)
  • Harry Klee - Clarinet (3), Saxophone, Woodwinds (2)
  • Robert Knight - Bass Trombone (11)
  • Arnold Koblentz - Oboe (3)
  • Andreas Kostelas - Flute (1)
  • Cappy Lewis - Trumpet (2, 7)
  • Markie Markowitz - Trumpet (9)
  • Lew McCreary - Trombone (7, 11, additional on 9)
  • Oliver Mitchell - Trumpet (6-7, 11)
  • Buddy Morrow - Trombone (9)
  • Abe Most - Saxophones, Woodwinds (2)
  • Dick Noel - Trombone (2)
  • Tommy Pederson - Trombone (2)
  • Romeo Penque - Saxophone, Woodwinds (9)
  • Richard Perissi - French Horn (1)
  • Morris Repass - Trombone (11)
  • George Roberts - Bass Trombone (2)
  • Gale Robinson - French Horn (1)
  • Ernie Royal - Trumpet (9)
  • Willie Schwartz - Flute, Saxophone (5, 7, Alto on 4), Woodwinds (5, 7)
  • Tom Shepard - Trombone (2)
  • Henry Sigismonti - French Horn (1)
  • Wayne Songer - Clarinet (3)
  • Anthony Terran - Trumpet (7-8, 10-11)
  • Clark Terry - Trumpet (9)
  • Ray Triscari - Trumpet (2)

Other Instruments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Albin, Steve. “Frank Sinatra Sessionography”. Jazz Discography. http://www.jazzdiscography.com/Artists/Sinatra/reprise.php
  2. ^ Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits at AllMusic
  3. ^ a b c d e Sinatra, Frank. “Strangers In the Night”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/Strangers%20in%20the%20Night
  4. ^ a b c d e f Sinatra, Frank. “It Was a Very Good Year”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/It%20Was%20a%20Very%20Good%20Year
  5. ^ a b c d e Sinatra, Frank. “Summer Wind”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/Summer%20Wind
  6. ^ a b c d e f Frank Sinatra with a Vocal Group. “Somewhere in Your Heart”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/Somewhere%20in%20Your%20Heart
  7. ^ a b c d e f Frank Sinatra with Chorus. “That’s Life”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/That’s%20Life
  8. ^ a b c Frank Sinatra with a Vocal Group. “Softly, As I Leave You”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/Softly%20As%20I%20Leave%20You
  9. ^ a b c d e Sinatra, Frank. “Forget Domani”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/Forget%20Domani
  10. ^ a b c Sinatra, Frank. “This Town”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/This%20Town
  11. ^ a b c d e f Frank with Nancy Sinatra. “Somethin’ Stupid”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/Somethin’%20Stupid
  12. ^ a b c d e f g Frank Sinatra with Chorus. “Tell Her (You Love Her Each Day)”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/Tell%20Her%20You%20Love%20Her%20Each%20Day
  13. ^ a b c Frank Sinatra with Chorus. “When Somebody Loves You”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/When%20Somebody%20Loves%20You
  14. ^ a b c d e Sinatra, Frank. “The World We Knew”. Frank Sinatra Sessionography. https://sinatrafamily.com/session/-/-/-/-/0/The%20World%20We%20Knew