Robin and the 7 Hoods (album)

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Robin and the 7 Hoods
Robin and the 7 Hoods (Rat Pack soundtrack album) cover.jpg
Studio album by Frank Sinatra
Released June, 1964
Recorded April, 1964
Genre
Label Reprise vinyl, Artanis CD
Producer Sonny Burke
Frank Sinatra chronology
Classic Sinatra: His Greatest Performances 1953-1960
(2000)
Robin and the 7 Hoods
(2000)
My Way: The Best of Frank Sinatra
(2000)
Bing Crosby chronology
America, I Hear You Singing
(1964) America, I Hear You Singing1964
Robin and the 7 Hoods
(1964) Robin and the 7 Hoods1964
12 Songs of Christmas
(1964) 12 Songs of Christmas1964

Robin and the 7 Hoods is a 1964 12" vinyl LP album originally issued by Reprise as No. F-2021. Wrongly assumed to be a true soundtrack album of the film Robin and the 7 Hoods, it was advertised as "Original score from the motion picture musical comedy" which is correct. The film was made in November/December 1963 and the album was subsequently recorded at United Recording, Hollywood, in April 1964.[1] The scene with Frank Sinatra's vocal of "I Like to Lead When I Dance" was dropped, so only the background instrumental can be heard in the film.

On October 24, 2000, Artanis Productions, a movie production and licensing company owned by the estate of Frank Sinatra ("Artanis" is "Sinatra" spelled backwards) issued a CD (ARZ-104-2) of the album with some bonus tracks. In the sleeve notes by Charles Pignone, Frank Sinatra, Jr. states that the songs were re-recorded because of the better quality attainable in a recording studio as opposed to the process used for film soundtracks.

Reception[edit]

Variety gave the album a favorable reception saying: "With such topflight funsters as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby and Sammy Davis, Jr. to warble the songs, this LP looms as a solid contender at the stores and on the air. All of ‘em have at least one good number and the overall feel of the session is upbeat. The Warner filmusical will soon be released and it could be a surprise summer winner. The LP has a fine chance on its own."[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitlePerformed byLength
1."Overture"̶6:18
2."My Kind of Town"Frank Sinatra3:18
3."All for One and One for All"Peter Falk and Chorus1:34
4."Don't Be a Do-Badder"Bing Crosby and Kids3:10
5."Any Man Who Loves His Mother"Dean Martin1:44
6."Style"Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bing Crosby4:34
Side two
No.TitlePerformed byLength
1."Mister Booze"Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Chorus5:21
2."I Like to Lead When I Dance"Frank Sinatra4:14
3."Bang! Bang!"Sammy Davis, Jr.3:52
4."Charlotte Couldn't Charleston"Chorus1:48
5."Give Praise! Give Praise! Give Praise!"Chorus2:59
6."Don't Be a Do-Badder (Finale)"Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Bing Crosby1:22
Bonus tracks on Artanis CD release
No.TitlePerformed byLength
13."Studio chatter"Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Bing Crosby2:13
14."Studio chatter"Frank Sinatra0:18
15."My Kind of Town" (previously unreleased alternate version)Frank Sinatra3:26

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved May 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Variety". Variety. June 24, 1964.