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 Classic pop, jazz
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)
Robin and the 7 Hoods
(1964)
12 Songs of Christmas
(1964)

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. 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."[1]

Track listing[edit]

SIDE A

  1. "Overture" - 6.18
  2. "My Kind of Town" - Frank Sinatra - 3.18
  3. "All for One and One for All" - Peter Falk and Chorus -1.34
  4. "Don't Be a Do-Badder" - Bing Crosby and Kids - 3.10
  5. "Any Man Who Loves His Mother" - Dean Martin - 1.44
  6. "Style" - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bing Crosby - 4.34

SIDE B

  1. "Mister Booze" - Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Chorus - 5.21
  2. "I Like to Lead When I Dance" - Frank Sinatra - 4.14
  3. "Bang! Bang!" - Sammy Davis, Jr. - 3.52
  4. "Charlotte Couldn't Charleston" - Chorus - 1.48
  5. "Give Praise! Give Praise! Give Praise!" - Chorus - 2.59
  6. "Don't Be a Do-Badder" (Finale) - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Bing Crosby - 1.22

BONUS TRACKS ON ARTANIS CD RELEASE

  1. "Studio chatter" - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Bing Crosby - 2.13
  2. "Studio chatter" - Frank Sinatra - 0.18
  3. "My Kind of Town" (Previously Unreleased Alternate Version) - Frank Sinatra - 3.26

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Variety". Variety. June 24, 1964.