A memory of records, a record of memories

A two-disc, 29-song CD of Frank Sinatra songs heard in the CBS miniseries “Sinatra” is being released by Reprise. It combines for the first time, on one release, tracks recorded for all four of Sinatra’s labels: RCA, Columbia, Capitol and Reprise.

On Nov. 24, Capitol will release a 16-disc package of its Sinatra recordings, joining a three-disc retrospective that is already available. Reprise has produced a four-disc compilation.

More than 50 Sinatra albums are available on CD. Here is a selective discography of his albums as they were originally released.


“Swing Easy” (10-inch; 1953)

Arranger: Nelson Riddle.

Songs: “Just One of Those Things,””I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter,””Sunday,””Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams,””Taking a Chance on Love, “”Jeepers Creepers,””Get Happy,””All of Me.”

“Songs For Young Lovers” (10-inch; 1954)

Arrangers: Nelson Riddle, George Siravo.

Songs: “My Funny Valentine,””The Girl Next Door,””A Foggy Day,””Like Someone in Love,””I Get a Kick Out of You,””Little Girl Blue,””They Can’t Take That Away from Me,””Violets for Your Furs.”

“In The Wee Small Hours” (1955)

Arranger: Nelson Riddle.

Songs: “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning,””Mood Indigo,””Glad to Be Unhappy,””I Get Along Without You Very Well,””Deep in a Dream,””I See Your Face Before Me,””Can’t We Be Friends?,””When Your Lover Has Gone,””What is This Thing Called Love?,””Last Night When We Were Young,””I’ll Be Around,””Ill Wind,””It Never Entered My Mind,””Dancing on the Ceiling,””I’ll Never Be the Same,””This Love of Mine.”

“Songs For Swingin’ Lovers” (1956)

Arranger: Nelson Riddle.

Songs: “You Make Me Feel So Young,””It Happened in Monterey,””You’re Getting to Be a Habit With Me,””You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me,””Too Marvelous for Words,””Old Devil Moon,””Pennies From Heaven,””Love Is Here to Stay,””I’ve Got You Under My Skin,””I Thought About You,””We’ll Be Together Again,””Makin’ Whoopee,””Swingin’ Down the Lane,””Anything Goes,””How About You?”

“High Society” (1956)

Movie soundtrack album with Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Celeste Holm, and Louis Armstrong.

Songs by Cole Porter.

Songs include: “High Society,””Calypso,””Little One,””Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?,””True Love,””You’re Sensational,””I Love You Samantha,””Now You Has Jazz,””Well Did You Evah?””Mind If I Make Love to You?”

“This Is Sinatra” (1957)

Arranger: Nelson Riddle.

Songs: “I’ve Got the World on a String,””Three Coins in the Fountain,””Love and Marriage,””From Here to Eternity,””South of the Border,””Rain (Falling from the Skies),””The Gal That Got Away,””Young at Heart,””Learnin’ the Blues,””My One and Only Love,””The Tender Trap,””Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me.”

“Close to You” (1957)

Arranger: Nelson Riddle (featuring the Hollywood String Quartet).

Songs: “Close to You,””P.S. I Love You,””Love Locked Out,””Everything Happens to Me,””It’s Easy to Remember,””Don’t Like Goodbyes,””With Every Breath I Take, “”Blame It on My Youth,””It Could Happen to You,””I’ve Had My Moments,””I Couldn’t Sleep a Wink Last Night,””The End of a Love Affair.”

“A Swingin’ Affair” (1957)

Arranger: Nelson Riddle.

Songs: “Night and Day,””I Wish I Were in Love Again,””No One Ever Tells You, “”I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin,””I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan,””Nice Work If You Can Get It,””Stars Fell on Alabama,””I Won’t Dance,””The Lonesome Road,””At Long Last Love,””You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To,””I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good,””From This Moment On,””If I Had You,””Oh! Look at Me Now.”

“A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra” (1957)

Arranger: Gordon Jenkins (with the Ralph Brewster Singers).

“Pal Joey” (1957)

Movie soundtrack, songs by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

Arranger: Nelson Riddle.

Songs include: “There’s a Small Hotel,””Bewitched,””I Didn’t Know What Time It Was,””The Lady Is a Tramp,””My Funny Valentine,””I Could Write a Book.”

“Where are You?” (1958)

Arranger: Gordon Jenkins

Songs: “Where are You?””The Night We Called It a Day,””I Cover the Waterfront ,””Maybe You’ll Be There,””Laura,””Lonely Town,””Autumn Leaves,””I’m a Fool To Want You,””I Think of You,””Where Is the One?,””There’s No You,””Baby Won’t You Please Come Home?”

“Come Fly With Me” (1958)

Arranger: Billy May (Sinatra’s first stereo album).

Songs: “Come Fly With Me,””Around the World,””Isle of Capri,””Moonlight in Vermont,””Autumn in New York,””On the Road to Mandalay,””Let’s Get Away From It All,””April in Paris,””London by Night,””Brazil,””Blue Hawaii,””It’s Nice to Go Trav’ling But It’s Oh So Nice to Come Home.”

“This is Sinatra,” Vol. 2 (1958)

Arranger: Nelson Riddle

Songs: “Hey! Jealous Lover,””Everybody Loves Somebody,””Something Wonderful Happens in Summer,””Half as Lovely Twice as True,””You’re Cheating Yourself, “”You’ll Always Be the One I Love,””You Forgot All the Words,””How Little We Know,””Time After Time,””Crazy Love,””Wait For Me,””If You Are But a Dream,””So Long My Love,””It’s the Same Old Dream,””I Believe,””Put Your Dreams Away.”

“Only the Lonely” (1958)

Arranger: Nelson Riddle.

Songs: “Only the Lonely,””Angel Eyes,””What’s New?,””It’s aLonesome Old Town, “”Willow Weep For Me,””Goodbye,””Blues in the Night,””Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry,””Ebb Tide,””Spring is Here,””Gone With the Wind,””One for My Baby.”

“Come Dance With Me” (1959)

Arrangers: Billy May, Heinie Beau.

Songs: “Come Dance With Me,””Something’s Gotta Give,””Just in Time,””Dancing in the Dark,””Too Close for Comfort,””I Could Have Danced All Night,””Saturday Night,””Day In Day Out,””Cheek to Cheek,””Baubles Bangles and Beads,””The Song Is You,””The Last Dance.”

“Look To Your Heart” (1959)

Arranger: Nelson Riddle.

Songs: “Anytime Anywhere,””When I Stop Loving You,””I Could Have Told You, “”Same Old Saturday Night,””Not As a Stranger,””Look To Your Heart,””The Impatient Years,””Our Town,””If I Had Three Wishes,””I’m Gonna Live till I Die.”

“No One Cares” (1959)

Arranger: Gordon Jenkins.

Songs: “When No One Cares,””A Cottage For Sale,””Stormy Weather,””Where Do You Go?,””I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You,””Here’s That Rainy Day,””I Can’t Get Started,””Why Try to Change Me Now?,””Just Friends,””I’ll Never Smile Again.”

“Can-Can” (1960)

Movie soundtrack.

Songs by Cole Porter.

Songs include: “It’s All Right With Me,””Come Along With Me,””Live and Let Live,””You Do Something to Me,””Let’s Do It,””I Love Paris,””C’est Magnifique, “”Can-Can,””It Was Just One of Those Things.”

“Nice ‘n’ Easy” (1960)

Arranger: Nelson Riddle.

Songs: “Nice ‘n’ Easy,””That Old Feeling,””How Deep Is the Ocean?,””I’ve Got a Crush On You,””You Go to My Head,””Fools Rush In,””Nevertheless,””She’s Funny That Way,””Try a Little Tenderness,””Embraceable You,””Mam’selle,””Dream.”

“Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session” (1960)

Arranger: Nelson Riddle.

Songs: “When You’re Smiling,””Blue Moon,””S’posin’,””It All Depends On You, “”It’s Only a Paper Moon,””My Blue Heaven,””Should I?,””September in the Rain, “”Always,””I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me,””I Concentrate on You, “”You Do Something to Me.”

“All the Way” (1960)

Arranger: Nelson Riddle.

Songs: “All the Way,””High Hopes,””Talk to Me,””French Foreign Legion,””To Love and Be Loved,””River Stay Away from My Door,””Witchcraft,””It’s Over It’s Over It’s Over,””All My Tomorrows.”

“Come Swing With Me” (1961)

Arrangers: Billy May, Heinie Beau.

Songs: “Day By Day,””Sentimental Journey,””Almost Like Being In Love,””Five Minutes More,””American Beauty Rose,””Yes Indeed,””On the Sunny Side of the Street,””Don’t Take Your Love from Me,””That Old Black Magic,””Lover,””Paper Doll,””I’ve Heard That Song Before.”


“Ring-a-Ding-Ding” (1961)

Arranger: Johnny Mandel.

Songs include: “A Foggy Day,””A Fine Romance,””Be Careful It’s My Heart, “”Let’s Face the Music and Dance.”

“Swing Along With Me” (retitled “Sinatra Swings”) (1962)

Arranger: Billy May.

Songs include: “Moonlight on the Ganges,””Granada,””Don’t Cry Joe,””Don’t Be That Way,””Have You Met Miss Jones?,””Curse of an Aching Heart.”

“I Remember Tommy” (1962)

Arranger: Sy Oliver.

Songs include: “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You,””Imagination,””Without a Song,””I’ll Be Seeing You,””Polka Dots and Moonbeams,””The One I Love.”

“Sinatra and Strings” (1962)

Arranger: Don Costa.

Songs include: “All or Nothing At All,””Night and Day,””It Might As Well Be Spring,””Yesterdays,””Come Rain or Come Shine.”

“Sinatra and Swingin’ Brass” (1962)

Arranger: Neal Hefti.

Songs include: “Goody Goody,””Love Is Just Around the Corner,””Pick Yourself Up,””Tangerine,””Don’cha Go ‘Way Mad,””I Get a Kick Out Of You.”

“All Alone” (1962)

Arranger: Gordon Jenkins.

Songs include: “Remember,””The Song Is Ended,””Together,””What’ll I Do?,””Oh How I Miss You Tonight,””When I Lost You.”

“Sinatra and Basie” (1963)

Arranger: Neal Hefti.

Songs include: “Pennies From Heaven,””Please Be Kind,””I Won’t Dance.”

“The Concert Sinatra” (1963)

Arranger: Nelson Riddle.

Songs include: “I Have Dreamed,””My Heart Stood Still,””Lost in the Stars, “”Ol’ Man River,””You’ll Never Walk Alone,””Bewitched,””This Nearly Was Mine, “”Soliloquy.”

“Sinatra’s Sinatra” (1963)

Arranger: Nelson Riddle.

Songs include: “Young at Heart,””In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning,””I’ve Got You Under My Skin,””Nancy.”

“Frank Sinatra Sings ‘Days of Wine and Roses,’ ‘Moon River,’ and Other Academy Award Winners” (1964)

Arranger: Nelson Riddle.

Songs include: “The Way You Look Tonight,””Three Coins in the Fountain, “”Secret Love,””Love is a Many-Splendored Thing,””All the Way.”

“It Might As Well Be Swing” (1964)

Arranger: Quincy Jones (with Count Basie).

Songs include: “The Best Is Yet To Come,””I Can’t Stop Loving You,””I Wish You Love,””Fly Me to the Moon.”

“Robin and the Seven Hoods” (1964)

Movie soundtrack. Songs by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen. With Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr.

Arranger: Nelson Riddle

Songs include: “My Kind of Town,””Style,””Mr. Booze.”

“Softly As I Leave You” (1964)

Arrangers: Ernie Freeman, Nelson Riddle, Billy May.

Songs include: “Somewhere In Your Heart,””Tell Her You Love Her Each Day, “”When Somebody Loves You.”

“Twelve Songs of Christmas” (1964)

Arrangers: Nelson Riddle, Dick Reynolds, Jack Halloran, Harry Betts. With Bing Crosby and Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians.

“September of My Years” (1965)

Arranger: Gordon Jenkins.

Songs include: “Don’t Wait Too Long,””The Man in the Looking Glass,””It Gets Lonely Early,””How Old Am I?,””September Song,””This Is All I Ask.”

“Sinatra ’65” (1965)

Arranger: Nelson Riddle.

Songs include: “I’ve Never Been In Love Before,””When Somebody Loves You, “”You Brought a New Kind of Love,””Luck Be a Lady.”

“My Kind of Broadway” (1965)

Arrangers: Nelson Riddle, Billy May, Torrie Zito.

Songs include: “Golden Moment,””Luck Be a Lady,””Hello Dolly!,””They Can’t Take That Away From Me,””Nice Work If You Can Get It,””Without a Song.”

“A Man and His Music” (1965)

Arrangers: Nelson Riddle, Gordon Jenkins, Billy May, Don Costa, Sy Oliver, Johnny Mandel, Ernie Freeman.

Sinatra narrates and sings a 31-song musical anthology.

“Moonlight Sinatra” (1966)

Arranger: Nelson Riddle.

Songs include: “I Wished on the Moon,””The Moon Was Yellow,””Moonlight Becomes You,””The Moon Got In My Eyes.”

“Sinatra at the Sands” (1966)

Arrangers: Quincy Jones, Billy Byers.

Sinatra’s first “live” recording.

Songs include: “Come Fly With Me,””I’ve Got a Crush On You,””I’ve Got You Under My Skin,””The Shadow Of Your Smile,””One For My Baby,””Fly Me to the Moon, “”You Make Me Feel So Young.”

“That’s Life” (1966)

Arranger: Ernie Freeman.

Songs include: “That’s Life,””I Will Wait For You,””Somewhere My Love,”” What Now My Love?,””You’re Gonna Hear From Me.”

“Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim” (1967)

Arranger: Claus Ogerman.

Jobim songs include: “Dindi,””Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars,””Meditation,””How Insensitive,””Once I Loved.”

“Frank Sinatra” (1967)

Arrangers: H.B.Barnun, Billy Strange, Claus Ogerman, Ernie Freeman, Gordon Jenkins.

Songs include: “The World We Knew,””This Town,””Born Free,””Something Stupid” (with Nancy Sinatra).

“Frank Sinatra’s Greatest Hits” (1968)

Various arrangers.

Songs include: “Strangers in the Night,””That’s Life,””It Was a Very Good Year,””Something Stupid,””Somewhere In Your Heart,””The World We Knew,””Softley As I Leave You.”

“The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas” (1968)

Arranger: Nelson Riddle with the Jimmy Joyce Singers.

“Cycles” (1968)

Arranger: Don Costa

Songs include: “Little Green Apples,””By the Time I Get to Phoenix,””Cycles, “”Wait By the Fire.”

“My Way” (1969)

Arranger: Don Costa.

Songs include: “My Way,””Mrs. Robinson,””All My Tomorrows.”

“A Man Alone” (1969)

Arranger: Don Costa.

Songs by Rod McKuen include: “I’ve Been to Town,””Love’s Been Good to Me, “”Empty Is.”

“Sinatra and Company”

The company includes Antonio Carlos Jobim and Eumir Deodato.

Songs include: “The Wave.”

“Frank Sinatra’s Greatest Hits, Vol. II” (1971)

Various arrangers.

Songs include: “My Way,””A Man Alone,””Cycles,””Goin’ Out of My Head, “”Something,””The September of My Years.”

“Ol’ Blue Eyes is Back” (1973)

Arrangers: Gordon Jenkins, Don Costa.

Songs include: “You Will Be My Music,””You’re So Right,””Winners,””Nobody Wins,””Send In the Clowns,””Dream Away,””Let Me Try Again,””There Used To Be a Ballpark, Noah.”

“Some Nice Things I’ve Missed” (1974)

Produced by Don Costa, Jimmy Bowen, Sonny Burke.

Songs include: “You Turned My World Around,””Sweet Caroline,””The Summer Knows,””If,””You Are the Sunshine Of My Life,””What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?,””Tie a Yellow Ribbon.”

“The Main Event” (1974)

Soundtrack from televised concert with Woody Herman and the Young Thundering Herd.

Songs include: “The Lady Is a Tramp,””I Get a Kick Out of You,””Let Me Try Again,””Autumn in New York,””I’ve Got You Under My Skin,””Bad, Bad LeRoy Brown, “”Angel Eyes,””You Are the Sunshine Of My Life,””The House That I live In,””My Kind of Town.”

“Trilogy” (1980)

Record One: The Past

Arranger: Billy May.

Songs: “The Song Is You,””But Not For Me,””I Had the Craziest Dream,””It Had to Be You,””Let’s Face the Music and Dance,””Street of Dreams,””My Shining Hour, “”All of You,””More Than You Know,””They All Laughed.”

Record Two: “The Present”

Arranger: Don Costa.

Songs: “You and Me,””Just the Way You Are,””Something” (arranged by Nelson Riddle), “MacArthur Park,””New York New York,””Summer Me Winter Me,””Song Sung Blue,””For the Good Times,””Love Me Tender,””That’s What God Looks Like.”

Record Three: “The Future”

“Reflections on the Future in Three Tenses,” composed, arranged and conducted by Gordon Jenkins.

“She Shot Me Down” (1981)

Arrangers: Gordon Jenkins, Don Costa, Nelson Riddle.

Songs: “Good Thing Going,””Hey Look No Crying,””Thanks For the Memory,””A Long Night,””Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down),””Monday Morning Quarterback, “”South–To a Warmer Place,””I Loved Her,””The Gal That Got Away”/”It Never Entered My Mind.”

“Sinatra and Syms” (1983)

Arrangers: Don Costa, Vinnie Falcone. With Sylvia Syms.

“L.A. Is My Lady” (1984)

Producer/conductor: Quincy Jones.

Songs include: “L.A. Is My Lady,””Teach Me Tonight,””It’s All Right With Me, “”Mack the Knife,””If I Should Lose You,””Stormy Weather,””A Hundred Years from Today,””How Do You Keep the Music Playing?,””The Best of Everything,””After You’ve Gone.”


Album titles are: “‘Oh Look at Me Now’ and Other Hits,” Tommy Dorsey.

“All-Time Greatest Hits, Vol.4 ” (and the Historic Stordahl Sessions, Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra.)

“The Dorsey /Sinatra Sessions, Vol.I,” Tommy Dorsey.

“The Dorsey/Sinatra Sessions, Vol. II,” Tommy Dorsey.

“The Dorsey/Sinatra Sessions, Vol. III,” Tommy Dorsey.

“The Dorsey/Sinatra Radio Years, 1940-42 and the Historic Stordahl Sessions,” Tommy Dorsey, Axel Stordahl.

“All-Time Greatest Hits, Vol. I,” Tommy Dorsey.

“All-Time Greatest Hits, Vol. II,” Tommy Dorsey.

“All-Time Greatest Hits, Vol. III,” Tommy Dorsey.

“Stardust,” Tommy Dorsey.


Album titles are: “Greatest Hits”;”The Early Years”; “Frank Sinatra’s Greatest Hits, Vol II”; “The Voice”; “Hello Young Lovers”; “Sinatra Rarities”; “The Columbia Years.” n

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