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Hussein Baghdadi
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Hi,
What are the best collection of Frank Sinatra's songs?
I'm considering to build my playlist.
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John Todd wrote:Hi,
What are the best collection of Frank Sinatra's songs?
I'm considering to build my playlist.


The song that goes, 'It's up to you New York, New York"

I also like, "These boot were made for walking" - that's from his daughter


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For many years I was embarrassed that so many of my generation were still listening to teeny-bopper music -- groups that Ed Sullivan introduced "for the teenagers in our audience." I thought it was as if we were still listening to the records introduced on Captain Kangaroo and Romper Room, and wondered when we would ever graduate to grown-up music (e.g. Frank Sinatra).

Then, recently, I heard a clip from a U.S.O. show in which Bob Hope introduced Frank Sinatra to sing before the audience of WWII service members, and Hope made a crack about Sinatra's usual audience consisting solely of 13-year old girls.

So didn't anyone start out making music for grown-ups?
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Are you saying that N Sync isn't grown-up music?


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Janeice DelVecchio
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Frank Silbermann wrote:So didn't anyone start out making music for grown-ups?


There's so much in this statement.

Music is something that makes us laugh, cry, feel good, fell young, have compassion.... on and on. To say that a particular type/genre/artist/whatever was for "grown ups" -- well, I just don't think any music could be that discriminatory.

Although... the emotion of old-school real blues might be an exception. Children and teenie boppers might like it, but there's no way they could understand it. You can't understand that kind of pain until you live it (at least some of it) for a while.

Perhaps the old guys... the ones with the powder wigs... maybe their music was made for grown ups.

I listen to what I like. I don't necessarily want to feel "too grown up" so I listen to old songs, new songs, songs that remind me of things, anything ranging from jazz to country, classical, rock, alternative, pop.... really anything. One of my all time oldie favorites (which isn't by Frank Sinatra, but Bobby Darin) is "Mack the Knife."


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Frank Silbermann wrote:So didn't anyone start out making music for grown-ups?


Yeah, Mozart did.
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Janeice DelVecchio wrote:

I listen to what I like. I don't necessarily want to feel "too grown up" so I listen to old songs, new songs, songs that remind me of things, anything ranging from jazz to country, classical, rock, alternative, pop.... really anything. One of my all time oldie favorites (which isn't by Frank Sinatra, but Bobby Darin) is "Mack the Knife."


It's ironic, some of this "old-school" music makes me feel more like a kid, especially with an upbeat tone. Tom Jones for instance seems more upbeat in his music than a lot of the modern music, i.e. N-Sync, etc, etc.
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Janeice DelVecchio wrote:
Frank Silbermann wrote:So didn't anyone start out making music for grown-ups?


There's so much in this statement.

Music is something that makes us laugh, cry, feel good, fell young, have compassion.... on and on. To say that a particular type/genre/artist/whatever was for "grown ups" -- well, I just don't think any music could be that discriminatory.

Well, Ed Sullivan could pidgeon-hole British Invasion bands as being for the teenagers .... (Just as Topo Gigio was for the children.)
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One of my all time oldie favorites (which isn't by Frank Sinatra, but Bobby Darin) is "Mack the Knife."

Have you heard the original version (Die Moritat von Mackie Messer from Die Dreigroschenoper) as written by Brecht/Weil? Full of nasty menace, well worth looking for.

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Paul Sturrock wrote:Have you heard the original version (Die Moritat von Mackie Messer from Die Dreigroschenoper) as written by Brecht/Weil? Full of nasty menace, well worth looking for.


Sounds like that's in another language.... don't you know I'm American?

I have not heard it.... and I didn't know it was a remake. This could change my whole view of hating remade music.
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In English, Die Dreigroschenoper translates to "Threepenny Opera", a famous piece of theatre.


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I think I found it.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY-yMPd4LYc
 
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