Frank Sinatra Set from Sony/Legacy, 1935-1955 Radio Performances, "A Voice on Air"*

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  1. I think it’s the other way round. Modern suits are cut 3 sizes too small.
     
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  2. paulmock

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  3. Bob F

    Bob F Senior Member

    As I recall, the show descriptions in the booklet are not in either chronological nor disc/track order, plus there are some mistakes. Unfortunately, my extensive research and corrections were posted only at the Sinatra Family Forum, and I did not save a backup copy.
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    @Bob F -- I printed these out to keep with the booklet in my copy.

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  6. Richard--W

    Richard--W Forum Resident

    Well done, wvk3.

    I consider the CD edition of this box-set a basic, essential part
    of any Frank Sinatra collection. Although not comprehensive,
    it is a fair sampling of Sinatra's broadcasts in the 1940s and I
    think a few shows are complete. The sound is generally good
    enough to be enjoyed and even cranked up, although it is a bit
    sharp and narrow. There is some overlap with A VOICE ON AIR
    but of course the organization, sound and editing are infinitely
    better on the latter.
     
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  7. Bob F

    Bob F Senior Member

    Many thanks, William! :tiphat:

    Thanks also to ex-SFF guru Andrew Trager (not on SHF). AndrewT was lurking here, and he informed me that the SFF thread has been archived by the Wayback Machine (or at least the first page of it), Thus, I can re-post the above information and more here, in text format…
     
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  8. Bob F

    Bob F Senior Member

    60 Greatest Old-Time Radio Shows Starring
    FRANK SINATRA AND FRIENDS


    Box set by Radio Spirits, Inc. (ISBN 1-57019-307-X)
    Released July 11, 2000
    30 hours on 30 CDs (or 20 cassettes)

    Licensed under special permission with Sheffield Enterprises, Inc.
    Produced by Carl Amari
    Booklet (64 pages) by Anthony Tollin

    This package is comprised of 60 radio shows, originally broadcast between 1943 and 1954, which featured Frank Sinatra in a starring or guest role. The Compact Disc version contains 30 discs in plastic sleeves, housed within a book-style fold-open plastic container. The following post contains a brief listing of the radio shows. Each of these 60 shows and its history is documented completely in the enclosed booklet, which also contains numerous black-and-white photos.

    Some of the shows are dramas, comedies, or newscasts, which do not include singing by FS. On the many shows with musical numbers, the songs are not delineated specially on CD; each complete show is a separate track. The FS songs are listed separately, in the second following post, with timing cues to allow easy location within their containing CD tracks.

    As of this posting, this set (both CD and cassette version) is no longer listed at the publisher's website: Radio Spirits.
     
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  9. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

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  10. Bob F

    Bob F Senior Member

    Radio Show Listing

    Show#. CD-Track [Length] Broadcast Program: "Story" (Recorded)

    01. 01-1 [28:48] 01/08/50 The Jack Benny Program
    02. 01-2 [28:16] 03/01/45 The Abbott and Costello Show
    03. 02-1 [24:38] 01/18/45 Suspense: "To Find Help"
    04. 02-2 [08:01] 09/19/45 Songs by Sinatra: "The House I Live In"
    05. 02-3 [28:28] 01/29/46 The Bob Hope Show
    06. 03-1 [59:21] 12/29/47 The Lux Radio Theatre: "Anchors Aweigh"
    07. 04-1 [54:55] 01/29/44 America Salutes the President’s Birthday
    08. 05-1 [28:45] 04/21/47 The Lady Esther Screen Guild Players: "Too Many Husbands"
    09. 05-2 [29:04] 03/21/54 The Bing Crosby Show
    10. 06-1 [59:19] 05/16/49 The Savings Bond Show
    11. 07-1 [29:23] 12/02/48 Spotlight Revue starring Spike Jones
    12. 07-2 [24:59] 10/06/53 Rocky Fortune: "Oyster Shucker"
    13. 08-1 [14:49] 07/09/47 The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel
    14. 08-2 [14:40] 12/28/47 Guest Star (10/27/47)
    15. 08-3 [29:40] 10/08/44 The Jack Benny Program
    16. 09-1 [29:24] 02/20/45 A Date with Judy
    17. 09-2 [29:31] 05/10/45 The Dinah Shore Show
    18. 10-1 [29:33] 11/07/46 The Burns and Allen Show
    19. 10-2 [29:40] 12/19/46 Radio Reader’s Digest: "Room for a Stranger"
    20. 11-1 [29:35] 02/18/45 G.I. Journal (10/20/44)
    21. 11-2 [29:37] 08/30/45 Command Performance
    22. 12-1 [28:08] 11/16/44 The Kraft Music Hall starring Bing Crosby
    23. 12-2 [29:56] 08/24/45 The Ray Bolger Show
    24. 13-1 [28:09] 10/21/45 The Fred Allen Show
    25. 13-2 [28:45] 12/28/45 The Ginny Simms Show
    26. 14-1 [30:29] 03/11/45 Command Performance (12/17/44)
    27. 14-2 [24:41] 03/30/54 Rocky Fortune: "Boarding House Double-Cross"
    28. 14-3 [14:35] 05/03/53 Guest Star
    29. 15-1 [58:35] 05/31/48 The Lux Radio Theatre: "Miracle of the Bells"
    30. 16-1 [29:45] 10/10/50 Life with Luigi
    31. 16-2 [30:06] 03/05/45 The Danny Kaye Show (song 04/04/44)
    32. 17-1 [29:07] 08/15/54 The Gary Crosby Summer Show
    33. 17-2 [29:37] 10/30/49 The Jack Benny Program
    34. 18-1 [14:19] 11/23/45 The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel
    35. 18-2 [14:39] 12/19/48 Guest Star
    36. 18-3 [23:33] 09/15/54 The Amos ’n’ Andy Music Hall
    37. 19-1 [28:54] 05/16/43 The Fred Allen Show
    38. 19-2 [43:53] 01/18/52 The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Show
    39. 20-1 [24:22] 10/13/53 Rocky Fortune: "Steven in a Rest Home"
    40. 20-2 [29:46] 09/27/45 The Rudy Vallee Show
    41. 21-1 [29:47] 06/03/44 Command Performance
    42. 21-2 [29:30] 12/12/44 The Burns and Allen Show
    43. 22-1 [59:44] 02/21/44 The Lux Radio Theatre: "Wake Up and Live"
    44. 23-1 [29:41] 04/18/48 The Jack Benny Program
    45. 23-2 [29:42] 03/28/54 The Bing Crosby Show
    46. 24-1 [29:53] 09/09/43 The Sealtest Village Store
    47. 24-2 [14:16] 12/25/49 Guest Star
    48. 24-3 [14:27] 07/09/48 The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel
    49. 25-1 [29:31] 08/31/43 The Burns and Allen Show
    50. 25-2 [28:30] 01/28/45 The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show
    51. 26-1 [28:46] 10/01/48 Spotlight Revue starring Spike Jones
    52. 26-2 [29:50] 02/23/46 The Jack Carson Show
    53. 27-1 [30:02] 04/22/45 Command Performance (03/08/45)
    54. 27-2 [28:21] 05/25/44 The Lifebuoy Show
    55. 28-1 [29:41] 03/06/44 The Lady Esther Screen Guild Theatre: "The Gay Divorcee"
    56. 28-2 [29:52] 04/25/45 Mail Call
    57. 29-1 [24:21] 02/16/54 Rocky Fortune: "Too Many Husbands"
    58. 29-2 [25:09] 03/02/52 The Jack Benny Program
    59. 30-1 [30:29] 08/09/44 Mail Call
    60. 30-2 [28:57] 02/01/44 Command Performance

    The above listing is intended to provide a quick reference only. Additional details, such as show numbers, networks, sponsors, locations, and complete casts, are available in the booklet or from other print and online resources.
     
  11. Bob F

    Bob F Senior Member

    Songs by Frank Sinatra

    Show#. CD-Track +Start [Length] Title (w/Duet Partners)

    02. 01-2 +15:15 [2:47] If You Are But A Dream
    02. 01-2 +24:19 [1:25] One Meatball (w/Lou Costello)
    04. 02-2 +04:32 [3:10] The House I Live In (That's America To Me)
    05. 02-3 +13:45 [2:29] Nancy (With The Laughing Face)
    05. 02-3 +26:16 [1:52] Got A Date With An Angel
    06. 03-1 +09:37 [0:50] Brahms' Lullaby
    06. 03-1 +12:56 [1:48] I Begged Her (w/Gene Kelly)
    06. 03-1 +25:32 [1:19] What Makes The Sunset?
    06. 03-1 +31:50 [1:34] The Charm Of You
    07. 04-1 +28:32 [2:28] Speak Low (When You Speak Love)
    08. 05-1 +19:49 [1:38] Time After Time
    09. 05-2 +09:27 [3:52] Young At Heart
    09. 05-2 +13:47 [6:08] Among My Souvenirs / September Song / As Time Goes By (w/Bing Crosby)
    10. 06-1 +39:27 [3:13] Strictly USA (w/Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett & Jules Munshin)
    11. 07-1 +20:23 [2:32] Once In Love With Amy
    14. 08-2 +04:39 [1:09] Great Day
    14. 08-2 +06:14 [3:17] You'll Never Walk Alone
    15. 08-3 +16:48 [2:58] All The Things You Are
    16. 09-1 +10:15 [2:45] Night And Day
    16. 09-1 +24:05 [1:46] I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)
    17. 09-2 +20:38 [3:20] You'll Never Walk Alone
    17. 09-2 +25:24 [2:32] That's You, That's You (background for Dinah Shore)
    18. 10-1 +15:47 [2:30] September Song
    19. 10-2 +24:42 [1:18] Silent Night
    20. 11-1 +25:24 [2:58] Mighty Lak' A Rose
    21. 11-2 +01:38 [2:31] What Makes The Sunset?
    21. 11-2 +25:56 [2:25] Nancy (With The Laughing Face)
    22. 12-1 +15:58 [2:27] These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
    23. 12-2 +15:35 [2:14] There's No You
    23. 12-2 +24:15 [2:36] All The Things You Are
    23. 12-2 +28:36 [0:26] Toodle-oo (w/Ray Bolger)
    24. 13-1 +20:42 [2:29] It Might As Well Be Spring
    24. 13-1 +26:18 [1:01] Open Up Them Pearly Gates (w/Fred Allen)
    25. 13-2 +10:37 [2:26] Nancy (With The Laughing Face)
    26. 14-1 +12:20 [2:58] Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night In The Week)
    28. 14-3 +03:22 [2:27] Why Try To Change Me Now?
    28. 14-3 +07:12 [3:22] The Birth Of The Blues
    30. 16-1 +26:24 [1:00] O Marie
    31. 16-2 +00:12 [1:09] That's Judy
    31. 16-2 +05:10 [2:01] Gotta Be This Or That (w/Judy Garland)
    31. 16-2 +10:47 [2:43] 'Til The End Of Time
    31. 16-2 +20:33 [2:54] My Romance (w/Judy Garland)
    31. 16-2 +23:33 [2:41] Long Ago And Far Away
    31. 16-2 +26:20 [2:28] Suddenly It's Spring
    31. 16-2 +28:54 [1:08] Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day)
    32. 17-1 +10:25 [3:22] Half As Lovely (Twice As True)
    32. 17-1 +14:50 [2:41] Sam's Song (w/Gary Crosby)
    33. 17-2 +18:42 [1:24] You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby (w/The Sportsmen Quartet & Mel Blanc)
    33. 17-2 +27:17 [0:29] You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby [parody reprise] (w/Jack Benny)
    35. 18-2 +04:44 [3:35] White Christmas
    35. 18-2 +09:36 [2:19] Goin' Home
    36. 18-3 +17:56 [3:21] The Birth Of The Blues
    37. 19-1 +21:49 [2:45] (I Got A Woman, Crazy For Me) She's Funny That Way
    38. 19-2 +10:49 [2:22] I've Got A Crush On You
    38. 19-2 +22:20 [0:52] School Days (w/Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis)
    38. 19-2 +41:47 [0:35] Row, Row, Row Your Boat (w/Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis)
    40. 20-2 +17:38 [3:04] Slowly
    40. 20-2 +24:15 [2:05] Must You Bury The Tune? (w/Rudy Vallee)
    41. 21-1 +17:25 [2:40] All The Things You Are
    41. 21-1 +22:56 [2:28] You Are My Sunshine / Sonny Boy / You're The Top (w/Bing Crosby & Bob Hope)
    42. 21-2 +09:07 [2:20] There's No You
    42. 21-2 +19:28 [2:04] The Trolley Song
    43. 22-1 +08:29 [0:34] I Don't Want To Walk Without You [excerpts] (w/Cathy Lewis)
    43. 22-1 +16:11 [1:49] I've Heard That Song Before
    43. 22-1 +27:18 [0:29] Embraceable You [excerpt]
    43. 22-1 +31:49 [1:24] Dancing In The Dark
    43. 22-1 +45:43 [1:53] Embraceable You
    43. 22-1 +52:18 [0:18] Wake Up And Live [excerpt] (w/Marilyn Maxwell)
    45. 23-2 +10:20 [2:27] Take A Chance
    45. 23-2 +14:15 [4:15] 'Til We Meet Again / There's A Long, Long Trail (w/Bing Crosby)
    46. 24-1 +10:06 [2:29] Close To You
    46. 24-1 +22:08 [2:48] The Song Is You
    47. 24-2 +01:25 [1:20] Winter Wonderland
    47. 24-2 +07:21 [1:58] My Romance (w/Dorothy Kirsten)
    47. 24-2 +09:56 [2:55] The Lord's Prayer
    48. 24-3 +08:56 [3:11] Take Me Out To The Ballgame [story and song excerpt]
    49. 25-1 +17:53 [2:16] She's Funny That Way
    49. 25-1 +24:20 [2:15] Sunday, Monday Or Always
    50. 25-2 +13:04 [2:10] There's No You
    51. 26-1 +19:33 [3:00] Everybody Loves Somebody
    52. 26-2 +23:02 [0:51] Onesy Twosy (w/Jack Carson & Norma Jean Nillson)
    52. 26-2 +24:18 [1:14] Brahms' Lullaby
    53. 27-1 +01:05 [2:02] The Trolley Song
    53. 27-1 +16:02 [2:34] Brahms' Lullaby
    54. 27-2 +15:11 [2:13] South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way)
    55. 28-1 +02:30 [0:34] Night And Day [excerpt]
    55. 28-1 +06:10 [1:09] I'll Follow My Secret Heart
    55. 28-1 +13:35 [0:40] I'll Follow My Secret Heart [reprise]
    55. 28-1 +18:17 [1:21] Time On My Hands
    55. 28-1 +21:34 [1:34] The Continental (w/Gloria DeHaven)
    55. 28-1 +25:56 [2:07] Night And Day
    56. 28-2 +06:28 [1:27] I Can't Give You Anything But Love
    56. 28-2 +24:38 [2:58] Dream
    58. 29-2 +19:04 [2:21] Then I'll Come Back To You (w/George Burns, Danny Kaye & Groucho Marx)
    59. 30-1 +08:32 [3:47] Begin The Beguine
    59. 30-1 +18:09 [2:23] Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are (w/Gloria DeHaven)
    60. 30-2 +06:11 [2:38] Speak Low
    60. 30-2 +25:40 [1:18] People Will Say We're In Love (w/Bing Crosby)

    The above list includes mostly full songs; certain brief parody or comedic parts and medley excerpts are not listed. Track-relative start times and song lengths (minute:second) are approximate; these may not include voice introductions and audience fanfare.
     
  12. Bob F

    Bob F Senior Member

    Chronological Show Listing

    Here's another view of these radio shows, in sequence by date of broadcast. Listening to these in chronological order offers a different perspective from the random presentation of the box set.

    Show#. CD-Track [Length] Broadcast Program: "Story" (Recorded)

    37. 19-1 [28:54] 05/16/43 The Fred Allen Show
    49. 25-1 [29:31] 08/31/43 The Burns and Allen Show
    46. 24-1 [29:53] 09/09/43 The Sealtest Village Store
    07. 04-1 [54:55] 01/29/44 America Salutes the President’s Birthday
    60. 30-2 [28:57] 02/01/44 Command Performance
    43. 22-1 [59:44] 02/21/44 The Lux Radio Theatre: "Wake Up and Live"
    55. 28-1 [29:41] 03/06/44 The Lady Esther Screen Guild Theatre: "The Gay Divorcee"
    54. 27-2 [28:21] 05/25/44 The Lifebuoy Show
    41. 21-1 [29:47] 06/03/44 Command Performance
    59. 30-1 [30:29] 08/09/44 Mail Call
    15. 08-3 [29:40] 10/08/44 The Jack Benny Program
    22. 12-1 [28:08] 11/16/44 The Kraft Music Hall starring Bing Crosby
    42. 21-2 [29:30] 12/12/44 The Burns and Allen Show
    03. 02-1 [24:38] 01/18/45 Suspense: "To Find Help"
    50. 25-2 [28:30] 01/28/45 The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show
    20. 11-1 [29:35] 02/18/45 G.I. Journal (10/20/44)
    16. 09-1 [29:24] 02/20/45 A Date with Judy
    02. 01-2 [28:16] 03/01/45 The Abbott and Costello Show
    31. 16-2 [30:06] 03/05/45 The Danny Kaye Show (song 04/04/44)
    26. 14-1 [30:29] 03/11/45 Command Performance (12/17/44)
    53. 27-1 [30:02] 04/22/45 Command Performance (03/08/45)
    56. 28-2 [29:52] 04/25/45 Mail Call
    17. 09-2 [29:31] 05/10/45 The Dinah Shore Show
    23. 12-2 [29:56] 08/24/45 The Ray Bolger Show
    21. 11-2 [29:37] 08/30/45 Command Performance
    04. 02-2 [08:01] 09/19/45 Songs by Sinatra: "The House I Live In"
    40. 20-2 [29:46] 09/27/45 The Rudy Vallee Show
    24. 13-1 [28:09] 10/21/45 The Fred Allen Show
    34. 18-1 [14:19] 11/23/45 The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel
    25. 13-2 [28:45] 12/28/45 The Ginny Simms Show
    05. 02-3 [28:28] 01/29/46 The Bob Hope Show
    52. 26-2 [29:50] 02/23/46 The Jack Carson Show
    18. 10-1 [29:33] 11/07/46 The Burns and Allen Show
    19. 10-2 [29:40] 12/19/46 Radio Reader’s Digest: "Room for a Stranger"
    08. 05-1 [28:45] 04/21/47 The Lady Esther Screen Guild Players: "Too Many Husbands"
    13. 08-1 [14:49] 07/09/47 The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel
    14. 08-2 [14:40] 12/28/47 Guest Star (10/27/47)
    06. 03-1 [59:21] 12/29/47 The Lux Radio Theatre: "Anchors Aweigh"
    44. 23-1 [29:41] 04/18/48 The Jack Benny Program
    29. 15-1 [58:35] 05/31/48 The Lux Radio Theatre: "Miracle of the Bells"
    48. 24-3 [14:27] 07/09/48 The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel
    51. 26-1 [28:46] 10/01/48 Spotlight Revue starring Spike Jones
    11. 07-1 [29:23] 12/02/48 Spotlight Revue starring Spike Jones
    35. 18-2 [14:39] 12/19/48 Guest Star
    10. 06-1 [59:19] 05/16/49 The Savings Bond Show
    33. 17-2 [29:37] 10/30/49 The Jack Benny Program
    47. 24-2 [14:16] 12/25/49 Guest Star
    01. 01-1 [28:48] 01/08/50 The Jack Benny Program
    30. 16-1 [29:45] 10/10/50 Life with Luigi
    38. 19-2 [43:53] 01/18/52 The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Show
    58. 29-2 [25:09] 03/02/52 The Jack Benny Program
    28. 14-3 [14:35] 05/03/53 Guest Star
    12. 07-2 [24:59] 10/06/53 Rocky Fortune: "Oyster Shucker"
    39. 20-1 [24:22] 10/13/53 Rocky Fortune: "Steven in a Rest Home"
    57. 29-1 [24:21] 02/16/54 Rocky Fortune: "Too Many Husbands"
    09. 05-2 [29:04] 03/21/54 The Bing Crosby Show
    27. 14-2 [24:41] 03/30/54 Rocky Fortune: "Boarding House Double-Cross"
    32. 17-1 [29:07] 08/15/54 The Gary Crosby Summer Show
    36. 18-3 [23:33] 09/15/54 The Amos ’n’ Andy Music Hall
     
  13. Bob F

    Bob F Senior Member

    Additional Radio Spirits Shows

    Some of the shows in Frank Sinatra and Friends are included also in some of the many other Radio Spirits collections. There are additional shows featuring Frank Sinatra, not in the big box set, which appear in other Radio Spirits packages:

    AMERICA AT WAR: PATRIOTIC RADIO BROADCASTS FROM WORLD WAR II
    09/04/45 Command Performance Victory Extra
    "You Are My Sunshine" / "Sonny Boy" / "You're The Top" (w/Bing Crosby)
    "The House I Live In"

    WALTER CRONKITE SELECTS THE 60 GREATEST OLD-TIME RADIO SHOWS OF THE 20TH CENTURY
    02/15/45 Command Performance: "Dick Tracy in B-Flat"
    "You Are A Brute" ["All The Things You Are"] (w/Bing Crosby)
    "We Three Pin-Up Boys" ["Sunday, Monday Or Always"] (w/Bing Crosby & Bob Hope)

    WALTER CRONKITE SELECTS THE 60 GREATEST OLD-TIME RADIO SHOWS THAT TRANSITIONED TO TV
    10/17/45 The Frank Sinatra Show (Songs By Sinatra)
    "What Makes The Sunset?"
    "I Fall In Love Too Easily"
    "I Begged Her" (w/Gene Kelly)
    "The Charm Of You"
    03/20/48 Your Hit Parade
    "Ballerina"
    "But Beautiful"
    "Mañana"
    "I'm Looking Over A Four-Leaf Clover"

    CBS's 60 GREATEST OLD TIME RADIO SHOWS
    01/02/46 Songs By Sinatra
    "Chickery Chick"
    "Dearest Darling"
    "It's Been A Long, Long Time" (w/The Pied Pipers)
    "You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me" (w/Peggy Lee)
    "Over The Rainbow" (w/The Pied Pipers)

    LEGENDS OF RADIO: BOB HOPE
    GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO: BOB HOPE
    02/27/45 The Bob Hope Show
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    THE ULTIMATE JACK BENNY COLLECTION
    05/02/48 The Jack Benny Show
    "But Beautiful"

    FRANK SINATRA IS ROCKY FORTUNE
    10/13/53 Rocky Fortune: "Insurance Fraud" ("Steven in a Rest Home")
    10/20/53 Rocky Fortune: "Shipboard Jewel Robbery"
    10/27/53 Rocky Fortune: "Pint-sized Payroll Bandit"
    11/10/53 Rocky Fortune: "Messenger for Murder"
    11/17/53 Rocky Fortune: "A Hepcat Kills the Canary"
    11/24/53 Rocky Fortune: "Murder on the Aisle"
    12/01/53 Rocky Fortune: "Murder among the Statues"
    12/08/53 Rocky Fortune: "Carnival One Way"
    12/15/53 Rocky Fortune: "Companion to a Chimp"
    12/22/53 Rocky Fortune: "The Plot to Murder Santa Claus"
    12/29/53 Rocky Fortune: "Prize Fighter Setup"
    01/05/54 Rocky Fortune: "On the Trail of a Killer"
    01/12/54 Rocky Fortune: "Rodeo Murder"
    01/19/54 Rocky Fortune: "The Museum Murder"
    01/26/54 Rocky Fortune: "Hauling Nitro"
    02/02/54 Rocky Fortune: "Football Fix"
    02/23/54 Rocky Fortune: "Decoy for Death"
    03/02/54 Rocky Fortune: "The Doctor's Dilemma"
     
  14. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

    I think that I probably heard that show for the first time when I was in 7th grade (42 years ago, give or take -- I was a weird kid [still am], HEAVILY into "old-time radio" [still am]), and I was extremely impressed by it, even at that young age. I think that I've probably heard the whole thing seven or eight times in my life, and just listened to it again two weeks ago, and it still moves me. Highly recommended.
    You can hear it here:
    Command Performance - Victory Extra
     
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  15. roda12

    roda12 WATERTOWN FOREVER

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    The Radio Spirit Box set is highly recommendable. I assembled and burnt all of Sinatra‘s songs on three Cd discs and the result is just as satisfying as the Voice on air set. More than 90 recordings in nice sound quality.
     
  16. Richard--W

    Richard--W Forum Resident

    Bob F,
    stellar posts. Nice organized and collated. Many thanks.
     
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  17. kennyluc1

    kennyluc1 Frank Sinatra collector

    If I may chime in, this is a really great set for any serious Sinatra collector to own. My favorites are his guest appearances in 1943.
    really early appearances, give you a snapshot of the momentum & projection where he was headed. It appears, to me, that everybody wanted him, as
    a guest.
     
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  18. kennyluc1

    kennyluc1 Frank Sinatra collector

    Sinatra radio appearances, including his many radio series, are, I would have to say, of all the many areas to collect with Sinatra, my favorite.
    Starting with the Harry James Band, there are all the Big Band broadcasts. You would not believe the many, many titles Sinatra sang with Dorsey
    that he never recorded. He sang the Disney song " When You Wish Upon A star " I am dying to find that broadcast. There is Sinatra singing " God Bless America " in Central Park, a once in a lifetime event caught by a radio microphone.
     
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  19. mike s in nyc

    mike s in nyc Forum Resident

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    So this is a little bit off-topic, but related, I think-- (as its about Sinatra and radio shows) ----- if I'm not mistaken, Frank Sinatra had his own radio show in about 1952-55, and performed many songs (some of which he had never commercially recorded) - and some of these recordings circulate in an unofficial cd called (I think?) 'to be perfectly frank'. Is there any talk of the Sinatra estate somehow getting the rights to these recordings (if they don't have them already) and cleaning up the sound and issuing them? Seems that this would be a really 'must-have' item if it was issued- songs like 'i'm in the mood for love'. 'tenderly', 'this can't be love', and 'between the devil and the deep blue sea' are on that set and I don't think there were ever other versions he recorded officially anywhere.
     
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  20. Bob F

    Bob F Senior Member

    Not at all off-topic; see above: Post #514. There is much additional discussion of the “To Be Perfectly Frank” show in this thread.
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2022

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