23rd of April
Frank Sinatra - Best of Vegas
I have always been asking myself why I love Sinatra: because of his blue eyes (I doubt that!), because of his turbulent private life (unlikely!), because of his daughter Nancy (that sounds reasonable, but still it's not completely true!)? Recently I did some thinking about the subject and you can read my conclusion below: I love him for his ability to convince us of the authenticity of emotions embedded in stories in his songs. He is so convincing, he'd make Disbelieving Thomas believe. I love him even more for his singing technique and ability to hold notes and sing above or behind the beat, giving a "floating" quality to his singing. To put it simple, he's got swing! In this album, Sinatra's in his natural environment, in Las Vegas. Sinatra in Vegas, it's like fish in water, so if you pick this one, you can't make mistake!