One More Spin of Frank Sinatra

Sep 10, 2021 601

BY: Adam Gopnik

This year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of “The Voice of Frank Sinatra,” the first recorded album by the Italian-American singer from Hoboken.

Through all that time, and through many labels and shifting styles—through fifty-nine albums, from those first crooner hits to the incomparable records, by turns swinging and saddened, of the nineteen-fifties, and on to the final late lost shore of the duets, when Sinatra, like El Cid in his last battle, was kept upright on his horse by his loyal fans and collaborators—his music has remained the landmark of American popular song. 

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