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Today we begin the last third of our year-long journey of Sinatra music. Hope you're enjoying it!

September 1

1975-09-01
New York, NY
Uris Theater
Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon


47 years ago today Sinatra first appeared on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. He sang three mini-concerts, with the first being at midnight. During each performance he sang "I Believe I'm Gonna Love You."

Lots of good stuff in here including some different arrangements of songs we know well. The sound quality is first rate.

1. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Nelson Riddle Arrangement)
2. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
3. Monologue
4. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
5. Monologue
6. I Believe I’m Gonna Love You
7. They Can’t Take That Away From Me
8. Monologue
9. The Lady Is A Tramp
10. Monologue
11. Nice ‘N’ Easy
12. Let Me Try Again
13. Nancy (Parody by Jerry Lewis)
14. I Believe I’m Gonna Love You
15. But Beautiful
16. Monologue
17. Where Or When
18. My Kind Of Town
19. Something
20. I Believe I’m Gonna Love You
21. Monologue
22. This Love Of Mine
23. Monologue
24. Send In The Clowns
25. Monologue
26. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
27. Farewell

 

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September 2

1984-09-02
Toronto, Canada
Canadian National Exhibition Grandstand


On this date in 1984 Sinatra was in Toronto at the Canadian National Exhibition. Mediocre sound with this one, and Joe Parnello is conducting.

Unique with this show was the fact that it was played in a torrential downpour. At the time Sinatra was singing songs from his new album "L.A. Is My Lady," and because he didn't know the songs well he had to read them off a music stand (evidence of his not knowing the lyrics well can be heard in this concert when he sings the title track from that album). Unfortunately with the wind and weather this night he couldn't use a music stand, so the show was cut pretty short.

1. Fly Me To The Moon
2. The Lady Is A Tramp
3. L.A. Is My Lady
4. Come Rain Or Come Shine
5. This Is All I Ask
6. Mack The Knife
7. Pennies From Heaven
8. Luck Be A Lady
9. My Way
10. Here’s To The Band
11. New York, New York

 

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September 3

I've got three things to offer up today, with the first one being a very key bit of Sinatra history.

1942-09-03
Sunday Evening with Tommy Dorsey
Indianapolis, IN


Having begun his stint with the TD Orchestra in Indianapolis back in February 1940, on September 3, 1942 Frank Sinatra made his last appearance with the band--again, in Indianapolis. This appearance was on the "Sunday Evening with Tommy Dorsey" program, airing from 10:15 PM to 10:45 PM on NBC Blue.

Sinatra sang on five numbers:

Dig Down Deep (with The Pied Pipers)
Just As Though You Were Here (with The Pied Pipers)
The Song Is You
Medley: June In January (Sinatra) / Clouds / You're A Sweetheart (Jo Stafford)
Dig Down Deep--reprise (with The Pied Pipers)

"The Song Is You" and the medley have been commercially released so I'm not posting them. Since "Just As Though You Were Here" and the two performances of "Dig Down Deep" have not been commercially released I'm posting them here:

Before performing "The Song Is You" Tommy Dorsey announces this is Sinatra's last performance with his band and he wishes Sinatra luck in his solo career. Sinatra then introduces his replacement in the band, Dick Haymes.


1976-09-03
Las Vegas, NV
Caesars Palace (First Show)


Sinatra played Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip from September 2 through the 8th in 1976. I've got both shows from this date 46 years ago. I'd call both of them mediocre to poor sound. Bill Miller is conducting. Same set list for both.

1. Stargazer
2. Where Or When
3. All I Need Is The Girl
4. Embraceable You
5. I Get Along Without You Very Well
6. Here’s That Rainy Day
7. For Once In My Life
8. Monologue
9. It Was A Very Good Year
10. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again
11. I Sing The Songs
12. Night And Day
13. This Is All I Ask
14. Empty Tables
15. Band Introductions / My Way


1976-09-03
Las Vegas, NV
Caesars Palace (Second Show)


1. Stargazer
2. Where Or When
3. All I Need Is The Girl
4. Embraceable You
5. I Get Along Without You Very Well
6. Here’s That Rainy Day
7. For Once In My Life
8. Monologue
9. It Was A Very Good Year
10. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again
11. I Sing The Songs
12. Night And Day
13. This Is All I Ask
14. Empty Tables
15. Band Introductions / My Way

 

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1954-09-03
To Be Perfectly Frank


Frank Sinatra - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
Nat King Cole - Lover Come Back To Me
Doris Day - Anyone Can Fall In Love
Frank Sinatra - This Can't Be Love
Frank Sinatra - Half As Lovely

Here is a To Be Perfectly Frank Show, pretty sure this is common but I just wanted to publish it for you guys 😃.

(Ignore that it is labelled Bobbi Home Permanents, I labelled it wrong.)
1954-09-03 The Frank Sinatra Show (Bobbi Home Permanents) - NBC (Credits to Al F.)

1942-09-03
Sunday Evening with Tommy Dorsey (Complete Broadcast)
Indianapolis, IN


Up next is an offering of the complete 1942-09-03 show, which was graciously shared with me from a very large old time radio collector a few weeks ago. Once again, I'm not splitting the tracks up, since some of them are officially released and some were shared under FAS_fan_in_MD.

1942-09-03 Tommy Dorsey (Credits to Ted D.)

Hope you guys enjoy my small contribution, Cheers!
 

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September 4

A double-dip today, in part because the concert I've got is low on the quality scale.

1944-09-04
The Screen Guild Theate
r

"The Screen Guild Theater" was a CBS radio show that performed adaptations of popular movies, with fees that normally would've gone to the guest stars being donated to the Motion Picture Relief Fund. It went through several different names during its run, and at this point was called the "Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater."

Having appeared on this program in March 1944 (I didn't post that one because it's been released) Sinatra was back on the September 4 program to perform "Too Many Husbands." Appearing on this program were the following stars:

Frank Sinatra
Bill Goodwin (who would go on to host "The Frank Sinatra Show" a year later)
Donna Reed

This is a little different posting than we typically have; in addition to singing we also get to hear Sinatra perform in a drama. The one song he sings is "Embraceable You"--listen carefully at the beginning of it and you'll hear the ladies in the audience gasp.

Sinatra would appear again on "The Screen Guild Theater" to do another version of "Too Many Husbands" in 1947 with Bob Hope and Lucille Ball.


1978-09-04
Hartford, CT
Jai Alai Fronton


44 years ago today Sinatra was wrapping up a week or so in the northeastern United States, appearing at the Jai Alai Fronton in Hartford, CT. This was back in the heyday of jai alai in the US.

Bill Miller was on the podium. The sound isn't all that great, and it's split into two files for burning to CDs.

CD 1

1. Night And Day
2. At Long Last Love
3. All Of Me
4. The Lady Is A Tramp
5. Didn’t We
6. Someone To Watch Over Me
7. Something
8. Baubles, Bangles, And Beads
9. The Gal That Got Away / It Never Entered My Mind
10. Monologue

CD 2

11. That’s What God Looks Like To Me
12. You And Me
13. The Oldest Established
14. Lonely Town
15. My Kind Of Town
16. Remember
17. Maybe This Time
18. My Way
19. America The Beautiful


 

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1954-09-03
To Be Perfectly Frank


Frank Sinatra - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
Nat King Cole - Lover Come Back To Me
Doris Day - Anyone Can Fall In Love
Frank Sinatra - This Can't Be Love
Frank Sinatra - Half As Lovely

Here is a To Be Perfectly Frank Show, pretty sure this is common but I just wanted to publish it for you guys 😃.

(Ignore that it is labelled Bobbi Home Permanents, I labelled it wrong.)
1954-09-03 The Frank Sinatra Show (Bobbi Home Permanents) - NBC (Credits to Al F.)
I went back through my TBPF records and I did have this show after all--but its date is regarded as unknown. We do know it was from 1954 and not 1953, as Doris Day's "Anyone Can Fall In Love" and Sinatra's "Half As Lovely" were both released in 1954, so we know this program wasn't in 1953.
 

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September 4

A double-dip today, in part because the concert I've got is low on the quality scale.

1944-09-04
The Screen Guild Theater


"The Screen Guild Theater" was a CBS radio show that performed adaptations of popular movies, with fees that normally would've gone to the guest stars being donated to the Motion Picture Relief Fund. It went through several different names during its run, and at this point was called the "Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater."

Having appeared on this program in March 1944 (I didn't post that one because it's been released) Sinatra was back on the September 4 program to perform "Too Many Husbands." Appearing on this program were the following stars:

Frank Sinatra
Bill Goodwin (who would go on to host "The Frank Sinatra Show" a year later)
Donna Reed

This is a little different posting than we typically have; in addition to singing we also get to hear Sinatra perform in a drama. The one song he sings is "Embraceable You"--listen carefully at the beginning of it and you'll hear the ladies in the audience gasp.

Sinatra would appear again on "The Screen Guild Theater" to do another version of "Too Many Husbands" in 1947 with Bob Hope and Lucille Ball.


1978-09-04
Hartford, CT
Jai Alai Fronton


44 years ago today Sinatra was wrapping up a week or so in the northeastern United States, appearing at the Jai Alai Fronton in Hartford, CT. This was back in the heyday of jai alai in the US.

Bill Miller was on the podium. The sound isn't all that great, and it's split into two files for burning to CDs.

CD 1

1. Night And Day
2. At Long Last Love
3. All Of Me
4. The Lady Is A Tramp
5. Didn’t We
6. Someone To Watch Over Me
7. Something
8. Baubles, Bangles, And Beads
9. The Gal That Got Away / It Never Entered My Mind
10. Monologue

CD 2

11. That’s What God Looks Like To Me
12. You And Me
13. The Oldest Established
14. Lonely Town
15. My Kind Of Town
16. Remember
17. Maybe This Time
18. My Way
19. America The Beautiful


 

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September 5

1963-09-05
Lake Tahoe, NV
Cal-Neva Lodge


Quite a treat on tap for today. From Sinatra's Cal-Neva Lodge in Lake Tahoe, NV we have Sinatra and Dean Martin on stage for an early taste of the Rat Pack. They're joined by Sammy Davis, Jr. for some comedy, and for the last number they bring up Judy Garland to join them. At Garland's table was her 17-year old daughter, Liza Minnelli, who would tour with Sinatra nearly 30 years later the late 1980s.

Dean Martin

1. I Don't Care If The Sun Won't Shine / I Love Tahoe / Monologue
2. June In January
3. Via Veneto
4. Volare / On An Evening In Roma

Frank Sinatra

5. I Only Have Eyes For You / Call Me Irresponsible / Monologue
6. Please Be Kind
7. Luck Be A Lady (incomplete)
8. Comedy with Sinatra, Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr.
9. Luck Be A Lady

Sinatra and Martin

10. Guys and Dolls
11. The Oldest Established
12. Band Introductions / The Birth Of The Blues (with Judy Garland)

 

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September 6

Two offerings today, one from 77 years ago and the other from 59 years ago.

1945-09-06
Jubilee


The AFRS program "Jubilee" was created to present black artists and their music to American troops around the world. It was hosted by Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman who would often describe the program as "Eelibuj."

On September 6, 1945 Frank Sinatra appeared on the program (around the 20-minute mark), along with Louis Armstrong, Ella Mae Morse, and Alvino Rey.

Sinatra sang two songs:

Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week
Blue Skies--with Louis Armstrong

Here are both songs and the full program:


1963-09-06
Las Vegas, NV
The Sands


59 years ago, after appearing in Lake Tahoe the night before, today we find the Rat Pack down in Vegas at The Sands Hotel. Fantastic sound and some classic Rat Pack fun and frivolity.

Dean Martin

1. Drink To Me Only With Thine Eye
2. Monologue
3. June In January
4. Via Veneto
5. Volare
6. On An Evening In Roma

Frank Sinatra

7. I Only Have Eyes For You
8. My Heart Stood Still
9. Please Be Kind
10. Monologue
11. Call Me Irresponsible
12. Luck Be A Lady
13. At The “Salad Bar”
14. Kiddie Album Medley

Sammy Davis, Jr.

15. Sammy, Dean, and Frank
16. The Lady Is A Tramp
17. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby
18. Sammy’s March

Martin and Sinatra

19. Guys And Dolls
20. The Oldest Established
21. Band Introductions / The Oldest Established (Reprise)
22. Closing Fanfare

 

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September 7

1966-09-07
San Francisco, CA
Hilton Hotel


Another Rat Pack gem for us today. 46 years ago Sinatra participated in a fundraiser for California Governor Pat Brown at the Hilton Hotel in San Francisco. Superb sound with all of this, and Sinatra's set was conducted by Nelson Riddle.

1. Opening Theme
2. Welcome from Joey Bishop
3. Comedy: Rowan & Martin

Ella Fitzgerald

4. Something’s Gotta Give
5. Body And Soul
6. Too Marvelous For Words
7. Joey Bishop rats on Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra

Dean Martin

8. Bourbon From Heaven
9. Hello, Governor!
10. Monologue
11. Everybody Loves Somebody
12. Volare
13. On An Evening In Roma

Frank Sinatra

14. The Leader Arrives!
15. I’ve Got The World On A String
16. Fly Me To The Moon
17. The Shadow Of Your Smile
18. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
19. It Was A Very Good Year
20. You Make Me Feel So Young
21. Exit Fanfare

 

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September 8

1979-09-08
Atlantic City, NJ
Resorts International


Today we have Sinatra at Resorts International in Atlantic City, NJ back in 1979. Good sound, with Vincent Falcone, Jr. conducting.

And interesting tidbit with this concert is this is almost a year after he began performing "New York, New York" in his concerts. He had first recorded it in July of 1979, and 11 days after this concert he would record it again--it's that recording that is the famous one we hear today.

1. I’ve Got The World On A String
2. Street Of Dreams
3. The Lady Is A Tramp
4. Yesterday
5. Something
6. The Best Is Yet To Come
7. I Can’t Get Started
8. Band Introductions
9. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me
10. The Gal That Got Away / It Never Entered My mind
11. Monologue
12. My Kind Of Town
13. All The Way
14. Bewitched
15. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
16. Band Introductions
17. You And Me
18. New York, New York
19. Closing Fanfare

 

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September 9

1975-09-09
New York, NY
Uris Theater


A real treat on tap for today. 47 years ago Sinatra was just starting a nearly two-week gig at the Uris Theater in New York with Ella Fitzgerald and the Count Basie Orchestra. Here we've got the second show in that run, which concludes with some terrific Sinatra/Fitzgerald duets. I particularly love their version of "The Lady Is A Tramp."

The sound is good for the most part, but there are some shaky points. Bill Miller was conducting.

1. Where Or When
2. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
3. Let Me Try Again
4. My Kind Of Town
5. But Beautiful
6. Didn’t We
7. How Deep Is The Ocean?
8. Something
9. Nice ‘N’ Easy
10. Monologue
11. Medley: Just One Of Those Things / It Never Entered My Mind / When Your Lover Has Gone
12. I Believe I’m Gonna Love You
13. Pennies From Heaven
14. Send In The Clowns
15. Please Be Kind
16. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
17. Medley with Ella Fitzgerald: The Song Is You (w/Ella) / They Can’t Take That Away From Me (w/Ella) / Come Rain Or Come Shine (Ella) / At Long Last Love (Frank)
18. The Lady Is A Tramp (w/Ella)

 

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September 10

1976-09-10
Lake Tahoe, NV
Harrah's
2nd Show


In the early to mid 1970s Sinatra recorded a handful of John Denver songs, who was giant in pop music at the time. In August 1975 Sinatra and Denver played a week of sold-out back-to-back shows at Harrah's in Lake Tahoe, NV. That led to a joint TV special in early 1976, which then led to them doing some joint concerts at Harrah's in September 1976--here we've got the second show from 46 years ago tonight. The sound is ok and the orchestra is conducted by Bill Miller.

1. Stargazer
2. Where Or When
3. Embraceable You
4. I Get Along Without You Very Well
5. For Once In My Life
6. Monologue
7. This Is All I Ask
8. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again
9. Night And Day
10. Medley Of Sinatra Hits (Sinatra and Denver)
11. Medley of Denver Hits (Sinatra and Denver)
12. September Song

 

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September 11

Today I've got two more Sinatra/John Denver shows from their gig at Harrah's in Lake Tahoe back in 1976. They performed three shows this night, and I'm posting the 2nd and 3rd. I do have the first but it's pretty much inaudible--it may be the worst-sounding Sinatra show I have.

1976-09-11
Lake Tahoe, NV
Harrah's
2nd Show


OK sound, and Bill Miller is conducting.

1. Stargazer
2. Where Or When
3. Here’s That Rainy Day
4. For Once In My Life
5. Monologue
6. This Is All I Ask
7. I Sing The Songs
8. Medley Of Sinatra Hits / Medley of Denver Hits (Sinatra and Denver)
9. September Song (Sinatra and Denver)


1976-09-11
Lake Tahoe, NV
Harrah's
3rd Show


OK sound, and Bill Miller is conducting.

1. Night And Day
2. Where Or When
3. Here’s That Rainy Day
4. For Once In My Life
5. Monologue
6. Monologue (continued)
7. This Is All I Ask
8. I Sing The Songs
9. Medley Of Sinatra Hits / Medley of Denver Hits / September Song (Sinatra and Denver)

 

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September 11 (bonus)

1976-09-11
Lake Tahoe, NV
Harrah's
1st Show


I'm back with an additional Harrah's show from 1976 on this date. Thanks to Luke4444 who pointed out that I did indeed have a nice copy of the first show on this date--when I mentioned earlier it was terrible I was looking at the wrong one. Sorry, was going too fast!

Anyway, here's the first show from this date in 1976 with John Denver. And on a completely unrelated note we also have session work by Charles Aznavor for Duets.

1. Stargazer
2. Where Or When
3. For Once In My Life
4. This Is All I Ask
5. Monologue
6. Empty Tables
7. Night And Day
8. Medley Of Sinatra Hits (Sinatra and Denver)
9. Medley of Denver Hits (Sinatra and Denver)
10. September Song (with Denver)
11. I Sing The Songs
12. Closing
13. Closing Continues
14. Session work of Charles Aznavor for Duets

 

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September 12

1975-09-12
New York, NY
Uris Theater
2nd Show


Sticking with the mid-70s, today we go back to 1975 for Sinatra's engagement at the Uris Theater in New York. Ella Fitzgerald and the Count Basie Orchestra were also on the billing for this historic run of shows.

Decent sound for this one, and Bill Miller is at the podium.

1. Where Or When
2. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
3. Let Me Try Again
4. My Kind Of Town
5. But Beautiful
6. Didn’t We
7. Something
8. Nice ‘N’ Easy
9. Monologue
10. I Believe I’m Gonna Love You
11. Pennies From Heaven
12. Send In The Clowns
13. Please Be Kind
14. My Way
15. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
16. Medley with Ella Fitzgerald: The Song Is You (w/Ella) / They Can’t Take That Away From Me (w/Ella) / Come Rain Or Come Shine (Ella)
17. Medley with Ella Fitzgerald: At Long Last Love (Frank) / The Lady Is A Tramp (w/Ella)

 
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