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A Tribute to Frank Sinatra


Download links and information about A Tribute to Frank Sinatra by The Blue Dahlia. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 38:46 minutes.

Artist: The Blue Dahlia
Release date: 2001
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 12
Duration: 38:46
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No. Title Length
1. All the Way 3:13
2. How About You 2:22
3. New York, New York 3:44
4. Angel Eyes 3:59
5. They Can't Take that Away from Me 2:36
6. Somethin' Stupid 3:09
7. The Way You Look Tonight 2:50
8. Night and Day 2:44
9. Prisoner of Love 4:19
10. Laura 4:17
11. I've Got You Under My Skin 3:17
12. I Cover the Waterfront 2:16



Sid Mark, a Philadelphia-based DJ who has played Frank Sinatra's recordings exclusively, once commented that the 20th century officially came to an end when Ol' Blue Eyes died on May 14, 1998. What Mark meant was that Sinatra, more than anyone, defined jazz-influenced pop singing in the 20th century. A Tribute to Frank Sinatra is hardly the first album to pay homage to the pop icon, and you can rest assured that it won't be the last. Thankfully, Blue Dahlia singer Athan Maroulis knows better than to provide a slavish, knee-jerk imitation of Sinatra's vocal style. Sinatra is a major influence on the crooner, but so are Billy Eckstine and Mel Tormé — and all of those influences assert themselves when he offers 1940s-like interpretations of "Night and Day," "Laura," and other standards that Sinatra recorded during his youth. For the most part, Maroulis isn't paying tribute to the cocky, strutting, post-1949 Sinatra who recorded for Capitol and Reprise, but rather, the young Bing Crosby-loving crooner who recorded for Columbia in the 1940s. However, he does interpret "New York, New York," which Sinatra didn't record until 1979 — and Maroulis shows what the tune might have sounded like had Sinatra recorded it 35 years earlier. But again, Maroulis isn't trying to be a faceless Sinatra clone; as derivative as the Blue Dahlia is, Maroulis always comes across as his own person on this enjoyable, 1940s-minded CD.