Gold Finger

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Dec 12 15 1:49 PM

The thing that I miss most with digital music is lack of liner notes . . .

I am listening to Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings, and was wondering if anyone knows anything about the recordings. The only thing I can find on Wikipedia is this bit.

At the 10th Annual Grammy Awards in 1968 Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, but lost to The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Sinatra had won the previous two Grammy awards for album of the year, in 1967 and 1966.

Jobim had to wait for Sinatra to return from a holiday in Barbados where he was taking a mutually agreed 'break' from his marriage to Mia Farrow.[2]

Guitarist Al Viola played on "Change Partners" due to Jobim's difficulty with the track, but is not credited on the album.[3] Lyricists Aloysio de Oliveria and Ray Gilbert were also present at the sessions.[2]

The album was recorded on January 30 and February 1, 1967, at United Western Recorders in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Later in the evening of February 1, Sinatra and his daughter, Nancy, recorded their single "Somethin' Stupid".[4]

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Gold Finger

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Jun 15 16 4:46 PM

soapfoot wrote:
New article.


Just had to pick this up from the article, because it is so true:

Herschberg understood that, like the other musicians in the room, Sinatra was playing an instrument: his microphone. "He was great on the microphone. He probably worked a microphone better than anybody I've ever seen in my life. He never missed a syllable."

Esa Tervala

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Tin Man

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Jun 16 16 7:18 AM

I did, and you can read about it in my recently released book, NEVER SAY NO TO A ROCK STAR: IN THE STUDIO WITH DYLAN, JAGGER, SINATRA AND MORE.

Here's what a reader said yesterday: Your book arrived in the mail today. Sitting on our deck, I thumbed through the pages and came upon Track 12. Sinatra. I read it. I was moved to tears. No need to explain. We both know why. Love.

Here's a clip: "We watched Sinatra to figure out how he did it. Listening to his own vocals through the headphones, he carefully and subtly moved toward the mic during the softer passages and moved away from it during the louder parts. He “rode” his own levels according to how close to, or far from, the microphone he stood. In this way, while his intensity would increase, the recording volume stayed within the narrow range that the equipment liked best. This is called good mic technique and I’ve never seen anyone use it as effectively as Frank."

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Aqua Marine

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Jun 17 16 6:15 PM

compasspnt wrote:


I'm almost certain that this mic pictured is a ribbon, but I don't recognize that grill. anyone know? (in the youtube "I'll be seeing you" video that Terry posted)

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Aqua Marine

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Mar 27 17 1:14 PM

MusicalRival wrote:
A friend Roger Nichols worked with Frank on a album. Unfortunately Roger died a few years ago but his partners are sill alive. They knew Frank. Nancy still runs a Forum https://sinatrafamily.com/forum/showthread.php/33848-Today-in-Frank-Sinatra-history

Welcome to this forum. We look forward to hearing more from you

Chance Pataki The Musicians Workshop www.the-musicians-workshop.com musicians.workshop@gte.net

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