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Tag: Frank Sinatra

All was Numbered

Ten songs with numbers in the title:

1. Frank Sinatra, ‘One For My Baby’ 9sorry Bob, but there are certain songs that when Frank sang them, they stayed sung’:

2. Paul Clayton ‘The Twa Sisters’ or ‘the Two Sisters’:

3. Planxty, ‘Three Drunken Maidens’:

4. The Clash, ‘Four Horsemen”:

5 Blue Rodeo, ‘Five Days in May’:

6. Don Baker, ‘Six Days on The Road”:

7. Bob Dylan, ‘Seven Curses”:

8. The Byrds, ‘Eight Miles High’:

9. George Harrison, ‘Cloud Nine”;

10. The Dubliners, Three Score and Ten:

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Dylan Sings while Rachaninov Swings

Further to my recent post, it seems that the Sinatra song, Full Moon and Empty Arms’, is based on a theme from the third movement of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto.

It can be heard here from about 2.14 onwards:

A theme from its second movement also formed the basis for Eric Carmen’s dreadful ‘All By Myself’, but we won’t hold Sergei responsible for that.

Bob’s fine and quietly dignified version of ‘Restless Farwell’ at Sinatra’s eightieth birthday ‘do’ can be seen here:

http://www.mojo4music.com/10252/bob-dylan-serenades-sinatra-at-80/

Full Moon and Empty Arms

Just listened to Dylan’s cover of Sinatra’s ‘Full Moon and Empty Arms’ here:

http://www.bobdylan.com/de/home

It is a superb cover and is one of his best vocal performances in a long long time.

For comparison’s sake, here is the Sinatra version (an excellent one, of course):

And another version by the great Erroll Garner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq9hVrLtY_I