“In The Wee Small Hours” by Frank Sinatra - album review

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TJR says

His lonely and blue concept album, with a mood and performance drawn from a deep pool of his own messy relationship experiences. Things starts off nicely with the elegant title track which strikes a universal chord – who hasn’t missed their lover in the wee small hours of the morning? [Steady]. By the end, however, I’m completely drained by the whole weary, dreary affair. Very few hooks, no interesting lyrics, just a monotonous bore wallowing in self-pity for 50 minutes. The album was a huge success both critically and commercially. I’ll never be down with the conservative croonsters…

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [03:00] 5.8.png Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning [1955 version] (Bob Hilliard, David Mann) Crooner / Cabaret
A2 [03:30] 5.2.png Frank Sinatra - Mood Indigo (Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) Jazz
A3 [02:35] 4.8.png Frank Sinatra - Glad To Be Unhappy (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) Crooner / Cabaret
A4 [03:42] 3.4.png Frank Sinatra - I Get Along Without You Very Well (Hoagy Carmichael) Crooner / Cabaret
A5 [02:49] 4.2.png Frank Sinatra - Deep In A Dream (Eddie DeLange, Jimmy Van Heusen) Crooner / Cabaret
A6 [03:24] 3.5.png Frank Sinatra - I See Your Face Before Me (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) Crooner / Cabaret
A7 [02:48] 4.3.png Frank Sinatra - Can’t We Be Friends? (Paul James, Kay Swift) Crooner / Cabaret
A8 [03:10] 2.7.png Frank Sinatra - When Your Lover Has Gone (Einar Aaron Swan) Crooner / Cabaret
B1 [02:35] 3.8.png Frank Sinatra - What Is This Thing Called Love? (Cole Porter) Crooner / Cabaret
B2 [03:17] 3.4.png Frank Sinatra - Last Night When We Were Young (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg) Crooner / Cabaret
B3 [02:59] 2.3.png Frank Sinatra - I’ll Be Around (Alec Wilder) Jazz
B4 [03:46] 3.5.png Frank Sinatra - Ill Wind (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) Crooner / Cabaret
B5 [02:42] 2.5.png Frank Sinatra - It Never Entered My Mind (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) Crooner / Cabaret
B6 [02:57] 2.3.png Frank Sinatra - Dancing On The Ceiling (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) Crooner / Cabaret
B7 [03:05] 3.3.png Frank Sinatra - I’ll Never Be The Same (Gus Kahn, Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli) Crooner / Cabaret
B8 [03:33] 2.8.png Frank Sinatra - This Love Of Mine (Sol Parker, Henry Sanicola, Frank Sinatra) Crooner / Cabaret

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