Sinatra and Me

From Sinatra's closest confidant and an eventual member of his management team, Tony Oppedisano, comes an extraordinarily intimate look at the singing idol.

Sinatra and Me

An intimate, revealing portrait of Frank Sinatra—from the man closest to the famous singer during the last decade of his life. More than a hundred books have been written about legendary crooner and actor Frank Sinatra. Every detail of his life seems to captivate: his career, his romantic relationships, his personality, his businesses, his style. But a hard-to-pin-down quality has always clung to him—a certain elusiveness that emerges again and again in retrospective depictions. Until now. From Sinatra’s closest confidant and an eventual member of his management team, Tony Oppedisano, comes an extraordinarily intimate look at the singing idol. Deep into the night, for more than two thousand nights, Frank and Tony would converse—about music, family, friends, great loves, achievements and successes, failures and disappointments, the lives they’d led, the lives they wished they’d led. In these full-disclosure conversations, Sinatra spoke of his close yet complex relationship with his father, his conflicts with record companies, his carousing in Vegas, his love affairs with some of the most beautiful women of his era, his triumphs on some of the world’s biggest stages, his complicated relationships with his talented children, and, most important, his dedication to his craft. Toward the end, no one was closer to the singer than Oppedisano, who kept his own rooms at the Sinatra residences for many years, often brokered difficult conversations between family members, and held the superstar entertainer’s hand when he drew his last breath. Featuring never-before-seen photos and offering startlingly fresh anecdotes and new revelations that center on some of the most famous people of the past fifty years—including Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Sam Giancana, Madonna, and Bono—Sinatra and Me pulls back the curtain to reveal a man whom history has, in many ways, gotten wrong.

Sinatra and Me

Tony was even at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis, Massachusetts, when the election results came in.Sinatra and Me will shed new light on the real Frank Sinatra—from the man who knew him better than anyone.

Sinatra and Me

An intimate look at the legendary Frank Sinatra by one of his closest friends.

Manson Sinatra and Me

Manson, Sinatra and Me is a Hollywood party girl's memoir that details her encounters with former Presidents, Senators, Congressmen, foreign dignitaries, celebrities, sports stars, businessmen - you name it - including the likes of Frank ...

Manson  Sinatra and Me


The Frank Sinatra Fake Book Songbook

(Fake Book).

The Frank Sinatra Fake Book  Songbook

(Fake Book). Over 200 classics from the Chairman of the Board, arranged in fake book format! Features melody, lyrics & chords for keyboard, vocal ad all C instruments, for hits such as: All the Things You Are * The Best Is Yet to Come * Don't Take Your Love from Me * Easy to Love * A Foggy Day (In London Town) * The Good Life * High Hopes * I Could Write a Book * I Get a Kick Out of You * I've Got a Crush on You * I've Got You Under My Skin * In the Still of the Night * It Was a Very Good Year * The Lady Is a Tramp * Love and Marriage * My Kind of Town (Chicago Is) * Night and Day * One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) * Ring-A-Ding Ding * Somethin' Stupid * Stardust * That Old Feeling * The Very Thought of You * The Way You Look Tonight * Witchcraft * You Make Me Feel So Young * Young at Heart * and scores more!

Frank Sinatra Albums

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Frank Sinatra Albums

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Pages: 42. Chapters: Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years, Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely, L.A. Is My Lady, In the Wee Small Hours, Duets II, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, Come Fly with Me, Swing and Dance with Frank Sinatra, Strangers in the Night, Trilogy: Past Present Future, A Man and His Music, Sinatra at the Movies, Songs for Swingin' Lovers!, Songs for Young Lovers, My Way, No One Cares, September of My Years, Come Dance with Me!, A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra, Swing Easy!, Sinatra & Company, Frankly Sentimental, Point of No Return, It Might as Well Be Swing, She Shot Me Down, Songs by Sinatra, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim, Watertown, Where Are You?, Sinatra Swings, Nice 'n' Easy, Ring-a-Ding-Ding!, Come Swing with Me!, A Swingin' Affair!, Sinatra and Swingin' Brass, 36 Greatest Hits!, Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First, Softly, as I Leave You, Close to You, Sinatra and Strings, Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!!, All Alone, America, I Hear You Singing, Cycles, I Remember Tommy, All-Time Greatest Dorsey/Sinatra Hits, Vol. 1-4, Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back, The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas, Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award Winners, Sinatra's Sinatra, Sinatra Sings Great Songs from Great Britain, That's Life, My Kind of Broadway, Look to Your Heart, The World We Knew, The Concert Sinatra, Moonlight Sinatra, Francis A. & Edward K., Some Nice Things I've Missed, 12 Songs of Christmas, A Man Alone. Excerpt: Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Years is a 36 disc boxed set by an American singer, Frank Sinatra. This set contains 35 CDs featuring every song that Sinatra authorized for release between 1960 and 1984. Each CD contains an individual Sinatra Reprise LP (including singles compilations and a bonus DVD). All songs...

Ethel Merman Mother Teresa and Me

a life-size cutout of Frank Sinatra on my le and a life-size cutout of myself on my right. I thought I was hallucinating. The hotel doctor came to see me that evening. Unlikely as it might seem, between a shot of penicillin, ...

Ethel Merman  Mother Teresa   and Me

How many people can count among their closest friends Ethel Merman (the Queen of Broadway), Mother Teresa (beatified by the Vatican in October, 2003), Lee Lehman, (wife of Robert Lehman, head of Lehman Brothers), Pierre Cardin (legendary couturier and major show-business force in Europe), and many others? Well, Tony Cointreau, a scion of the French liqueur family, can. After a successful international singing career, and several years on the Cointreau board of directors, he felt a need for something more meaningful in his life. His voice had taken him to the stage, and his heart took him to Calcutta. Tony’s childhood experiences with an emotionally remote mother, an angry bullying brother, a cold and unprotective Swiss nurse, and a sexually predatory schoolteacher left him convinced that the only way to be loved is to be perfect. This led him on a lifelong quest for love and for a mother figure. His first “other mother” was the internationally acclaimed beauty Lee Lehman. Then, after Tony met the iconic Broadway diva Ethel Merman, she became his mentor and second “other mother.” His memoir describes in detail his intimate family relationships with both women, as well as his years of work and friendship with Mother Teresa, his last “other mother.” Tony’s memoir voices his opinion that he had no special gifts or talents to bring to Mother Teresa’s work and that if he could do it, then anyone could do it. In the end, all that really matters is a willingness to share even a small part of oneself with others.

The Very Best of the Rat Pack Songbook

Our P/V/G folio matches the compilation of swinging smash hits from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Contains 18 tunes from their heyday: Ain't That a Kick in the Head * The Birth of the Blues * Come Fly with Me * Everybody ...

The Very Best of the Rat Pack  Songbook

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). Our P/V/G folio matches the compilation of swinging smash hits from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Contains 18 tunes from their heyday: Ain't That a Kick in the Head * The Birth of the Blues * Come Fly with Me * Everybody Loves Somebody * I've Got You Under My Skin * Luck Be a Lady * Me and My Shadow * Sam's Song * Volare * Witchcraft * and more, plus a previously unreleased Sinatra recording of "I'm Gonna Live Until I Die." A must for all fans of this golden era!

Sinatra

In 2010's Frank: The Voice, James Kaplan, in rich, distinctive, compulsively-readable prose, told the story of Frank Sinatra's meteoric rise to fame, subsequent failures, and reinvention as a star of the stage and screen.

Sinatra

Just in time for the Chairman's centennial, the endlessly absorbing sequel to James Kaplan's bestselling Frank: The Voice Finally the definitive biography that Frank Sinatra, justly termed 'The Entertainer of the Century,' deserves and requires. Like Peter Guralnick on Elvis, Kaplan goes behind the legend to give us the man in full, in his many guises and aspects: peerless singer, (sometimes) powerful actor, business mogul, tireless lover and associate of the powerful and infamous. In 2010's Frank: The Voice, James Kaplan, in rich, distinctive, compulsively-readable prose, told the story of Frank Sinatra's meteoric rise to fame, subsequent failures, and reinvention as a star of the stage and screen. The story of 'Ol' Blue Eyes; continues with Sinatra: The Chairman, picking up the day after Frank claimed his Academy Award in 1954 and had reestablished himself as the top recording artist in music. Frank's life post-Oscar was incredibly dense: in between recording albums and singles, he often shot four or five movies a year; did TV show and nightclub appearances; started his own label, Reprise; and juggled his considerable commercial ventures (movie production, the restaurant business, even prizefighter management) alongside his famous and sometimes notorious social activities and commitments.

Frank Sinatra

Sinatra may not have found his Boswell with this study, but our understanding of him will never be the same again. Rojek's is the first book to take Sinatra's cultural significance seriously.

Frank Sinatra

Sinatra may not have found his Boswell with this study, but our understanding of him will never be the same again. Rojek's is the first book to take Sinatra's cultural significance seriously. It is a landmark work in our understanding of celebrity and popu.

Frank Sinatra Standards Songbook

This volume includes 8 more favorites, including: Come Fly with Me * High Hopes * Love and Marriage * Love's Been Good to Me * My Way * Strangers in the Night * (Love Is) the Tender Trap * Young at Heart.

Frank Sinatra Standards  Songbook

(Pro Vocal). Whether you're a karaoke singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal series is for you. Each edition contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for eight hit songs. The audio contains demos for listening and separate backing tracks so you can sing along. Perfect for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band. This volume includes 8 more favorites, including: Come Fly with Me * High Hopes * Love and Marriage * Love's Been Good to Me * My Way * Strangers in the Night * (Love Is) the Tender Trap * Young at Heart.

Frank Sinatra Nothing But the Best

(Easy Guitar). 22 of Ol' Blue Eye's best arranged for easy guitar, including: Bewitched * Body and Soul * Come Fly with Me * Fly Me to the Moon * The Girl from Ipanema * Luck Be a Lady * My Kind of Town (Chicago Is) * My Way * Theme from ...

Frank Sinatra   Nothing But the Best

(Easy Guitar). 22 of Ol' Blue Eye's best arranged for easy guitar, including: Bewitched * Body and Soul * Come Fly with Me * Fly Me to the Moon * The Girl from Ipanema * Luck Be a Lady * My Kind of Town (Chicago Is) * My Way * Theme from "New York, New York" * Strangers in the Night * Summer Wind * That's Life * The Way You Look Tonight * and more.

Oscar Peterson A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra Songbook

(Artist Transcriptions). Matching note-for-note piano transcriptions to the album of the same name featuring Peterson's interpretations of 12 Sinatra standards.

Oscar Peterson   A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra Songbook

(Artist Transcriptions). Matching note-for-note piano transcriptions to the album of the same name featuring Peterson's interpretations of 12 Sinatra standards. Includes: All of Me * The Birth of the Blues * Come Dance with Me * How About You? * I Get a Kick Out of You * It Happened in Monterey * Just in Time * Learnin' the Blues * Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week) * (Love Is) The Tender Trap * Witchcraft * You Make Me Feel So Young.

Sinatra Gotti and Me

This is a guy who once told me he figured out early on, 'The right way is the wrong way for me.' "Yes, this book is about Sinatra and Gotti, but what might have brought you to page one isn't what makes this story impossible to put down.

Sinatra  Gotti and Me

"This is a story of a man who came from humble, tough circumstances and who tried to make something of himself doing the best he could with what he had. He didn't pick the easiest way or the most obvious way too often. He did things the Tony way, which was off the wall and pure genius at the same time. This is a guy who once told me he figured out early on, 'The right way is the wrong way for me.' "Yes, this book is about Sinatra and Gotti, but what might have brought you to page one isn't what makes this story impossible to put down. This is an American story, and a great story at that." -Pat Cooper Jilly's was one of the most popular, famous, as well as notorious nightclubs in New York City during the 1960s, and then again in the late 1970s when it was revived by Tony Delvecchio and Tony Fusco, and hosted by its namesake, Jilly Rizzo, the best friend of Frank Sinatra. The renovated Jilly's once again became the hotspot for A-List celebrities, gangsters, regulars, and wannabes. From John Gotti to Sinatra himself, Jilly's was the place to be - and proprietor Tony Delvecchio ran it day and night with the able service of the fabulous Jilly Girls, plus a few bartenders provided by Mr. Gotti, before his days as the "Teflon Don." Sinatra, Gotti and Me is a lost piece of American pop culture, a missing first-hand glimpse into the lives of the Rat Pack and a long illustrious list of American entertainment, political, sports, and organized crime icons. This is Tony Delvecchio's eye-witness story, unflinchingly told in his own words to author Rich Herschlag.

Sinatra The Song Is You

But when you tell me, 'Do this and have it tomorrow and that's that,' I never liked that process. To me, it's like an order.” Even though Hefti considered Sinatra about the best singer around as well as the easiest to work with, ...

Sinatra  The Song Is You

Frank Sinatra was the greatest entertainer of his age, invigorating American popular song with innovative phrasing and a mastery of drama and emotion. Drawing upon interviews with hundreds of his collaborators as well as with "The Voice" himself, this book chronicles, critiques, and celebrates his five-decade career. Will Friedwald examines and evaluates all the classic and less familiar songs with the same astute, witty perceptions that earned him acclaim for his other books about jazz and pop singing. Now completely revised and updated, and including an authoritative discography and rare photos of recording sessions and performances, Sinatra! The Song Is You is an invaluable resource for enthusiasts and an unparalleled guide through Sinatra's vast musical legacy.

Ol Blue Eyes

A valuable tool for researchers and fans, this book brings together in one easy-to-use volume new information, such as the first published listing of Internet resources, as well as data from out of print or difficult to obtain sources.

Ol  Blue Eyes

A valuable tool for researchers and fans, this book brings together in one easy-to-use volume new information, such as the first published listing of Internet resources, as well as data from out of print or difficult to obtain sources. Every song Frank Sinatra ever recorded is included, along with information on recording dates, arrangers, and the stories behind the songs.

Really Easy Piano Frank Sinatra

The Really Easy series returns, this time to guide you through the timeless music of Frank Sinatra.

Really Easy Piano  Frank Sinatra

The Really Easy series returns, this time to guide you through the timeless music of Frank Sinatra. Twenty one classic songs from the Ol’ Blue Eyes are included, all arranged for easy piano and each accompanied by background notes and playing hints and tips. Song list: - All The Way - Beyond The Sea - Come Fly With Me - Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) - I Get A Kick Out Of You - It Was A Very Good Year - Love And Marriage - Luck Be A Lady - Moon River - My Way - New York, New York - Night And Day - Somethin' Stupid - Strangers In The Night - That's Life - The Best Of Everything - The Very Thought Of You - The Way You Look Tonight - They Can't Take That Away From Me - Three Coins In The Fountain - You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me

Frank Sinatra Dean Martin

Like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin is an American legend for his longevity and success across a garden variety of different platforms.

Frank Sinatra   Dean Martin

*Includes pictures. *Includes both men's most colorful quotes. *Discusses their relationship and the Rat Pack. *Includes bibliographies of both men for further reading. "May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine." - Frank Sinatra "If people want to think I get drunk and stay out all night, let 'em. That's how I got here, you know." - Dean Martin America has always celebrated its star entertainers, but Frank Sinatra remains a unique American legend. A pop culture fixture for over half a century, Sinatra's music is still cherished, and his persona remains its own archetype of the quintessential American star. Sinatra transcended genres to the extent that his music stands alone as its own kind of American music, with songs like "New York, New York," "Chicago," and "Come Fly With Me" instantly recognizable among all Americans. Of course, there was also the life that went with the music. The cultural identity of the Rat Pack, epitomized in the 1960 film Ocean's Eleven, further contributed to his fame, and everyone knows and appreciates the image of easy living, smooth voice and exuberant starpower that Sinatra represents. If anything, Sinatra's ability to make so many people feel happy and good about themselves was one of the main ingredients of his success. And as evidence of the fact that Americans don't mind their stars doing a little dirt, Sinatra's rap sheet and relationship with the mob are practically a celebrated part of his life. Like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin is an American legend for his longevity and success across a garden variety of different platforms. Martin began as a nightclub singer, performed in a comedy act, starred in films, recorded hit albums, and capped his career by serving as a television host. In fact, there may be no star who was better able to transcend the different avenues of entertainment. Martin's life and career are often compared to his close friend and contemporary Frank Sinatra, and for good reason. Both came from proud Italian families, both were cohorts in the famed Rat Pack in the 1960s, and they each maintained success even late in their careers. However, Sinatra's career was filled with far more ups and downs than Martin, and his public image experienced highs and lows along with it. It's also somewhat ironic that it was Martin who Anglicized his name but remained a bigger Italian icon than Sinatra. They each began their careers as Italian crooners, but Martin maintained his style while Sinatra adopted a brasher, more "All-American" singing method. Martin never strayed far from his humble background, even as he became one of America's biggest stars. Show Business Icons profiles the life and career of two of America's most famous performers. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Ol' Blue Eyes and the King of Cool like never before.

Frank Sinatra Standards

(Pro Vocal). Whether you're a karaoke singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal series is for you. The book contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for eight hit songs.

Frank Sinatra Standards

(Pro Vocal). Whether you're a karaoke singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal series is for you. The book contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for eight hit songs. The CD contains demos for listening and separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is playable on any CD, but it is also enhanced for PC and Mac computer users so you can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo! Perfect for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band. This volume includes 8 more favorites, including: Come Fly with Me * High Hopes * Love and Marriage * Love's Been Good to Me * My Way * Strangers in the Night * (Love Is) the Tender Trap * Young at Heart.

The Way You Wear Your Hat

" Masterfully assembled within this book are the most personal details and gorgeous minutiae of how the role of Frank Sinatra was played in everyday life, illustrated with scores of classic photographs, some of them never before published.

The Way You Wear Your Hat

In The Way You Wear Your Hat, author Bill Zehme presents a masterful assembly of the most personal details and gorgeous minutiae of Frank Sinatra's way of livingmatters of the heart and heartbreak, friendship and leadership, drinking and cavorting, brawling and wooing, tuxedos and snap-brimsall crafted from rare interviews with Sinatra himself as well as many other intimates, including Tony Bennett, Don Rickles, Angie Dickinson, Tony Curtis, and Robert Wagner, in addition to daughters Nancy and Tina Sinatra. Capturing the timeless romance and classic style of the fifties and the loose sixties, The Way You Wear Your Hat is a stunning exploration of the Sinatra mystique.