TO BE PERFECTLY FRANK {FRANK SINATRA} (RADIO)

Summary

One in this series of programs in which singer Frank Sinatra plays and performs music for fifteen minutes. "I can spin the discs or make with the voice as the spirit moves me," explains the host, addressed by announcer Eddie King as "Maggio" in honor of his breakthrough acting role in the film "From Here to Eternity." Sinatra begins this installment by announcing that he finds himself in "simply splendid voice"; he launches into a rendition of "Thou Swell" with his five-piece band. Next, he jokes about the many talents of Jose Ferrer, explaining that while Ferrer produced and acted in a number of ventures, Sinatra slipped into a studio with the actor's wife, Rosemary Clooney, to record the next song, "Peachtree Street." He then plays a recording of "The Anything Can Happen Mambo" by "the Velvet Fog," Mel Torme, and concludes with his own "I Concentrate on You" and "I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me."

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC/AFRS
  • DATE: May 4, 1954 Tuesday 8:15 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:13:52
  • COLOR/B&W:
  • CATALOG ID: R:20902
  • GENRE: Radio - Music
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Music, Popular (Songs, etc.)
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - Radio series, 1953-1954
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Sinatra Symphonette, The … Music Group
    • Frank Sinatra … Singer, Host
    • Eddie King … Announcer
    • Rosemary Clooney
    • Jose Ferrer
    • Mel Torme