Frank Sinatra: The First Definitive Performances
Lenny Kaye, Wondering Sound, 22 April 2011
MEET Young Frank, before the N. Stein that is his iconic cross to bear. Sometimes the Rat Pack genuflect and sharkskin persona that characterizes mid-century-and-beyond Sinatra gets in the way of hearing the Voice as it made a first impression on America just as it opened the Pandora's box of World War II, the youthful romanticism that took a Hoboken boy into the highest strata of fame, post-Bing and pre-Elvis.
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