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This is your source for news, links and notes from our program celebrating the life and career of the Entertainer of the 20th Century.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Happy New Year!

Best wishes to everyone for 2006. I've enjoyed corresponding with those of you who have emailed since we started the show back in February. Keep in touch during the new year, okay?

I'll have a new show out by Podcast in the next few days, with the extended version on Sirius Satellite Stars 103 Wednesday evening (9 Eastern, 6 Pacific).

Don't forget to vote for the show again in January at Podcast Alley.

Cent' Anni!

Friday, December 16, 2005

It's A Marshmallow World

Seasons Greetings to everyone! This is the last new show of 2005, so we're wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday. We'll be back in January.

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Marshmallow World - Dino and Frank

Harry James is not Artie Shaw.

Contribute to the Frank Sinatra Foundation.

"What Would Frank Do?"

Another great Sinatra book is Bill Zehme's The Way You Wear Your Hat.

Session history for November and December includes yet another correction. That's Why The Lady Is A Tramp was originally from the Broadway Musical Babes in Arms, but was in the movie version of Pal Joey, right?

Here's Mike's Sinatra pic.

Push a pin in our FRAPPR.

We got email from Gus, who teaches and writes about Frank Sinatra.

Ave Maria (from a Sinatra V-Disc)

Can we all please get thicker skin? A sincere wish of goodwill should be accepted as such, so I say "Happy Holidays" to the wingnuts of every religion (and no religion) on all ends of the political spectrum.

Vote for the show at Podcast Alley.

Contribute to UNICEF at Podsafe For Peace.

Auld Lang Syne - Dino and Frank

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Brain Fade

Although Frank Sinatra and Artie Shaw had some things in common (both of them were married to Ava Gardner at some point), it was, of course, Harry James who gave Sinatra his first job fronting a big-name big band. We've talked about this many times in the past on the show, and why I subbed Artie for Harry in the most recent Podcast is baffling. Sometimes I think entire sections of my brain just shut down.

My apologies to anyone who went looking for compilations of Sinatra's work with Artie. There are some great collections of Shaw's band available, but you won't hear Frank's voice on them.

Here's the link for the Complete Harry James.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Making A List

This week we've got some recommendations for the Sinatra fan on your holiday gift list.


Also, we've got a cool Podsafe tune from Doug Boldt.

Have you been naughty, or nice?