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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sinatra Featured at iTunes

I received an email this morning from Gary in Minnesota that the iTunes store has expanded their selection of Sinatra albums. When I popped into the store, sure enough, Sinatra was featured on the main page (along with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, The 2009 Grammy Nominees and Paul McCartney).

Among the albums available is Seduction: Sinatra Sings of Love.

Of course that album is also available at Amazon if you're one of those people who prefers a CD. Amazon also has 23 of the 32 tracks available as MP3 downloads.

Fortunately, I still have a $25 iTunes gift card from my Christmas stocking, so I'll go for the instant gratification.

Thanks to Gary for the headsup!

There's also a thread on the new digital releases at the Sinatra Family Forums.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Show #111: Eee-O Eleven!

This week on The Frank Truth Sinatra Podcast we're reviewing the legendary 1960 heist film from Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack, Ocean's Eleven.

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IMDB Listing

Ocean's Eleven on DVD

Rat Pack Boxed Set

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

"Sinatra" at Encore

As we mentioned previously on the show, Encore, the new signature resort in the Wynn collection, unveils Sinatra, a culinary homage to Ol’ Blue Eyes, and the only restaurant sanctioned by the Sinatra family to bear his name.

Here's more information in an article from SINATRA.COM and here's the page from the Encore Website.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Show #110: Anchors Aweigh

This week on The Frank Truth Sinatra Podcast we take a listen to a Lux Radio Theater adaptation of the MGM musical Anchors Aweigh, with the original stars, Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Kathryn Grayson. It first aired as a CBS Radio Network broadcast on December 29th, 1947.

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Links and Shownotes

Anchors Aweigh (IMDB Listing)

Anchors Aweigh on DVD

The Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly Collection

Lux Radio Theater

Paul Altobelli's Flickr Set

Don Altobell's Memories of the 500 Club

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