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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Episode 119: The House I Live In 1945 Radio Special

This week on The Frank Truth Sinatra Podcast, we've got a radio special from September 19th, 1945 with Frank Sinatra presenting The House I Live In. You may recall having seen a video of Sinatra's Academy Award winning short film with the same title on this program last April.

Here's the MP3 for download, or you can subscribe to the show for free at the iTunes Frank Truth page.

I hope that this audio version is as much of a pleasure for you as it is for me, and that it will give all of us something to ponder as we observe the Memorial Holiday.

I believe that Frank Sinatra would be very proud, in some ways, of the progress we have made on issues of tolerance and equality over the years. I also believe that he would still be speaking his mind on the matter and advocating in the same fashion as always were he still with us.

In a way, I suppose that he is.

Shownotes and Links

Classic Sinatra II

Live At The Meadowlands

Official Press Release on Sinatra Movie

BBC Article on Sinatra Movie

Frank Truth Video Episode 3 - The House I Live In

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Anonymous P.W. Fenton said...

Gee... isn't this really a mixed message... guilty of what it speaks out against? We shouldn't care about a person's religion or what country they are from because it could interfere with killing "Japs"? Good thing little Danny was not a Japanese boy. Prejudice is apparently bad unless it's a prejudice most of us can agree on.

Now I'm not saying that in 1945 I wouldn't have wanted to defeat Japan. But I am saying that using the concept of cooperation in killing "Japs" might not be the best way to illustrate that "God didn't create one people better than another".

8:49 AM  
Blogger Noebie said...

it is a bit of a paradox, eh?

i think this is just more evidence of the mindset of the time, and how radical the ideas expressed were

i actually brought up that point in the commentary for the video episode

8:53 AM  
Blogger Greg Anderson said...

"Live At The Meadowlands" - May 5, 2009


I just downloaded the "Live At The Meadowlands" album on iTunes and I must say that it made my birthday a lot more enjoyable (May 5, 1977). I loved the opening track "Overture," as it contains a mixture of Frank's beloved signature songs. "Nice 'n' Easy" never sounded so good live, it made the old version sound better. "It Was A Very Good Year" was also a good treat to enjoy through the ears(years). I also enjoyed the live version of "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," from the score of "Pal Joey." "One For My Baby" takes the cake and is worth buying the entire album for. "Mack the Knife" surprised me the most with the bass and electric guitar. I expected "My Way" to show up somewhere in the album, but I was not disappointed.
"Live At The Meadowlands" is an excellent live Sinatra album, I suggest that everyone download it today.

4:50 PM  

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