Frank The Voice (READ)


  • Hardcover
  • 800
  • Frank The Voice
  • James Kaplan
  • English
  • 15 April 2020
  • 9780385518048

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review Frank The Voice ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Bestselling author James Kaplan redefines Frank Sinatra in a triumphant new biography that includes many rarely seen photographs Frank Sinatra was the best known entertainer of the twenti­eth century infinitely charismatic lionized and notori­ous in eual measure But despite his mammoth fame Sinatra the man has remained an enigma As Bob Spitz did with the Beatles Tina Brown for Diana and Peter Guralnick for Elvis J. from 1955 to 1959 frank sinatra recorded four of the greatest and saddest albums of all time with four of the greatest album covers ever printed check em out 1955 In the Wee Small Hours 1957 Where Are You1958 Only the Lonely 1959 No One Caresranging from the lush melancholy to the almost unbearably bleak this is the finest collection of ballads saloon songs and torch songs sung by the greatest crooner of all time tied with morrissey who incidentally considers frank as one third of his holy trinity kaplan s biography stops a year before this remarkable string of albums his book tracks sinatra s rise through the early and mid 40s his ruinous fall at the end of that decade and his resurrection in 19523 after winning an oscar for from here to eternity and partnering up with genius musical arranger nelson riddle and there s all kinds of fun gossipy stuff along the way fights with reporters singers managers lawyers journalists fucks with lana turner ava gardner and thousands other anonymous starlets drinks till the wee small hours with actors mobsters crooners restauranteurs zillionaires and all that stuff is great kaplan infuses it with the novelist s sense of purpose and drama and is pretty brutal about what a motherfucker frank could be but what makes this a special book is the attention kaplan pays to sinatra the artist sure kaplan delves deep into the technical aspects sinatra s particular genius in phrasing reading songs lyrics as poetry etc but interesting is how kaplan tackles as best as words can hope to untangle the ineffable majesty of pure musical feeling that thing that ghost that shade that x factor sinatra possessed kaplan uotes a reviewer for the london times who attempts to get at it Here is an artist who hailing from the most rowdy and self confident community the world has ever known has elected to express the timidity that can never be wholly driven out of the boastfullest heart To a people whose idea of manhood is husky full blooded and self reliant Sinatra has dared to suggest that under the crashing self assertion man is still a child frightened and whimpering in the darkyes it is very much that sad existential uality that lies at the heart of much of frank s artistic genius the swing numbers are terrific his readings of the classics have become the standard but for me it s sinatra s ability to convey the inherent longing sadness and fear inherent to the human condition that separates frank from the rest particularly at a time when popular music wasn t really all that much about exposing existential despair it s who he was by nature as much as frank played at being and eventually became a parody of the tough guy saloon singing new jersey bruiser he was an incredibly complex sensitive guy exploding with the temperament of the miserable artist after ava gardner left him for that spanish bullfighter frank was of a drunken suicidal wreck than usual frank afraid to be alone moved a friend into his beverly hills apartment here s jules styne s recollection of those months alone with frank I walk into the living room and it s like a funeral parlor There are three pictures of Ava in the room and the only lights are three dim ones on the pictures Sitting in front of them is Frank with a bottle of brandy I say to him Frank pull yourself together And he says Go ahead leave me alone Then he paces up and down and says I can t sleep I can t sleep Then he paces up and down some and maybe he reads and he doesn t fall asleep until the sun s upin an attempt to re engage life frank has friends over for poker a friend recalls He went into the den opened a bottle and started drinking alone There s Frank drinking a toast to a picture of Ava with a tear running down his face All of a sudden we hear a crash He had taken the picture frame and all and smashed it Then he had picked up the picture ripped it into little pieces and thrown it on the floor So we go back to the game and a little while later Sammy Cahn goes back to Frank and there he is on his hands and knees picking up the torn pieces of the picture and trying to put it back together again Well he gets all the pieces together except the one for the nose He becomes frantic looking for it and we all get down on our hands and knees and try to help him All of a sudden the doorbell rings It s a deliver boy with liuor So Frank goes to the back door to let him in but when he opens it the missing piece flutters out Well Frank is so happy he takes off his gold wrist watch and gives it to the delivery boyalright enough if you re not already sold just watch this the 15 seconds bt 230 245 are just fuuuuuucking haunting Digital Minimalism Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World year before this remarkable string of albums his book tracks sinatra s rise through the early and mid 40s his ruinous fall at the end of that decade and his resurrection in 19523 after winning an oscar for from here to eternity and partnering up with genius musical arranger nelson riddle and there s all kinds of fun gossipy stuff along the way fights with reporters singers managers lawyers journalists fucks with lana turner ava gardner and thousands other anonymous starlets drinks till the wee small hours with actors mobsters crooners restauranteurs zillionaires and all that stuff is great kaplan infuses it with the novelist s sense of purpose and drama and is pretty brutal about what a motherfucker frank could be but what makes this a special book is the attention kaplan pays to sinatra the artist sure kaplan delves deep into the technical aspects sinatra s particular genius in phrasing reading songs lyrics as poetry etc but interesting is how kaplan tackles as best as words can hope to untangle the ineffable majesty of pure musical feeling that thing that ghost that shade that x factor sinatra possessed kaplan uotes a reviewer for the london times who attempts to get at it Here is an artist who hailing from the most rowdy and self confident community the world has ever known has elected to express the timidity that can never be wholly driven out of the boastfullest heart To a people whose idea of manhood is husky full blooded and self reliant Sinatra has dared to suggest that under the crashing self assertion man is still a child frightened and whimpering in the darkyes it is very much that sad existential uality that lies at the heart of much of frank s artistic genius the swing numbers are terrific his readings of the classics have become the standard but for me it s sinatra s ability to convey the inherent longing sadness and fear inherent to the human condition that separates frank from the rest particularly at a time when popular music wasn t really all that much about exposing existential despair it s who he was by nature as much as frank played at being and eventually became a parody of the tough guy saloon singing new jersey bruiser he was an incredibly complex sensitive guy exploding with the temperament of the miserable artist after ava gardner left him for that spanish bullfighter frank was of a drunken suicidal wreck than usual frank afraid to be alone moved a friend into his beverly hills apartment here s jules styne s recollection of those months alone with frank I walk into the living room and it s like a funeral parlor There are three pictures of Ava in the room and the only lights are three dim ones on the pictures Sitting in front of them is Frank with a bottle of brandy I say to him Frank pull Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir yourself together And he says Go ahead leave me alone Then he paces up and down and says I can t sleep I can t sleep Then he paces up and down some and maybe he reads and he doesn t fall asleep until the sun s upin an attempt to re engage life frank has friends over for poker a friend recalls He went into the den opened a bottle and started drinking alone There s Frank drinking a toast to a picture of Ava with a tear running down his face All of a sudden we hear a crash He had taken the picture frame and all and smashed it Then he had picked up the picture ripped it into little pieces and thrown it on the floor So we go back to the game and a little while later Sammy Cahn goes back to Frank and there he is on his hands and knees picking up the torn pieces of the picture and trying to put it back together again Well he gets all the pieces together except the one for the nose He becomes frantic looking for it and we all get down on our hands and knees and try to help him All of a sudden the doorbell rings It s a deliver boy with liuor So Frank goes to the back door to let him in but when he opens it the missing piece flutters out Well Frank is so happy he takes off his gold wrist watch and gives it to the delivery boyalright enough if Popinjay Stairs you re not already sold just watch this the 15 seconds bt 230 245 are just fuuuuuucking haunting

Download Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Á James KaplanFrank The Voice

review Frank The Voice ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ames Kaplan goes behind the legend and hype to bring alive a force that changed popular culture in fundamental ways Sinatra endowed the songs he sang with the explosive conflict of his own personality He also made the very act of listening to pop music a personal experience than it had ever been In Frank The Voice Kaplan reveals how he did it bringing deeper insight than ever before to the complex psyche and tur­bu. James Kaplan has penned what is one of the most spectacular biographies I ve ever read A rabid Sinatra fan it was thrilling for me to discover lots of things I hadn t learnt about Ol Blue Eyes definitely can t wait to read book 2

Read Frank The Voice

review Frank The Voice ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Lent life behind that incomparable vocal instrument We relive the years 1915 to 1954 in glistening detail experiencing as if for the first time Sinatra’s journey from the streets of Hoboken his fall from the apex of celebrity and his Oscar winning return in From Here to Eternity Here at last is the biographer who makes the reader feel what it was really like to be Frank Sinatra as man as musician as tortured geniu. Added 5115 This book was first published in 2010 5215 I listened to the unabridged audio of this book It s disappointing to hear the downside of Sinatra s life I d rather remember him for all the enjoyment he gave us with his great talent It seems it s always the first wives of celebrities who get the short end of the stick Celebrities like Sinatra are subject to too much temptationAt any rate I m reliving the days when the teenagers screamed and swooned when Sinatra sang The book says that that phenomenon was manipulated by Sinatra s publicity people What started as an innocent thing was turned into what became a huge publicity stuntIt s interesting to hear about Sinatra s early days with the Dorsey band Sinatra eventually revolutionized the music industry with his singing style But he had his ups and downs


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    Download Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Á James Kaplan Frank The Voice (READ) James Kaplan Á 5 review from 1955 to 1959 frank sinatra recorded four of the greatest and saddest albums of all time with four of the greatest album covers ever printed check 'em out 1955 In the Wee Small Hours 1957 Where Are You?1958 Only the Lonely 1959 No One Caresranging from the lush melancholy to the almost unbearably bleak this is the fi

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    Read Frank The Voice Frank The Voice (READ) Download Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Á James Kaplan This is the first volume of a two parter It ends just after Sinatra wins an oscar for “From Here to Eternity” and ressurects a stagnant career Kaplan is still working on the second part Kaplan apparently took his cue from Gary Giddens’s two parter on Bing Crosby He alludes to Giddens’s work several times Frank is well written and thoroughly researched Probably the best of the four Sinatra bios I’ve also read s

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    Download Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Á James Kaplan James Kaplan Á 5 review Read Frank The Voice He was and always would be the loneliest son of a bitch he knewWhen you're an American traveling in other countries you get some funny perspectives on what people think of the States geography that knows NYC LA and between

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    Read Frank The Voice Frank The Voice (READ) Download Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Á James Kaplan When I think of Frank Sinatra the words of the song “Fly me to the moon” float into my mind taking me back to my parents house as a kid Too bad Frank didn’t share the fond memories I did as a child Scarred at birth by forceps a doctor tossing him on a counter leaving him to die while giving his full attention to his mother His start at life was not good His voice was his escape his golden ticket and the man seemed to be o

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    Frank The Voice (READ) Download Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Á James Kaplan Read Frank The Voice James Kaplan has penned what is one of the most spectacular biographies I've ever read A rabid Sinatra fan; it was thrilling for me to discover lots of things I hadn't learnt about Ol Blue Eyes definitely can't wait to read book 2

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    Frank The Voice (READ) Download Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Á James Kaplan I have always liked Sinatra's singing but didn't know much of his life beyond the Rat Pack image I became interested to know about hi

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    Frank The Voice (READ) Read Frank The Voice Added 5115 This book was first published in 2010 5215 I listened to the unabridged audio of this book It's disappointing to hear the downside of Sinatra's life I'd rather remember him for all the enjoyment he gave us with

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    James Kaplan Á 5 review Download Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Á James Kaplan Frank The Voice (READ) Interesting book to review It has a tremendous amount of detailed information about Frank Sinatra For me that was a positive and a negative Having detailed info is good but I finally got tired of reading that much detail If I were a huge Sinatra fan who wanted to learn as much as possible about Sinatra I would feel differently about the amount of detailed info in the book While the author includes a ton of i

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    Read Frank The Voice Frank The Voice (READ) James Kaplan covers Frank Sinatra from his birth in 1915 to his Academy Award in 1954 Much of the research is from other published biographies of which there are many but this is not meant to be a documentary biography These 700 riveting pages are meant to develop the complex personality and character of Frank Sinatra The style of

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    Frank The Voice (READ) As with most other popular culture icons biographers examine the National Enuirer tabloid style details about Frank and what is not to like with that approach? Mafia ties tons of women excessive drinking tragedy and triumph and tragedy and triumph None truly explore how his talent worked his psychological motivations an

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