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Day 10 — a song that makes me sleep

I don’t generally go to sleep with music on, but if I do then only Frank Sinatra will do.

You can keep My Way and Strangers in the Night, I don’t mean the mobbed-up, past it, sixties Frank, the man who taught Tom Jones the art of shouting in tune.

I mean the Frank who between 1954 and 1958 recorded a voice that has never been matched, before or since. The 1956 LP Songs for Swinging Lovers is perhaps the apotheosis, but my favourite Sinatra song is from 1958’s Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely.

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