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Frank Sinatra

The Artist and His Music
(A book in the Cultural-Icon series)
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David Morrell isn't only an acclaimed thriller author and the creator of Rambo in his novel First Blood. He's also a former professor of American Studies who writes in-depth profiles about film and music legends.

Frank Sinatra's dramatic life sometimes upstaged his genius. Although he was the greatest interpretive singer of the recording era, some commentators emphasize his boozing, brawling, and womanizing rather than his brilliance as a performer, or else they take his brilliance for granted rather than attempt to explain it.

In FRANK SINATRA: THE ARTIST AND HIS MUSIC, award-winning author David Morrell discusses the talent and determination that led Sinatra to progress from being a singing waiter to becoming the Chairman of the Board. Many Sinatra fans might be surprised to learn that this intensely autobiographical singer had a face that was permanently scarred from birth. They might also be surprised that, despite the legend that he was a "natural" singer, Sinatra took vocal lessons from a Metropolitan Opera singer. In his formative years, he invented a new way for singers to breathe and used this amazing technique to channel his self-described manic-depression into interpreting songs as they had never been done before.

These are only some of the topics that David Morrell analyzes in his rare approach to this powerful singer's craft. Based on more than forty years of listening and reading, Morrell provides an in-depth analysis of Sinatra's musical career. After you read it, you might never listen to Sinatra or any other singer the same way again.

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November 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Frank Sinatra: The Artist and His Music
Author(s): David Morrell
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