Today in Music: 03/04/19


TODAY IN MUSIC: Frank Sinatra’s first studio album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra was released by Columbia Records, on March 4, 1946. The album was first issued as a set of four 78 rpm records totaling eight songs, the individual discs having been previously released as singles. The album went to #1 on the still young Billboard chart. It stayed at the top for seven weeks in 1946, spending a total of eighteen weeks on the charts. The tracks were arranged and conducted by Axel Stordahl and his orchestra. Sinatra recorded most of these songs again at later stages in his career. With The Voice of Frank Sinatra, he inaugurated his practice of having a common mood, theme, or instrumentation tying the songs together on a specific release. It also holds the distinction of being the first pop album catalogue item at 33⅓ rpm, when Columbia Records premiered long-playing vinyl records in 1948. #franksinatra #thevoiceoffranksinatra #thevoice #thechairmanoftheboard #olblueeyes #debut #columbiarecords #lps
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