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Come Fly with Me & Frank Sinatra

Updated on June 11, 2014

I have an old soul. Born in the mid 60's and graduating high school in the early 80's, you might wonder how or why I got caught up with Mr. Sinatra and his music. I mean, popular music when I was growing up included the likes of:

  • Billy Joel
  • Little River Band
  • AC/DC
  • Aerosmith
  • Journey
  • REO Speedwagon and many more.

Yes, I do love that music and sing along with the songs when I hear them on the radio, on CD, on my phone and even (if you can believe it) in the elevator.

But, I have always been drawn to the sultry, romantic, liquid gold baritone of Mr. Sinatra. Anything he sang was original -- sounded like no one else. 

Growing Up with Frank's Music

What a voice! Frank Sinatra grabbed my heart at a very young age and has never let go. While my childhood  friends were bee-bopping around singing The Carpenters and Muskrat Love, (which I also love), you could find me singing into my makeshift hairbrush microphone taped to the top of a broomstick. I'd sing Come Fly with MeFly Me to the Moon and The Way You Look Tonight to my pretend audience. 

My parents are really to thank. They shared their own eclectic taste in music with me and my siblings. We'd sing along with them to songs by Engelbert Humperdinck, Eddy Arnold and Robert Goulet. In turn, they would sing along with us to Michael Jackson, Donna Summer and The BeeGees.

I Get a Kick Out of You, Frank

Frank's music changes my mood, brings a smile to my face and, yes a song to my heart. No matter the type of day I am having, I am instantly in a good mood when listening to Frank sing -- ANYTHING! (As a matter of disclosure and honesty, as I am typing, I am singing along with the "Classic Sinatra" CD you see pictured above.)

All of the songs on this CD are classics -- all 20 of them. I get a great mix of romantic as well as toe tapping fun with this CD. It's perfect for me to fill my Sinatra needs. 

It's impossible to choose a favorite song. Each song has me smiling, singing and/or tapping my toe. Isn't that what we want from music, to feel good? Frank is my standby. How about you? 

Old Blue Eyes doing what he did best...

Of course, you can't go wrong no matter which Frank Sinatra album you choose. Though he's gone, his music lives on and continues to enamor new generations -- just as he did me. Thanks Frank! 

What do you think of Frank Sinatra and his music? 

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    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Mandee,

      I just LOVE hubs like this. I too, love Ol' Blue Eyes, The Chairman of The Board. What a voice. What a life.

      As for your writing . . .I really love this hub. And here are the reasons why:

      1. This is an excellent piece of writing. Honestly, it is amazing.

      2, I loved the way you worded this hub.

      3. Graphics, superb.

      4. This hub was helpful, informative and very interesting.

      5. Proud fo Vote Up and all of the choices.

      6. I loved your topic of this hub.

      You are certainly a gifted writer. Please keep up the fine work.

      Sincerely,

      Kenneth Avery, Hamilton, Alabama

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 

      4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      I agree with you his music and voive are timless, my dad never stopped listening to his music, as he thought the same thing! Thanks!

    • SusanDeppner profile image

      Susan Deppner 

      4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I'm with you. Sinatra's so sing-along-withable!

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