Frank Sinatra : One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)

I’ve never actually heard this orchestration before, which reminds me of a question I was going to post after i finished that horrible weak sauce Sinatra biography I read earlier this summer: can anyone recommend a book that goes into absurd detail about Frank’s various recordings? Like, with details about why he recorded what song and how many takes he did and in what key and what Nelson Riddle suggested to make it that much better, and how many times Frank insisted on doing it his way before he’d listen, and where he went to drink after and whose face he punched in after it didn’t make the Hit Parade or the equivalent? I want the really, really wonky stuff.

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