Frank Sinatra

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Frank Sinatra

Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915, in Hoboken , New Jersey . He

began singing in amateur shows in 1933 and formed a musical group called the Hoboken

Four . Bandleader Harry James discovered Sinatra's act at the Rustic Cabin in New Jersey

in 1939 . Their best recording together , "All or Nothing at All ", did not become a hit

until after the singer's solo career took off four years later . Then during the early 40's

Frank Sinatra was getting involved in the jazz nightlife , his jazzy style developed with

trombonist Tommy Dorsey's band . Although Frank Sinatra was big in jazz usually in cool

bands he also was big in films . He did over 50 films in his career , winning his first

Academy award in 1945 for the patriotic short subject "The House I Live In" also won the

award for best supporting actor in "From Here to Eternity" . He won numerous awards

awards for his recording and even for television .

Frank Sinatra was an American popular singer and also a motion-picture actor

which was not common in those days . He was one of the most famous American popular

singers of his generation . he sang with big bands of Harry James and Tommy Dorsey .He

was influenced by Bing Crosby and Billie Holiday , Sinatra anticipated the decline of big

band instrumental jazz music and helped establish an enthusiastic type of popular singers .

Even though he was a great popular singer , he was well respected as a jazz singer . The

natural swing feel and jazz colored phrasing of his singing , including his use of dynamics

and delayed rhythms , have influenced numerous of musicians . During the 1950's Sinatra

teamed with a number of talented jazz arrangers , including Nelson Riddle , Neal Hefti...

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...t had trouble in some personal things like his several marriages . Frank Sinatra

was very involved in the public and even helped some campaigns in his time . Over all

Frank Sinatra was a hero to all of the Americans and his name will never die in the states

and even in the world . He was the man of his generation and his name is still heard in my

generation and generations to come . He was a legend and he will always be remembered

throughout time .

I was glad I decided to do my project on Frank Sinatra . I actually learned things I

was not planning to learn . It took time . but I think it was worth it and the information I

got really was interesting . I got personal articles on Sinatra because I really did not want

to make a biography on Frank Sinatra . I truly had a learning experience .It is a shame he

died because he could of done more great music .

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