"Sinatra is the total master of vocal technique. He was the first at holding phrases for such a long time, sliding from note to note. The way he can get vibrato on the high notes-it's amazing. Then there is his breath control, the way he can hold phrases for 20 or 25 seconds. The best example is on "Old Man River" from The Concert Sinatra album. He must have an extra set of lungs; I wish he kept them in my chest." Harry Connick Jr. on Frank Sinatra 📺: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim (1967)
Happy Birthday, @tonydanza!
Here’s a shot of Mr. Danza with Frank on an episode of ‘Who’s The Boss?’ In 1989.
- 📸: ‘Who’s The Boss?’ @abcnetwork
”This man is a giant. Not that there aren’t other good singers around. But he has imagination and scope of the rarest. After all these years, there is still no one who can approach him.” -Nelson Riddle