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Sinatra 100th: Chuck Granata Interview

18 October 2015 @ 20:23

Charles Granata is one of the heroes of the story of the preservation of the body of work of Frank Sinatra.

From his official bio:

As a record producer, project director and writer Granata has dozens of high-profile reissue projects to his credit, including the historic box sets A Voice in Time (Columbia/Legacy, 2007), Frank Sinatra in Hollywood (Warner-Reprise, 2002), and Frank Sinatra: The Complete Recordings 1943-1952 (Columbia/Legacy, 1993). Granata is the producer and engineer for Nancy Sinatra’s weekly radio program (Nancy for Frank) on Sirius-XM satellite radio.

He is currently at work on a project to restore the complete Tommy Dorsey / Frank Sinatra recordings which will be released in 2016.  You can wet your whistle with this compilation until then: The Essential Frank Sinatra with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra [2CD], which he Produced.

November will see the release of A Voice On Air (1935-1955) [4CD], which is a collection of radio broadcasts and rehearsals.

This two-part interview, complete with full-versions of The Chairman’s songs referenced in it, provides much entertainment and insight into the career of Francis Albert Sinatra.  You’ll also come away understanding why I highly respect Chuck Granata.

-Part I…

-Part II…

THE USUAL DISCLAIMER:
The links I’m providing for the CD/Digital masterings in this post are not meant to be an endorsement of the site linked to.  I receive no enumeration or any kind of considerations from them. They are linked for informational purposes only.

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