Frank Sinatra first recorded it in with the Harry James Orchestra. It gained little notice at that point in time. However, Columbia Records reissued it in during the Musicians' Strike that prevented creating new recordings. This time around it hit 2 on the charts and became a Frank Sinatra classic. Frank Sinatra recorded it in and took it to 14 on the pop chart. It is recognized as one of Frank Sinatra's classic upbeat songs. He re-recorded it in with Liza Minnelli for his album Duets. The demo of the song to present to the film producers was sung by Frank Sinatra. The title refers to the tradition of throwing coins into Rome's Trevi Fountain and making wishes.
Strangers In the Night
Frank Sinatra 's musical career began in the swing era in , and ended in , although he did briefly retire in , before returning to music in Rock critic Robert Christgau called Sinatra "the greatest singer of the 20th century". Sinatra's vocal style represented a strong departure from the " crooning " style of his idol, Bing Crosby. Sinatra's generation represented the first generation of children that had grown up in the era of the microphone , and the amplification of sound enabled singers to sing in a much softer, personal and nuanced style. However Sinatra, as he himself once noted, sang more , by which he meant that he introduced a bel canto sound to the tradition begun by Crosby. And, more importantly, he might be said to have brought the Crosby tradition to artistic completion, taking it to levels of intensity and depth of feeling that, because of the displacement of the Crosby — Sinatra tradition by rock and roll and subsequent genres, are unlikely to be achieved again. Two other great performers of the s and s were significant influences on Sinatra: Billie Holiday and Mabel Mercer. Sinatra regularly heard " Lady Day " in New York clubs in the s and learned from her the importance of authenticity of emotion. From Mercer he learned the importance of the element of "story" in a song.
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