IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS
For a decade, Sinatra pushed to make a cohesive LP at a time when no one else in the record business was thinking beyond singles. Finally his breakup with Ava Gardner provided the perfect catalyst. These 16 ballads, recorded in just a few days, are the authoritative take on masculine loneliness.
I NEVER LOVED A MAN THE WAY I LOVE YOU
The centerpiece of Franklin's first album for Atlantic Records was her cover of Otis Redding's Respect, a song that, released in the midst of the racial and sexual tumult...