MUSIC: ANOTHER WAY

SINATRA SHOWS HIS JAZZIER SIDE ON AN ARCHIVAL FIND

In case you were wondering, here's as vivid a definition of saloon songs as you're likely to find: "[They're] the ones the fellows sing in a dimly lighted club at about 2 o'clock in the morning, when everybody's gassed. Numbsville."

The speaker, of course, is Frank Sinatra, introducing Angel Eyes on the forthcoming CD Live in Australia, 1959. The vintage is important: this isn't the coarse, harder-swinging Sinatra of the '60s or the performer of more recent decades who increasingly barked and bit his way through songs. Those Sinatras already have live albums. Here, for the first time on an official...

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