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Frank Sinatra.

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Frank Sinatra.

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Interviews & Profiles

Frank Sinatra, circa 1943. Bill Dudas.

November 6, 2010 Before Sinatra became one of the most powerful figures in America, he was considered a has-been.

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Sinatra At Piano

October 9, 2010 The history of how Italians integrated into America can be read, but it's more colorful when heard.

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May 9, 2008 A stamp honoring Frank Sinatra is on sale next week. Charles Grenada discusses the singer's legacy.

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December 12, 2007 An incomparable singer and icon, Sinatra left a permanent mark on 20th-century America.

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December 12, 2004 A new book celebrates the life of Sinatra with never-before-seen photos, music and mementos.

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August 9, 2010 On this edition we look at imaginative collaborations, some brilliant, and some so very, very wrong.

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September 22, 2009 The British singer-songwriter says they don't make songs like this 1967 collaboration anymore.

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February 14, 2008 Just in time for Valentine's Day, listen to five very different boleros.

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August 16, 2008 Jonathan Schwartz discusses the presidential candidates' shared love of Frank Sinatra.

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May 13, 2008 A commemorative stamp of Ol' Blue Eyes debuts 10 years after the singer's death.

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Reviews

December 7, 2006 The son of "the coolest black man around" couldn't dig his father's Sinatra fetish until recently.

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The cover of Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra

August 1, 2001 On this holiday classic, "Ol' Blue Eyes" belts out like "White Christmas," and "Jingle Bells."

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Frank Sinatra's "The Coffee Song" makes light of a perceived Brazilian coffee glut.

April 25, 2013 Hear a wildly different set of songs about coffee, by artists from Bach to Dethklok to Yung Joc.

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February 1957:  Bill Haley's band The Comets play in the cramped space of a railway carriage en route to London.  (Photo by Harry Kerr/BIPs/Getty Images)

August 17, 2011 From R.E.M. to Groucho Marx, fans share more songs that make them feel good.

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June 1, 2009 Celebrate obscure June days dedicated to pudding, fishing and smiles with Louis Armstrong and more.

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November 10, 2008 Let these five jazz confessionals prepare you for a season of the high lonesome in autumn.

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June 23, 2008 The Piano Jazz host offers the Top 5 songs and recordings she's listening to right now.

Frank Sinatra at the piano.

November 28, 2000 While not an instant hit, over the years this standard became one of Sinatra's signature tunes.

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Best of the Columbia Years: 1943-1952

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  • Released: 1967
 

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