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Inside I Remember Tommy [Artisan ART 606-2, 2CD]

Outtakes and session tracks. Recorded in 1961 with conductor Sy Oliver. Fairly to very good soundboard.

As usual with such compilations, duplication of tracks (on various titles) is inevitable.

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Uploader’s notes:

More session excerpts, this time for I REMEMBER TOMMY. As always, it’s a mixed bag of alternate takes, incomplete takes, false starts, session chatter, etc, plus a single spoken line for a promotional bit of some kind. To the best of my knowledge, none of the material has been released commercially.

I’ve deliberately refrained from commenting on the music in my previous torrent descriptions, as the music generally speaks for itself, but let me offer one historical note here for the sake of relative newcomers. This album marks the reunion of Sinatra with one of the most important arrangers from his formative years, Melvin James “Sy” Oliver. Oliver was one of the arrangers for the Tommy Dorsey band, and he devised the original orchestrations for some of the numbers Sinatra chose to reprise (no pun intended!) in 1961.

The 1940 version of “The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else” was modeled after Dorsey’s smash hit version of Irving Berlin’s “Marie,” in which the Dorsey band members chant rather light-hearted responses to vocalist Jack Lawrence’s delivery of the Berlin lyric. (According to critic Will Friedwald, legendary arranger Don Redman is often credited with originating this idea for another band.) They did the same thing with “The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else,” chanting tongue-in-cheek responses to the lyric delivered by Lawrence’s replacement, young Frank Sinatra.

When Sinatra and Oliver tackled “The One I Love” in 1961, the conventional thing to do would have been to dispense with the band chants altogether and perhaps replace them with instrumental riffs - which, in fact, is what Sinatra did when he subsequently performed the song live (see the VEGAS box set for one example).

However, whether for old times’ sake or maybe just for the fun of it, Sinatra and Oliver couldn’t resist taking a different approach, so in the 1961 version, it’s Oliver himself one hears reprising (that word again!) the original, light-hearted band chant lyrics (which he himself may have dreamed up) in response to Sinatra’s lead vocal on the final refrain. That’s true of the track released on I REMEMBER TOMMY, and it’s also true of a complete alternate take included here.

While it might seem a bit odd to have an unexpected voice appear from nowhere to croon lines like “Like the bear, you ain’t nowhere,” it’s definitely one of my personal favorite moments of the TOMMY album. I always enjoy hearing this tongue-in-cheek but undeniably affectionate nod to Sinatra and Oliver’s fondly remembered earlier days with the Dorsey band. On top of all that, Oliver sounds great and he swings!

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Disc 1
Track 101. I’ll Be Seeing You [May 1] 13:07 (22.1MB)
Take 1 (false start)
Take 2 (false start) “One more for me.”
Take 3 (no music)
Take 4 (alternate take) “I’d like to do one more but I need an adjustment.”
Take 5 (false start)
Take 6 (false start)
Take 7 (false start) “Hold it!”
Take 8 (alternate take)
Intercut 1, take 1 (”…looking at the moon…”)
Intercut 1, take 2
Intercut 1, take 3 (no music)
Intercut 1, take 4
Intercut 1, take 5 (announcement only)

Track 102. I’m Getting Sentimental over You [May 1] 7:58 (13.4MB)
Take 1 (alternate take) “I’d like to make one more, and Sy…”
Take 2 (incomplete take) (clears throat)
Take 3 (false start) (bad note)
Take 4 (false start) (bad note) “Oops!”
Take 5 (announcement only)

Track 103. Imagination [May 1] 9:46 (16.4MB)
Take 1 (alternate take) “We had a slight clam…”
Take 2 (incomplete take)
Take 3 (incomplete take)
Intercut 1, take 1 (instrumental break, “Have you ever felt…”)
Intercut 1, take 2 (announcement only)

Track 104. Take Me [May 1] 2:44 (4.6MB)
Take 1 (no music)
Take 2 (alternate take)
Intercut 1, take 1 (announcement only)

Track 105. Without a Song [May 2] 13:15 (22.3MB)
Take 1 (false start) “Once more.”
Take 2 (false start)
Take 3 (false start) Instructions to trumpets.
Take 4 (no music)
Take 5 (false start)
Take 6 (alternate take) “May we hear that, please?”
Take 7 (no music)
Take 8 (false start) “Once more.”
Take 9 (false start) “Shhhhhh.”
Take 10 (no music) “Make the entrance… nice and gentle.”
Take 11 (false start) “Once more for me.”
Take 12 (alternate take) “Hold that, and I’d like to do one more for me.”

Track 106. Polka Dots and Moonbeams [May 2] 7:32 (12.7MB)
Take 1 (false start)
Take 2 (false start)
Take 3 (alternate take)
Take 4 (announcement only)

Track 107. Daybreak [May 2] 7:39 (12.9MB)
Take 1 (alternate take) “No, let’s make another one…”
Take 2 - ?
Take 3 (alternate take)
Take 4 (false start)

Track 108. In the Blue of Evening [March 21] 2:08 (3.6MB)
Take 1 (false start)
Take 2 (incomplete take)

Track 109. Promo plus “Daybreak” intro intercut [May 2] 1:07 (1.9MB)
“This is Frank Sinatra and I’ve got clues for you.”
Intercut 1, take 1 (no music)
Intercut 1, take 2

Disc 2
Track 201. There Are Such Things [May 3] 9:38 (16.2MB)
Runthrough (false start)
Take 1 (alternate take) “That was a good rehearsal.”
Take 2 (false start)
Take 3 (false start)
Take 4 (false start)
Take 5 (alternate take) “Let’s hear it once…”

Track 202. The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else [May 3] 6:10 (10.4MB)
Take 1 (incomplete take)
Take 2 (alternate take)

Track 203. There Are Such Things [May 3] 11:04 (18.6MB)
Take 6 (tune up only)
Take 7 (incomplete take)
Take 8 - ?
Take 9 - ?
Take 10 (false start) (deliberate foul-up)
Take 11 (incomplete take)
Take 12 (false start)
Take 13 Harp or no harp? “I’ll never smile again…” (false start)
Take 14 (false start)

Track 204. It’s Always You [May 3] 12:52 (21.6MB)
Take 1 (false start)
Take 2 (alternate take)
Take 3 (false start)
Take 4 (alternate take)
Take 5 (false start)
Take 6 (incomplete take)

Track 205. It Started All Over Again [May 3] 4:55 (8.3MB)
Take 1 (false start) “Holy Christ, I was swingin’…”
Take 2 (alternate take) “How’s that as a record?”
Take 3 (false start)

Track 206. East of the Sun (and West of the Moon) [May 3] 7:53 (13.2MB)
Take 1 (false start)
Take 2 (false start)
Intercut 1 (ending), take 1 (false start)
Intercut 1, take 2 (short)
Intercut 1, take 3 (long)
Intercut 1, take 4 (long, incomplete)
Intercut 1, take 5 (false start)
Intercut 1, take 6 (announcement only)

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  2. More priceless Sinatra gems even if most are incomplete , It’s still Frank ! And please people no. more talk about his private life or his big dick , who cares . Just keep it about the music OK ! Thank you

    By Terrence on Dec 10, 2016

  3. Thanks Again For Another Classic Bootleg .

    By Michael on Dec 10, 2016

  4. Thanks BigO!!

    By Paul on Dec 10, 2016

  5. Hello everyone I just want to ask because I been looking for this for a long time does anyone know were I can get a download of Rod Stewart Hollywood Bowl Revive in 2004 with Faces members Ronnie Wood And Ian Mclagan?? also does anyone know if the full demo by Rod Stewart with Freddie Mercury actually exists??

    By Adam(Rod Fan) on Dec 10, 2016

  6. Adam- Sugarmegs has the Hollywood Bowl show. its listed under “RodStewartRonnieWood2004-08-30HollywoodBowlCA”. its an audience recording and the description says “it’s by no means an A+ but DEFINATELY listenable”.

    By barth on Dec 11, 2016

  7. Frank Sinatra,Dean Martin,and Sammy Davis jr all took turns fucking me after hours at the sands hotel back in the early 1960s Frank was huge,the biggest i ever had,JFK watched,He and i got together later the next night

    By Marilyn Monroe on Dec 14, 2016

  8. Frank Sinatra was the man,no fag shit from him . he banged tons of broads Marilyn Monroe.Angie Dickinson,Judy Garland and her kid Liza Minelli,Lee Remick,Peggy Lee,was married to ava gardner who said frank only weighed 140 lbs but 100 of it was dick,also married mia farrow when she was only 21 and he was 51.frank was also a great singer and a movie star too,dont make em like frank anymore,a real manly man

    By Carlos,Cuevas on Dec 14, 2016

  9. All of this talk about Frank Sinatra being the biggest is bullshit , Frank was huge no doubt , he pounded the shit out of my pussy on the set of Lady in Cement , was so sore I couldn’t walk for a week , but for the absolute biggest I have to vote for Jim Brown , We made 100 rifles back in 69 and at first I thought he was an arrogent sob , having been a football star before becoming an actor , He was always hitting on me , licking my face , and grabbing my crotch , I finally told him off and slapped him , He then smiled and pulled his pants down and out popped the biggest thickest black cock I had ever seen , Obviously I melted like butter , He then proceeded to give me the fucking of my life , I never came so many times before or since , Jim was a true stud , the proud owner of the biggest dick in Hollywood , It’s true what they say black guys are way bigger than white guys , once you’ve had black you don’t go back

    By Raquel Welch on Dec 16, 2016

  10. Yo Raquel- did Frankie teach you the words to this one?

    Stick to “acting”, fucking violent negroes, and looking hot, you’re not much good for anything else.

    Frankie wasn’t much good either, I dumped that deadbeat crybaby pussy after a year, should have done it a lot sooner, what a fucking loser. I should have dropped his skinny ass as quick as all the other broads who banged him once and left because he didn’t know how to use that big cock for anything other than a jackhammer. Everybody knows that Marilyn was on meds and couldn’t tell Frank from Sammy from JFK from a fucking mime.

    By Ava Gardner's ghost on Dec 16, 2016

  11. Here’s another “great” moment in Raquel’s “singing” career:


    Holy shit, I’ll never be able to wash that image out of my brain!

    By Ava Gardner's ghost on Dec 16, 2016

  12. I fucked Steve McQueen , Elvis and Joe Namath , Steve was by far the smallest man but had the biggest cock , Elvis was also very large , a real mamas boy , We would fuck often on the serif viva Las Vegas , Joe was nice also we met on the set of CC and company , was actually dissapointed that he wasn’t bigger after all of the ladies man stories I had heard , he was small compared to Steve and Elvis but I overlooked it because he was soooooo nice and sweet

    By Ann Margret , on Dec 16, 2016

  13. Those Raquel Welch YouTube videos are funny as shit , she sure didn’t have any talent as a singer or actress but man was she smokin hit back then , Jim Brown and Sinatra must have torn that pussy up , Also have to give her kudos for at least trying to sing well , at least no auto tune or faking it on stage back then , These videos must be around 67 or 68

    By Carl on Dec 16, 2016

  14. Can I get into a time capsule and go back to the late sixties , Raquel is hot as shit , nobody that hot today so what if she had no talent, I would fuck her brains out

    By Tom on Dec 16, 2016

  15. “My what a pistol! Almost as big as me. Now who would have thought a rifle of wood would ever find it’s mark?”
    Got wood, anyone?

    [sorry} ;)

    By swappers on Dec 16, 2016

  16. Lucky Jim Brown and Sinatra , pounding away at that

    By Tom on Dec 16, 2016

  17. Uncle Miltie was still the biggest

    By Tony C on Dec 17, 2016

  18. No he’s not , I’m the biggest , ask Linda and Moron

    By Harry Reems on Dec 17, 2016

  19. You would be the biggest Harry, if I ever cut four inches off my dick. That’s why you’ll always be known as Needle Dick The Bug Fucker, Shorty, Little One, Cigarette Dick, and a few others.

    By John C. Holmes on Dec 17, 2016


    By Marilyn Chambers on Dec 17, 2016

  21. Marilyn you were always good for a laugh and you still are! This photo should end the discussion-

    By John C. Holmes on Dec 17, 2016

  22. What about me folks ? I’m the biggest

    By Ron Jeremy AKA The Hedgehog on Dec 17, 2016

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