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Softly In The Studio [no label, 1CD]

Sessions for Softly As I Leave You; July 17/October 3/November 10, 1964. Ernie Freeman, arranger. Very good soundboard.

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

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Track 01. Softly as I Leave You (take 1 - false start) [July 17] 0:56
Track 02. Softly as I Leave You (take 2 - false start) [July 17] 0:59
Track 03. Softly as I Leave You (take 3 - alternate take) [July 17] 3:13
Track 04. Softly as I Leave You (take 4 - false start) [July 17] 1:17
Track 05. Softly as I Leave You (take 5 - false start) [July 17] 0:20
Track 06. Softly as I Leave You (take 6 - alternate take) [July 17] 3:09
Track 07. Softly as I Leave You (take 7 - false start) [July 17] 0:51
Track 08. Softly as I Leave You (take 9 - alternate take) [July 17] 3:13

Track 09. Then Suddenly Love (take 1 - false start) [July 17] 0:29
Track 10. Then Suddenly Love (take 2 - incomplete take) [July 17] 1:32
Track 11. Then Suddenly Love (take 3 - alternate take) [July 17] 2:31
Track 12. Then Suddenly Love (take 4 - false start)  [July 17] 0:44
Track 13. Then Suddenly Love (take 5 - false start)  [July 17] 0:17
Track 14. Then Suddenly Love (take 6 - alternate take) [July 17] 2:35
Track 15. Then Suddenly Love (takes 7-9 - false starts)  [July 17] 1:02

Track 16. Available (take 1 - alternate take) [July 17] 3:12
Track 17. Available (take 2 - false start) [July 17] 0:19
Track 18. Available (take 3 - alternate take) [July 17] 3:01
Track 19. Available (take 4 - false start) [July 17] 0:36
Track 20. Available (take 5 - false start) [July 17] 0:18
Track 21. Available (take 6 - alternate take) [July 17] 3:25

Track 22. Pass Me By (take 1 - false start) [October 3] 0:47
Track 23. Pass Me By (take 2 - alternate take) [October 3] 2:35
Track 24. Pass Me By (take 3 - false start) [October 3] 1:19
Track 25. Pass Me By (take 4 - incomplete take) [October 3] 1:33

Track 26. Emily (take 1 - false start) [October 3] 1:10
Track 27. Emily (take 2 - incomplete take) [October 3] 2:03
Track 28. Emily (take 3 - incomplete take) [October 3] 0:35
Track 29. Emily (take 4 - alternate take) [October 3] 3:08
Track 30. Emily (take 5? - false start) [October 3] 0:38
Track 31. Emily (take 6? - alternate take) [October 3] 3:05
Track 32. Emily (take 7? - false start) [October 3] 0:36
Track 33. Emily (take 8? - false start) [October 3] 2:06

Track 34. Somewhere in Your Heart (rehearsal) [November 10] 2:55
Track 35. Somewhere in Your Heart (take 1 - false start) [November 10] 0:25
Track 36. Somewhere in Your Heart (take 2 - false start) [November 10] 0:50
Track 37. Somewhere in Your Heart (take 3 - alternate take) [November 10] 2:56
Track 38. Somewhere in Your Heart (take 4 - false start) [November 10] 0:38
Track 39. Somewhere in Your Heart (take 5 - incomplete take) [November 10] 1:11
Track 40. Somewhere in Your Heart (take 6 - false start) [November 10] 0:29
Track 41. Somewhere in Your Heart (take 7 - alternate take) [November 10] 2:41
Track 42. Somewhere in Your Heart (take 8 - false start) [November 10] 1:08
Track 43. Somewhere in Your Heart (take 9 - alternate take) [November 10] 2:57

Track 44. Anytime at All (take 1 - alternate take) [November 10] 2:44
Track 45. Anytime at All (take 2- false start) [November 10] 0:51
Track 46. Anytime at All (take 4 - alternate take) [November 10] 2:36
Track 47. Anytime at All (take 5 - false start) [November 10] 0:50
77 mins

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  2. Here come the trolls again—SIGH

    By Quincy on Feb 25, 2017

  3. Amazing historical recordings by a true icon,Frank is in top form as usual back in that period . Amazing to see how many takes that they did of individual songs as it must have gotten somewhat tiresome do do them over and over again . Nowadays I’m sure modern technology would correct any mistakes with computer enhancements, auto tune etc but the performances wouldn’t be completely real. Back then it was basically live in the studio

    By Bill on Feb 25, 2017

  4. Welcome Back !!! & Thank You!

    By Michael on Feb 25, 2017

  5. Payin my respects,frank was a mans man. no fag or sissy shit back in them days,you had frank,dean martin,sammy davis jr,joey bishop and peter lawford also known as the rat pack,them bros could bring it.on the stage or in the bedroom.frank especially banged lots of broadslike marilyn monroe,angie dickinson.peggy lee,lee remick . he also banged judy garland and liza minelli doin both the mom and the kid. frank was married to ava gardner who once said that frank only weighed 120 lbs but that 100 of it was dick.those other broads got to experence franks big dick many times ,he and best bud dean martin who was packin a big one hisself had a three was on the set of a movie with that knockout broad ursula andress.the movie crew said that you could hear the screams comin from the bitches trailor.frank was also married to mia farrow when she was a hot 21 year old and frank was 51,hows that for bein a real stud.frank was also the best singer ever and a movie star.he didnt do shitty movies either but great movies like here to eternity,manchurian candidate,von ryans express guys and dolls.the detective where he banged lee remick and lady in cement where he laid the dick to raquel welch.back then men was real men and broads were proud of it frank . dean and the rest of the rat pack.john wayne,carey grant,gary cooper,humpfrey bogart,jimmy stewart,jimmy cagney,edward g robinson,paul newman,steve mcqueen,all real men no fag sissy shit like today

    By Carlos,Cuevas on Feb 25, 2017

  6. frank was also mob connected,had many friends in high places,could have someone who crossed him wacked with a phone call

    By Carlos,Cuevas on Feb 25, 2017

  7. The big dick returns

    By Dino Martin on Feb 25, 2017

  8. Ignore the trolls people,don’t give them what they want attention! Thanks for this , it’s amazing to hear all the studio banter and retakes .a history lesson for how records were made back then

    By Terrence on Feb 25, 2017

  9. Here we go again… the dick lovin’ assholes crawl out from under their stained sheets, put down their joy rags and pay homage to someone who had no idea how to use his big wang to satisfy any of the broads he banged, which unfortunately includes yours truly.

    Carlos,Queerbait- you never heard me say Frankie was good in the sack, did you? That’s because he wasn’t. Artie Shaw was a much better cocksman than Frankie who spent too much of his time with me curled up on the floor crying because he couldn’t get a job. I got myself off better than Frankie ever could. It was bad enough I had to listen to the non-stop sobbing, but the skinny guinea not only couldn’t help pay the rent, he hardly ever had cash for the goddam groceries!

    Don’t forget, CQ, none of those broads that you’re so proud that he banged ever came back for seconds. None of them.

    By Ava Gardner's ghost on Feb 25, 2017

  10. startin to think that the gang at bigo is putting up sinatra just so they can sit back and watch the dickie boys posts roll in.
    not a huge fan myself but to each his own.

    By dropkick sarge on Feb 25, 2017

  11. Your responding just like they know you will , people really can’t help themselves

    By Terrence on Feb 25, 2017

  12. Frankie was a nice little man , had to cut him down a peg when we put a hundred Grand down on a bet as to who was the bigger man back at the Sands in 61 , poor boy but he kept bragging so I had to put him in his place chuckle

    By Uncle Miltie on Feb 25, 2017

  13. Please do not put john wayne in this list! he was a winy little bitch and unamerican. Only the movies made him look like a man, he was a coward

    By Chris Evans on Feb 25, 2017

  14. john wayne was the man in the movies bro,whatch you talkin bout,A real mans man ,played heros.and macho men,think he fought in the war a real hero,the cymbal of a great american no fag or sissy shit from him you need to apoligize bro

    By Carlos,Cuevas on Feb 26, 2017

  15. Seriously, Carlos, it’s okay to drop the obsessive homophobia and admit that you’re gay.

    By ComeoutofthedamnedclosetCarlos on Feb 26, 2017

  16. macho-man randy savage wasn’t just a savage, he also had a millimeter longer johnson than frankie or jim morrison or elvis presley or walter cronkite or lawrence welk or guy lombardo or even gladys knight of kay ballard.

    By Timmy on Feb 26, 2017

  17. Hate faggot dicksuckers , Frank and Dean , John Wayne Bogie , Steve McQueen, Paul Newman Gary Cooper Jimmy Stewart, they was real men who banged broads not dudes

    By Carlos Cuevas on Feb 26, 2017

  18. Cary Grant another all man who banged broads

    By Carlos Cuevas on Feb 26, 2017

  19. Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood , Burt Reynolds more real men who banged broads

    By Carlos Cuevas on Feb 26, 2017

  20. Carlos,do you fantasize about Franks big dick and being cornholed by John Wayne , sounds weird to me

    By Tony C on Feb 26, 2017

  21. Si, mi hijo Carlos has been obsessing about Frank Sinatra’s dick and other celebrities pollas for a very long time. He’s been a gayboy since he was a nino but just can’t accept it, even though he’s never gotten as much as a hand job from a woman. I think they call that condition “self-loathing”. I pray that someday mi hijo Carlos will accept his gayness and be a happy maricon.

    By Carlos Cuevas' Mamacita on Feb 26, 2017

  22. Oh dear, dear, dear.. oh my, my… what you boys need to do is get together over a nice plate of hot sausages and talk out your differences, and become friends.

    By Sausages on Feb 26, 2017

  23. Carlos Cuevas: more obviously a self-loathing homosexual with every crude anti-gay remark. It’s sad, really.

    By ComeoutofthedamnedclosetCarlos on Feb 26, 2017

  24. Carlos Cuevas: More obviously a self-loathing closeted homosexual with ever anti-gay remark.

    By ComeoutofthedamnedclosetCarlos on Feb 26, 2017

  25. My penis…..that is all.

    By BigHanginWanginThangin on Feb 26, 2017

  26. Corey is a degenerate that likes to talk about penises..that is all.

    By Tony in Coreys Mind on Feb 26, 2017

  27. More Corey nonsense give it a rest,BORING / YAWN

    By Victor on Feb 26, 2017

  28. And Mancini is DARTH? Or could it be Barth oh or maybe He’s the trumpeter who gives a shit .if you people can’t talk music just go away all of you

    By Victor on Feb 26, 2017

  29. Another comment post polluted.What else is new ?

    By Antonio on Feb 26, 2017

  30. So the 25 homophobic dick comments don’t offend you, just the one about Corey? The only confusion concerning Darth/Barth etc is coming from you.

    By Tony in Coreys Mind on Feb 26, 2017

  31. Homosexuality is a sin , the Bible says so . It also used to be considered a crime in many nations with counseling and sometimes prison ordered for these sick demented perverted people , unlike today the afflicted people at least expressed shame these days you are supposed to be ashamed of condemning the behavior and can be fired from jobs and ordered into counseling yourself that’s how far down the world has sunk in terms of morality!!

    By Thomas Barnes (Preacher) on Feb 26, 2017

  32. Could someone please tell me who is Artie Shaw ? Have heard his name mentioned before and have never heard of him . Was he a singer like Sinatra?

    By Victor on Feb 26, 2017

  33. Artie Shaw (born Arthur Jacob Arshawsky; May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004) was an American clarinetist, composer, bandleader, and actor. Also an author, Shaw wrote both fiction and non-fiction.
    Widely regarded as “one of jazz’s finest clarinetists,”[1] Shaw led one of the United States’ most popular big bands in the late 1930s through the early 1940s.

    By Shazam on Feb 26, 2017

  34. Thanks for the info,what was his connection to Sinatra?

    By Victor on Feb 26, 2017

  35. I’m a moron who wants people to discuss music here but I can’t do a simple Google search on a musician, so I troll here and use yet another fake ID to answer my own dumbass question because I think I’m so clever.

    These nuts are connected to your chin, Victor.

    By Victor Moron on Feb 26, 2017

  36. Audio +Rip+

    By easy on Feb 26, 2017

  37. But morin, you cone to a music site to insult and discuss your obsessions with mens balls. When are you coming out of the closet, you poisonous Faggot?

    By Walter on Feb 27, 2017

  38. Ava Gardner was also married to Mickey Rooney who was quite small in stature but quite large in the trousers by all accounts . Mickey was married to many famous women and some not so famous, A legendary cocksman by all accounts, like Sinatra small man can mean huge cock

    By Tony C on Feb 27, 2017

  39. The sam tim yu lern to spel and punctueat properlee, Walter- never.

    These nuts have already come out on your chin.

    By Walter Moron on Feb 27, 2017

  40. This is moron’s mother. I’m sorry i didn’t abort my soon after i got knocked up when i worked as a hooker. I should have finished it off and I’ve been sorry ever since. Sorry everyone. Hopefully the MS thatruns in our family will finish the job.

    By Walter on Feb 27, 2017

  41. Wow asshole! Now you’re writing fucked up shit and putting my name on it? You really are brain damaged! I bet most of the bullshit posted hete is from the same douchebag!

    By Walter on Feb 27, 2017

  42. No Coronimo that’s definitely your own post-bad grammar and no commas. Those are some tiny sentences..

    By Tony in Coreys Mind on Feb 27, 2017

  43. Careful Walter watch the commas and spacing or you’ll be called Corey , everybody else is especially by Mr Rod Simon aka jones brigade aka dr Doom aka Liquid 99 or known as the man who loves male genatailia MORON of cours

    By Eli on Feb 27, 2017

  44. Mickey Rooney had a huge dick yet he was only a little over five feet tall , He had to be hung like a horse to get as many babes as he got , think he was married 7 times , Ava Gardner definitely liked her men large , frank and Mickey both huge , Artie Shaw was small by all accounts which is why Ava dumped his ass , he was so envious of franks big dick and for good reason , Shaw also was married several times but the women dumped him , guess they weren’t satisfied

    By Tony C on Feb 27, 2017

  45. Using Tony C’s dick loving logic, the broads Frankie banged weren’t satisfied either, when you consider how many times he was dumped. I know I wasn’t, and the rest of them weren’t either, that’s why they never went back for sad seconds.

    Artie was no stud, but he satisfied me many more times than Frankie ever did. I like my men to be MEN, Tony, which is why you and I would never be a couple. You’re just another pussy worshiping another man’s cock.

    By Ava Gardner's ghost on Feb 27, 2017

  46. did mickey rooney have a big dick? thats news to me,dont you trolls ever get bored with this stuff ?

    By John Dahl on Feb 27, 2017

  47. mickey rooney like frank sinatra was married to ava gardner who was a size queen,mickey was very short around 5 feet but by all accounts he had a giant cock,about 14 inches long and very thick.he was not good looking so he had to have something to attract the ladies and it was his huge monster cock,think mickey was married 7 times,many satisfied women im sure

    By Tony C on Feb 27, 2017

  48. ava gardner kicked artie shaw to the curb because he had a small 4 inch skinny dick

    By Tony C on Feb 27, 2017

  49. What’s with all this talk about dicks ? I thought this was a music blog Can’t you people find a porn site to jack off to for christ sakes!

    By Johnny on Feb 27, 2017

  50. Uncle Miltie was still the biggest 18 inches long and very fat

    By Tony C on Feb 27, 2017

  51. Many men’s room sitings for Uncle Miltie , he used to carry a platform to stand on in the urinals , Comedian Phil Silvers tells of sneaking a peak of Miltie in an adjoining stall , He said you better feed that thing before it turns on you to which Miltie just smiled and gave him a wink

    By Tony C on Feb 27, 2017

  52. Cary Grant another all man who banged broads

    By Carlos Cuevas on Feb 26, 2017

    Yeah sure, as much as Rock Hudson ever did. MORON !!!

    By Kenne Horsedick Duncan on Feb 27, 2017

  53. Are people fantasizing about John Wayne ? Man that is weird Big man small cock, I’m a small man with a giant cock

    By Mickey Rooney on Feb 28, 2017

  54. Hey Mickey, do you fantasize about my dick dancing in
    your mouth ?

    By Mickey Moron on Feb 28, 2017

  55. Do you fantasize about John Wayne’s cock ? Or Uncle Milties ?

    By Mickey Rooney on Feb 28, 2017

  56. My dick will soon dance in your mouth, Andy Hardy

    By Milton Romney on Feb 28, 2017

  57. You must have a small dick if it has room to dance Milton Romney , Bend over and I’ll show you what huge means

    By Harry Reems on Feb 28, 2017

  58. You must have a small dick if… your name is Harry Reems!! ROTFLMFAO!!

    Have fun bragging about fucking guys in the ass and sucking them off Harry! Tell the men here all about it because we’ll never know!


    By John C. Holmes on Feb 28, 2017

  59. Oh yes Harry please give it to me you big horny faggot I’m begging you, rip my ass with your big rhythm stick, I’ve been a bad boy punish me

    By Milton Romney on Mar 1, 2017

  60. You gay assholes need ass whippings , shut up the faggot talk

    By Donnie Tremaine on Mar 1, 2017

  61. +++RIP+++ AUDIO +++RIP+++ FRANKY +++RIP+++

    By easy on Mar 3, 2017

  62. You’re out of your league, Donnie.
    You and Carlos need to come out of the closet.
    It’s okay to be gay, but being an obsessively homophobic asshole just shows the world that your a miserable closet-case.

    By ComeoutofthedamnedclosetDonnie on Mar 4, 2017

  63. A good ass whipping would make you faggots run under a bridge and hide under rocks.If this were the 50s or 60s You would get the jack twist treatment.This pervert faggot shit wouldnt have washed back then.Back then freaks were dealt with ,shut up the fag shit

    By Donnie Tremaine on Mar 4, 2017

  64. an ass whippin would shut you dick sucking faggot perverts up,if this was the 50s you shitheads would be hiding under rocks

    By Donnie Tremaine on Mar 4, 2017

  65. Homosexuality is a sin.Its in the bible,the fires of hell awaits along with the devils pitchfork

    By Preacher Harry Powell on Mar 4, 2017

  66. Homosexual behavior is sinful. It’s in the bible,it goes against gods law and nature.disobey and the fires of hell await as well as the devil and his pitchfork

    By Preacher Harry Powell on Mar 4, 2017

  67. Homosexual acts and behavior are a sin, Its in the bible,The devils pitchfork await ye sinners

    By Preacher Harry Powell on Mar 4, 2017

  68. The devils pitchfork awaits all ye gay sinners

    By Preacher Harry Powell on Mar 4, 2017

  69. The devil. Yeah if there is a devil God must be an idiot. Luckily I apply that label to the devil worshippers who claim to believe in God but honor only their own twisted imagination. The Devil what inbred imbicile thought that one up? Burn the book and the preacher if you have to God says that’s o.k.

    By PHILIP BRETT on Mar 4, 2017

  70. The Devil smiles as he heats his pitchfork and awaits all he gay sinners and non believers

    By Preacher Harry Powell on Mar 4, 2017

  71. Hey I agree with the Rev Powell , God made Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve , Gay sex is a perversion, I mean get real guys , so many gorgeous babes ready and begging to be banged and you want some smelly ugly hairy ass dude , man that’s sick guys

    By Oliver Twist on Mar 4, 2017

  72. Eli does his 3 posts in a row this time under the guise of Harry Powell and even offers us a 4th one without extra cost. Good shot Eli

    By Preacher Eli Moron on Mar 4, 2017

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