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Frank Sinatra – I Love My Wife

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My mind at times

May dwell on sex

If someone’s rating dreams

Then most of mine I guess are double X

It was this week back in 1976 in Hollywood when Frank Sinatra recorded his next instant Cy Coleman classic; “I Love My Wife”. With a track record that included “Witchcraft” (1957), “Why Try To Change Me Now” (1959), and “The Best Is Yet To Come” (1964), Sinatra knew he could count on his pal Cy to provide him with signature songs.

I Love My Wife is a song from the hilarious hit Broadway musical about two married couples contemplating a carnal adventure during the sexual revolution of the 1970s. The lyrics are by Michael Stewart and the music is by Coleman. The innovative long-running show earned a Tony Award for director Gene Saks and another for featured actor Lenny Baker.

Tune in Sunday December 6th 9PM ET/PT on CBS for Sinatra 100 – An All-Star Grammy Concert recorded live at Wynn Las Vegas’ Encore Theatre celebrating the 100th anniversary of The Chairman’s birth!

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Frank Sinatra – Why Try to Change Me Now

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There have been many incredible versions of Cy Coleman & Joseph McCarthy‘s great ballad, “Why Try to Change Me Now” recorded over the years. It’s one of those tunes that always seems to resonate deeply with singers, each one able to put their own powerful stamp on it.

Our favorites include Fiona Apple‘s version from the 2009 album, The Best is Yet to Come, The Songs of Cy Coleman and most recently, Bob Dylan‘s superb version from his new album, Shadows in the Night.

But, it’s the very fist version of the song that sets the bar. It was recorded this very week back in ’59 at legendary Capitol Studios A in Hollywood by Frank Sinatra. The album was arranged by the versatile arranger, composer, and pianist Gordon Jenkins who had moved over to Capitol from RCA’s “X” records. Jenkins’ lush string arrangements can be heard on artists records ranging from Billie Holiday and Nat King Cole, to Johnny Cash and Harry Nilsson. As rock and roll gained popularity int he 1960s, Jenkins style fell out of favor and he only worked sporadically. However, Frank continued to call on his services for the next two decades at the new label he started, Reprise Records.

You can pick up this track a long with 99 more on the upcoming collection, Ultimate Sinatra. 100 Songs Celebrating 100 years of Frank Sinatra, coming April 21rst from Capitol Records.

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Written by Cy Coleman & Joseph A. McCarthy. Published by Notable Music Co. Inc (ASCAP) contact: Damon Booth, Administered by Downtown Music Publishing contact: and Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP). Master controlled by Capitol Records.

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