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Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington – Sunny

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This year marks the the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth. In celebration of The Chairman’s centennial, we will feature many tracks he recorded from our catalog between 1957 until his passing in 1998.

This week we feature Sinatra’s version of the Bobby Hebb classic, “Sunny” which was included on the album Francis A. & Edward K, released this very week in 1968. It was a genius pairing between Sinatra & the Duke Ellington Orchestra and the only studio recordings in existence by these two giants.

Billy Strayhorn was supposed to write the charts but died right before sessions began. So, Billy May was asked to write the charts which he so capably provided on a moment’s notice. The impeccable deftly swinging sound of Ellington’s orchestra backing Frank Sinatra recorded on his 52nd birthday is a magical work. Sunny ones so true, we love you…

frank sinatra duke ellington  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington   Sunny

Contact & Licensing info:

“Sunny” was written by Bobby Hebb. Published by Portable Music Co. (BMI). Contact: Damon Booth / Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / Master Controlled by Warner Music Group

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