Harry James and Frank Sinatra – Stardust

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“Stаrduѕt” is a рорulаr song соmроѕеd іn 1927 bу Hoagy Carmichael with lуrісѕ аddеd іn 1929 bу Mitchell Parish. Cаrmісhаеl fіrѕt recorded thе ѕоng, оrіgіnаllу titled “Stаr Duѕt”, аt thе Gennett Rесоrdѕ ѕtudіо іn Rісhmоnd, Indіаnа. Thе ѕоng, “а ѕоng аbоut a ѕоng about love”, played іn an іdіоѕуnсrаtіс melody in medium tempo, bесаmе аn Amеrісаn ѕtаndаrd, аnd іѕ оnе оf thе mоѕt rесоrdеd songs of the 20th сеnturу, wіth over 1,500 tоtаl rесоrdіngѕ. In 2004, Carmichael’s оrіgіnаl 1927 rесоrdіng of thе ѕоng wаѕ оnе оf 50 recordings сhоѕеn bу thе Lіbrаrу оf Cоngrеѕѕ tо bе аddеd tо the Nаtіоnаl Recording Registry (Wikipedia).

From the three disk set Harry James & His Orchestra, Band Stand Memories 1938 to 1948.
Hindsight Records 1994.
This is the earlist known recording of Stardust by Frank Sinatra broadcast Live from the Roseland Ballroom on July 8th 1939 in New York City.
The Harry James Legacy.
The recordings in this boxed set were made available by Sal Monte and Viola Monte from a private collection of broadcast transcriptions her husband, PeeWee had made during the years he was Harry James band manager and good friend. They were recorded on 10 inch, 12 inch and 16 inch transcription disks.

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windstorm1000 says:

Frank liked singing in Harry's band–and of course he never forgot that Harry gave him his start…

Steven Torrey says:

When people claim that Dean Martin was a better vocal stylist than Frank Sinatra–are just being ignorant. Sinatra brings a far wider vocal range to a song than Dean Marin can ever muster. Sinatra's vocal timbre is simply unique; Dean Martin sounds like he is singing the same song in the same range, no matter the song.

Nicolas Blondel says:

Delightfull !

Lana Dale says:

THE GREAT HARRY JAMES! PLAY IN THE HEAVENS…YOU AND FRANK!

Bob Burns says:

Even when he lost so much of his voice, the fact is that he could sell a song better than any of his contemporaries. His phrasing, intonation, occasional liberties with the lyrics and, of course, the melody line….Sinatra had an ear most others wished they had. About the closest male "competitor" I can think of was Mel Torme, The Velvet Fog. Torme could do things no one else could.

EricJamesHanson says:

Can yo imagine what this would have been, if recorded with today's equipment?

Mike Marks says:

no offence bro we all love Frank, maybe I just haven't experienced loss at the depth you have or life at the length you have. that's life I suppose anything goes

Mike Marks says:

youth culture obsessive. Frank could sing, of this mystical world and the tingle as it mingles in any two who become one, at any age. Even, I suspect, now.

whaszis says:

I want to go dancing with a gorgeous guy!

Bob Burns says:

How clear his voice. How flexible. So different than at the end of his career.

MrTrackman100 says:

This is Frank's best rendition of this song, thanks to that great musician Harry James.

Bruno Fantoni filho says:

que saudade da minha juventude……….!

Jack English says:

YEP..ALWAYS THE VERY BEST………….& JUST A FINE SONG & GREAT GROUP,  TOO……….THANX FOR SHARING…..JACK ENGLISH…ACTOR / SINGER……WEST HOLLYWOOD…..6/14/2015

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