A Swingin' Affair!
A Swingin' Affair!
General information
Release date(s)
November 15–November 28, 1956
Record Label
Voyle Gilmore
Product code
Track information
Total tracks
15 (16 in CD re-release)
5 / 5 [2]
Alternate cover art

A Swingin' Affair! is Frank Sinatra's fourteenth studio album. Released in 1957, the tracks were arranged by Nelson Riddle for Capitol Records.

Track listing Edit

  1. "Night and Day" (Cole Porter) – 3:58
  2. "I Wish I Were in Love Again" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 2:27
  3. "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'" (DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:09
  4. "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan" (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) – 2:23
  5. "Nice Work if You Can Get It" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) – 2:20
  6. "Stars Fell on Alabama" (Frank Perkins, Mitchell Parish) – 2:37
  7. "No One Ever Tells You" (Hub Atwood, Carroll Coates) – 3:23
  8. "I Won't Dance" (Jerome Kern, Jimmy McHugh, Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, Dorothy Fields) – 3:21
  9. "The Lonesome Road" (Nat Shilkret, Gene Austin) – 3:53
  10. "At Long Last Love" (Porter) – 2:23
  11. "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" (Porter) – 2:03
  12. "I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)" (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) – 3:21
  13. "From This Moment On" (Porter) – 3:50
  14. "If I Had You" (Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Ted Shapiro) – 2:35
  15. "Oh! Look at Me Now" (Joe Bushkin, John DeVries) – 2:48
    CD bonus track:
  16. "The Lady Is a Tramp" (Rodgers, Hart) – 3:14

Singles Edit

The song "No One Ever Tells You" was released as a B-side single of the single release for "To Love and Be Loved."[1]

Reception Edit

Allmusic gave the album a perfect score of five out of five stars. In comparison to the previous year's Songs for Swingin' Lovers, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic claimed that "A Swingin' Affair! is a forceful, brassy album -- it exudes a self-assured, confident aura."[2]

Rolling Stone gave the album a perfect score of five out of five stars as well.[3]

A Swingin' Affair! peaked at #2 ont he Billboard 200 charts of 1957.[4] The album also peaked at #1 on the UK Albums Chart. [5]

Personnel Edit

Voyle Gilmore Producer
Nelson Riddle Arranger, Conductor
Frank Sinatra Vocals
Larry Walsh Remastering
Pete Welding Liner Notes

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1
  2. 2.0 2.1 Allmusic review
  3. 3.0 3.1
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