A Swingin' Affair!
A Swingin' Affair!.jpg
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 | edit source]

  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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

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