America, I Hear You Singing is an album released in 1964 that featured not only Frank Sinatra, but also Bing Crosby and Fred Waring and his Singers. It is Sinatra's forty-first studio album.
The album's production was started due to Sinatra's friend and political associate John F. Kennedy being assassinated during his years in the Presidency. The album follows a theme of talking about the beauty of the United States of America.
Track listing[edit | edit source]
All tracks feature Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians
- "America, I Hear You Singing (arr Tom Scott)"
- "This Is A Great Country" (Bing Crosby, arr. Dick Reynolds / Jack Halloran)
- "The House I Live In (That's America to Me)" (Frank Sinatra, arr. Nelson Riddle; Lewis Allan, Earl Robinson) – 3:39
- "The Hills of Home" (arr. Roy Ringwald)
- "This Land is Your Land" (Bing Crosby, arr. Dick Reynolds/ Jack Halloran)
- "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor (arr. Roy Ringwald)"
- "You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith" (Frank Sinatra, arr. Dick Reynolds / Jack Halloran; Francis Burke, Hughie Prince, Don Raye) - 3:46
- "A Home In the Meadow" (Bing Crosby, arr. Hawley Ades)
- "Early American" (Frank Sinatra, arr. Nelson Riddle; Burke, Van Heusen) - 3:34
- "You Never Had It So Good" (Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, arr. Dick Reynolds / Jack Halloran; Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:01
- "Let Us Break Bread Together" (Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, arr. Roy Ringwald) - 3:39
- "The Stars And Stripes Forever" (arr. Harry Simeone)
Reception[edit | edit source]
Allmusic gave the album a low score of only two and a half stars out of five. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic claimed that "the album isn't an engaging, suffering from hackneyed arrangements and dull songs."
America, I Hear You Singing peaked at #116 on the Billboard 200 charts in 1964.
Personnel[edit | edit source]
|Fred Waring||Piano, Violin|
|Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians||Vocals|