Francis A. & Edward K. is a 1968 studio album by Frank Sinatra; it is Sinatra's fifty-third studio album. Sinatra performed this album with Duke Ellington and his big band. The album was arranged and conducted by Billy May.
Track listing[edit | edit source]
- "Follow Me" (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 3:56
- "Sunny" (Bobby Hebb) – 4:15
- "All I Need Is the Girl" (Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne) – 5:01
- "Indian Summer" (Victor Herbert, Al Dubin) – 4:14
- "I Like the Sunrise" (Duke Ellington) – 5:02
- "Yellow Days" (Álvaro Carrillo, Alan Bernstein) – 5:00
- "Poor Butterfly" (Raymond Hubbell, John Golden) – 4:29
- "Come Back to Me" (Burton Lane, Lerner) – 3:22
Reception[edit | edit source]
Allmusic scored the album at two and half stars, claiming the much-anticipated collaboration with the jazz giants "didn't quite match its high expectations." The album's performanced between Sinatra and Ellington were uneven, "varying between robust, expressive performances and thin singing."
Francis A. & Edward K. peaked the Billboard 200 charts at #78.
Personnel[edit | edit source]
|Sonny Burke||Audio Production, Producer|
|Jeff Castleman||Double Bass|
|Stan Cornyn||Liner Notes|
|Duke Ellington's Orchestra||Perforance|
|Lee Herschberg||Audio Engineer, Engineer|
|Billy May||arranger, conductor|
|Ed Thrasher||Art Direction|