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Francis A. & Edward K.
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General information
Artist
Arranger
Release date(s)
1968
1988
1999
Recorded
December 11–12, 1967
Record Label
Producer
Sonny Burke
Product code
Track information
Discs
1
Total tracks
8
Length
35:14
Singles
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Reception
2½ / 5 [1]
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Alternate cover art
Chronology

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[]

  1. "Follow Me" (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 3:56
  2. "Sunny" (Bobby Hebb) – 4:15
  3. "All I Need Is the Girl" (Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne) – 5:01
  4. "Indian Summer" (Victor Herbert, Al Dubin) – 4:14
  5. "I Like the Sunrise" (Duke Ellington) – 5:02
  6. "Yellow Days" (Álvaro Carrillo, Alan Bernstein) – 5:00
  7. "Poor Butterfly" (Raymond Hubbell, John Golden) – 4:29
  8. "Come Back to Me" (Burton Lane, Lerner) – 3:22

Reception[]

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."[1]

Francis A. & Edward K. peaked the Billboard 200 charts at #78.[2]

Personnel[]

Personnel
Sonny Burke Audio Production, Producer
Jeff Castleman Double Bass
Stan Cornyn Liner Notes
Duke Ellington Piano
Duke Ellington's Orchestra Perforance
Lee Herschberg Audio Engineer, Engineer
Billy May arranger, conductor
Frank Sinatra Vocals
Ed Thrasher Art Direction

References[]

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