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So what are other albums like this? As far as tempo and I mean the feeling they deliver. Other albums of Sinatra seem sad.75.83.214.136 04:14, September 26, 2013 (UTC)

Of Sinatra's albums, there's lots of both sad and swinging material, but there's LOTS of swinging stuff like this one, but this is the only one that really gets a smooth flavor to it. Below is a list of all the swinging albums:
  • Swing Easy! - Capitol - 1954 (you can get a CD version of this with Songs for Young Lovers, a romantic ballad album. This one's close to the Songs for Swingin' Lovers! charm, but there's only 8 tracks for the Swing Easy! part)
  • Songs for Swingin' Lovers! - Capitol - 1956 (you've already mentioned it so...)
  • A Swingin' Affair! - Captiol - 1957 (the pseudo sequel to Songs for Swingin' Lovers! but isn't nearly as smooth. It's probably the closest you'll get, though)
  • Come Fly with Me - Capitol - 1958 (A little mixed - it features romantic ballads and really fun swinging stuff)
  • Come Dance With Me! - Capitol - 1959 (One of his best swinging albums, I have it on vinyl and love to blare it throughout the house)
  • Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!! - Capitol - 1961 (One of his most upbeat and fun albums)
  • Come Swing With Me! - Capitol - 1961 (from here on out, a lot of his swinging albums lose the smoothness of the Capitol gold and get into the popular flavor in the 1960s. Still good, but much louder and brash)
  • Ring-a-Ding-Ding! - Reprise - 1961 (Big and brash with Johnny Mandel, pretty great overall but the CD mastering isn't all too great)
  • Swing Along with Me - Reprise - 1961 (I've never had a chance to listen to the whole thing but some of the highlights here mix the smoothness of Songs for Swingin' Lovers! with the loudness of Come Swing with Me!)
  • Sinatra and Swingin' Brass - Reprise - 1962 (one of his worst swinging albums really. I wouldn't recommend it for a Songs for Swingin' Lovers! charm but there are but a couple of good tracks in it, especially if you can track down the CD version with the three bonus tracks)
  • Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First - Reprise - 1962 (Count Basie and Frank Sinatra enough said really. This one is one of the grooviest Sinatra albums out there)
  • Softly, as I Leave You - Reprise - 1964 (this one is better off avoided if you're more into the swinging Sinatra, but there are some nice swinging jewels here like "Come Blow Your Horn," "Here's to the Losers," and "Then Suddenly, Love," but that's about it)
  • It Might as Well Be Swing - Reprise - 1964 (Good album. But very poppy here. He swings through some essentials here like "The Best Is Yet To Come" and "Fly To The Moon (In Other Words)" but there's not too much here that's smooth but really fun album overall, especially "Hello, Dolly!")
  • Strangers in the Night - Reprise - 1966 (don't get me wrong, the title track may say otherwise but this is one of Sinatra's best swinging albums out there. Removing the, although brilliant, sad "Summer Wind" and the title track, the album swings through a lot of classic standards, including Sinatra's second-to-last and best recording of "All Or Nothing At All")
  • That's Life - Reprise - 1966 (more of a pick-me-up than a swinger, the album isn't very good either. 25 minutes of nonsensical Sinatra that falls flat most of the time. Avoidable for the most part but a few good songs)
  • Trilogy: Past Present Future - Reprise - 1980 (now, this album is entirely mixed and I am not recommending it as a swinger nor a tear-jerking album it also kinda is. It's mixed, like I said. There are, however, several smooth and fun standards in the first 10 tracks, most of which are fun, some of which are real hard swingers too. Even the second part has some brash swinging songs in the form of "Song Sung Blue" and "Just the Way You Are" and of course the anthem, "Theme from New York, New York" but that is to say there's a lot of not fun swinging songs as well. The Future part of it, also features no real swing but more of a retrospective album of string-focused, whimsical philharmonic songs which makes for an interesting listen though, especially the upbeat "World War None!" which is a blast)
  • L.A. Is My Lady - Qwest - 1984 (Sinatra's last "real" studio album, it works well as a swinger but all the songs here are done in this weird 1980s slick jazz arrangement that they aren't really what you'd expect. Makes for an interesting listen, though!)
  • Duets & Duets II - Capitol - 1993, 1994 (These albums are mixed albums of his Greatest Hits essentially throughout both Capitol and Reprise, and to a much lesser extent Columbia, which are done in virtual duets with various artists. It depends on the taste. Most people absolutely hate them, but I think they're fun listens every now and then. You'll find the same arrangements here that you'll find on the songs' original releases)

And that essentially does it for labeling all of Sinatra's swinging albums! Sorry if there's confusion or anything. Please, do tell if there is, though! Sorry for a late reply as well. I hope my list helps, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask. The Puzzle Master 15:52, September 27, 2013 (UTC)

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