ソウルケイジ[Sōru Keiji] pHot down in MayMy only complaint is thehotos Kaplan describes hotos in a way you want to see them Not all of them are included in the book such as Sinatra entering Cuba with the brief case or the telling re split Scottish Rite photo of Frank and Nancy Thehotos that are included are all good and add to the text although the How to Win the Nobel Prize: An Unexpected Life in Science pagelacement isn t always exact On Life Among the Surrealists p 66 there is Sinatra s mug shot from his 1938 arrest The author notes his air of confidence I note an uncanny resemblance to the young Mick JaggerIt is very fast reading because you can tut it down There is no hint of a volume 2 or 3 but this will certainly be anticipated by anyone who reads this book This is the first volume of a two Ä parter It ends just after Sinatra wins an oscar for From Here to Eternity and ressurects a stagnant career Kaplan is still working on the secondart Kaplan apparently took his cue from Gary Giddens s two The ABC of Communism parter on Bing Crosby He alludes to Giddens s work several times Frank is well written and thoroughly researched Probably the best of the four Sinatra bios I ve also read several books thatertain to Sinatra s music I ve read although I read Earl Wilson s Sinatra bio so long ago that I really don t remember it I disliked Kitty Kelley s book Her Sinatra was a one dimensional lout and much of her info is open to uestion although Kaplan does use her as a source at times Tamborelli s book was good but Kaplan goes a little deeper and delves into Sinatra s music than revious bios have done Will Friedwald s book The Song is You is really the volume for those interested in Sinatra s music but it is commendable that Kaplan addresses it as well as he does Kelley and Tamborelli really don t go into what a comsumate artist Sinatra was concentrating on the show business and or sensationalistic aspects of his career James Kaplan has enned what is one of the most spectacular biographies I ve ever read A rabid Sinatra fan it was thrilling for me to discover lots of things I hadn t learnt about Ol Blue Eyes definitely can t wait to read book 2 Interesting book to review It has a tremendous amount of detailed information about Frank Sinatra For me that was a ositive and a negative Having detailed info is good but I finally got tired of reading that much detail If I were a huge Sinatra fan who wanted to learn as much as ossible about Sinatra I would feel differently about the amount of detailed info in the book While the author includes a ton of info about the When The Light Went Out part of Sinatra s life the book focuses on the book addressed only the first 39 years of his life He lived to be 82 The author may have a two volume biography in mind I don t want that amount of detail from 1955 to 1959 frank sinatra recorded four of the greatest and saddest albums of all time with four of the greatest album covers everrinted check em out 1955 In the
Wee Small Hours 1957 Where Are You1958 Only the Lonely 1959 No One Caresranging from Small Hours 1957 Where Are You1958 Only the Lonely 1959 No One Caresranging from lush melancholy to the *Almost Unbearably Bleak This Is The Finest * unbearably bleak this is the finest of ballads saloon songs and torch songs sung by the greatest crooner of all time tied with morrissey who incidentally considers frank as one third of his holy trinity kaplan s biography stops a year before this remarkable string of albums his book tracks sinatra s rise through the early and mid 40s his ruinous fall at the end of that decade and his resurrection in 19523 after winning an oscar for from here to eternity and Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates partnering up with genius musical arranger nelson riddle and there s all kinds of fun gossipy stuff along the way fights with reporters singers managers lawyers journalists fucks with lana turner ava gardner and thousands other anonymous starlets drinks till the wee small hours with actors mobsters crooners restauranteurs zillionaires and all that stuff is great kaplan infuses it with the novelist s sense ofurpose and drama and is retty brutal about what a motherfucker frank could be but what makes this a special book is the attention kaplan "pays to sinatra the artist sure kaplan delves deep into the technical aspects sinatra s articular "to sinatra the artist sure kaplan delves deep into the technical aspects sinatra s เพชรพระอุมา (ตอน 04) อาถรรพณ์นิทรานคร particular inhrasing reading songs lyrics as oetry etc but interesting is how kaplan tackles as best as words can hope to untangle the ineffable majesty of ure musical feeling that thing that ghost that shade that x factor sinatra ossessed kaplan uotes a reviewer for the london times who attempts to get at it Here is an artist who hailing from the most rowdy and self confident community the world has ever known has elected to express the timidity that can never be wholly driven out of the boastfullest heart To a eople whose idea of manhood is husky full blooded and self reliant Sinatra has dared to suggest that under the crashing self assertion man is still a child frightened and whimpering in the darkyes it is very much that sad existential uality that lies at the heart of much of frank s artistic genius the swing numbers are terrific his readings of the classics have become the standard but for me it s sinatra s ability to convey the inherent longing sadness and fear inherent to the human condition that separates frank from the rest Baby Girl (Erik Ead Trilogy, particularly at a time whenopular music wasn t really all that much about exposing existential despair it s who he was by nature as much as frank 待つ [Matsu] played at being and eventually became aarody of the tough guy saloon singing new jersey bruiser he was an incredibly complex sensitive guy exploding with the temperament of the miserable artist after ava gardner left him for that. Ames Kaplan goes behind the legend and hype to bring alive a force that changed opular culture in fundamental ways Sinatra endowed the songs he sang with the explosive conflict of his own ersonality He also made the very act of listening to Brainwashing of the German Nation pop music aersonal experience than it had ever been In Frank The Voice Kaplan reveals how he did it bringing deeper insight than ever before to the complex syche and turbu. .
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He was and always would be the loneliest son of a bitch he knewWhen you re an American traveling in other countries you get some funny erspectives on what Vögeln ist schön: Die Sexrevolte von 1968 und was von ihr bleibt people think of the States geography that knows NYC LA and between them a mere several hour drive the Eminem loving Damascus cabbie but when you re asked to sum up America in some cultural or historical icon nothing throws itself faster to the front of your head than Sinatra In a way Frank encapsulates the mythos of America in a way otherop icons don t a goddamn son of a bitch Italian American no good at school a good heart awfully needy a bastard who championed minorities insecure often self righteous and with an unearthly talent Not above rubbing elbows with the mob or the Kennedys Oscar winner Ava Gardner s husband and so onAll this is covered here and Kaplan takes a no holds barred approach an unapologetic but roperly reverent biography of this singular cat All the shit is here and all the sweetness Sinatra s marriage kids his many many affairs his suicide attempts and most importantly the musicThe book Volume I of II ends right around his resurgence in early 1954 his first Capitol album and the Oscar for From Here to Eternity but getting to that oint is a dark dark slog through Frank s ups and downs Of course he ll come across as a no good bum but that voice I have always liked Sinatra s singing but didn t know much of his life beyond the Rat Pack image I became interested to know about him after seeing a couple of his films recently and was intrigued by this book because it looks in detail at his early career which I knew little about It s certainly a dramatic story telling how the brilliant but troubled singer originally rose to fame as idol of the Bobbysoxers He then saw his career Social Media and Social Movements: The Transformation of Communication Patterns plummet during his disastrous marriage to Ava Gardner even making a series of suicide attempts but clawed his way back to the top with his Oscar winning role in From Here to Eternity The book ends with him clutching that Oscar and with most of his best known albums and films still to come Kaplan is currently working on volume two Much of the time it is a fascinating read especially when Kaplan discusses recording sessions the contributions of the various musicians and Sinatra s interpretations ofarticular songs I was able to listen to many of these recordings online as I read and now have several albums I need to buy However to my mind the book comes unstuck at times when Kaplan who is also a novelist leaves the facts behind and tries to get into Principles of Isotope Geology people s heads He sometimes veers into writing sub Chandler hardboiledrose imagining conversations and even Ouroboros people s thoughts Some of these sections also come across as rather sexist surely we don t need a description of what a group of young girl fans in a hot theatre might have smelt like I also suspect the whole relationship with Gardner might come across differently if seen from her angle rather than his So maybe my four star rating is a bit generous but I have lived and breathed this book over theast week and can t really give any less James Kaplan covers Frank Sinatra from his birth in 1915 to his Academy Award in 1954 Much of the research is from other Hollendartida i Norge: 1550–1750 published biographies of which there are many but this is not meant to be a documentary biography These 700 rivetingages are meant to develop the complex ersonality and character of Frank Sinatra The style of Kaplan s
prose fits his subject It wouldn t work for a bio offits his subject It wouldn t work for a bio of or Pavarotti but it suits Sinatra to a teeBesides an interpretive look at the familiar stories and issues there is a lot here that was new to me and robably new to others Not that I ve been following Frank that closely but I did not know of his birth mark his mother s occupation his suicide attempts or that he had seen a sychiatrist I resume since his death those who would never have spoken up in his life have ut these things on record for history s sakeKaplan covers Frank s early family life ressures and rise to fame He shows the scrappiness he learned or inherited from his mother He describes how Hearst and other right wing media outlets slammed him "for his Bauern In Mexiko: Zwischen Subsistenz Und Warenproduktion politics theyortrayed him as a communist alleged mob connections and indirectly his Italian ethnicity "his olitics they ortrayed him as a communist alleged mob connections and indirectly his Italian ethnicity non enlistment for WW2 Just about everyone slammed him for his messy Punainen metsä personal lifeWhile the Ava Gardner story has been covered many times this is the most detailed treatment I know of and also the only one that I know of to lay out how toxic it was These two large sizeersonalities stoked by alcohol Forever Im Yours promiscuity and the resulting jealousy Ava s soaring career and Frank s decliningrospects devolved *into argument and hysical abuseEven if there were no Ava you can see how Frank was not * argument and hysical abuseEven if there were no Ava you can see how Frank was not out to be a family man Kaplan shows how he did and didn t fulfill his responsibilities as a father and how Nancy Sr survived and adjusted to the divorce Kaplan has facts that counter what may be wishful thinking in daughter Nancy s reminiscences The Honey, I Wrecked the Kids: When Yelling, Screaming, Threats, Bribes, Timeouts, Sticker Charts and Removing Privileges All Don't Work presentation is both straightforward and empathetic Kaplan gives you insight into theressures and intensityAs I m writing this I m listening to old Sinatra tunes Through the index I can go back and re read about when and how they were recorded Kaplan notes when the songs have relevance to Sinatra s life at the time For some there are aesthetic observations or critiues You ll get a new appreciation for one of Sinatra s later signature tunes That s Life The chapter Icarus shows a long humiliating Bestselling author James Kaplan redefines Frank Sinatra in a triumphant new biography that includes many rarely seen hotographs Frank Sinatra was the best known entertainer of the twentieth century infinitely charismatic lionized and notorious in eual measure But despite his mammoth fame Sinatra the man has remained an enigma As Bob Spitz did with the Beatles Tina Brown for Diana and Peter Guralnick for Elvis Spanish bullfighter frank was of a drunken suicidal wreck than usual frank afraid to be alone moved a friend into his beverly hills apartment here s jules styne s recollection of those months alone with frank I walk into the living room and it s like a funeral arlor There are three A Spectre Is Haunting Texas pictures of Ava in the room and the only lights are three dim ones on theictures Sitting in front of them is Frank with a bottle of brandy I say to him Frank Tilak Kathalu pull yourself together And he says Go ahead leave me alone Then heaces up and down and says I can t sleep I can t sleep Then he aces up and down some and maybe he reads and he doesn t fall asleep until the sun s upin an attempt to re engage life frank has friends over for oker a friend recalls He went into the den opened a bottle and started drinking alone There s Frank drinking a toast to a icture of Ava with a tear running down his face All of a sudden we hear a crash He had taken the icture frame and all and smashed it Then he had The Why Cafe picked up theicture ripped it into little ieces and thrown it on the floor So we go back to the game and a little while later Sammy Cahn goes back to Frank and there he is on his hands and knees icking up the torn Satisfying Mommy’s Pregnant Needs (A Psuedo-Incest, Mother-Son, Sleep Sex, Pregnancy, BDSM, Erotic Romance) pieces of theicture and trying to ut it back together again Well he gets all the ieces together except the one for the nose He becomes frantic looking for it and we all get down on our hands and knees and try to help him All of a sudden the doorbell rings It s a deliver boy with liuor So Frank goes to the back door to let him in but when he opens it the missing Soul of Dust piece flutters out Well Frank is so happy he takes off his gold wrist watch and gives it to the delivery boyalright enough if you re not already sold just watch this the 15 seconds bt 230 245 are just fuuuuuucking haunting When I think of Frank Sinatra the words of the song Fly me to the moon float into my mind taking me back to myarents house as a kid Too bad Frank didn t share the fond memories I did as a child Scarred at birth by forceps a doctor tossing him on a counter leaving him to die while giving his full attention to his mother His start at life was not good His voice was his escape his golden ticket and the man seemed to be on the verge of complete happiness but his choices and his ego knocked him backwards each time he came close to a happy ending I wonder if he ever really found what he was looking for if he ever really found the Shadow Game peace and happiness he deserved Added 5115 This book was firstublished in 2010 5215 I listened to the unabridged audio of this book It s disappointing to hear the downside of Sinatra s life I d rather remember him for all the enjoyment he gave us with his great talent It seems it s always the first wives of celebrities who get the short end of the stick Celebrities
like Sinatra are subject to too much temptationAt any rate I m relivingSinatra are subject to too much temptationAt any rate I m reliving days when the teenagers screamed and swooned when Sinatra sang The book says that that ERIS: The Patsy (Warped Comedy Adventure Book 1) phenomenon was manipulated by Sinatra sublicity We Give a Squid a Wedgie people What started as an innocent thing was turned into what became a hugeublicity stuntIt s interesting to hear about Sinatra s early days with the Dorsey band Sinatra eventually revolutionized the music industry with his singing style But he had his ups and downs As with most other Verräter der Magie popular culture icons biographers examine the National Enuirer tabloid style details about Frank and what is not to like with that approach Mafia ties tons of women excessive drinking tragedy and triumph and tragedy and triumph None truly explore how his talent worked hissychological motivations and needs as well as what made the man tickThis biography is the first to do that The lurid details are here especially in the section dealing with Ava Gardner crazy love indeed they were absolutely obsessed with each other but also the deep hysical and sychological scars of a childhood in Hoboken the twisted mental aftershocks of his early family life the long slow steady obsessive climb towards superstardom including
rivalries with Dorsey and Bing Crosby the famine years when opular fashion left him behind andwith Dorsey and Bing Crosby the famine years when opular fashion left him behind and desperate climb back to relevancy begging as Johnny Fontaine the supposed Sinatra stand in in The Godfather for a role he was born to Night of the Wendigo play in From Here To Eternity He somehow manages to do so and we leave Frank at the end of this book having just won the Oscar for that role suddenly relevant again but not for singingermanently cut off from the love of his life Ava Gardner and still wanting to revive his singing careerWhat sets this apart from other biographies and why I do indeed give it five stars is that not only does it cover all of the bases with a significantly higher level of respect and sympathy for its subject than other books but Kaplan actually explores Frank s VOICE and how he used that instrument in a distinct and unusual way He refers to the recordings noting the evolution of his voice into the rich baritone the world has come to now but explores hrasing inflection the tender caresses of notes and diction and the intelligence Frank brought to bear with his recordings THAT is the root of Frank s genius that he sang songs as a great actor would deliver their lines as if
They Were Spontaneously Singingwere spontaneously singing YOU on the other side of the speaker Despite the reservations of many critics and readers this along with the seuel Sinatra The Chairman is likely to remain the definitive biography of Frank SInatra and for the exploration of his art we should be gratefu. Lent life behind that incomparable vocal instrument We relive the years 1915 to 1954 in glistening detail experiencing as if for the first time Sinatra’s journey from the streets of Hoboken his fall from the apex of celebrity and his Oscar winning return in From Here to Eternity Here at last is the biographer who makes the reader feel what it was really like to be Frank Sinatra as man as musician as tortured geniu.