A Frank Sinatra Concert Opener

If you attended a Frank Sinatra performance during most of his later years, you probably saw him open the show with I’ve Got The World On A String.  It was a great sentiment to get things underway.  The song also happened to be Sinatra’s first collaboration with his master arranger Nelson Riddle.

The song was originally heard in 1932 as part of the Cotton Club Parade, a musical production at Harlem’s famous Cotton Club, and it was introduced by Cab Calloway and Bing Crosby.  Over the years, it was recorded by artists including Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee.  More recently it was recorded by Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow and Michael Buble.  And Celine Dion, an admirer of F.S.,  performed it in her Las Vegas show from 2002 until 2007.

And, needless to say, it’s still a great opener when you’re presenting a Frank Sinatra Tribute show for the audience as a Frank Sinatra Impersonator.

Published in: on November 29, 2009 at 8:20 PM  Leave a Comment