They Were Collaborators #261


Nelson Riddle and Francis Albert Sinatra

3 comments:

Nick Zegarac said...

Sinatra - chairman of the board or not, his is the voice that ear marks one of the greatest centuries for singers...ever.

SomeNYGuy said...

Don't forget to credit Riddle, one of the most influential arrangers in pop history. They're still channeling him today -- the climactic ballad in the new Broadway musical GREY GARDENS is orchestrated to sound like it came straight off "In the Wee Small Hours".

Dick said...

Nelson Riddle and Capital Records brought out the best of Sinatra. He was never quite as good after he abandoned riddle.