School of music
Thinking Aloud
Ol' Blue Eyes - Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra began his singing career around 1940 and quickly became a teen idol known as "the voice." His ability to sell a song made him an enduring star for over 50 years. The U.S. Postal Service packed all that fame into a commemorative stamp, issued on May 13, 2008 to mark the tenth anniversary of Sinatra's death. Wes Sims is Thinking Aloud about Frank Sinatra, the man and his music, with two BYU faculty members. Ray Smith is Director of Jazz Studies at BYU, and Mark Purves is from the Germanic Studies and Slavic History and in addition is a member of the International Sinatra Society.—Original airdate: 5/22/2008

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