This birthday tribute is “my way” of saying thank you to the most swingin’ and musically deep singer of the American songbook. This recording is dedicated and released on his birthday, December 12th.
The complex arrangements with Nelson Riddle as well as his approach to defining a song are unmatched, which definitely influenced my melodic concepts. All musicians owe him their deep appreciation for his gracing the world with his enormous talent.
Although his style has been greatly imitated by so many contemporary singers, they will always remain as mere shadows.
There will never be another . . . Frank Sinatra
Happy Birthday Frank.
Darryl John Kennedy
Arranged and performed by Darryl john Kennedy
The song, “One for my baby and one more for the road, was written by the great artists Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer.