In The Wee Small Hours (album) by Frank Sinatra

In The Wee Small Hours
In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
Year: 1955
Overall rank: 406th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Best album of 1955 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1950s (5th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (406th)
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From 04/17/2020 01:11
Highlights:

In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
I'll Be Around
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From 10/21/2019 02:05
"In The Wee Small Hours" is a cold 50s ballads album. Maybe the first set of recordings actually thought to be a fully flahsed-out LP with sort of a "theme" in mind.

Sinatra is one of those big guys that I never actually understood for a long time, and to this day I still think he is a little bit overrated, especially because music as we know evolved, what I mean by that Is that he is not a composer, and to me that is a really, really big thing.

Nevertheless, It is "ancient" albuns like this one, that really proves that the old format still holds-up sometimes. Sinatra is capable of picking up a set of songs that talks to each other in a special way, making It a very moody album, that makes the songs more emotional-gripping when you listen to the tracks in a sequence.

The title track, "Glad to be Unhappy", "I Get along without you very well", "Can't We Be Friends?", And "Last Night When We Where Young" are songs that build up the mood perfectly, making It very hard to not feel at least a bit sad.
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From 08/22/2019 20:40
God I think I would crumble if I listened to this in the same mood as Sinatra.
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From 06/23/2019 17:52
What a strong album! Frank's voice is strong, sensitive and at it's best on this moody concept album. Along with many, I have this as the Best Album of 1955.

Best tracks: Mood Indigo, When your Lover has Gone, In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning.
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From 02/04/2019 09:53
Ol Blue Eye's 'In The Wee Small Hours' is considered to be the very first concept album ever released dealing with themes such as loneliness, introspection, lost love, failed relationships, depression and night life (prior albums were largely a collection of unrelated singles)

Interestingly the 40yo at the time Frank only wrote one track out of the 16 here with all others by different composers. Also of note is the age of the original compositions some of which are closing in on 100 years old for example:
"What Is This Thing Called Love ? " 1929
"Can't We Be Friends?" 1929
"When Your Lover Has Gone" 1931

Crooning at it's very finest
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From 01/04/2019 19:26
Imenso clássico, a malandragem deu lugar a tristeza.
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From 07/08/2018 13:27
As has been said by some others, melancholic ballad frank can be a struggle. The title track is gorgeous.
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From 01/07/2018 21:35
I love Frank, but this set of tunes was too melancholic for my taste.
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From 07/25/2016 23:48
Masterpiece!
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From 06/08/2016 22:22
Escuchar este disco me hace viajar a los años 50. Entrando a un restaurant frances con un cantante de fondo (obciamente Sinatra) acompañado por un piano y un violin. Entonces me siento en esa mesa hasta que llega mi amada elegante con un peinado increible y un vestido sexy pero no mucho como era en esa epoca. Entonces recuerdo que no visto traje y que estoy en el Siglo XXI, pero eso solo pasa cuando el disco se termina. Increible!
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Best Albums of 1955
1. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
2. Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley And His Comets
3. Ramblin' Man by Hank Williams
4. Julie Is Her Name by Julie London
5. Shake, Rattle And Roll by Bill Haley And His Comets
6. Study In Brown by Clifford Brown & Max Roach
7. Concert By The Sea by Erroll Garner
8. Satch Plays Fats by Louis Armstrong
9. Dinah Jams by Dinah Washington
10. Sarah Vaughan In Hi-Fi by Sarah Vaughan
11. Amália Rodrigues (1955) by Amália Rodrigues
12. Memorial Album by Hank Williams
13. Lullabies Of Birdland by Ella Fitzgerald
14. Blue Moods by Miles Davis
15. Lennie Tristano by Lennie Tristano
16. Les And Mary by Les Paul & Mary Ford
17. Diz And Getz by Dizzy Gillespie
18. Lotte Lenya Singt Kurt Weill by Lotte Lenya
19. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 by Wilhelm Furtwängler / Bayreuth Festpiele Orchester Und Chor
20. Hamp & Getz by Stan Getz / Lionel Hampton
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