Frank Sinatra
The Master in His Workshop
(Ring Records CD 1260)

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Sessions for the Reprise album RING-A-DING-DING!
December 19-21, 1960
Johnny Mandel, arranger

1. Studio chatter [December 19]
2. Ring-a-Ding-Ding (test) [December 19]
3. Ring-a-Ding-Ding (alternate take + studio chatter) [December 19]
4. Ring-a-Ding-Ding (incomplete take) / Let's Fall in Love (studio chatter) [December 19]
5. Let's Fall in Love (incomplete takes + studio chatter) [December 19]
6. In the Still of the Night (alternate take + studio chatter) [December 19]
7. In the Still of the Night (incomplete takes + studio chatter) [December 19]
8. A Foggy Day (alternate take) [December 19]
9. Let's Face the Music and Dance (alternate take) [December 20]
10. Let's Face the Music and Dance (studio chatter) [December 20]
11. Let's Face the Music and Dance (alternate take) [December 20]
12. You'd Be So Easy to love (test) [December 20]
13. You'd Be So Easy to love (alternate take) [December 20]
14. A Fine Romance (alternate take) [December 20]
15. The Coffee Song (alternate take) [December 20]
16. Be Careful It's My heart (false start + alternate take) [December 20]
17. Have You Met Miss Jones? (test) [December 20]
18. Have You Met Miss Jones? (incomplete take) [December 20]
19. I've Got My Love to Keep You Warm (alternate take) [December 21]
20. Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart (alternate take) [December 21]
21. You and the Night and the Music (test + alternate take) [December 21]
22. When I Take My Sugar to Tea (studio chatter + alternate take) [December 21]

Excerpts of sessions for the album RING-A-DING-DING, with the usual assortment of alternate takes, incomplete takes, false starts, session chatter, etc. One notable inclusion is the brief attempt at "Have You Met Miss Jones?" Sinatra can be heard expressing the opinion that the arrangement doesn't fit the mood of the album, and the track was soon abandoned. (A completely different Billy May arrangement of the song, lacking the opening verse, was subsequently issued on the Reprise album SINATRA SWINGS a.k.a. SWING ALONG WITH ME.)

There are several versions of RING-A-DING-DING sessions out there. Of the two I've heard, this one is the better sounding, although there's a bit of tape hiss.

I don't have any artwork for this one.

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