Frank Sinatra - The Voice Of The Century

David Jacobs introduces a 13-part series paying tribute to Frank Sinatra, going behind the myth and the legend to discover the truth about the great entertainer.

Episodes

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01The Voice That Thrills Millions1998100419990521

This programme examines the elusive Sinatra style.

With contributions from Jo Stafford, George Shearing, Rosemary Clooney, Skitch Henderson and Gene Lees.

01The Voice That Thrills Millions1998100419990521

This programme examines the elusive Sinatra style.

With contributions from Jo Stafford, George Shearing, Rosemary Clooney, Skitch Henderson and Gene Lees.

02How To Become A Superstar1998101119990528

David Jacobs introduces a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

2: `How to Become a Superstar'.

This programme examines the influences that helped to shape his singing style.

With contributions from Jo Stafford, Billy May and Rosemary Clooney.

To mark the first anniversary of Frank Sinatra's death, Radio 2 introduces another chance to hear a celebration of his life and music.

2: Why Can't You Behave?

02How To Become A Superstar1998101119990528

David Jacobs introduces a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

2: `How to Become a Superstar'.

This programme examines the influences that helped to shape his singing style.

With contributions from Jo Stafford, Billy May and Rosemary Clooney.

To mark the first anniversary of Frank Sinatra's death, Radio 2 introduces another chance to hear a celebration of his life and music.

2: Why Can't You Behave?

02How To Become A Superstar19990528
02How To Become A Superstar19990528
03Farewell To Arrangers Anonymous1999060419990702

To mark the first anniversary of Frank Sinatra's death, Radio 2 introduces another chance to hear a celebration of his life and music.

3: `Farewell to Arrangers Anonymous'.

This programme examines the significance of the music arrangers' contribution to Sinatra's studio recordings.

David Jacobs presents a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

7: `Farewell to Arrangers Anonymous'.

This programme explores the contribution to Sinatra's studio recordings made by music arrangers throughout the singer's career.

03Farewell To Arrangers Anonymous1999060419990702

To mark the first anniversary of Frank Sinatra's death, Radio 2 introduces another chance to hear a celebration of his life and music.

3: `Farewell to Arrangers Anonymous'.

This programme examines the significance of the music arrangers' contribution to Sinatra's studio recordings.

David Jacobs presents a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

7: `Farewell to Arrangers Anonymous'.

This programme explores the contribution to Sinatra's studio recordings made by music arrangers throughout the singer's career.

03Why Can1998101819990604

David Jacobs presents a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

3: `Why Can't You Behave?' This programme tells the story of his early clashes with band leaders, musicians and journalists.

With contributions from Abe Shaw, Artie Shaw, Matt Dennis, Connie Haines, Buddy Rich, James Bacon and Alan Livingstone.

03Why Can1998101819990604

David Jacobs presents a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

3: `Why Can't You Behave?' This programme tells the story of his early clashes with band leaders, musicians and journalists.

With contributions from Abe Shaw, Artie Shaw, Matt Dennis, Connie Haines, Buddy Rich, James Bacon and Alan Livingstone.

04Higher And Higher1998102519990611

David Jacobs presents a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

4: `Higher and Higher'.

This programme looks at Frank Sinatra's film career.

04Higher And Higher1998102519990611

David Jacobs presents a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

4: `Higher and Higher'.

This programme looks at Frank Sinatra's film career.

04Truly The Voice Of The Century19990611

To mark the first anniversary of Frank Sinatra's death, Radio 2 introduces another chance to hear selected episodes of the award-winning series celebrating his life and music, presented by David Jacobs.

4: `Truly the Voice of the Century'.

Singers, songwriters and musicians reflect on Sinatra's incomparable artistry, and Sinatra himself talks about choosing a song.

04Truly The Voice Of The Century19990611

To mark the first anniversary of Frank Sinatra's death, Radio 2 introduces another chance to hear selected episodes of the award-winning series celebrating his life and music, presented by David Jacobs.

4: `Truly the Voice of the Century'.

Singers, songwriters and musicians reflect on Sinatra's incomparable artistry, and Sinatra himself talks about choosing a song.

05Mr Success1998110119990618

David Jacobs presents a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

5: `Mr Success'.

This programme looks at Sinatra's return to the recording studio in the mid-50s with an angry voice and an attitude to match.

With contributions from Keely Smith, Rosemary Clooney, Skitch Henderson, Ann Miller, Buddy Greco and Sammy Davis Jnr.

05Mr Success1998110119990618

David Jacobs presents a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

5: `Mr Success'.

This programme looks at Sinatra's return to the recording studio in the mid-50s with an angry voice and an attitude to match.

With contributions from Keely Smith, Rosemary Clooney, Skitch Henderson, Ann Miller, Buddy Greco and Sammy Davis Jnr.

06From Coast To Coast - Frank Sinatra On The Air1998110819990625

David Jacobs presents a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

6: `From Coast to Coast - Frank Sinatra on the Air'.

This programme concentrates on Sinatra's radio years.

Featuring rare broadcast duets with Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly and Jimmy Durante, plus vintage performances with Benny Goodman, Harry James and Tommy Dorsey.

06From Coast To Coast - Frank Sinatra On The Air1998110819990625

David Jacobs presents a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

6: `From Coast to Coast - Frank Sinatra on the Air'.

This programme concentrates on Sinatra's radio years.

Featuring rare broadcast duets with Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly and Jimmy Durante, plus vintage performances with Benny Goodman, Harry James and Tommy Dorsey.

07Farewell To Arrangers Anonymous1998111519990702
07Farewell To Arrangers Anonymous1998111519990702
08Not Just My Way1998112219990709

David Jacobs presents a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

8:`Not Just My Way'.

This programme looks at Sinatra's duets from `Somethin' Stupid' in 1967, to the recent `Duets' albums with the likes of Bono and Barbra Streisand.

08Not Just My Way1998112219990709

David Jacobs presents a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

8:`Not Just My Way'.

This programme looks at Sinatra's duets from `Somethin' Stupid' in 1967, to the recent `Duets' albums with the likes of Bono and Barbra Streisand.

09The Television Years1998112919990716

David Jacobs presents a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

9:`The Television Years'.

This programme looks at Sinatra's television appearances, and includes his historic duet with Elvis Presley, and the Emmy award-winning song `Love and Marriage' from the musical version of `Our Town'.

09The Television Years1998112919990716

David Jacobs presents a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

9:`The Television Years'.

This programme looks at Sinatra's television appearances, and includes his historic duet with Elvis Presley, and the Emmy award-winning song `Love and Marriage' from the musical version of `Our Town'.

10Satisfy Me One More Time1998120619990723

David Jacobs presents a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

10: `Satisfy Me One More Time'.

This programme looks at the life of a middle-aged Sinatra and at the events that led to his premature retirement in 1971.

With contributions from Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Jr, Pandro S Berman, Buddy Greco, Quincy Jones and Milton Berle.

10Satisfy Me One More Time1998120619990723

David Jacobs presents a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

10: `Satisfy Me One More Time'.

This programme looks at the life of a middle-aged Sinatra and at the events that led to his premature retirement in 1971.

With contributions from Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Jr, Pandro S Berman, Buddy Greco, Quincy Jones and Milton Berle.

11Back With A Vengeance1998121319990730

David Jacobs presents a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

11: `Back with a Vengeance'.

This programme looks at how Sinatra's star rose in Hollywood after his Oscar-winning performance in `From Here to Eternity'.

11Back With A Vengeance1998121319990730

David Jacobs presents a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

11: `Back with a Vengeance'.

This programme looks at how Sinatra's star rose in Hollywood after his Oscar-winning performance in `From Here to Eternity'.

12The Influence1998122019990806

David Jacobs presents a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

12:`The Influence'.

This edition focuses on Sinatra's impact on a whole generation of singers.

With contributions from Tony Bennett, Buddy Greco, Vic Damone, Jo Stafford, Rosemary Clooney and Mitch Miller.

12The Influence1998122019990806

David Jacobs presents a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

12:`The Influence'.

This edition focuses on Sinatra's impact on a whole generation of singers.

With contributions from Tony Bennett, Buddy Greco, Vic Damone, Jo Stafford, Rosemary Clooney and Mitch Miller.

13Voice Of The Century1998122719990813

David Jacobs concludes a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

`Truly the `Voice of the Century''.

Singers, songwriters and musicians reflect on Sinatra's incomparable artistry.

13Voice Of The Century1998122719990813

David Jacobs concludes a 13-part series on the many facets of the great entertainer.

`Truly the `Voice of the Century''.

Singers, songwriters and musicians reflect on Sinatra's incomparable artistry.