An iconic American singer, actor, and producer, Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915 and passed away on May 14, 1998. He was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century having sold more that 150 million records. He began his music career with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey during the swing era and went on to become a solo artist. He was the idol of the bobby soxers. When his career stalled in the early 1950s, he became a resident artist in Las Vegas as part of the Rat Pack.
In 1960, Sinatra started his own label, Reprise Records, and went on to release a string of successful albums. Sinatra retired for the first time in 1971. Two years later, he came out of retirement to perform at Caesar’s Palace. He then continue to tour worldwide until shortly before his death.
During his lifetime, this self taught perfectionist garnered 11 Grammy Awards. While his Christmas albums were not among these, A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra was released by Capitol Records in 1957. It featured the Ralph Brewster Singers along with an orchestra conducted by Gordon Jenkins. For it timeless classics presented in only the way that one of the, if not the greatest singers of the 20th Century could croon these tunes, Aloha Promises Forever feels compelled to provide this classic a 10 out of 10. If you’re looking for Christmas tunes, you can do no better.
A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra may be listened to in its entirety here: