'The Frank Sinatra Collection' brings together some of Frank Sinatra's finest performances on television and in concert. This release combines his first two Timex TV shows from the late '50s.
The Frank Sinatra Timex Show First broadcast by ABC on October 19, 1959. This was the first of four Timex-sponsored television specials that Sinatra hosted. It's a fun and energetic show that captures Frank Sinatra at the top of his game. Guests include Dean Martin, Mitzi Gaynor and Bing Crosby, who join forces for an opening rendition of "High Hopes" and later Jimmy Durante makes a surprise appearance.
An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra First broadcast by ABC on December 13, 1959, 'An Afternoon With Frank Sinatra' was the second of Sinatra's four Timex television specials. The show includes guest appearances from Peter Lawford, Hermione Gingold, The Hi-Lo's, Red Norvo's jazz combo, dancer Juliet Prowse and the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald. Sinatra sings such hits as "I've Got the World on a String," "I'll Never Smile Again" and duets on "Can't We Be Friends" with Ella.