A Man and His Music

A Man and His Music is a 1965 double album by Frank Sinatra. It provides a brief retrospective of Sinatra's musical career. The album won the 1967 Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

A Man and His Music
Studio album by
RecordedDecember 19, 1960 – October 21, 1965, Los Angeles and Hollywood
2FS 1016
ProducerSonny Burke
Frank Sinatra chronology
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Instead of using the original recordings, which were made for RCA, Columbia and Capitol Records, and therefore not licensed for use by his then-current label, Reprise, Sinatra used re-recorded versions for the majority of the album's songs, culling tracks from his prior Reprise albums. Three songs were specifically recorded for the project: "I'll Never Smile Again", "Come Fly with Me" and "Love and Marriage". There is also a narration from Sinatra that runs throughout the album.

Approximately 2,000 copies of this album were originally released in a special wooden slipcase containing 3D artwork on the cover in the form of a metal plaque. Each copy was numbered and contained a card signed by Sinatra himself. The packaging also included a booklet highlighting Sinatra's career. A majority of these special "Man and His Music" LP's were given away as door prizes by Sinatra at a party in Palm Springs. The party celebrated the singer's 50th birthday, as well as the airing of Sinatra's 1965 NBC television special of the same name (Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music).

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music[1]

Track listing

Disc one

  1. "Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day)" (Paul Mann, Stephan Weiss, Ruth Lowe) - 3:10
  2. "All or Nothing at All" (Jack Lawrence, Arthur Altman) - 4:26
  3. "I'll Never Smile Again" (Lowe) - 2:49
  4. "There Are Such Things" (George W. Meyer, Stanley Adams, Abel Baer) - 2:57
  5. "I'll Be Seeing You" (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal) - 3:06
  6. "The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)" (Gus Kahn, Isham Jones) - 3:03
  7. "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 4:46
  8. "Night and Day" (Cole Porter) - 4:29
  9. "Oh! What It Seemed to Be" (Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss, Frankie Carle) - 3:26
  10. "Soliloquy" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) - 8:19
  11. "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)" (Phil Silvers, Van Heusen) - 4:21
  12. "The House I Live In" (Lewis Allan, Earl Robinson) - 4:40
  13. "From Here to Eternity" (Karger, Wells) - 2:44

Disc two

  1. "Come Fly with Me" (Sammy Cahn, Van Heusen) - 2:13
  2. "(How Little It Matters) How Little We Know" (Carolyn Leigh, Phil Springers) - 2:29
  3. "Learnin' the Blues" (Dolores Vicki Silvers) - 2:31
  4. "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" (David Mann, Bob Hilliard) - 2:43
  5. "Young at Heart" (Leigh, Johnny Richards) - 3:51
  6. "Witchcraft" (Cy Coleman, Leigh) - 2:52
  7. "All the Way" (Cahn, Van Heusen) - 3:27
  8. "Love and Marriage" (Cahn, Van Heusen) - 1:29
  9. "I've Got You Under My Skin" (Porter) - 3:26
  10. "Ring-a-Ding Ding" (Cahn, Van Heusen) - 1:07
  11. "The Second Time Around" (Cahn, Van Heusen) - 2:13
  12. "The Summit" (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr.) - 5:20
  13. "The Oldest Established (Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York)" (With Dean Martin and Bing Crosby) (Frank Loesser) - 2:31
  14. "Luck Be a Lady" (Loesser) - 2:25
  15. "Call Me Irresponsible" (Cahn, Van Heusen) - 2:45
  16. "Fly Me to the Moon" (Bart Howard) - 2:30
  17. "Softly, as I Leave You" (Hal Shaper, Tony De Vita, Giorgio Calabrese) - 2:57
  18. "My Kind of Town" (Cahn, Van Heusen) - 2:30
  19. "The September of My Years" (Cahn, Van Heusen) - 3:22



Region CertificationCertified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[2] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
  2. "American album certifications – Frank Sinatra – A Man & His Music". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
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