Francis A. & Edward K.

Francis A. & Edward K. is an album by Frank Sinatra with Duke Ellington and his big band.

Francis A. & Edward K.
Studio album by
RecordedDecember 11 – 12, 1967, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
GenreVocal jazz
FS 1024
ProducerSonny Burke
Frank Sinatra chronology
The World We Knew
Francis A. & Edward K.
Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits
Duke Ellington chronology
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Francis A. & Edward K.
Yale Concert
Professional ratings
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Recording and music

The original intention was to record a mix of standards and originals, but only one original, Ellington's "I Like the Sunrise", was used.[1] The arrangements were written by Billy May.[2] All of the performances are at a slow tempo except "Come Back to Me".[1]

Release and reception

Francis A. & Edward K. was released by Reprise Records.[2] The AllMusic reviewer wrote that both Sinatra and the Ellington band gave uneven performances.[1]

Track listing

  1. "Follow Me" (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 3:56
  2. "Sunny" (Bobby Hebb) – 4:15
  3. "All I Need Is the Girl" (Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne) – 5:01
  4. "Indian Summer" (Victor Herbert, Al Dubin) – 4:14
  5. "I Like the Sunrise" (Duke Ellington) (from Ellington's Liberian Suite (1947)) – 5:02
  6. "Yellow Days" (Álvaro Carrillo, Alan Bernstein) – 5:00
  7. "Poor Butterfly" (Raymond Hubbell, John Golden) – 4:29
  8. "Come Back to Me" (Burton Lane, Lerner) – 3:22


Among others, non-credited.


  1. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Frank Sinatra / Duke Ellington: Francis A. & Edward K." AllMusic. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  2. Morgenstern, Dan (2014). "Ellington in the 1960s and 1970s: Triumph and Tragedy". In Green, Edward (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to Duke Ellington. Cambridge University Press. p. 163. ISBN 978-0-521-88119-7.
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