Best of Vegas, by Frank Sinatra

August 4, 2011

As the epitome of vocal cool and confidence, Frank Sinatra ruled the Las Vegas strip for more than two decades. This compilation draws on four of his best performances there between 1961 and 1987. In a 1966 recording, Old Blue Eyes is at his Rat Pack best on "I've Got You Under My Skin," with growling backup from Count Basie and his orchestra. But he was no less spunky in '82, singing "New York, New York" with humorous asides to Chicago and Kansas City before taking the tune home on a high note.