Frank Sinatra's Musical Genius-Part II, the Hat Years
The "Hat Years" explore Sinatra's career shift and his recordings with Capitol Records. This period reflects Sinatra at his prime with top hits and venturing out to other musical pursuits.
Again, the overall collection provides a chronology of Frank Sinatra's musical life and influences that shaped his career. There are three stages: Skinny Years, Hat Years and Tux Years all based on Will Friedwald's book entitled "Sinatra! The Song is You" and other references, all which have been cited.
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Friedwald, W. (1995). Sinatra! the song is you: A singer's art. New York: Scribner.