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The Best of the Columbia Years: 1943–1952
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Release date(s)
June 16, 1998
Recorded
1943 - 1952
Record Label
Legacy Records
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Discs
4
Total tracks
16
Length
297:29
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The Best of the Columbia Years: 1943–1952 is a box set of Frank Sinatra's work with Columbia Records.

Track listing Edit

Disc One Edit

  1. "Close to You" (Al Hoffman, Carl G. Lampl, Jerry Livingston) - 3:18
  2. "People Will Say We're In Love" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) - 3:20
  3. "If You Are But a Dream" (Moe Jaffe, Jack Fulton, Nat Bonx) - 3:04
  4. "Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week)" (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) - 2:43
  5. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) - 3:22
  6. "I Fall In Love Too Easily" (Styne, Cahn) - 3:13
  7. "Ol' Man River" (Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) - 4:00
  8. "Stormy Weather" (Ted Koehler, Harold Arlen) - 4:13
  9. "Embraceable You" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:16
  10. "(I Got A Woman Crazy For Me) She's Funny That Way" (Richard Whiting, Neil Moret) - 3:20
  11. "My Melancholy Baby" (Ernie Burnett, Maybelle Watson, George A. Norton) - 3:08
  12. "Where or When" (Lorenz Hart, Rodgers) - 3:13
  13. "All the Things You Are" (Hammerstein II, Kern) - 3:00
  14. "I Should Care" (Cahn, Paul Weston, Axel Stordahl) - 3:00
  15. "Dream" (Johnny Mercer) - 3:02
  16. "Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day)" (Ruth Lowe, Paul Mann, Stephen Weiss) - 3:06
  17. "Over The Rainbow" (Yip Harburg, Arlen) - 3:16
  18. "If I Loved You" (Hammerstein II, Rodgers) - 3:04
  19. "Someone to Watch Over Me" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) - 3:19
  20. "You Go to My Head" (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) - 2:59
  21. "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)" (Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) - 3:07
  22. "The House I Live In (That's America to Me)" (Lewis Allan, Earl Robinson) - 3:18
  23. "Day by Day" (Cahn, Paul Weston, Stordahl) - 3:08

Disc Two Edit

  1. "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)" (Phil Silvers, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 3:19
  2. "Full Moon and Empty Arms" (Buddy Kaye, Ted Mossman, Sergei Rachmaninoff) - 3:12
  3. "Oh! What It Seemed to Be" (Bennie Benjamin, George Weiss, Frankie Carle) - 2:59
  4. "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You" (Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Young) - 3:11
  5. "Why Shouldn't I?" (Cole Porter) - 2:52
  6. "Try a Little Tenderness" (James Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry M. Woods) - 3:08
  7. "Begin the Beguine" (Porter) - 2:55
  8. "They Say It's Wonderful" (Berlin) - 3:04
  9. "That Old Black Magic" (Mercer, Arlen) - 2:32
  10. "How Deep Is the Ocean?" (Berlin) - 2:56
  11. "Home on the Range" (Brewster M. Higley, Daniel E. Kelley) - 3:11
  12. "Five Minutes More" (Styne, Cahn) - 2:35
  13. "The Things We Did Last Summer" (Styne, Cahn) - 3:15
  14. "Among My Souvenirs" (Edgar Leslie, Horatio Nicholls) - 3:15
  15. "September Song" (Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill) - 3:05
  16. "Blue Skies" (Berlin) - 2:28
  17. "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry" (Styne, Cahn) - 3:23
  18. "Lost in the Stars" (Anderson, Weill) - 3:15
  19. "There's No Business Like Show Business" (Berlin) - 3:18
  20. "Time After Time" (Styne, Cahn) - 3:09
  21. "The Brooklyn Bridge" (Styne, Cahn) - 2:35
  22. "Sweet Lorraine" (Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell) - 3:08
  23. "Always" (Berlin) - 2:55
  24. "Mam'selle" (Mack Gordon, Edmund Goulding) - 3:19

Disc Three Edit

  1. "Stella by Starlight" (Washington, Young) - 3:19
  2. "My Romance" (Hart, Rodgers) - 3:15
  3. "If I Had You" (Ted Shapiro, James Campbell, Reginald Connelly) - 3:06
  4. "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)" (Mercer, Arlen) - 3:04
  5. "But Beautiful" (Johnny Burke, Van Heusen) - 3:12
  6. "You're My Girl" (Styne, Cahn) - 3:09
  7. "All of Me" (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) - 2:44
  8. "Night and Day" (Cole Porter) - 3:38
  9. "S'Posin" (Andy Razaf, Paul Denniker) - 2:45
  10. "The Night We Called It a Day" (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) - 3:21
  11. "The Song Is You" (Hammerstein II, Kern) - 3:15
  12. "What'll I Do?" (Irving Berlin) - 3:05
  13. "The Music Stopped" (Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson) - 2:57
  14. "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)" (Mercer, Rube Bloom) - 2:59
  15. "I've Got a Crush on You" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) - 3:15
  16. "Body and Soul" (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton) - 3:18
  17. "I'm Glad There Is You" (Paul Madeira, Jimmy Dorsey) - 3:06
  18. "Autumn in New York" (Vernon Duke) - 3:15
  19. "Nature Boy" (Eden Ahbez) - 3:18
  20. "Once In Love With Amy" (Frank Loesser) - 3:00
  21. "Some Enchanted Evening" (Hammerstein II, Rodgers) - 3:07
  22. "The Hucklebuck" (Roy Alfred, Andy Gibson, Charlie Parker) - 3:00
  23. "Let's Take An Old-Fashioned Walk" (Berlin) - 2:59
  24. "It All Depends on You" (Buddy G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson) - 2:43

Disc Four Edit

  1. "Bye Bye Baby" (Styne, Leo Robin) - 2:38
  2. "Don't Cry, Joe (Let Her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go)" (Joe Marsala) - 3:18
  3. "That Lucky Old Sun" (Haven Gillespie, Beasley Smith) - 3:16
  4. "Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy" (Harry Stone, Jack Stapp) - 2:37
  5. "American Beauty Rose" (Hal David, Arthur Altman, Redd Evans) - 2:34
  6. "Should I?" (Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown) - 2:24
  7. "You Do Something to Me" (Porter) - 2:33
  8. "Lover" (Rodgers, Hart) - 2:39
  9. "When You're Smiling" (Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin, Larry Shay) - 2:28
  10. "London by Night" (Carroll Coates) - 3:09
  11. "Meet Me at The Copa" (Cahn, Stordahl) - 3:11
  12. "April In Paris" (Yip Harburg, Duke) - 2:43
  13. "I Guess I'll Have To Dream The Rest" (Martin Block, Bud Green, Mickey Stoner) - 2:42
  14. "Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)" (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby) - 3:08
  15. "I Am Loved" (Porter) - 2:25
  16. "Hello, Young Lovers" (Rodgers, Hammerstein II) - 3:32
  17. "We Kiss In A Shadow" (Rodgers, Hammerstein II) - 3:35
  18. "I'm a Fool to Want You" (Joel Herron, Frank Sinatra, Jack Wolf) - 2:55
  19. "Love Me" (Washington, Victor Young) - 3:09
  20. "Deep Night" (Rudy Vallee, Charlie Henderson) - 3:16
  21. "I Could Write A Book" (Rodgers, Hart) - 2:42
  22. "I Hear A Rhapsody" (George Fragos, Jack Baker, Dick Gasparre, Richard Bard) - 3:04
  23. "My Girl" (Charles Freed) - 2:24
  24. "The Birth of the Blues" (Buddy G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, Henderson]]) - 3:28
  25. "Azure-Te (Paris Blues)" William Davis, Donald Wolf) - 2:33
  26. "Why Try to Change Me Now" (Cy Coleman, Joseph A. McCarthy) - 2:47

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