Jim Raposa

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Recent Pieces from Jim Raposa

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Part Eleven (BONUS SHOW): Sinatra in Concert. (56:38)
From: Jim Raposa

Considered the ultimate concert performer, Frank Sinatra graced concert stages across the globe during his seven decade showbiz career. In this bonus edition of the career ...
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Part Ten: And Now the End is Near (57:37)
From: Jim Raposa

The 1970s saw Frank Sinatra go into a short-lived retirement. "He thought it was over!" says Sinatra pal, Tino Barzie on Frank & Friends. Arguably, Sinatra's time away ...
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Part Nine: The Reprise Years, Vol. 2 (57:41)
From: Jim Raposa

As the 60s rolled on, Reprise continued to blossom, eventually merging with Warner Brothers Records. Sinatra continued to be in artistic control of his recorded output with ...
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Part Eight: The Reprise Years, Vol. 1 (57:37)
From: Jim Raposa

In the early 60s, Frank Sinatra's new label, Reprise, began operations. With his negotiated departure from Capitol satisfied in 1962, Sinatra was able to put his focus on ...
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Part Seven: From Capitol to Reprise (56:32)
From: Jim Raposa

In this episode, we close out Sinatra's first Capitol period (the second came in 1993) and sample the start of Frank's new label, Reprise. We also look at the political ...
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Part Six: The Capitol Years, Vol. 3 (57:38)
From: Jim Raposa

In part six of our special Frank & Friends series, we focus on Sinatra concept albums: "Come Fly With Me," "Only the Lonely" and "A Swingin' Affair." Each album is a goldmine ...
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Part Five: Capitol Years, volume 2 (57:44)
From: Jim Raposa

With his career back on solid ground, Frank Sinatra was once again "King of ALL media." His records were practically instant hits, his box office star was firmly established ...
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Part Three: The Columbia Years (57:38)
From: Jim Raposa

The Columbia Years for Frank Sinatra saw the singer reach the greatest heights in showbiz...and a tumultuous low by the late 1940s. Even in those lean years, Sinatra turned ...
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Part Two: From Dorsey to Solo Stardom (57:40)
From: Jim Raposa

Upon joining the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1940, Frank Sinatra became a rising star. It would be just a matter of time before FS would embark on his own as a solo act. This ...
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Part One: In the Begining. (57:40)
From: Jim Raposa

This episode tracks Sinatra's humble ambitions to break into showbiz with rare radio broadcasts and his earliest commercial recordings.