The Columbia Years 1943–1952: The Complete Recordings

The Columbia Years 1943–1952: The Complete Recordings

The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings
Box set by Frank Sinatra
Released October 5, 1993
Recorded 1943-1952
Genre Classic pop
Length 860:25
Label Columbia
Frank Sinatra chronology
The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings
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The Columbia Years 1943–1952: The Complete Recordings is a 1993 box set album by the American singer Frank Sinatra.

This twelve-disc set contains 285 songs Sinatra recorded during his nine-year career with Columbia Records.


  • Track listing 1
    • Disc one 1.1
    • Disc two 1.2
    • Disc three 1.3
    • Disc four 1.4
    • Disc five 1.5
    • Disc six 1.6
    • Disc seven 1.7
    • Disc eight 1.8
    • Disc nine 1.9
    • Disc ten 1.10
    • Disc eleven 1.11
    • Disc twelve 1.12
  • Personnel 2
  • References 3

Track listing

Disc one

  1. "Close to You" (Al Hoffman, Carl G. Lampl, James Livingston) - 3:17
  2. "You'll Never Know" (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 3:00
  3. "Sunday, Monday or Always" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 3:15
  4. "If You Please" (Burke, Van Heusen) - 2:51
  5. "People Will Say We're in Love" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) - 3:19
  6. "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'" (Rodgers, Hammerstein) - 2:55
  7. "I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night" (Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh) - 2:52
  8. "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" (Adamson, McHugh) - 3:13
  9. "The Music Stopped" (Adamson, McHugh) - 2:59
  10. "If You Are But a Dream (Nat Bonx, Jack Fulton, Moe Jaffe) - 3:03
  11. "Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week)" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 2:43
  12. "There's No You" - (Tom Adair, Hal Hopper) - 3:26
  13. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) - 3:22
  14. "I Dream of You (More Than You Dream of Me)" - (Marjorie Goetschius, Edna Osser) - 3:07
  15. "I Begged Her" (Cahn, Styne) - 2:59
  16. "What Makes the Sunset?" (Cahn, Styne) - 2:54
  17. "I Fall in Love Too Easily" (Cahn, Styne) - 3:13
  18. "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)" (Phil Silvers, Van Heusen) - 3:19
  19. "The Cradle Song" (Johannes Brahms) - 3:06
  20. "Ol' Man River" (Jerome Kern, Hammerstein II) - 4:00
  21. "Stormy Weather" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 4:13
  22. "The Charm of You" (Cahn, Styne) - 2:59

Disc two

  1. "Ira Gershwin) - 3:16
  2. "When Your Lover Has Gone" (Einar A. Swan) - 2:52
  3. "Kiss Me Again" (Henry Blossom, Victor Herbert) - 2:45
  4. "(I Got a Woman Crazy for Me) She's Funny That Way" (Neil Moret, Richard A. Whiting) - 3:20
  5. "George Norton) - 3:08
  6. "Where or When" (Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 3:13
  7. "All the Things You Are" (Hammerstein II, Kern) - 3:00
  8. "Mighty Lak' a Rose" (Ethelbert Nevin, Frank Stanton) - 3:23
  9. "I Should Care" (Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) - 3:00
  10. "Homesick, That's All" (Gordon Jenkins) - 3:22
  11. "Dream (When You're Feeling Blue)" (Mercer) - 3:02
  12. "A Friend of Yours" (Burke, Van Heusen) - 3:01
  13. "George David Weiss) - 3:00
  14. "Over the Rainbow" (Arlen, E.Y. Harburg) - 3:16
  15. "You'll Never Walk Alone" (Rodgers, Hammerstein II) - 3:25
  16. "If I Loved You" (Rodgers, Hammerstein II) - 3:03
  17. "Lily Belle" (Irving Taylor, D. Franklin) - 3:29
  18. "Don't Forget Tonight Tomorrow" (L. Sherin, J. Milton) - 3:02
  19. "I've Got a Home in That Rock" (Traditional) - 3:10
  20. "Jesus Is a Rock in That Weary Land" (Traditional) - 3:19
  21. "Stars in Your Eyes" (R. Lopez Mendez, Gabriel Ruiz, M. Greene) - 2:45
  22. "My Shawl" (S. Adams, Xavier Cugat) - 3:15

Disc three

  1. "Someone to Watch Over Me" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin)
  2. "You Go to My Head" (John Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)
  3. "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)" (Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Holt Marvell)
  4. "I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)" (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk)
  5. "The House I Live In (That's America to Me)" (Lewis Allan, Earl Robinson)
  6. "Day By Day" (Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston)
  7. "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)"
  8. "You Are Too Beautiful" (Rodgers, Hart)
  9. "America the Beautiful" (Katherine Lee Bates, Samuel Ward)
  10. "Silent Night, Holy Night" (Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber)
  11. "The Moon Was Yellow (And the Night Was Young)" (Ahlert, Edgar Leslie)
  12. "I Only Have Eyes for You" (Warren, Al Dubin)
  13. "The Old School Teacher" (Willard Robison)
  14. "Just An Old Stone House" (Alec Wilder)
  15. "Full Moon and Empty Arms" (Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ted Mossman, Buddy Kaye)
  16. "Oh, What It Seemed to Be" (George David Weiss, Bernie Benjamin, Frank Carle)
  17. "I Have But One Heart" (Marty Symes, J. Farrow)
  18. "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You" (Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Young)
  19. "Why Shouldn't I?" (Cole Porter)
  20. "Try a Little Tenderness" (Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Harry Woods)
  21. "Paradise" (Gordon Clifford, Nacio Herb Brown)
  22. "All Through the Day" (Hammerstein II, Kern)
  23. "One Love" (Leo Robin, D. Rose)
  24. "Two Hearts Are Better Than One" (Johnny Mercer, Kern)
  25. "How Cute Can You Be?" (Carl Fischer, Bill Carey)

Disc four

  1. "From This Day Forward" (Leigh Harline, M. Greene)
  2. "Where Is My Bess?" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin, DuBose Heyward)
  3. "Begin the Beguine" (Porter)
  4. "Something Old, Something New" (R. Idriss, G. Tibbles)
  5. "They Say It's Wonderful" (Irving Berlin)
  6. "That Old Black Magic" (Harold Arlen, Mercer)
  7. "The Girl That I Marry" (Berlin)
  8. "I Fall In Love with You Ev'ry Day" (Sam Stept)
  9. "How Deep Is the Ocean (How Blue Is the Sky)" (Berlin)
  10. "Home on the Range" (Traditional)
  11. "The Song Is You" (Hammerstein II, Kern)
  12. "Soliloquy (Parts 1 & 2)" (Rodgers, Hammerstein II)
  13. "Somewhere In the Night" (Joseph Myrow, Gordon)
  14. "Could'ja?" (Fischer, Carey)
  15. "Five Minutes More" (Cahn, Styne)
  16. "The Things We Did Last Summer" (Cahn, Styne)
  17. "You'll Know When It Happens" (Carmen Lombardo, John Jacob Loeb)
  18. "This Is the Night" (R. Evans, L. Bellin)
  19. "The Coffee Song (They've Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Brazil)" (Bob Hilliard, Dick Miles)
  20. "Among My Souvenirs" (Leslie, H. Nicholls)
  21. "I Love You" (Bob Wright, Chet Forrest, Edvard Grieg)
  22. "September Song" (Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson)
  23. "Blue Skies" (Berlin)
  24. "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry" (Cahn, Styne)

Disc five

  1. "Adeste Fideles (O, Come All Ye Faithful)" (Traditional)
  2. "Lost in the Stars" (Weill, Anderson)
  3. "Jingle Bells" (J. S. Pierpont)
  4. "Falling in Love with Love" (Rodgers, Hart)
  5. "Hush-A-Bye Island" (Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh)
  6. "So They Tell Me" (H. Mott, J. Gale, Arthur Kent)
  7. "There's No Business Like Show Business" (Berlin)
  8. "(Once Upon) A Moonlight Night" (Sidney Clare, Irving Bibo)
  9. "Strange Music" (Wright, Forrest, Grieg)
  10. "Poinciana (Song of the Tree)" (Buddy Bernier, Nat Simon)
  11. "The Music Stopped" (Adamson, McHugh)
  12. "Why Shouldn't It Happen to Us?" (Alberta Nichols, Mann Holiner)
  13. "Time After Time" (Cahn, Styne)
  14. "It's the Same Old Dream" (Cahn, Styne)
  15. "I'm Sorry I Made You Cry" (N. J. Clesi)
  16. "None But the Lonely Heart" (Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, B. Westbrook)
  17. "The Brooklyn Bridge" (Cahn, Styne)
  18. "I Believe" (Cahn, Styne)
  19. "I Got a Gal I Love (In North & South Dakota)" (Cahn, Styne)
  20. "The Dum-Dot Song (I Put a Penny In the Gum Slot)" (J. Kay)
  21. "All of Me" (Seymour Simons, Gerald Marks)
  22. "It's All Up to You" (Cahn, Styne)
  23. "My Romance" (Rodgers, Hart)

Disc six

  1. "Always" (Berlin)
  2. "I Want to Thank Your Folks" (Weiss, Benjamin)
  3. "That's How Much I Love You" (E. Arnold, W. Fowler, J. G. Hall)
  4. "You Can Take My Word for It Baby" (Russ Freeman, Irving Taylor)
  5. "Sweet Lorraine" (Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
  6. "Always"
  7. "I Concentrate on You" (Porter)
  8. "My Love for You" (Harry Jacobson, Edward Heyman)
  9. "Mam'selle" (Gordon, Edmund Goulding)
  10. "Ain'tcha Ever Comin' Back" (Stordahl, Weston, Taylor)
  11. "Stella By Starlight" (Washington, Young)
  12. "There But For You Go I" (Alan Lerner, Frederick Loewe)
  13. "Almost Like Being In Love" (Lerner, Loewe)
  14. "Tea for Two" (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
  15. "My Romance" (Rodgers, Hart)
  16. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin)
  17. "Christmas Dreaming (A Little Early This Year)" (Irving Gordon, L. Lee)
  18. "The Stars Will Remember (So Will I)" (Don Pelosi, Leo Towers)
  19. "It All Came True" (Sunny Skylar)
  20. "That Old Feeling" (Lew Brown, Sammy Fain)
  21. "If I Had You" (Campbell, Connelly, Ted Shapiro)
  22. "The Nearness of You" (Hoagy Carmichael, Washington)
  23. "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)" (Arlen, Mercer)

Disc seven

  1. "But Beautiful" (Van Heusen, Burke)
  2. "A Fellow Needs a Girl" (Rodgers, Hammerstein II)
  3. "So Far" (Rodgers, Hammerstein II)
  4. "It All Came True"
  5. "Can't You Just See Yourself?" (Cahn, Styne)
  6. "You're My Girl" (Cahn, Styne)
  7. "All Of Me"
  8. "I'll Make Up for Ev'rything" (R. Parker)
  9. "Strange Music"
  10. "Laura" (Mercer, David Raksin)
  11. "Night and Day" (Porter)
  12. "My Cousin Louella" (B. Bierman, J. Manus)
  13. "We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye" (Woods)
  14. "S'posin'" (Andy Razaf, Paul Denniker)
  15. "Just for Now" (D. Redmond)
  16. "None But the Lonely Heart"
  17. "The Night We Called It a Day" (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
  18. "The Song Is You"
  19. "What'll I Do?" (Berlin)
  20. "Poinciana (Song of the Tree)"
  21. "(I Offer You the Moon) Senorita" (Heyman, Brown)
  22. "The Music Stopped" (Adamson, McHugh)

Disc eight

  1. "Mean to Me" (Ahlert, Turk)
  2. "Spring Is Here" (Rodgers, Hart)
  3. "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)" (Mercer, Rube Bloom)
  4. "When You Wake" (Henry Nemo)
  5. "It Never Entered My Mind" (Rodgers, Hart)
  6. "I've Got a Crush on You" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin)
  7. "Body and Soul" (Johnny Green, Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
  8. "I'm Glad There Is You" (Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Madeira Mertz)
  9. "I Went Down to Virginia" (Dave Mann, R. Evans)
  10. "If I Only Had a Match" (Arthur Johnston, L. Morris, George W. Meyer)
  11. "If I Steal a Kiss" (Heyman, Brown)
  12. "Autumn in New York" (Vernon Duke)
  13. "Everybody Loves Somebody" (Taylor, Ken Lane)
  14. "A Little Learnin' Is a Dangerous Thing, Part 1" (Sy Oliver, D. Jacobs)
  15. "A Little Learnin' Is a Dangerous Thing, Part 2"
  16. "Ever Homeward" (Cahn, Styne)
  17. "But None Like You" (Ray Noble)
  18. "Catana" (Ed DeLange, A. Newman)
  19. "Why Was I Born?" (Hammerstein II, Kern)
  20. "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" (Richard S. Willis, Edmund H. Sears)
  21. "O Little Town of Bethlehem" (Lewis H. Redner, Phillips Brooks)
  22. "White Christmas" (Berlin)
  23. "For Every Man There's a Woman" (Arlen, Robin)

Disc nine

  1. "Help Yourself to My Heart" (B. Kaye, S. Timberg)
  2. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (John Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)
  3. "If I Forget You" (Caesar)
  4. "Where Is the One?" (Wilder, E. Finckel)
  5. "When Is Sometime?" (Van Heusen, Burke)
  6. "It Only Happens When I Dance With You" (Berlin)
  7. "A Fella With an Umbrella" (Berlin)
  8. "Nature Boy" (Eden Ahbez)
  9. "Sunflower" (David)
  10. "Once In Love With Amy" (Frank Loesser)
  11. "Why Can't You Behave?" (Porter)
  12. "Bop! Goes My Heart" (Styne, W. Bishop)
  13. "Comme Ci Comme Ca" (Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer, P. Dudan, B. Coquatrix)
  14. "No Orchids for My Lady" (Jack Strachey, A. Stranks)
  15. "While the Angelus Was Ringing (Les Trois Cloches)" (Dick Manning, J. Villard)
  16. "If You Stub Your Toe On the Moon" (Van Heusen, Burke)
  17. "Kisses and Tears" (Cahn, Styne)
  18. "Some Enchanted Evening" (Rodgers, Hammerstein II)
  19. "Bali Ha'i" (Rodgers, Hammerstein II)
  20. "The Right Girl for Me" (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Roger Edens)
  21. "Night After Night" (Cahn, Stordahl, Weston)
  22. "The Huckle-Buck" (Alfred, Gibson)
  23. "It Happens Every Spring" (Myrow, Gordon)

Disc ten

  1. "Let's Take an Old-Fashioned Walk" (Berlin)
  2. "(Just One Way to Say) I Love You" (Berlin)
  3. "It All Depends On You" (Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson)
  4. "Bye Bye Baby" (Robin, Styne)
  5. "Don't Cry Joe (Let Her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go)" (Al Piantados, Joe Marsala)
  6. "Every Man Should Marry" (Silver, Benny Davis)
  7. "If I Ever Love Again" (R. Carlyle, D. Reynolds)
  8. "We're Just a Kiss Apart" (Leo Robin, Jule Styne)
  9. "Every Man Should Marry"
  10. "The Wedding of Lili Marlene" (T. Connor, J. Reine)
  11. "That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)" (Gillespie, B. Smith)
  12. "Mad About You" (Washington, Young)
  13. "(On the Island of) Stromboli" (Taylor, Lane)
  14. "The Old Master Painter" (Gillespie, Smith)
  15. "Why Remind Me?" (D. Tauber, S. Willner)
  16. "Sorry" (Richard Whiting, Anna Sosenko, Buddy Pepper)
  17. "Sunshine Cake" (Van Heusen, Burke)
  18. "(We've Got A) Sure Thing" (Van Heusen, Burke)
  19. "God's Country" (Gillespie, Smith)
  20. "Sheila" (Frank Sinatra, B. Hayward, R. Staver)
  21. "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" (Harry Stone, Jack Stapp)
  22. "Kisses and Tears"
  23. "When the Sun Goes Down" (LeRoy Carr)
  24. "American Beauty Rose" (R. Evans, Arthur Altman, David)

Disc eleven

  1. "Peachtree Street" (Sinatra, L. Mason, J. Saunders)
  2. "Should I (Reveal)" (Brown, Freed)
  3. "You Do Something to Me" (Porter)
  4. "Lover" (Rodgers, Hart)
  5. "When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)" (Joe Goodwin, Larry Shay, Marvin Fisher)
  6. "It's Only a Paper Moon" (Arlen, Erwin 'Yip' Harburg, Billy Rose)
  7. "George Whiting)
  8. "The Continental" (Herb Magidson, Con Conrad)
  9. "Goodnight Irene" (H. Ledbetter, J. Lomax)
  10. "Dear Little Boy of Mine" (J. K. Brennan, Ernest R. Ball)
  11. "Life Is So Peculiar" (Van Heusen, Burke)
  12. "Accidents Will Happen" (Van Heusen, Burke)
  13. "One Finger Melody" (Hoffman, Kermit Goell, Fred Spielman)
  14. "Remember Me in Your Dreams" (David, Marty Nevins)
  15. "If Only She'd Look My Way" (Ivor Novello, A. Melville)
  16. "London By Night" (Carroll Coates)
  17. "Meet Me at the Copa" (Cahn, Stordahl)
  18. "Come Back to Sorrento (Torna A Surriento)" (Claude Aveling, Ernesto DeCurtis)
  19. "April in Paris" (Duke, Harburg)
  20. "I Guess I'll Have to Dream the Rest" (Mickey Stoner, Bud Green, Martin Block)
  21. "Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)" (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby)
  22. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (Cahn, Styne)
  23. "Take My Love" (Jack Wolf, Joel Herron, Sinatra)
  24. "I Am Loved" (Porter)
  25. "You Don't Remind Me" (Porter)
  26. "Love Means Love" (Carl Sigman, Bonnie Lake)
  27. "Cherry Pies 'Ought to Be You" (Porter)

Disc twelve

  1. "Faithful" (Jimmy Kennedy, A. Stone)
  2. "You're the One" (Washington, Young)
  3. "There's Something Missing" (Weiss, Benjamin, J. Rule, R. O'Brien, M. Downe)
  4. "Hello, Young Lovers" (Rodgers, Hammerstein II)
  5. "We Kiss In a Shadow" (Rodgers, Hammerstein II)
  6. "I Whistle a Happy Tune" (Rodgers, Hammerstein II)
  7. "I'm a Fool to Want You" (Wolf, Herron, Sinatra)
  8. "Love Me" (Washington, Young)
  9. "Mama Will Bark" (Manning)
  10. "It's a Long Way (From Your House to My House)" (Sid Tepper, Roy Brodsky)
  11. "Castle Rock" (Ervin Drake, J. Shirl, Al Sears)
  12. "Farewell, Farewell to Love" (Wolf, George Siravo)
  13. "Deep Night" (Rudy Valee, Charlie Henderson)
  14. "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" (Eddie Green)
  15. "I Could Write a Book" (Rodgers, Hart)
  16. "I Hear a Rhapsody" (George Fragos, Jack Baker, Dick Gasparre)
  17. "Walking In the Sunshine" (B. Merrill)
  18. "My Girl" (C. Freed)
  19. "Feet of Clay" (Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer, Hy Zaret)
  20. "Don't Ever Be Afraid to Go Home" (Sigman, Bob Hilliard)
  21. "Luna Rossa (Blushing Moon)" (Goell, V. De Crescenzo, A. Vian)
  22. "The Birth of the Blues" (Brown, DeSylva, Henderson)
  23. "Azure-Te (Paris Blues)" (Wolf, Davis)
  24. "Tennessee Newsboy (The Newsboy Blues)" (Percy Faith, Manning)
  25. "Bim Bam Baby" (Sammy Mysels)
  26. "Why Try to Change Me Now?" (Cy Coleman, Joseph McCarthy)



  1. ^ The Columbia Years 1943–1952: The Complete Recordings at AllMusic