The Song Is You (album)

The Song Is You (album)

The Song Is You
Box set by Frank Sinatra
Released August 30, 1994
Recorded February 1, 1940-
July 2, 1942
Genre Classic pop
Length 382:55
Label RCA Records
Frank Sinatra chronology
Sinatra & Sextet: Live in Paris
The Song Is You
Duets II
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The Song Is You is a 1994 box set by the American singer Frank Sinatra.

This five disc box set contains every studio recording Frank Sinatra performed with Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra, a few tracks of alternate recording takes, and a full disc of mostly-unreleased radio broadcasts. It is considered a definitive look at the first years of what would become a half-a-century long career.


  • Track listing 1
    • Disc one 1.1
    • Disc two 1.2
    • Disc three 1.3
    • Disc four 1.4
    • Disc Five (Radio Broadcasts) 1.5
  • Personnel 2
  • References 3

Track listing

Disc one

  1. "The Sky Fell Down" (Edward Heyman, Louis Alter)
  2. "Too Romantic" (Johnny Burke, James Monaco)
  3. "Shake Down the Stars" (Ed DeLange, Jimmy Van Heusen)
  4. "Moments in the Moonlight" (Richard Himber, Irving Gordon, Alvin Kaufman)
  5. "I'll Be Seeing You" (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal)
  6. "Say It" (Frank Loesser, Jimmy McHugh)
  7. "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" (Burke, Van Heusen)
  8. "The Fable of the Rose" (Bickley Reichner, Josef Myrow)
  9. "This Is the Beginning of the End" (Mack Gordon)
  10. "Hear My Song Violetta" (Buddy Bernier, Robert Emmerich, Othmar Klase, Rudolph Inkesch)
  11. "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)" (Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer)
  12. "Devil May Care" (Burke, Harry Warren)
  13. "April Played the Fiddle" (Burke, Monaco)
  14. "I Haven't the Time to Be a Millionaire" (Burke, Monaco)
  15. "Imagination" (Burke, Van Heusen)
  16. "Yours Is My Heart Alone" (Franz Lehár, Ludwig Herzer, Fritz Lohner)
  17. "You're Lonely and I'm Lonely" (Irving Berlin)
  18. "East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)" (Brooks Bowman)
  19. "Head On My Pillow" (Bissel Palmer, Pierre Connor)
  20. "It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow" (Berlin)
  21. "I'll Never Smile Again" (Ruth Lowe)
  22. "All This and Heaven Too" (DeLange, Van Heusen)
  23. "Where Do You Keep Your Heart?" (Al Stillman, Fred Ahlert)

Disc two

  1. "Whispering" (Vincent Rose, Richard Coburn, John Schonberger)
  2. "Trade Winds" (Cliff Friend, Charles Tobias)
  3. "The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)" (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn)
  4. "The Call of the Canyon" (Billy Hill)
  5. "Love Lies" (Carl Sigman, Ralph Freed, Joseph Meyer)
  6. "I Could Make You Care" (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin)
  7. "The World Is in My Arms" (Yip Harburg, Burton Lane)
  8. "Our Love Affair" (Freed, Roger Edens)
  9. "Looking for Yesterday" (DeLange, Van Heusen)
  10. "Tell Me at Midnight" (Clay A. Boland, Bickley Reichner)
  11. "We Three (My Echo, My Shadow & Me)" (Dick Robertson, Nelson Cogane, Sammy Mysels)
  12. "When You Awake" (Henry Nemo)
  13. "Anything" (DeLange, Frank Signorelli, P. Napoleon)
  14. "Shadows on the Sand" (Stanley Adams, Will Grosz)
  15. "You're Breaking My Heart All Over Again" (James Cavanaugh, John Redmond, Arthur Altman)
  16. "I'd Know You Anywhere" (Mercer, Jimmy McHugh)
  17. "Do You Know Why?" (Burke, Van Heusen)
  18. "Not So Long Ago" (Reichner, Boland)
  19. "Stardust" (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
  20. "Oh! Look at Me Now" (Joe Bushkin, John DeVries)
  21. "You Might Have Belonged to Another" (P. West, L. Harmon)
  22. "You Lucky People, You" (Burke, Van Heusen)
  23. "It's Always You" (Burke, Van Heusen)
  24. "I Tried" (Carl Nutter, Paul Hand, Clark Dennis)

Disc three

  1. "Dolores" (Loesser, Alter)
  2. "Without a Song" (Vincent Youmans, Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose)
  3. "Do I Worry?" (Bobby Worth, Stanley Cowan)
  4. "Everything Happens to Me" (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
  5. "Let's Get Away from It All" (Dennis, Adair)
  6. "I'll Never Let a Day Pass By" (Loesser, Victor Schertzinger)
  7. "Love Me As I Am" (Loesser, Alter)
  8. "This Love of Mine" (Sol Parker, Hank Sanicola, Frank Sinatra)
  9. "I Guess I'll Have to Dream the Rest" (Mickey Stoner, Bud Green, Martin Block)
  10. "You & I" (Leslie Bricusse)
  11. "Neiani" (Axel Stordahl, Sy Oliver)
  12. "Free for All" (Unknown)
  13. "Blue Skies" (Berlin)
  14. "Two In Love" (Meredith Willson)
  15. "Pale Moon (An Indian Love Song)" (Jesse Glick, Frederick Logan)
  16. "I Think of You" (J. Elliot, Don Marcotte)
  17. "How Do You Do Without Me?" (Bushkin, DeVries)
  18. "A Sinner Kissed An Angel" (Mack David, Larry Shayne)
  19. "Violets for Your Furs" (Dennis, Adair)
  20. "The Sunshine of Your Smile" (Leonard Cooke, Lillian Ray)
  21. "How About You?" (Lane, Ralph Freed)
  22. "Snootie Little Cutie" (Bobby Troup)

Disc four

  1. "Poor You" (Harburg, Lane)
  2. "I'll Take Tallulah" (Harburg, Lane)
  3. "The Last Call for Love" (Harburg, Lane, M. Cummings)
  4. "Somewhere a Voice Is Calling" (Eileen Newton, Arthur Tate)
  5. "Just As Though You Were Here" (DeLange, John Benson Brooks)
  6. "Street of Dreams" (Victor Young, Sam M. Lewis)
  7. "Take Me" (Bloom, David)
  8. "Be Careful, It's My Heart" (Berlin)
  9. "In the Blue of Evening" (Adair, Alfred D'Artega)
  10. "Dig Down Deep" (Walter Hirsch, Gerald Marks, S. Marco)
  11. "Abel Baer)
  12. "Daybreak" (Harold Adamson, Ferde Grofe)
  13. "It Started All Over Again" (Bill Carey, Carl T. Fischer)
  14. "Light a Candle In the Chapel" (Harry Pease, Ed G. Nelson, Duke Leonard)
  15. "Too Romantic" [Take 2]
  16. "Shake Down the Stars" [Take 2]
  17. "Hear My Song Violetta" (Take 2)
  18. "You're Lonely and I'm Lonely" [Take 3]
  19. "Our Love Affair" [Take 2]
  20. "Violets for Your Furs" [Take 2]
  21. "The Night We Called It a Day" (Dennis, Adair)
  22. "The Lamplighter's Serenade" (Carmichael, Paul Francis Webster)
  23. "The Song Is You" (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
  24. "Night and Day" (Cole Porter)

Disc Five (Radio Broadcasts)

  1. Theme: "Ned Washington)
  2. "Who?" (Kern, Otto Harbach, Hammerstein II)
  3. "I Hear a Rhapsody" (George Fragos, Jack Baker, Dick Gasparre)
  4. "I'll Never Smile Again"
  5. "Half-Way Down the Street" (Unknown)
  6. "Some of Your Sweetness (Got Into My Heart)" (J. Clayborn, G. Clayborn)
  7. "Once in a While"
  8. "A Little In Love"
  9. "It Came to Me"
  10. "Only Forever"
  11. "Marie"
  12. "Yearning"
  13. "How Am I to Know"
  14. "You're Part of My Heart"
  15. Announcements
  16. "You're Stepping On My Toes"
  17. "You Got the Best of Me"
  18. "That's How It Goes"
  19. "When Daylight Dawns"
  20. "When Sleepy Stars Begin to Fall"
  21. "Goodbye Lover, Goodbye"
  22. "One Red Rose"
  23. "The Things I Love"
  24. "In the Blue of Evening"
  25. "Just As Though You Were Here"
  26. Frank Sinatra's Farewell to the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
  27. "The Song Is You"



  1. ^ The Song Is You (album) at AllMusic