February 2002

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Frank Sinatra: Development
After Frankie left Harry James, he signed on with another Big Band leader, Tommy Dorsey, who taught him how to dress, comb his hair and even hold his breath for those long, lingering notes. Frankie didn't need much more of a boost than this. Excerpted from Levinson's upcoming book on Tommy Dorsey, to be published by De Capo Press, fall 2005.

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Frank Sinatra: Superstardom

By PETER J. LEVINSON Photography from the collection of Roger Robles and Rosemary Acerra. By the time Sinatra fell into the comforting arms of Capitol Records' arranger Nelson Riddle, he already had a large fan base. But it took Riddle's backing and a broken heart courtesy of Ava Gardner to turn "The Voice" into "The Chairman." The making of a superstar. Excerpted from Billboard Books' Nelson Riddle: September in The Rain.

Frank Sinatra: Discovery

By PETER J. LEVINSON Photography from the collection of Roger Robles and Peter J. Levinson. It happened by chance: Harry James' wife was listening to the radio, heard "The Voice," and woke up her husband. James tracked down the unknown singer to a roadside dive in New Jersey and the rest is history. Excerpted from Levinson's Oxford University Press, Inc. book, Trumpet Blues - The Life of Harry James.
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