Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Luck Be A Lady
Frank Sinatra performing live in Vegas with the Count Basie Orchestra, arranged and conducted by Quincy Jones who produced all of Michael Jackson's records. The song "about a pair of dice" is from Guys and Dolls. In the 1955 film version, Sinatra played Nathan Detroit, a supporting role. He wanted the lead role of Sky Masterson but it went to Marlon Brando who got to sing Luck Be A Lady in the movie. In his stage act Frank gets to show how the song should be sung. This is wonderful stuff, even when Sinatra muffs the lyrics.