Frank Sinatra Songs for Swingin’ Lovers

So much for feeling blue. With Ava Gardner in the rearview mirror and lord knows who in the backseat, Sinatra had his strut back and wasted little time in applying it to jazzier versions of pop standards like “Pennies From Heaven,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “Makin’ Whopee,” all of which have now become the standard interpretations. The best moment of pure singing is on Cole Porter’s traditionally zippy “Anything Goes,” which Sinatra negotiates at a composed, I-ain’t-singin’-this-like-no-fruity-show-tune, trot.