Where to start?
Let's make it simple.
You start right here with this album from 1955.
In the Wee Small Hours -- only Sinatra's second album, he'd been recording for years but the LP format had only just arrived -- has it all: great songs, beautiful arrangements by Nelson Riddle, Sinatra's elegant phrasing . . .
It is also a sort of concept album where all the songs are about that loner who has been unlucky in love and is contemplating that in the wee small hours.
What more can we say?
It is also just $12.99 at JB Hi-Fi stores here so that makes it the happy conjunction of essential . . . and cheap.
And that of course makes it this week's Bargain Buy.
By Graham Reid, posted