FRANK, GIL, and FRIENDS



TUESDAYS, 8-10 AM,

WFCS 107.7 FM New Britain, CT

Monday, December 28, 2015

The Show on Tuesday, 12/29


We'll listen to Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap's new

The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern

and pair each song with versions by

Frank Sinatra
Chet Baker
Dinah Shore
Fred Astaire
and MORE!

Tune in at 8 AM!

WFCS 107.7 FM

and


Monday, December 21, 2015

The Annual Christmas Show is Tomorrow!



featuring 
Sinatra, Crosby, Clooney, Bennett, and Lee, of course,
with a little 
XTC,
Stevie Wonder,
The Band,
et alia,
thrown in for merry measure.

(And I'll be joined by at least one special guest!)

Tune in 8:00 AM on 12/22/15


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

As relevant now as when it was made in 1945...


The House I Live In
Written by Albert Maltz
Directed by Mervyn Leroy
Starring Frank Sinatra

For those of you who may have missed the ending...


...of the 24-hr Sinatra Centennial Music Marathon, tune in this morning at 8:00!


(Thanks, Dee Gable, for the photoshopping...)

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sinatra Centennial Activities (2015-ish): Central Connecticut Division

                

6 December 2014: “Keeping Thornton in Martinis for a Year: A Talk on Our Town,”
            Shuttle Meadow Country Club, Kensington

18 December 2014-4 January 2015: ENG 213: The London Sinatra(s),
CCSU travel class to London, England

6 January-8 December 2015: “Frank, Gil, and Friends,” 45 Weekly Sinatra Radio Shows,
WFCS 107.7 FM New Britain

19 January 2015: “Scene @CCSU,” New Britain Herald

Doing It His Way (Part I), sponsored by CCSU Alumni Association
20 February 2015: Pal Joey
27 March 2015: On the Town
24 April 2015: Ocean’s 11

16 April 2015: The Tender Trap and pre-film talk, “1955: Sinatra’s Annus Mirabilis,
sponsored by The Friends of Burritt Library, CCSU

Spring 2015: “Ol’ Blue (Devil) Eyes: Celebrating Sinatra’s 100th Birthday,” Central Courier

14 May – 12 December 2015 (214 daily posts): “Sinatra Centennial Memorabilia Celebration,”
Connecticut Wit (connecticuthalfwit.blogspot.com)

10 June 2015: Sinatra Centennial Talk,
Annual Meeting of the Friends of Lucy Robbins Welles Library, Newington

19 August 2015: Sinatra Centennial Talk, Newington Rapid Recovery Rehab Center

14 September 2015: “Scene @CCSU,” New Britain Herald

Doing It His Way (Part II), sponsored by CCSU Alumni Association
18 September 2015: From Here to Eternity
30 October 2015:The Manchurian Candidate
13 November 2015: None But the Brave

2 October 2015: Kings Go Forth and post-film panel discussion with Professors Carol Austad
(Psychology), Thom Delventhal (Theatre), and Beverly Johnson (English),
sponsored by CCSU Department of English

Nothing But the Best Film Series, Lucy Robbins Welles Library, Newington
            7 October 2015: A Hole in the Head
            21 October 2015: On the Town
            4 December 2015: Von Ryan’s Express
            sponsored by The Tom Procko Family
           
3 December 2015: “The CLASS-ic Sinatra: A Centennial Retrospective,”
Lifelong Learning Program, CCSU Continuing Education

12 December 2015: 24-Hour Sinatra Music Marathon, WFCS 107.7 FM New Britain

Monday, December 7, 2015

A Man of His Word and His Music: Frank Sinatra Sings Cotton Mather!


 
 
Track Listing

Bonifacius: An Essay to Do the Good Life

I’ve Got the Wonders of the Invisible World on a String

True Survey and Report of the Road to Mandalay

Night and Days of Humiliation

Hidden Perswasions from the Terror of the Lord

My Right Way to Shake off a Viper

Blame it on My Youth in its Brightest Glory

Biblia Americana Beauty Rose

When the World Alarm’d was Young

Nice Work upon the Ark If You Can Get It

Too Marvelous for Words of Understanding

This Town in its Truest Glory

Angel Eyes of Bethesda

 

Tuesday's Show (12/8/15)


Medley much?
 
Two hours of medleys by the likes of
Sinatra and Dorsey,
Rosie Clooney and the Big Kahuna,
Bobby Darin,
and more...
 
Tune in at 8 AM!
 
FGF: Quite frankly why you have ears!


 
 An unrelated picture of a Sinatra stamp
(in between Mother Theresa and Pope John Paul II)
 
 
 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

One week from today!

24-Hour

Sinatra Centennial

Music Marathon


Saturday, 12/12/15

Midnight-11:59 PM

WFCS 107.7 FM