On The Radio: The Lucky Strike Shows 1949-1950
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In 1949, Frank Sinatra was working a gruelling schedule with daily radio shows and several live sets each night in clubs, on top of hisrecording commitments. One of his regular radio dates was for Lucky Strike cigarettes, the Lite-Up Time show, which aired from 7:00-7:15pm Monday to Friday from September 1949 to June1950, with Sinatra leading every show. There were those who thought his unique voice was beginning to suffer from the stress and over-work. If it was, you can not tell from these recordings, wherehe sounds relaxed and on top of his game.These tracks are culled from Lite-Up Time shows presented in chronological order. They are introduced and closed with announcements from the November 24th Thanksgiving Day, program.Frank's intros and banter give fans a special insight into his talents as a relaxed and natural entertainer, while his song delivery on both well-known and less familiar material showcases his immaculate swinging style.Sinatra's Lucky Strike Lite-Up Time recordings have been cleaned and re-mastered for optimum quality without affecting the vibrancy of the performances. The detailed liner notes round out this package with comprehensive track information. Highly regarded UK label Acrobat Music is launching its US operations on October 21st 2008 with this as well as other re-issues that offer high quality and excellent value. All of the Premier Collection titles are showcased in deluxe packages with unique, consistent packaging, which include o-cards, extensive liner notes and either a large number of tracks or lengthy play time. Acrobat will be establishing its presence as the premier independent re-issue label in the US through its distribution deal with TVT Distribution.