Sinatra soon learned they were auditioning for the Major Bowes Amateur Hour show, and "begged" the group to let him in on the act. No more than 8, copies of the record were sold,  and further records released with James throughsuch as "All or Nothing At All", also had weak sales on their initial release. His pianist and close friend Hank Sanicola persuaded him to stay with the group,  but in November he left James to replace Jack Leonard [k] as the lead singer of the Tommy Dorsey band.
He has granted few interviews over the years, and those have been guarded. We surmise--but we do not know--that his penchant for bullying was in part a response to being bullied in his Hoboken youth.
We surmise--but we do not know--that beneath the marquee lights, behind the stage doors, between the lines of newsprint, within the lyrics of a song lies a human experience worth pursuing. But we do not know. As Sinatra grew older, the name burned brighter and the man grew fainter, until at the end he was a phantom being whisked from place to place in ambulances and black limousines.
How different from Bing Crosby, whose personality emerged more clearly as the years passed, who died laughing, smoking his pipe, and playing golf. The world before World War I was a simpler, stabler place.
People believed in the future, in progress, in things making sense. Crosby emerged from a world in which it was easier to have faith and have fun. Sinatra emerged from a more troubled world. As young Frank came of age, Al Jolson was still singing about his mammy and Irving Berlin was writing gently about how he hated to get up in the morning, but those voices were increasingly nostalgic.
To those born inas Sinatra was, the world was a darker and scarier place. Instead, it set in motion even larger cataclysms--a world-wide depression, the Holocaust, and an even bigger war.
It was bad enough that countries were destroyed; it was even worse that our faith in humanity went down with it. The future mattered less. The present mattered more. Of course plenty of folks sat in local diners and looked on the bright side: Prosperity came, more than we could have imagined, but not much peace.
We became more restless. We moved more frequently--changed jobs, communities, religions and spouses more than any people before us, searching for a purpose and an identity.
The central fact of his musical career is his restlessness, his dissatisfaction with the present, his constant search for a purpose and identity.
We have found his career so fascinating because his struggle for identity approximated so eerily our own. For all of his uniqueness, we saw something of ourselves in Frank Sinatra.
In his music, we heard ourselves in all of our complexities, uncertainties and contradictions.
But of course Sinatra was not the only singer to reinvent himself repeatedly. Bing Crosby did too. The characters were different, but the personality behind them was much the same. It was not so with Sinatra.
He is important as a cultural icon, but he could never have become so without prodigious talent, musical savvy, and a dose of good luck. He spent only six months with the band, made a few recordings all of them more notable for their potential than their actual quality and he spoke warmly--though generally--about James forever afterward.
To my knowledge, Sinatra never talked about what he learned from Harry James, but it is tempting to speculate, for "The Voice," as Columbia later billed him, came to have a lot in common with "The Horn.Frank Abagnale: The story of a teen con-man Cassandra R.
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