In the Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra (1955)
Saturday, November 26th, 2016 @ 12 pm
Via Sputnik Music:
“In an era where albums effectively did not exist – the 12-inch disc was not invented until shortly after the release of In The Wee Small Hours, and when it was invented, this was the album that came to define the medium – In The Wee Small Hours was a revelation. It was the first recording that sustained a mood – any mood – for its entire length. It was the first recording specifically designed to flow the way we now expect albums to. And it was the first recording intended to be listened to one sitting, rather than broken up and digested on a song-to-song level. So this, right here, can legitimately not just be called the first concept album ever, but could even be called the first genuine album ever.”
Are you in town for the holiday weekend? Feeling blue? Let’s grab lunch at Pink’s Hot Dogs in Hollywood and listen to Ol’ Blue Eyes on the way there. Originally opened as a push cart on the corner of La Brea and Melrose in 1939, Pinks is now a Los Angeles institution.