The Info List - Ring-a-Ding-Ding!

Ring-a-Ding-Ding! is a 1961 album by Frank Sinatra.[3] It was the inaugural record on Sinatra's Reprise label, and, as the initial concept was "an album without ballads", included only uptempo swing numbers.[4] The title track was written specifically for Sinatra by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen. The song "Have You Met Miss Jones?" was recorded for the album, though left off the final track listing. Ring-a-Ding-Ding! reached No. 4; it was given favorable reviews by Stereo Review, and, although a similar album (Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!!) was released by Capitol a mere two months prior, Ring-A-Ding-Ding! managed to maintain a 35-week stay on the charts. In the UK, the album reached No. 8 and stayed for 9 weeks on the chart. The album was reissued by Concord Records on June 7, 2011 to mark its 50th Anniversary. According to several reviewers[who?], compared to the original CD issues, or the previously issued LP's, this CD is a noteworthy improvement in sound. Some of the original top-heavy reverberation on Sinatra's voice has been decreased for a more natural effect. But what has plagued this album since its first CD issue is that the channels are reversed from any of the original LP and tape issues.[citation needed] From its first issue on CD, the brass is on the left and saxes on the right. But on open reel tape and the original LP issues, the brass is on the right with saxes on the left.


1 Track listing

1.1 1991 CD bonuses 1.2 2011 reissue bonuses

2 Selected personnel 3 References

Track listing[edit]

"Ring-a-Ding Ding!" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn) – 2:44 "Let's Fall in Love" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 2:11 "Be Careful, It's My Heart" (Irving Berlin) – 2:04 "A Foggy Day" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 2:17 "A Fine Romance" (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) – 2:11 "In the Still of the Night" (Cole Porter) – 3:25 "The Coffee Song" (Bob Hilliard, Dick Miles) – 2:51 "When I Take My Sugar to Tea" (Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain, Pierre Norman) – 2:05 "Let's Face the Music and Dance" (Berlin) – 2:58 "You'd Be So Easy to Love" (Porter) – 2:24 "You and the Night and the Music" (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) – 2:36 "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" (Berlin) – 2:52

1991 CD bonuses[edit]

13. "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" (James F. Hanley) – 2:48 14. "The Last Dance" (Van Heusen, Cahn) – 2:46 15. "The Second Time Around" (Van Heusen, Cahn) – 3:03

2011 reissue bonuses[edit]

13. "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" [Outtake Bonus Track] (James F. Hanley) – 3:00 14. "Have You Met Miss Jones?" [Previously Unreleased Outtake] (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 10:18

Selected personnel[edit]

Frank Sinatra - vocals Johnny Mandel - arranger, conductor Felix Slatkin - conductor Don Fagerquist - trumpet John Anderson - trumpet Frank Rosolino - trombone Bud Shank - flute Bill Miller - piano Emil Richards - vibraphone


^ Allmusic review ^ Andrew Male Mojo, January 2010, Issue 194. ^ Ring-a-Ding-Ding! at AllMusic ^ http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-frank-sinatra-ring-a/

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Studio albums


The Voice of Frank Sinatra Songs by Sinatra Christmas Songs by Sinatra Frankly Sentimental Dedicated to You Sing and Dance with Frank Sinatra


Songs for Young Lovers Swing Easy! In the Wee Small Hours Songs for Swingin' Lovers! Close to You A Swingin' Affair! Where Are You? A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra Come Fly with Me Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely Come Dance with Me! No One Cares Nice 'n' Easy Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!! Come Swing with Me! Point of No Return Duets Duets II


Ring-a-Ding-Ding! Sinatra Swings I Remember Tommy Sinatra and Strings Sinatra and Swingin' Brass All Alone Sinatra Sings Great Songs from Great Britain Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First The Concert Sinatra Sinatra's Sinatra Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award Winners America, I Hear You Singing It Might as Well Be Swing 12 Songs of Christmas Softly, as I Leave You September of My Years My Kind of Broadway A Man and His Music Moonlight Sinatra Strangers in the Night That's Life Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim The World We Knew Francis A. & Edward K. The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas Cycles My Way A Man Alone Watertown Sinatra & Company Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back Some Nice Things I've Missed Trilogy: Past Present Future She Shot Me Down


L.A. Is My Lady

Live albums

Sinatra at the Sands The Main Event – Live Sinatra Saga Sinatra Saga, Vol. 2 Sinatra & Sextet: Live in Paris Sinatra 80th: Live in Concert With Red Norvo Quintet: Live in Australia, 1959 Sinatra '57 in Concert Live from Las Vegas Sinatra: Vegas Frank Sinatra: The Greatest Concerts Live at the Meadowlands Sinatra: New York Best of Vegas Sinatra: London Sinatra: World On a String


This Is Sinatra! This Is Sinatra Vol. 2 Look to Your Heart All the Way Sinatra Sings of Love and Things Sinatra '65: The Singer Today Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 Portrait of Sinatra – Forty Songs from the Life of a Man Sinatra–Jobim Sessions Screen Sinatra All-Time Greatest Dorsey/Sinatra Hits, Vol. 1-4 Capitol Collector's Series Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years Sinatra Sings the Songs of Van Heusen & Cahn Sinatra: Soundtrack to the CBS Mini-Series The Best of the Capitol Years Christmas Songs by Sinatra Gold Collection Frank Sinatra Sings the Select Johnny Mercer Frank Sinatra Sings the Select Rodgers & Hart The Complete Recordings Nineteen Thirty-Nine Sinatra 80th: All the Best Everything Happens to Me Frank Sinatra Sings the Select Cole Porter Frank Sinatra Sings the Select Sammy Cahn Greatest Hits: Early Years The Very Best of Frank Sinatra Portrait of Sinatra: Columbia Classics Lucky Numbers Classic Sinatra: His Greatest Performances 1953–1960 Super Hits My Way: The Best of Frank Sinatra Love Songs Greatest Love Songs Christmas with the Rat Pack Frank Sinatra Christmas Collection Romance Duets/Duets II: 90th Birthday Limited Collector's Edition Romance: Songs from the Heart Sinatra at the Movies Nothing but the Best Seduction: Sinatra Sings of Love Classic Sinatra II Christmas with Sinatra & Friends 36 Greatest Hits! Come Fly Away Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings Sinatra: Best of the Best Best of Duets Sinatra, with Love

Soundtrack albums

High Society Young at Heart Robin and the 7 Hoods

Other albums

Frank Sinatra Conducts the Music of Alec Wilder Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems of Color The Man I Love Sleep Warm Frank Sinatra Conducts Music from Pictures and Plays Syms by Sinatra

Box sets

Sinatra–Jobim Sessions The Reprise Collection The Capitol Years Concepts The Complete Recordings The Song Is You The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings The Complete Capitol Singles Collection 1943-1952 1943-1952: The V-Discs Frank Sinatra & the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra The Capitol Years Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre Frank Sinatra in Hollywood The Real Complete Columbia Years V-Discs The Voice: Frank Sinatra, the Columbia Years (1943–1952) The Reprise Years Duets: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Ultimate Sinatra

Tribute albums

A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra Perfectly Frank Manilow Sings Sinatra ...Allow Us to Be Frank Bolton Swings Sinatra A Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Tribute films

The Rat Pack The Night We Called It a Day


A Man and His Music A Man and His Music – Part II A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing Sinatra Sinatra in Concert at the Royal Festival Hall Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back Sinatra – The Main Event Sinatra and Friends The First 40 Years The Man and His Music

Concert tours

Together Again Tour (1988) The Diamond Jubilee World Tour (1990-1991)


Frank Sinatra and Jewish activism "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" Hoboken Four Frank Sinatra Park My Way killings Nelson Riddle None but the Brave Rat Pack Sinatra Doctrine