Collection Mss 045 - Frankie Randall Arrangements

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US.INSON Mss 045

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Frankie Randall Arrangements

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  • 1930 - 1960 (Creation)

Extent

11 linear feet; 9 boxes

Name of creator

(1938-01-11 - 2014-12-28)

Biographical history

Born Franklin Joseph Lisbona, Frankie Randall was a singer, pianist, and actor. He first caught the attention of Frank Sinatra when he worked as a pianist for the star. He also appeared a number of times on the Dean Martin Show and hosted it on many occasions when Martin was not available, as well as starring in the 1965 movie Wild on the Beach. The majority of Randall’s solo recordings were issued in the 1960s, but he remained a staple performer in various clubs and cabarets. He had an open-ended contract at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, NJ for most of the 1980s. Randall received a significant portion of Sinatra’s personal arrangements shortly before the master crooner died in 1998, which Randall used to create a signature show called “Sinatra My Way” that he performed at various showrooms in southern California into the 2000s.

Randall married and divorced three times and had four children. He died from lung cancer in 2014 at the age of 76.

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Approximately 600 arrangements originally belonging to singer Frankie Randall.

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All material is open to the public without restriction. Copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions.

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Conditions governing reproduction

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to the Great American Songbook Foundation. Music written prior to 1923 is in the public domain. For more information, please consult the staff of the Library & Archives.

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Uploaded finding aid

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Immediate source of acquisition

Received from Melinda Read in Carmel, Indiana on August 31, 2017.

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A2017-016 (received December 18, 2017)

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  • Citation: Frankie Randall Collection, The Great American Songbook Foundation.

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Archivist's note

Preliminary inventory created by Ashlee James and Weston Clark, January 2018.
AtoM description created by Ashlee James, January 2018.

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