“Live in Monte Carlo”, 1958
June 14, 1958 The Sporting Club, Monaco
Something special, classic and rarely heard this weekend. Frank Sinatra performing at a benefit for the United Nations Refugee Fund in Monte Carlo, hosted by friend Princess Grace of Monaco. The concert also marked the second time Sinatra worked with Orchestra leader-arranger Quincy Jones, and aside from a Sinatra Society CD issue of this concert several years ago, it’s never been generally available.
Introduced by none other than Noel Coward, the concert took place at midnight on Saturday, June 14, 1958, right after the premier of Sinatra’s latest film Kings Go Forth. Because the benefit was also broadcast in Monte Carlo, there are several announcements in various languages. But nothing detracts from the sound of this concert or the complete uniqueness of this performance.
Orchestra Conducted by Quincy Jones, Introduction By Noel Coward, Come Fly With Me, I Get A Kick Out Of You, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Where Or When, Moonlight In Vermont, On The Road To Mandalay, When Your Lover Has Gone, April In Paris, All The Way, Monique, Bewitched, The Lady Is A Tramp, You Make Me Feel So Young
Listen full concert here: