Friday, 27 January 2012
ALBUM SELECT OF THE WEEK: NANCY SINATRA-THE GREATEST HITS
The newest, biggest star of the moment; Lana Del Rey is shining so bright right now and not only is she a modern day pop queen, she's also a throwback to real music of decades gone. Lana knows this, even dubbing herself as a "Gangster Nancy Sinatra". So in her honour let's take a look at some of the work of Frank's incredibly talented daughter. Sinatra senior may be the man when it comes to music and cool, but the gleam in the old blue eyes has made a great singer and star too. It's unusual that our 'Album Select Of The Week' feature looks at a 'Greatest Hits' package but Nancy's collection is just that good. The woman that "shot down" the 'Kill Bill' soundtrack with a beautiful "bang, bang" was definitely her father's daughter. From collaborating with Dean Martin perfectly on 'Things' (and pops too on 'Something Stupid') to showing her contagiously confident charisma, treading on male ego's and leading independent women on the cult classic 'These Boots Are Made For Walking'. Check out her steps with Lee Hazlewood and snaps on 'How Does That Grab You Darling' for more favourites from the femme fatale and music starlet. This leading lady made music sound like Hollywood and the entertainment industry hasn't been the same since. Come on boots. TIM DAVID HARVEY.