Rhodes Professor Michael Nelson focuses on singer Frank Sinatra, who he credits as the originator of musical standards, in his latest article published in the Weekly Standard. Although Nelson is noted for his work on the Presidency, he also writes on topics related to history, sociology, English composition, sports and music.
“Bob Dylan and Annie Lennox have each released standards albums recently, joining a long procession of contemporary singers,” he writes. “Such albums invariably are described as ‘Sinatra music,’ because, in nearly every case, Frank Sinatra recorded what became the standard version of these songs. Read more.