Sheet music for “In the Wee Small Hours”

“In the Wee Small Hours” sheet music. Propitiously, the 33 1/3 rpm record was just coming into vogue, replacing the 78 rpm disc. On 78s, the choice of songs and their order hadn’t been so important, as individual songs could be easily purchased and played. As the 10-inch 78 was replaced by the LP, Frank Sinatra and his producers were able to imbue these long playing records with concepts, carefully choosing the songs and their order. Once Sinatra was back on top, riding the popularity of such carefully crafted and enduring discs as “In the Wee Small Hours” and “Songs for Swinging Lovers,” Sinatra stayed there.

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Frank Sinatra