Francis a few years before hitting it big.
We had an internet customer contact us about a particular record we were selling and since he was a "hot lead" I did not mind going a little extra to converse and answer questions. Selling a 45 rpm and listening to it is not a big deal, but listening to hundreds of 33 rpm albums could be overwhelming, so we describe visually and only play if the record has a questionable spot AND has some reasonable value.
This wasn't big money but listening to Frank has never been a chore, so I put it on while working at the desk. Nice!!!
He is buying another and this time I could see there was no reason to have to play it at all, but his voice brings back so many "warm fuzzy" memories and I've rarely, if ever heard anything from Frank that was not top quality, so it is on now.
I'm considering playing all the rest of his records (for quality control, of course). I have to be careful though, I may not want to sell any more of them.
I have heard a few modern "crooners" who are close to Frank so I am curious, do you have a favorite that you think warrants the same status as Francis Albert Sinatra?