1961 Was a Great Year for Records

This is one of our favorite records from 1961.

To see our currently available Hot Stamper pressings of records from 1961, click here.

To read reviews of the Top Titles from 1961 that we’ve auditioned, click here. These are records that any audiophile could take great pride in owning (assuming, of courser, that he has a good pressing of the album). There are more than 50 of them.

To read reviews of all the better titles from 1961 that we’ve reviewed, click here. Naturally there is a lot of overlap with the Top Title list. At the time of this writing there are 67 records we think qualify. If the music on these records appeals to you, we guarantee that the sound of any Hot Stamper pressing we offer will please even the pickiest audiophile.

More Frank Sinatra / More Nelson Riddle


Side One

When You’re Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
Blue Moon
It All Depends on You
It’s Only a Paper Moon
My Blue Heaven

Side Two

Should I?
September in the Rain
I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love With Me
I Concentrate on You
You Do Something to Me

AMG  Review

Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session is a fast, driving album, the speediest and hardest swing collection Frank Sinatra ever recorded. The majority of the album is a re-recording of six of the eight songs from his first LP, Sing and Dance With Frank Sinatra, as rearranged by Nelson Riddle. Sinatra performed the songs twice as fast as was expected; consequently, it’s one of his jazziest swing sets, with the musicians spitting out energetic, forceful solos and providing tough, gutsy support.