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Episode #16 | 7.31.18

Frank Sinatra: Frankie Is the Reason…. That the President’s Dead

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Frank Sinatra had it all. Then lost it all. Then got it all back tenfold. He was a man of extreme talent, confidence and insecurity. And he had powerful and dangerous friends. He orchestrated some of the greatest music ever made and he also orchestrated an alliance between one friend, mob boss, Sam Giancana and another friend, John F. Kennedy that would help the latter win the white house and in the end prove disastrous for Frank and the country. 

Extra Credit

This episode was co-written with Pat Healy.

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Sources

Sinatra: The Chairman by James Kaplan

Sinatra: All or Nothing at All by HBO Films

New York Times: Sinatra, Long a Friend of Politicians, Has Again Established White House Ties

Music

Score by Jake Brennan. 

Mixed and Engineered by Sean Cahalin.

Disgraceland theme song, "Crenshaw Space Boogie" written and produced by Jake Brennan. Performed by Jake Brennan, Bryce Kanzer, Jay Cannava and Evan Kenney. Mixed and engineered by Adam Taylor.

This episode featured the songs, "Frankie Is The Reason, That the Presidents Dead" by the Disgraceland Players. Written and produced by Jake Brennan, Adam Taylor and Tony Goddess and recorded at Bang A Gong Studios. 

*illustration by Avi Spivak @avispivak