All Or Nothing At All by Frank Sinatra
In 1966 Sinatra recorded the song again with the arrangement by Nelson Riddle. This recording features a solo organ. Great recording by The Voice.
Chuck Benson – Started his broadcast career in 1960 as a writer at CKYL, Peace River, AB, where in 1965 he won the Gold Leaf Award (now called the Juno) for Top Disc Jockey for Canada. From there, a brief stint at CFRN, Edmonton, AB as Promotions Manager for AM/FM Radio. Then in ’62 helped open CKNL Fort St. John, BC. In ’68 Chuck and two others (Ernie Mushtuk and Ernie Mykyte) started up Yellowhead Broadcasting Ltd out of Edson, AB, eventually ending up with satellites in Grande Cache, Jasper, Whitecourt and Hinton, AB. He sold his interests and moved to Vancouver, ending up with CFVR, Abbotsford as General Sales Manager, then Manager of CHPQ, Parksville, and eventually as a Sales Consultant with CIGV-FM in Penticton. Chuck is retired from broadcasting and living with his wife in Parksville.
The Chairman of the Board. None better of that era right up to now. Perhaps Bobby Darrin come in a close second in the later stages of Frankies career. I know, for modernists, Buble and Harry Connick Jr. put in a good effort, but not quite there.
Actually, one of the highlights of this time of year is fast-approaching Christmas with classic songs by Ol Blue Eyes and my favourite Christmas Crooner, Dean Martin. Come December Chuck, dig into that ol’ vault and bless us with some choice Christmas music.
Let’s not forget the likes of Mel Torme who gave us the original, “Christmas Song.” Also known by some as, “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.”