This week at Bootleg City, we’re honored to be paid a visit by none other than the Chairman of the Board himself, in truly vintage form — this set was recorded May 22, 1968, at the Oakland Coliseum. As the Frankophiles among us are no doubt already aware, this show was a fundraising gig for Hubert Humphrey, and therefore has a somewhat more political slant than your typical Sinatra performance (check out the anti-Reagan dig during “Lady is a Tramp”). And speaking of political Frank, the last track, “High Hopes,” was a special reworking for JFK.

As always, this show is brought to you by our good friends at 125 Records, purveyors of terrific music from the likes of Mitch Easter, Don Dixon, and the Loud Family. Pay them a visit today!

Day In-Day Out
I Get a Kick Out of You
Moonlight in Vermont
The Lady is a Tramp
I Have Dreams
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
That’s Life
Ol’ Man River
All I Need is the Girl
Willow Weep for Me
Goin’ Out of My Head
Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Fly Me to the Moon
It Was a Very Good Year
My Kind of Town
Closing Comments
High Hopes (for Kennedy)

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