1984 Frank Sinatra – L.A. Is My Lady

L.A. Is My Lady is the 57th and final solo studio album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1984 and produced by Quincy Jones. While the album was Sinatra’s last (excluding the Duets albums), he recorded five further songs, only four of which have been officially released.

The album came after an album of duets between Sinatra and Lena Horne, instigated by Jones, was abandoned after Horne developed vocal problems and Sinatra, committed to other engagements, couldn’t wait to record. This was the first studio album Sinatra had recorded with Jones since 1964’s It Might as Well Be Swing.

The sessions were filmed, with a small audience, and released as Frank Sinatra: Portrait of an Album (1985). The documentary shows Sinatra meeting Michael Jackson for the first time, with Jones affectionately calling Jackson “Smelly”.

Despite its title, the album was mostly recorded in New York City. The album peaked at #58 on the Billboard 200, and #8 on the Top Jazz Albums chart.


1  L.A. Is My Lady (Alan Bergman; Marilyn Bergman) 03:13
2  The Best Of Everything (John Kander; Fred Ebb) 02:47
3  How Do You Keep The Music Playing (Alan Bergman; Marilyn Bergman) 03:53
4  Teach Me Tonight (Gene De Paul; Sammy Cahn) 03:46
5  It’s All Right With Me (Cole Porter) 02:40
6  Mack The Knife (Kurt Weill; Marc Blitzstein) 04:52
7  Until The Real Thing Comes Along (Saul Chaplin; Lawrence Freeman; Sammy Cahn; Alberta Nichols; Mann Holiner) 03:04
8  Stormy Weather (Harold Arlen; Ted Koehler) 03:40
9  If I Should Lose You (Leo Robin; Ralph Rainger) 02:38
10  A Hundred Years From Today (Victor Young; Joe Young; Ned Washington) 03:08
11  After You’ve Gone (Henry Creamer; Turner Layton) 03:17


BassRay Brown
BassGene Cherico
BassMarcus Miller
BassMajor Holley
BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsSteve Gadd
DrumsIrv Cottler
DrumsLeon Chancler
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarGeorge Benson
GuitarTony Motolla
Fender RhodesBob James
Fender RhodesJoe Parnello
Fender RhodesSy Johnson
Fender RhodesRandy Kerber
PianoBob James
PianoJoe Parnello
PianoSy Johnson
PianoRandy Kerber
SynthesizerEd Walsh
SynthesizerBob James
SynthesizerCraig Huxley
SynthesizerRandy Kerber
French HornPeter Gordon
French HornJohn Clark
French HornDavid Duke
French HornJerry Peel
French HornSidney Muldrow
French HornHenry Sigismonti
SaxGeorge Young
SaxFrank Wess
SaxFrank Foster
SaxMichael Brecker
SaxRonnie Cuber
SaxLarry Williams
SaxBuddy Collette
SaxWilliam Green
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxJerome Richardson
TromboneWayne Andre
TromboneUrbie Green
TromboneDave Taylor
TromboneBenny Powell
TromboneGeorge Bohanon
TromboneLew McCreary
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneBill Watrous
TrumpetAlan Rubin
TrumpetJoe Newman
TrumpetRandy Brecker
TrumpetLew Soloff
TrumpetJon Faddis
TrumpetOscar Brashear
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetSnooky Young
TubaTony Price
TubaJames Self
VibraphoneLionel Hampton
PercussionRalph MacDonald
VocalsFrank Sinatra

Other Musicians

1 L.A. Is My Lady

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Electric Piano Bob James
Guitar George Benson
Percussion Ralph MacDonald

2 The Best Of Everything

Sax Frank Wess

3 How Do You Keep The Music Playing

Piano Joe Parnello

5 It’s All Right With Me

Guitar George Benson

6 Mack The Knife

Bass Major Holley
Guitar George Benson
Trombone Urbie Green
Trumpet Joe Newman
Vibraphone Lionel Hampton

7 Until The Real Thing Comes Along

Trumpet Joe Newman

8 Stormy Weather

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Guitar Lee Ritenour

10 A Hundred Years From Today

Trombone Urbie Green

11 After You’ve Gone

Vibraphone Lionel Hampton

Liner Notes

Producer – Quincy Jones
Arranged By – Torrie Zito (Tracks 1, 4)
Arranged By – Dave Matthews, Jerry Hey, Quincy Jones (Track 1)
Arranged By – Joe Parnello (Tracks 2, 3)
Arranged By – Frank Foster (Tracks 6, 11)
Conductor – Quincy Jones
Engineer (Digital Recording Los Angeles) – Allen Sides
Engineer (Recording, Mixing New York) – Phil Ramone
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman

Mastered At Bernie Grundman Mastering
Recorded At A&R Studios
Recorded At Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At The Village Recorder
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