1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
All the Way recorded by Frank Sinatra introduced October 28, 1957 with Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra Music by Jimmy Van Heusen, lyrics by Sammy Cahn.
All the Way was introduced in the Frank Sinatra fiilm 'The Joker Is Wild' co-starring Jeanne Crain, Mitzi Gaynor, and Eddie Albert. 'The Joker is Wild' tells the story of Joe E. Lewis, the popular Chicago night-club singer and comedian who declines an invitation to work for the Mob during the Prohibition era. The song received the 1957 Academy Award for Best Original Song and it was one of Frank Sinatra's most popular hit recordings in the fifties.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"When somebody loves you Itís no good unless he loves you - all the way"