1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
(How Little In Matters) How Little We Know recorded by Frank Sinatra with Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra
Music by Philip Springer, Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh Introduced May 19, 1956, on Capitol records #3423
Recorded the same year as Frank Sinatra’s huge swinging fifties hit Hey! Jealous Lover, the light and easy masterpiece How Little It Matters with it classic fifties lyrics, did not break into the top ten. It featured the fantastic partnership of Frank Sinatra style and Nelson Riddle arrangement that became Sinatra trademarks in his groundbreaking ‘concept’ albums. Just a year earlier, Learnin’ the Blues, Love and Marriage and (Love Is) the Tender Trap were top hits, but the outstanding Same Old Saturday Night, like How Little We Know didn’t crack the top ten either. In the early 1940s Frank Sinatra was the vocalist with Tommy Dorsey’s orchestra. Impressed by Dorsey’s breath control on trombone and influenced by his singing idols Billie Holiday and Bing Crosby, Sinatra found the distinctive style that would captivate generations.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"How little we know, how much to discover So long as you kiss me and the world around us shatters"