1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Learnin’ the Blues recorded by Frank Sinatra introduced May 7, 1955
Written by Dolores Vicki Silvers
Orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle
With the tables empty and the dance floor deserted, Frank Sinatra’s signature release, with classic Nelson Riddle arrangement, was a #1 hit record. One of a dozen classy Frank Sinatra hits, this lightly, bluesy song is in the same vain as Dinah Shore’s Blues in Advance, and Ella Mae Morse’s Blacksmith Blues.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"The tables are empty the dance floor’s deserted—you play the same love song it’s the tenth time you heard it"