FRIDAYS ARE FOR FRANK: “What Now My Love” (feat. Aretha Franklin)
“What now my love?
now that you left me…”
First featured on Frank Sinatra‘s 1966 album That’s Life, “What Now My Love” was rerecorded by Sinatra with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin for his 1993 album, Duets.
The song is the English version original French, “Et maintenant“, written in 1961 by composer Gilbert Bécaud and lyricist Pierre Delanoë. The recurring musical pattern in the background is the Boléro by Ravel. English lyrics and the title were written by Carl Sigman.
“The Sinatra duet was one that I really loved because it varied a little from the norm for me,” Aretha told Forbes in 2007. “I could sing a little jazz and scat a little, so I really, really loved that. And he always had the most impeccable, highest level of musicality, arrangement. So I just thrive in that.”
Aretha Franklin 1942-2018
Long Live the Queen…
Aretha Franklin & Frank Sinatra – What Now My Love from Washington Douglas Alves on Vimeo.