Just another day in Sinatraland.
A swellegant, elegant track from Robin and the 7 Hoods, unreleased and unheard until 2002, "I Like to Lead When I Dance" was written by the great songwriting team behind so many of Sinatra's notable tunes, Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen.
The booklet accompanying the Frank Sinatra in Hollywood 1940-1964 box set has a Warner Bros. Studios' Robin and the 7 Hoods production report for Wednesday, November 20, 1963, on which a rehearsal for a "I Like to Lead When I Dance" sequence is listed. But it was apparently (unfortunately!) never filmed. It's too bad this wonderful song/recording was kept in "the vaults" until just a few years ago. It's become one of my favorites of Sinatra's.
And hold the door ajar when we arrive..."
The magic of Sammy Cahn right there, baby! NICE little lyrical moment.
Great internal rhyme.