July 8, 2016

#FlashbackFriday: The Four Seasons’ Rendition of Sincerely, 1962! Is This Frankie Valli’s (@frankievalli) Finest Note, EVER?

July 8th, 2016

Absolutely amazing rendition of “Sincerely” (originally charted by The Moonglows and The McGuire sisters in the mid-1950s) by The Four Seasons on their Big Girls and Twelve Others LP from 1962!

Listening to it this week during our commute, the JBB Tech Half said, “WOW, this may be Frankie’s finest note, EVER” as he was listening to Frankie Valli’s amazing octaves.

So, do you guys agree with the JBB Tech Half? Is this Frankie at his finest? Or, do you have another song that you would consider Frankie’s finest note?


  1. I would offer 3 other songs for consideration…the closing note on:

    1. Long Lonely Nights (Ain’t That A Shame Album)
    2. A Sunday Kind of Love (Entertain You Album – First Edition)
    3. An Angel Cried (Rag Doll Album)

    Shortened versions of “A Sunday Kind of Love” (Church scene) and “An Angel Cried” (back-up studio sessions as the “Rays” behind Hal Miller) are used in Jersey Boys.

    One could probably also throw into the mix “Brotherhood of Man” from the Vee Jay “Live” Album…also performed “Live” for real on “On Broadway Tonight” a clip of which is available (with some dancing) for viewing.

    Comment by David — July 9, 2016 @ 4:26 am

  2. Also for consideration…from the “Solo” album “My Mother’s Eyes” (Frankie’s two other recorded versions don’t stack up against the “Solo” version). I remember Frankie doing “My Mother’s Eyes” live in concert for many years in the 1960s and the closing was simply stunning.

    Comment by David — July 9, 2016 @ 4:46 am

  3. I always thought that the ending to “Long Lonely nights” was among his highest feats, along with the ending of “Cmon Marianne”.

    Comment by Jerry — July 9, 2016 @ 11:01 am

  4. I think Frankie’s best falsetto is on “GIRL, COME RUNNIN’.

    Comment by R A MILLER — July 9, 2016 @ 12:22 pm

  5. I agree, “Girl Come Running”…he pulled out all the stops!

    An “Angel Cried” comes in 2nd.

    Comment by Ray — July 12, 2016 @ 4:16 am

  6. You guys have noted some great contenders–so I listened to all during this week’s commute! Too tough to choose just one for me, although An Angel Cried has always come in as one of Frankie’s finest IMHO…

    Comment by JB Blogger — July 14, 2016 @ 8:58 am

  7. Yep. “Sunday Kind of Love.” Coming out of the bridge.

    Comment by Stubbleyou — July 15, 2016 @ 2:55 am

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