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Hear award-winning singer actor Robert Davi sing through The Great American Songbook that is America's Shakespeare, the golden age of American music. This collection of unforgettable masterpieces helped the world fall in love with our country. During Robert's parents' time while our country faced many difficulties this music helped it glow with promise and optimism. It reminded them that our country was a place where dreams came true, and inspired people from all over the world to find for themselves the magic that was America. And Frank Sinatra's Voice was the soundtrack for their lives.
Today we find our country and the world in extremely difficult circumstances. We are seeing erosion in culture and music. This music is as relevant today as it was when it was created. It was Romantic without being crude; the songs were poetic and if there was heartbreak it was sung with a delicate tenderness, not a resentful anger toward women. Juxtapose All The Way which won the Oscar in 1958 with one that won the Oscar just a few short years ago It's Hard Out There For a Pimp. You will see the erosion of values.
Davi Sings Sinatra: On The Road To Romance, is a journey through different aspects of love—from the seduction and elation of falling in love to the loss and heartbreak of it and then back to its rediscovery. It is a metaphor for this great country of ours, that no matter how hard times are the Best is Yet to Come.
Robert's humble mission as a singer and interpreter of this Songbook is to help reinvigorate the spirit of America, the spirit that makes it the greatest country in the world.
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Robert Davi, one of the most recognizable entertainers in the world, was singing long before Frank Sinatra hand-picked him to play Mickey Sinardos in the 1977 NBC television drama "Contract on Cherry Street." As a teenager, Davi already had an insatiable desire to not just distinguish himself as a singer, but to follow his idol's lead and become a singer who really could act. Davi studied opera as a young man, and always intended to make singing his career. As fate would have it, however, his screen career took flight and there was no looking back.
An iconic screen presence, Davi worked with the biggest names in Hollywood, from Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis and James Franco, appeared in such iconic pop cultural movies as "Die Hard," "Showgirls," "The Goonies," and considered one of the top three Bond villains,Franz Sanchez, of all time in "License to Kill". His television credits are just as vast, starting with the hit NBC television series "Profiler" and continuing with "Stargate: Atlantis" and most recently "Criminal Minds". Now after 100 movies with remarkable diversity, hit television credits and his award winning directorial film debut ("The Dukes"), Davi is returning to his first love.
While Davi may portray characters in drama, comedy and action that define "the tough guy persona," it's nothing more than an artist working his craft. The real Robert Davi is the man we hear on this album: a sensitive romantic; a gentle soul who brings a masculine edge to these songs; a great mixture of sensitivity and toughness. For the recording, Davi chose two music legends, producer Phil Ramone and mixing engineer Al Schmitt, which speaks volumes about his intentions to make this a meaningful career endeavor.
Frank Sinatra encouraged young singers to "Pick up the torch" and perpetuate this amazing music. With Davi Sings Sinatra, On The Road To Romance (available Oct 24), Davi has heeded the rally cry of "ole blue eyes".