Have you got a few Frank Sinatra records lying around at home? Are you wondering whether they might be worth anything? What are the most valuable Frank Sinatra vinyl records?
Well, buckle up and prepare your butts as we explore ten of the most valuable for you here today!
1. “Old Fashioned Walk” / “I Love You”
Though this isn’t one of the iconic Sinatra albums you probably thought you were getting yourself in for, this is likely the most expensive item on this list, a shared 7-inch single with Doris Day, no less!
These vinyl record types used to be much more common, hence the price.
2. The Very Good Years
There exists a version of this album certified gold and ready for the taking, away from the cruel clutches of Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, and the entire Brunswick label, his original record label.
3. The Complete Reprise Recordings
Of course, you might be such a fan of Sinatra’s time at Reprise Records that the previous listing simply won’t do it – in fact, you won’t settle for anything less than the entire collection of every single song he ever released with Reprise.
4. The Capitol Years
Alternatively, your bag might be his time at Capitol Records, the label with the best access to radio stations. Sinatra was always business savvy – see his ties to the mob throughout his career – so it’s no surprise that he has such a storied record of flip-flopping between major labels in search of the best deal.
5. A Man and His Music
The moral of the story is, ultimately, never to get in the way of Frank Sinatra and his music. Not only will he thump you, but he’s also liable to make sure you sleep with the fishes for the foreseeable future. ‘Hey! That’s just showbiz,’ he might say, as you are slowly lowered into a tank full of piranhas.
6. “These Foolish Things”
Another short single that, however affordable in its time, has since come to be worth a fortune. Whoever owns such a thing ought to consider themselves incredibly lucky. This has to be one of the most valuable vinyl records for its size, right?
7. “If I Had Three Wishes”/”Learnin’ the Blues”
Another of those overpriced singles, this time one released on his native Capitol record label during his heyday as a hitmaker for them as one of the biggest record labels paired with one of the biggest artists in the world.
8. Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session
Any fan of Sinatra ought to get their earholes around this release, regardless of whether they cop up a reissue or whether they opt to buy an original pressing so as to be closer to the man himself. He is rather dashing, who could blame you for desiring so?
9. “Take My Love”/”Come Back to Sorento”
Anyone lucky enough to find this disc in their possession will no doubt be smiling ear to ear just as Frank himself is in the picture below. Known for his dashing smile and good looks, you can now afford to imitate his swag with the earnings from this record.
Finally, we have this classic album from Frank, a culmination of so many aspects of his artistry in one neat package. We see his fatigue on the album cover – he is hunched over rubbing the sleep from his eyes so as to face the day – and we feel it deeply in his voice.
So, there you have it! Hopefully, you now feel ready and able to approach the used Frank Sinatra market with your head held high.
FAQs Most Valuable Frank Sinatra Vinyl Records
What is the rarest vinyl record?
There are plenty of vinyl records that exist only as single pressings. These, though, are often neglected because no one really cares about them. There does exist one record of which there is only one copy – the original first record by Elvis which he made for his mother.
What vinyl records are worth selling?
Presumably, those that are worth money, though ascertaining which are worth money and which are not is easier said than done.
How do I know if my vinyl records are valuable?
The best way to check whether your records are worth anything is to use a site like Discogs to find your record and the its specific issue and then to check the price that it is going for elsewhere on the website.
How many number 1 hits did Frank Sinatra have?
From his first released single in 1940 — as the singer with Tommy Dorsey’s band — to the 1980 release of “Theme from New York, New York”, Frank Sinatra had 209 hits on Billboard’s pop singles charts. Of those, 127 made the Top Twenty, 70 made the Top Ten and 10 reached the No. 1 position
How many gold records did Frank Sinatra have?
Throughout his seven-decade career, Frank Sinatra performed on more than 1,400 recordings and was awarded 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum, and one triple platinum album by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Are old records worth anything?
Depending on what’s actually on the disc, absolutely. If it is an album or artist that no one cares about, then no matter how rare it is, it is unlikely to be worth anything.