On ebay, right now, up for auction is Frank Sinatra's reputed first-ever recording, "Our Love." Never commercially released but on a one-off acetate recording. I've got it on a boot entitled "Sinatra: A Musical Montage." Hope Nancy Sinatra doesn't bust me like she did that poor ribbon clerk at Footlight Records in New York a coupla years ago.
Is it obvious from the evidence of "Our Love" that we're listening to the birth of one of the great artists of the century? Not really. But he sure does sound different from every other boy band singer around at the time.