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In this video, at minute 0:28, Frank can be seen using the U47 in a recording session.
A Sound on Sound interview featuring recording engineer John Palladino mentions that Sinatra first used the mic when he signed with Capitol Records.
"Another advantage to the U47 was the directional pattern that favoured the voice and didn't allow it to be drowned out by the orchestra. That's why it got to be tremendously popular and became an industry standard in the days when singers like Frank Sinatra recorded in the studio with the band.”
This article by Home Brew Audio states that "Frank loved it so much that he insisted on using no other mic after 1950. He called it his 'Telly.'"
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