If get this right, there will be many cover versions by future bands. I shall try and link live versions if they exist from the tellybox or a film, the sound quality may not be the best, but there is nothing like watching a real talent live.
This week it is something very different, the Rat Pack, otherwise known as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. Also includes other such as Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford, but or me it was all about Frank, Dean and Sammy. For those of a certain age, some of the best entertainers out there, for the younger ones, try some, you may like it.
Courtesy of Wiki: The Rat Pack
The Rat Pack was an informal group of entertainers, the second iteration of which ultimately made films and appeared together in Las Vegas casino venues. They originated in the late 1940s and early 1950s as a group of A-list show business friends, such as Errol Flynn, Nat King Cole, Mickey Rooney, Frank Sinatra and others who met casually at the Holmby Hills home of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. In the 1960s, the group featured Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, and (before falling out with Sinatra in 1962) Peter Lawford, among others. They appeared together on stage and in films in the 1950s and 1960s, including the films Ocean’s 11, and Sergeants 3; after Lawford’s expulsion, they filmed Robin and the 7 Hoods with Bing Crosby in what was to have been Lawford’s role. Sinatra, Martin, and Davis were regarded as the group’s lead members after Bogart’s death.
Discography: The Rat Pack
They mainly did films and shows together, but this is my excuse to combine 3 great talents and select some of what I think are their finest songs.
It starts off with this: The Rat pack – birth of the blues live. Full comedic act and song. (Compare and contrast with “alternative comedians”!).
I think we have all sung this in our time:
Frank Sinatra – My Way – Just a recording, but with the lyrics, as I know you want to.
Dean Martin-Little Ole Wine Drinker Me – Awesome stuff
Sammy Davis Jr. – Mr. Bojangles (1972 Berlin – Unicef Concert),
Dean Martin – Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime 1965
Frank Sinatra – For Once In My Life – Concert Collection
Sammy Davis Jr. – The Candy Man (1972)
Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis – That’s Amore
Dean Martin – Ain’t That A Kick In The Head
Frank Sinatra – New York, New York (Live At Budokan Hall, Tokyo, 1985) – 1985 and he introduces song as brand new, as it was!
Sammy Davis – What Kind of Fool Am I
Here is The Rat Pack,Dean Martin,Sammy Davis Jr & Frank Sinatra, Live And Swingin´On Stage 1965
Singalong, enjoy and be happy!
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