Martin. Davis. Sinatra.
In the early ’60s, every man wanted to be them and every woman wanted to be with them. They epitomized the swingin’ sixties and reigned over the short, yet prolific time between 1959 and the Kennedy assasination when “The Summit” was the height of cool.
Tonight’s feature of Rat Pack songs on American Idol will likely fly way over the heads of the younger audiences and I’m thinking that even the performers will have a difficult time with the material. Can’t help but wonder if Idol was influenced by John Mayer’s recent performance of Sinatra.
In the spirit of the theme, here are some of Music Maven’s favorite Rat Pack performances…we’ll see if they make an appearance tonight.
Memories Are Made of This, Dean Martin
Summer Wind, Frank Sinatra
What Kind of Fool Am I?, Sammy Davis, Jr.
That’s Amore, Deano
That’s Life, Ole Blue Eyes
Mr. Bojangles, Sammy
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes (with banter), Deano
The Tender Trap, The Chairman
Candy Man, Sammy
Ain’t That a Kick in the Head, Deano
Three Coins in the Fountain, Sinatra
Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow (Baretta’s Theme), Sammy Davis, Jr.
….I could go on and on and on….