Rat Pack Tuesday

28 Apr





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….


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4 responses to “Rat Pack Tuesday

  1. music maven

    April 28, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    So, why don’t they just give Adam the confetti bath now. And, everyone picks Sinatra? How about some Deano love?

  2. JenAdams

    April 29, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    I wonder if I am the only one who thinks that while Adam is technically excellent, all of his performances are starting to sound the same?

    The only association I had with that song is this promo for Six Feet Under. Best promo evah!

    • JenAdams

      April 29, 2009 at 7:39 pm

      Hey, that’s weird. It embedded that video. I didn’t use the embed code, just the regular link.

  3. huckleberryfriend

    April 29, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I think this is probably the most talented top 5 ever, but I won’t be buying any of their albums. While I enjoy their performances, 2 minutes later I have forgotten what they sang.


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