Our Way The Rat Pack Collection

Ska and swing have enjoyed a close relationship ever since Jamaica opened its first recording studios. They were the toast of Hollywood, a group of actors who came together at the Los Angeles home of silver-screen stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. But their effect on the popular culture would make them international stars.
The Rat Pack was a supergroup of entertainment and comedy who often appeared together in concerts, on TV or in movies. They sang, they told jokes, they did comedy sketches — most of all, they had a blast. The official roster was Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, and of course, Frank Sinatra. All five stars appeared in Ocean’s Eleven, which was filmed in Las Vegas, and frequently performed together at The Sands, also in Las Vegas.

Our Way The Rat Pack Collection will be a collection of the music popularised by The Rat Pack and will include many of the Jazz standards of the times. It will include material by other performers who were frequent guests at The Sands Club including Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Buddy Greco, Shirley MacLaine, Tony Bennett, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Doris Day, Dean Martin, Frankie Laine, Lena Horne, Tony Bennett, Vic Damone, Peggy Lee, Nancy Wilson, Jack Jones, Rita Reys, Steve Lawrence, Liza Minnelli and Cleo Laine.

Confirmed Songs

(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66
A Foggy Day (in London Town)
Ain’t That A Kick In The Head
All of Me
Beginning to see the Light
Big Spender
Blue Moon
Buona Sera
Burnt Toast And Black Coffee
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom
Come Dance With Me
Comin Home Baby
Everybody Loves Somebody
Feeling Good
Fly Me to the Moon
Frankie and Johnny
Hello Dolly
How High the Moon
How Insensitive
I concentrate on You
I Like The Way You Dance
I‘ve Got You Under My Skin
I’m a Brass Band
It Ain’t Necessarily So
It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing
I’ve Got to be Me
Jeepers Creepers
King of the Road
Let it Snow
Little Ole Wine Drinker Me
Mack the Knife
Mambo Italiano
Marshmallow World
Mona Lisa
Mr Bojangles
My Funny Valentine
My Way
Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Nature Boy
Night and Day
On the Sunny Side of the Street
One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)
over the rainbow
Pennies from Heaven
Promise Her Anything (But Give Her Love)
Rags to Riches
Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On
Sing sing sing
Something Stupid
Strangers in the Night
Summer Wind
Sweet Gingerbread Man
Swinging on a Star
That Old Black Magic
That’s Life
That’s Amore
The Candy Man
The Continental
The Lady is a Tramp
The Second Time Around
Theme From New York, New York
They Say It’s Wonderful
You are My Sunshine
Young At Heart
Zinga Zinga Zing Boom

Frank Sinatra: The Chairman Of The Board

Known for his class, charm, and sophistication, Sinatra was the main attraction at Caesar’s Palace during his years with the Rat Pack.
Sinatra is very well-known for his highly successful career as an actor, and the smooth, mellow voice that made him a most beloved singer. All you have to hear is “Ol’ Blue Eyes” and images of a tux-wearing Sinatra with a cigarette in one hand and microphone in the other immediately pop into your head.
From his youth, Sinatra displayed sympathy for African Americans and worked both publicly and privately all his life to help them win equal rights. Sinatra played a major role in the desegregation of Nevada hotels and casinos in the 1950s and 1960s, often stepping in to demand apologies for a racist incident and abolishing of Jim Crow policies before he would fulfill his show contract.

Frank Sinatra discography

Sammy Davis, Jr.: Mr. Show Business

Sammy Davis Jr. overcame prevailing racism to establish himself as an entertainment legend, becoming a successful comedian, actor, dancer and singer. As part of the Rat Pack, with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, Davis was known for films like Ocean’s 11 and Sergeants 3 along with his partying ways. As his fame grew, his refusal to appear in any clubs that practiced racial segregation led to the integration of several venues in Miami Beach and Las Vegas. A Tony-nominated performer, Davis was also associated with popular recordings like “I’ve Gotta Be Me” and the No. 1 hit “The Candy Man. Born on December 8, 1925, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City he went to live with his father, who was working as an entertainer in a dance troupe. When his father and adopted uncle went on tour, Davis was brought along, and after learning to tap the three began performing together. They would eventually be dubbed the Will Mastin Trio. By 1960, Davis was a star in his own right. Davis appeared with members of the pack in the films Ocean’s 11 (1960), Sergeants 3 (1962) and Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964). Davis was also a featured player in films outside of the pack, including A Man Called Adam (1966), having the titular role opposite Louis Armstrong. And he was unforgettable in Bob Fosse’s Sweet Charity (1969, with Shirley MacLaine), in which Davis appeared as the charismatic, singing and strutting guru Big Daddy

Sammy Davis Jr. discography

Dean Martin: The King Of Cool

Dean Martin falls into the same class as Sinatra, with his onstage antics as a boozing and gambling playboy. Although he played up his image as a cocktail-drinking and woman-loving comedian, later in life he claimed it was all about his public presence. He was immensely popular not only as an actor and singer but also as a comedian. His early autobiography is as gritty as that of any rock star. He delivered bootleg liquor, served as a speakeasy croupier and blackjack dealer, worked in a steel mill and briefly ruled the ring as boxing phenom Kid Crochet. Winning his share of bouts earned him little apart from a broken nose, but Dino’s speakeasy experience put him in contact with club owners, resulting in his first singing gigs. Even at the height of Beatlemania with the group topping the charts, Martin reasserted himself with typical aplomb knocking the Fab Four from their perch with the buttery anthem “Everybody Loves Somebody.” Several other hits, including “The Door Is Still Open to My Heart,” “I Will,” “Houston” and “Send Me the Pillow You Dream On,” followed during his years at Reprise Records.

Dean Martin discography

Here's are some suggestions for bands looking to consider a song

Ain’t Misbehavin
Anything Goes
Begin the Beguine
Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town)
Georgia on My Mind
High Hopes
Honeysuckle Rose
I Ain’t Got Nobody
I Get a Kick Out of You
I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’
I Got Rhythm
I’m Gonna Live Till I Die
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
Learning The Blues
Let the Good Times In
My Kind of Town
Sentimental Journey
Sing You Sinners
The Best Is Yet To Come
What Kind of Fool Am I?
You Make Me Feel So Young
You’re Nobody till Somebody Loves You.