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.

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


Confirmed songs so far

Ain’t That A Kick In The Head
All of Me
Beginning to see the Light
Big Spender
Birth of the Blues
Blue Moon
Burnt Toast And Black Coffee
Buona Sera
Charade
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom
Come Dance with Me
Come Fly with Me
Fly Me to the Moon
Frankie and Johnny
Hello Dolly
Houston
How High the Moon
How Insensitive
I concentrate on You
I’ve Got to be Me
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
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)
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
Rags to Riches
Route 66
Second Time Around
Sing Sing Sing
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Something Stupid
Strangers in the Night
Summer Wind
Summertime
Sway
Sweet Gingerbread Man
Swinging on a Star
That Old Black Magic
That’s Amore
That’s Life
The Candy Man
Theme From New York New York
The Lady is a Tramp
Twisted
Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu)
You are My Sunshine
You and the Night and the Music
Young At Heart
What a Wonderful World
When You Wish Upon a Star
Zinga Zinga Zing Boom


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

Ain’t Misbehavin
Anything Goes
Begin the Beguine
Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town)
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime
Fever
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
It Ain’t Necessarily So
Learning The Blues
Let the Good Times In
My Kind of Town
Sentimental Journey
Sing You Sinners
The Best Is Yet To Come
The Continental
Unforgettable
What Kind of Fool Am I?
You Make Me Feel So Young
You’re Nobody till Somebody Loves You.


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