[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Rat Pack[/lastfm] is back! Along with fedoras, casual suits and speakeasy cocktails, this classic supergroup of crooners is back in style with a new collection: The Very Best of the Rat Pack. [lastfm]Frank Sinatra[/lastfm], [lastfm]Dean Martin[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Sammy Davis Jr.[/lastfm] all star in this compilation of hits and some lesser-known classics. It’s the perfect soundtrack for escaping the cold winter weather in a cozy living room with a warm drink. And to make things even warmer, Street Date is giving out a full album stream!
The original incarnation of the Rat Pack was not actually Sinatra, Dean, and Davis but a group of friends centered around Humphrey Bogart and his wife (and “Pack Mother”) Lauren Bacall, including David Niven, Sid Luft, Spencer Tracy, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, and a number of other Hollywood stars of the era. Legend has it that the “Rat Pack” moniker was born when Bacall caught Bogey and his friends coming home late after a long night out in Las Vegas and said, “You look like a ******* rat pack!”
However, the group most people know as the Rat Pack today consists of [lastfm]Frank Sinatra[/lastfm], [lastfm]Dean Martin[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Sammy Davis Jr.[/lastfm], [lastfm]Joey Bishop[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Peter Lawford[/lastfm]. This new release from core members Sinatra, Davis and Dean features many of their classic tunes, like Sinatra highlights “Come Fly With Me” and “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” Dean’s suave “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head” and “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You,” as well as Davis’ swinging “Too Close For Comfort” and “A Lot of Living To Do.”
The Rat Pack were more than just singers, though. They often acted together in movies, most famously in the original version of Ocean’s 11. The Pack members were the definition of cool during their era and today remain iconic American performers. These tracks will be nothing new to longtime fans, but they serve as a great introduction point for anyone looking to step into the world of these fantastic singers–or for simply an assembly of some of the Rat Pack’s best songs.
1. Come Fly With Me
2. Ain’t That A Kick In The Head
3. Too Close For Comfort
4. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
5. Who’s Got The Action?
6. A Lot Of Living To Do
7. Ring-A-Ding Ding
8. Eee-O Eleven
9. Luck Be A Lady
10. Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)
11. Birth Of The Blues
13. You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You
14. I Get A Kick Out Of You
15. Sam’s Song
16. I’m Gonna Live Until I Die (Alternate Version)
17. Everybody Loves Somebody
18. Me And My Shadow