The Very Best Of The Rat Pack
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Sinatra's tracks are selected from his early Reprise years, and include the brash "Luck Be a Lady" and the title track from his label debut, Ring-a-Ding-Ding. The bulk of these are remakes of songs that Sinatra initially recorded for Capitol in the 1950s, including "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Come Fly with Me," "Witchcraft" and "I Get a Kick Out of You." These `60s performances find Sinatra in good voice, jazzily stretching out the rhythms, playfully punctuating his syllables and snapping his fingers on "Come Fly with Me," but they don't have the inventive vitality of the Capitol originals. The early Reprise-era Sinatra often sounds like an entertainer coasting on his top-of-the-world success rather than an artist brashly reinventing himself, as he had at Capitol.Read more ›
This is a great compilation of the best of Mr. Francis Albert Sinatra, Mr. Dino Crocetti, and Mr. Samuel George Davis Junior. If you have other Rat Pack compilations like Boys Night Out and Eee-O-11: The Best Of The Rat Pack, you will have most of these songs. That may be a little disappointing. But THE VERY BEST does include a couple of not-too-different "alternate versions" of a couple of Rat Pack standards. It also has the Rat Pack's theme song, "Ring-A-Ding-Ding."
Is this a GREAT album? You betcha. It's well worth the purchase price. I went through the bank drive through with the top down listening to this CD, and the pretty Latina teller started to do a little swaying. Then she asked me out on a date. Think this is a GREAT album now???
Still the talent shows through on all three singers. Sinatra's full-vocal sound, that is unmistakeable and why he was "Chairman of the Board", is constantly displayed throughout the CD. Martin always comes across with that "cool-water" voice that goes down like 20-year-old scotch. My favorites are: Ain't That A Kick In The Head (from Ocean's Eleven) and Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu). Last but not least is the most talented one of the Pack. Davis sings: Birth Of The Blues and Eee-O Eleven (from Ocean's Eleven).
After a hard day, I like to turn on CD player, open a beer, sit in the recliner, dim the lights, close my eyes,...and I'm back at the Sand's for the mid-nite show.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great selection of Dean's, Sammy's and Frank's music. A great set of songs to listen to while out on the road and something fun to listen to anytime.Published 16 months ago by James D. Crabtree
It is swingin', lively and most entertaining and fun to listen to.
So much fun to hear these guys! c.d. and case in great condition.
arrived quickly, exactly as described, excellent condition, would buy again, 5 starsPublished 22 months ago by Lexi1gma