The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection: Live & Swingin'

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The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection: Live & Swingin'
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Compilation album by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr.
Released October 14, 2003
Recorded Various Dates
Genre Vocal jazz, pop
Length 68:44
Label Reprise Records

The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection: Live & Swingin' is a 2003 album compiling songs by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Disc one is a compact disc is a compilation of live performances at a Chicago nightclub between November 26 and December 2, 1962 (over half of which was previously unreleased). Disc two is a 90-minute DVD featuring never-before-issued footage of a St. Louis performance from the mid-1960s with a young Johnny Carson emceeing.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

The Allmusic review by Richie Unterberger awarded the album four and a half stars. "How much you like this sort of thing depends almost as much on how much you like the celebrity sleaze-kitsch that the Rat Pack mythology was built upon as you do the trio's estimable vocal abilities," Unterberger states, "But both parts deliver all the all-around entertainment you'd expect."[1]

Track listing (CD)[edit]

  1. "Fanfare and Introduction", Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr.
  2. Medley: "Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes"/"When You're Smiling"/"The Lady Is a Tramp", Dean Martin
  3. "I Left My Heart in San Francisco", Dean Martin
  4. "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter", Dean Martin
  5. Medley: "Volare"/"On an Evening in Roma", Dean Martin
  6. "Goody Goody", Frank Sinatra
  7. "Chicago", Frank Sinatra
  8. "When Your Lover Has Gone", Frank Sinatra
  9. Monologue, Frank Sinatra
  10. "Please Be Kind", Frank Sinatra
  11. "You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You", Frank Sinatra
  12. "What Kind of Fool Am I?", Sammy Davis, Jr.
  13. "Out of This World", Sammy Davis, Jr.
  14. "She's Funny That Way", Sammy Davis, Jr.
  15. "Hey There", Sammy Davis, Jr.
  16. Comedy, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin
  17. Medley 1: "Brazil"/"You Are Too Beautiful"/"Cecilia (Does Your Mother ...)", Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin
  18. Medley 2: "I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Baby"/"Too Marvelous for Words", Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin
  19. "Impressions", Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr.
  20. "The Birth of the Blues", Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr.
  21. Danny Thomas Introduction, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr.
  22. "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)", Frank Sinatra
  23. "Me and My Shadow", Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr.
  24. "Sam's Song", Sammy Davis, Jr.and Dean Martin
  25. "The Birth of the Blues (Reprise)", Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Track listing (DVD)[edit]

  1. Johnny Carson Monologue
  2. "Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On", Dean Martin
  3. "King of the Road", Dean Martin
  4. "Everybody Loves Somebody", Dean Martin
  5. Medley: "Volare"/"On an Evening in Roma", Dean Martin
  6. "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You", Dean Martin
  7. "My Shining Hour", Sammy Davis, Jr.
  8. "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)", Sammy Davis, Jr.
  9. "I've Got You Under My Skin", Sammy Davis, Jr.
  10. "You Came a Long Way from St. Louis", Sammy Davis, Jr.
  11. "You Are My Sunshine", Sammy Davis, Jr.
  12. "Bee-Bom", Sammy Davis, Jr.
  13. "One for My Baby", Sammy Davis, Jr.
  14. "Get Me to the Church on Time", Frank Sinatra
  15. "Fly Me to the Moon", Frank Sinatra
  16. "Luck Be a Lady", Frank Sinatra
  17. "I Only Have Eyes for You", Frank Sinatra
  18. "I've Got You Under My Skin", Frank Sinatra
  19. "Please Be Kind", Frank Sinatra
  20. "You Make Me Feel So Young", Frank Sinatra
  21. "My Kind of Town", Frank Sinatra
  22. "Happy Birthday", Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr.
  23. "Birth of the Blues", Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Personnel[edit]

  • Sammy Davis, Jr. - vocals
  • Frank Sinatra - vocals
  • Dean Martin - vocals
  • Johnny Carson - emcee

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