Sunday, October 21, 2007


Christmas with the Rat Pack

I read this week in the New York Times Joey Bishop, Last of the Rat Pack, died.

Joey Bishop, the long-faced comedian and last surviving member of the Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra’s celebrated retinue of the 1960s, died Wednesday night at his home in Newport Beach, California. He was 89.

Mr Bishop was the least flamboyant of the Rat Pack and no match for the others (Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis Jr and Sinatra himself) in their dedication to hell raising.

But he shared in their phenomenal success in the early 1960s, when they headlined music and comedy shows at the Sands in Las Vegas and made movies like “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Sergeants 3.” When John F. Kennedy, a friend of Sinatra’s and a brother-in-law of Lawford’s, was elected president in 1960, Mr. Bishop was master of ceremonies at the inaugural ball.
So you won't be surprised this week's Christmas record is one by The Rat Pack. Joey Bishop was a stand-up comedian and he isn't on this record himself. Just Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis jr.
By the way, this week the Sands hotel was turned down to build a new one.

Christmas with the Rat Pack
01-Dean Martin - I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
02-Frank Sinatra - Mistletoe and Holly
03-Sammy Davis Jr - Christmas Time All Over The World
04-Frank Sinatra - The First Noel
05-Dean Martin - Baby, It's Cold Outside
06-Frank Sinatra - I Believe
07-Dean Martin - Silver Bells
08-Sammy Davis Jr - The Christmas Song
09-Frank Sinatra - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
10-Dean Martin - Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
11-Frank Sinatra - The Christmas Waltz
12-Dean Martin - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
13-Frank Sinatra - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
14-Dean Martin - Peace on Earth _ Silent Night
15-Sammy Davis Jr - Jingle Bells
16-Dean Martin - White Christmas
17-Frank Sinatra - It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
18-Dean Martin - Winter Wonderland
19-Frank Sinatra - I'll Be Home for Christmas (If Only in My Dreams)
20-Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra - A Marshmallow World [Live]
21-Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra - Auld Lang Syne [Live]

Note. This is just a compilation of Christmas songs they did on their own albums and TV shows. If you have those don't bother. If you don't... well the comments...

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