Tag Archives: 1963

The Rat Pack Live At The Sands

16 Aug

August 16, 2020

 

I’ve been listening to The Rat Pack, Live At The Sands because turning 50 this year just isn’t old enough. This recording features Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. in a live performance from 1963. This is the best known and most famous (and talented) version of The Rat Pack, a group which started around 10 years earlier with Humphrey Bogart.

This is just flat out fun. Get it. If you need me to tell you what these guys are all about then you need more help than I am prepared to give.

Sinatra: The best pure singer of the group
Martin: The best all-around entertainer
Davis: The most talented in the Pack

Also members but not on the CD, since they don’t sing:

Peter Lawford: Why?
Joey Bishop: Meh

I’ve been trying to start my own Blog Pack, but Martha Stewart won’t return my calls.

 

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The A-Ha! Moment

20 Nov

November 20, 2014

All my life I’ve heard the Christmas song “A Marshmallow World.” It was covered by a lot of artists, but the one that seems to get the most play is the Darlene Love version. And rightfully so.

But I’ve always misheard the lyrics. I always thought the song ended with “the winner is the marshmallow girl.” It never made sense to me. Who was the marshmallow girl? What did she win?

Target is now using that song in their ads, and they run constantly. So earlier today I was doing something and the TV was on in the background and sure enough, that song came on. And as clear as day I heard “In winter, it’s a marshmallow world” and suddenly it all made sense.

A-Ha!

 

 

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