Our era of the 2000s and 2010s has been a glorious mess in the age of the internet, with its avant garde styles, eclectic mix of music and chaotic meme humour. It’s wonderful in its own right but we are also a nostalgic generation, longing for the big trendsetting moves of the 80s and the psychedelia of the 70s (without all the racism and sexism of course). But many of us miss a time we’ve only ever heard of through record players and hit HBO shows: the classy, jazzy, martini club legacy of the 60s. Specifically, the swingin’ Rat Pack music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.
The Rat Pack, an ensemble of stars centered on the Las Vegas Casino scene, enriched the music industry with their talent and flair. Though it is a shame that we will never be able to witness such a golden age of musicians, “The Definitive Rat Pack” has given us the opportunity to enjoy a taste of it.