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Chapter 27: Come Fly With Me

Vocal pop & crooners

Here comes the Rat Pack, swinging in with three prime cuts of Frank and cameos from Dean and Sammy, not to mention both Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire at their nimblest. (I live for the Rube Goldberg rhythm of “Puttin’ On The Ritz.”) This is the sound of total world-beating confidence - you could even call it the peak of a certain tuxedoed brand of white American masculinity. But there’s vulnerability and introspection here too, soft as a distant velvet memory.
1. Frank Sinatra

I've Got You Under My Skin

2. Bobby Darin

Mack the Knife

3. Tony Bennett

Blue Velvet

4. Frank Sinatra

Come Fly With Me

5. Fred Astaire

Puttin' On the Ritz

6. Dean Martin

That's Amore

7. Sammy Davis, Jr.

I Ain't Got Nobody

8. Gene Kelly

Singin' In the Rain

9. Frank Sinatra

My Way

10. Frankie Valli

Can't Take My Eyes Off You