NOTE: @48:35 you'll find arguably the best live rendition of "Fly Me to the Moon" that Frank Sinatra ever performed on camera. Quincy Jones and the Count Basie Orchestra start a little too softly for Frank, and he playfully pushes them to play louder and harder by yelling "JUMP! JUMP! JUMP!", gesturing with his hand to lift up the music. With the band now absolutely on-fire, playing as loud as they possibly can (and happy to do it), Quincy Jones lets out a guttural "YAH!" at the perfect moment in the song, which might just give you goosebumps.
SHOW DESCRIPTION: This is the only known concert recording of the Rat Pack, capturing the on-stage antics and raucous camaraderie that Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin made famous at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas during the five years following their appearance together in the Vegas casino caper comedy Ocean's 11 (1960).
On June 20, 1965, Frank Sinatra organized a "summit meeting" of the Rat Pack in St. Louis as a benefit for Dismas House of St. Louis, the first halfway house for ex-convicts. Staged at St. Louis' Kiel Opera House, the evening was televised via closed-circuit to select locations, where ticket buyers watched the live performance on screen.
Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Frank Sinatra each take turns in the spotlight for a selection of songs. After Sammy Davis Jr. goes galvanic with his drums and vocal on "I've Got You Under My Skin," he ring-a-dings comedic chimes with ten impressions during "One for My Baby." With Quincy Jones leading the Count Basie Orchestra, the Frank Sinatra standards include "Luck Be a Lady," "You Make Me Feel So Young," and "Get Me to the Church on Time." Frank Sinatra is hip, compelling, and very relaxed (despite heckling from the wings by Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin during one of Frank Sinatra's songs). This original uncut 1965 show includes performances by Count Basie, the Step Brothers, Kaye Stevens, and Trini Lopez.