Dean Martin and The Rat Pack were the greatest. I don’t know if it is just me but Dean Martin in my opinion sounds/sings better the Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, etc.
I don’t profess to be an expert in this field, but I hear so much about how great Sinatra and Bennett are and I agree they are good singers in their own right, but Dean has a sound quality beyond compare.
It always makes me melancholy to watch Dean on his own… A lot of his stuff he learned from when he was with Jerry and it shows…. its hard to pick a favorite.
Dean was the man. What a host, and so much talent flowed through this show. Sad thing is they are mostly all gone now. We have alot to learn from this carefree generation. I think it’s the simplicity and sheer talent and fun they had that makes these shows special.