Monday, November 19, 2007

Modern Swingers

Yesterday, we talked about The Rat Pack.

It turns out that their act is popular today. There are many modern swingers doing the Rat Pack act.

Les Lankhorst in "The Rat Pack is Back!"

From: lescore67

Les Lankhorst does the Las Vegas show "The Rat Pack is Back!"

Frank Sinatra - Nick Degidio

From: hpzero

Nick Degidio Does Frank Sinatra from the Rat Pack Revue.

The Rat Pack Tribute Show

From: Lasvegasflash

Rat Pack Tribute Show - Royal Talent

This was filmed in Atlantic City at The Tropicana Hotel and Casino. They will be returning in 2008.

Dean Martin Tribute - Bobby Mayo Jr.

From: BobbyMayoJr

Bobby Mayo Jr. can do both Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.

Frank Sinatra Tribute - Bobby Mayo Jr.

From: BobbyMayoJr

Rat Pack Tribute Show - Old Navy

From: robotopian

At Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

One Guy Impersonating the Entire Rat Pack

From: SINGwithNICK

And this guy does the entire Rat Pack.

And we can’t forget this guy.

Introducing "Hank Sinatra"

From: howvideo

Lounge Lizard "Hank Sinarta" is looking to steal a little love.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Rat Pack

Keeping with our theme of sixties swingers, there was The Rat Pack. They performed in Vegas and in movies, and included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr.

EE-O-LEVEN - Sammy Davis Jr.

From: gosinka555

This contains footage from the Rat Pack film "Ocean's 11" (1960).

You Make Me Feel so Young - Frank Sinatra

From: alexsneesby

This video features photos of The Rat Pack.

Ain’t That a Kick in the Head - Dean Martin

From: pjnoodles

The video includes some photos of the gang.

Mr. Bojangles - Sammy Davis Jr.

From: pjnoodles

The video includes photos of Sammy and the gang.

Here’s a couple of the skits/monologues from the Vegas days.

Dean Martin Live Part 1

From: JEFFYjackass

Dean Martin Live Part 2

From: JEFFYjackass

Monday, November 12, 2007

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In

Dan Rowan and Dick Martin of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In were a staple of sixties TV. What a bunch of swingers!

The following videos are from: ruedydude

Opening - Quickies

This includes the opening with Dan and Dick.

What sixties swinger would be complete without the Cocktail Party?

Cocktail Party 1

Cocktail Party 2

And in the end, we hear from Dan and Dick again.

Ending Jokes

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Swinger Dean Martin

Ah, good old Dean Martin. In the sixties he was part of the Rat Pack, performing in Las Vegas. Later on, he starred on the comedy-variety series, The Dean Martin Show.

Ain't That A Kick In The Head

From: MrsDinoCrocetti

From the original "Ocean's Eleven" movie.

Everybody Loves Somebody

From: kheisler07

I Love Vegas

From: craigbarter

From the Rat Pack days.

In the Cool of the Evening

From: MrsDinoCrocetti

That’s Amore

From: SpykerX

Dean Martin & Goldie Hawn

A comedy clip with the two of them.

From: MrNatashaRostov

The Ballad of Tom Jones

Yesterday I talked about Tom Jones. It turns out that someone wrote a song about him. Here it is! Cerys Matthews sang "Baby It's Cold Outside" with Tom Jones.

The Ballad of Tom Jones – Space featuring Cerys Matthews

From: punkrockfuneral

Here's the Chorus to the song:

You stopped us from killing each other
Tom Jones, Tom Jones
You'll never know but you saved our lives
Tom Jones, Tom Jones

I could never throw my knickers at you

And I don't come from Wales

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Swinging Tom Jones

Next on our list of swingers is Tom Jones. I can’t even think of Tom Jones without thinking of his signature song:

It's Not Unusual

From: shelljb

Tom Jones had a number of hits in the sixties. And he still plays in Vegas. You go, Tom!

She's a Lady

From: Samanosuke2

Raise Your Hand - Tom Jones with Janis Joplin

From: ephemeralfilm

What's New Pussycat?

From: tomjonesdvd

Help Yourself

From: TopTJFan

Tom was great in “Mars Attacks.” This video is dubbed in Spanish. What they are saying is:

Tom Jones: Girls, get out! There's a Martian right behind me!

Danny DeVito: You're Tom Jones! "It Ain't Unusual." Can I get your autograph? Anybody got a pen?

Mars Attacks!

From: Laurijapo

He’s still making music today.

Stoned In Love - Chicane featuring Tom Jones

From: exsssss

And to finish this off, here’s one for the cold weather. It’s cold outside.

Baby It's Cold Outside - Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews

From: USAsoccer2010

Friday, November 09, 2007

Swinger Austin Powers

Yesterday, we talked about being a sixties swinger. Here is an example of a typical swinger. In Austin Powers'
case, he is a character played by Mike Myers. Austin is a throwback to the sixties, and fits in better back then.

Austin Powers Intro

From: piranhamatt2

This is the intro with credits and such for the first Austin Powers movie.

Austin Powers Plays Blackjack

From: blitzpc

Austin Powers hits the blackjack tables in Las Vegas.

Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach in Austin Powers 2

From: timmmeyyy

Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach's "I'll never fall in Love again" in Austin Powers 2.

Incense and Peppermint - Strawberry Alarm Clock

From: mdnsmo

Incense and Peppermint by Strawberry alarm clock (video clip extracted from Austin Powers 1 & 3).

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Be a Swinger This Fall

The days are shorter. It’s getting colder. The rain is coming back. Time to spend more time indoors, but doing what? Besides reading my blog, of course. :) Well, how about being a swinger? No, not that kind of swinger. The kind from the sixties, a hipster, or maybe even a beatnik.

Like this guy:

Or this guy:

Bond, James Bond
Originally uploaded by Heather F

So, what am I talking about, exactly? Well, be sophisticated, but have a little fun. And what should a swinger do for fun?

To start with, you need the right music. You can try Swinging Pop Standards (like the Rat Pack). Or, if that is not to your liking, there is Silk Radio/. Or, you can Build Your Own listen to a few channels.

Now, what to drink? How about a martini or cocktail? If you don’t drink, make it without alcohol.

Originally uploaded by cowfish

Okay, you got the music, you got a drink. Now what? You can watch a movie. Any of the James Bond movies from the sixties would work. Or Ocean's Eleven or Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.

If you don’t feel like watching a movie, then play some poker. You can play Texas Hold'Em for free at: If you see me there, you can watch me lose. :)

We’ll wrap this up with a song from Old Blue Eyes.

My Way - Frank Sinatra

From: LongLivePakistan

Saturday, November 03, 2007

How We Met

From: A touching tale of how two lovers found their heart! A stickman and stickwoman on are drawn on bodies to tell the tale. How cute!