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Old 12-19-2009, 04:55 PM
 
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Default Need a Rat Pack or Sinatra style lounge

Does anyone know where I can find a Rat Pack style bar to take my elderly swinging in-laws in San Antonio
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Swinging? I hope you mean in the music sense!

Try these folks...San Antonio Swing Dance Society. They got more info on their Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=23938441122 - broken link).

Cheers! M2
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: North Central S.A.
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How about a jazz club? There is one on the Riverwalk they might enjoy. Jim Cullen's Landing.
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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Anyone been to Area Thirty One yet? I heard it was a jazz/upscale place...
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:50 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Jim Cullum's is a great club, but they play (per the web site), "jazz in the classic manner, that is, in the style of small, hot ensembles prior to WWII. The core of the band's music consists of the sounds of Jelly Roll Morton, Original Dixieland Jazz Band, New Orleans Rhythm Kings, King Oliver Creole Jazz Band, Louis Armstrong, and Sidney Bechet, as well as a heavy emphasis on Bix Beiderbecke and his followers (e.g., Hoagy Carmichael)."

What I believe imaterry78259 is looking for is swing music, also known as big band, which while originating in the 20s and 30s, really took off during the war with Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington (just to name a few).

There was a bit of a swing revival in the 90s with the 1996 movie Swingers and bands like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Cheery Popping Daddies, Royal Crown Revue, Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Brian Setzer Orchestra. I was in Sarajevo the summer of 1998 and was hooked on the stuff, I ordered CDs from all of the aforementioned bands from Amazon.com and we used to go out on our operations listening to the stuff!

That said, I've recently gotten back into a genre called "martini mix," which is heavy with the Rat Pack (Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy). I have always thought Deano had the best voice out of them all, but I've also been a huge fan of Bobby Darin. How can ya beat Beyond the Sea and Mack the Knife?

Sorry, just trying to help but I think I rambled on a bit!

Cheers! M2
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Old 12-20-2009, 06:54 AM
 
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They are looking for a lounge that has a vocalist like Sinatra, rat Pack, Tom Jones, Harry Connick Jr or Michael Buble'. The lounge could just have a jukebox.

You mean the new generation is getting into the martini mix rather than hip hop
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:21 AM
 
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The Martini Bar - behind North Star Mall...is what you are looking for..it is a live Las Vegas style show.
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:49 AM
 
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The Martini Bar - behind North Star Mall...is what you are looking for..it is a live Las Vegas style show.

I wouldn't go as far as vegas style show, but I would recommend it. A 70's piano bar feel. The owner covers a bit of everything.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:00 AM
 
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Anyone been to Area Thirty One yet? I heard it was a jazz/upscale place...
It's a club attracting the Stone Oak meat market.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:31 PM
 
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Depending on who's playing, Luna on San Pedro is good fun. They do big band swing once in a while, and the crowd is really mixed in terms of age: http://www.lunalive.com/
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