Sammy Davis Jr. As Long As She Needs Me

As Long As She Needs Me
3 ratings
Hurry! Only 1 copy left Sorry no back-orders
SUPER SAVINGS: $8.98 Limited Time Only
List Price: $14.98
You Save: $6 (40% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Format:  CD
sku:  JKCD 4122
Brand New

Related products:

CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1963
  • Label: Collector's Choice


  • 1.As Long As She Needs Me
  • 2.Climb Every Mountain
  • 3.(Love Is) The Tender Trap
  • 4.We Kiss In A Shadow
  • 5.There Is Nothing Like A Dame
  • 6.Song From "Two For The Seesaw" (Second Chance)
  • 7.Out Of This World
  • 8.Back In Your Own Back Yard
  • 9.Bye Bye Blackbird
  • 10.Falling In Love With Love
  • 11.Step Out Of That Dream
  • 12.There Was A Tavern In The Town

Product Description:

Liner Note Author: James Ritz.
As Long as She Needs Me (1963) is a fruitful union between Sammy Davis, Jr. and arrangers Marty Paich and Morty Stevens. With the singer's inimitable sense of style and flair, Davis unleashes another dozen classic reworkings of pop standards and melodies from Broadway and the silver screen. Paich's scores incorporate two distinct backing ensembles, his own ten-piece Dek-tette of heavyweight studio musicians, as well as a larger orchestral aggregate. The title composition, taken from Lionel Bart's Oliver! (1962), is enhanced by a lush accompaniment, showcasing the strength and conviction of Davis' dramatic and emotive interpretation. The same holds for "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," which is lifted by a refined chorus (likewise heard on the revisitation of another Rodgers & Hammerstein tune, "We Kiss in a Shadow" from 1956's The King and I). Conversely, "There Is Nothing Like a Dame," "Falling in Love with Love," and "The Tender Trap" are given hard-hitting and thoroughly pulse-quickening readings, allowing the vocalist to let loose with his trademark passion and high energy. Interestingly, the swinging Stevens collaborations "The Tender Trap," "Back in Your Own Back Yard," and "Out of This World" are from Davis' incipient Reprise sessions some two years earlier. "Bye Bye Blackbird" would become one of Davis' most revered catalog entries thanks to this ultra-hip and finger-snappin' overhaul. He similarly breathes new life into the jazzy and upscale redux of "Song from Two for the Seesaw (A Second Chance)," crooning above Paich's scintillating backdrop. The platter concludes with the tale of Honey Brown on the grooving and rhythmically propulsive "There Was a Tavern in the Town." Although the song commences in a low-key and unassuming manner, it isn't long before Davis pounces, turning it into a suitably show-stopping affair. ~ Lindsay Planer

Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 4.7
Based on 3 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!
Get Email Alerts for Sammy Davis Jr.

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 51,153
  • UPC: 617742044829
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

Pop Vocal: Show Vocals Music Categories:

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 8am-11pm, Weekends: 10am-10pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)