Sammy Davis Jr. The Sammy Davis Jr. Show

The Sammy Davis Jr. Show
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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Collector's Choice

Tracks:

  • 1.Hey There
  • 2.My Mother The Car
  • 3.We Open In Venice
  • 4.More Than One Way
  • 5.Feeling Good
  • 6.Paris Is Her Best In May
  • 7.Love At Last You Have Found Me
  • 8.Sam's Song
  • 9.If You Want This Love Of Mine
  • 10.No One Can Live Forever
  • 11.This Dream
  • 12.What Kind Of Fool Am I

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Personnel: Sammy Davis, Jr. (vocals); Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra (vocals).
Although released in February of 1966 to correspond with NBC-TV's short-lived variety series -- which had premiered a month earlier -- The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show is not a soundtrack per se. In fact, it was assembled from five different studio sessions, some dating as far back as Davis' 1961 hit "What Kind of Fool Am I?" and his 1963 signature song "Hey There." Cole Porter's "We Open in Venice" -- with fellow Rat Packers Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra -- first surfaced on 1963's Kiss Me Kate. The Davis/Martin duet "Sam's Song" had been the B-side to the Billy May-conducted "Me and My Shadow" single in 1962. The remainder emphasizes Davis' innate affinity and apt interpretations of show tunes from the small screen ("My Mother the Car") to the Broadway stage. The latter category is especially worthy of mention, as both "This Dream" and the distinctive highlight "Feeling Good" are from the Anthony Newley/Leslie Bricusse score for The Roar of the Greasepaint...The Smell of the Crowd. Other numbers from the play had been excerpted on Davis' previous platter, Sammy's Back on Broadway. The vocalist stretches himself somewhat on English translations of the Charles Aznavour compositions "J'Aime Paris au Mois de Mai" titled "Paris Is at Her Best in May" and "J'en Deduis Que Je T'Aime," translated as "Love at Last You Have Found Me." Lindsay Planer

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  • Sales Rank: 48,281
  • UPC: 617742049220
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26/lbs (approx)
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