Definitive Collection - (Import CD)
Sammy Jr. Davis
Discovery Miles 1 590
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- Pop Vocal
- Show Vocals
- Mono / Stereo
- Don Costa; Dick Jones; Jim Davis; Jimmy Bowen; Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band; Mike Curb; Bud Dant; Harry Weinger (Compilation)
- The Definitive Collection
Liner Note Author: David Ritz.
Photographers: Govert de Roos; Herb Snitzer; David Redfern; Lee Tanner.
Arrangers: Dave Grusin; Don Costa; Richard Wess; Marty Paich; Mort Stevens; Perry Botkin, Jr.; Quincy Jones; Sy Oliver.
The Candy Man most certainly could, as evidenced by this smartly compiled 20-track collection. Sammy Davis Jr., one of America's most intriguing and beloved entertainers, was adept at handling both classic pop tunes and smoky jazz standards, crooning them in a voice that could be smooth, pleasing, and irreverent. As an African-American Jew (with one eye, no less), Davis was undeniably a show business anomaly, but one listen to songs such "I've Gotta Be Me" or "Love Me or Leave Me," and his signature tunes "Mr. Bojangles" and "The Candy Man," proves that Davis's outsider status was a source of pride and creative energy, rather than an inhibitor.
- Country of Origin
- Universal Distribution
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Hey There
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Birth of the Blues, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Something's Gotta Give
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Love Me or Leave Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] That Old Black Magic
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Too Close for Comfort
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Lady Is a Tramp, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] What Kind of Fool Am I?
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Gonna Build a Mountain
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Shelter of Your Arms, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Night Song
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] My Shining Hour
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Lonely Is the Name
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] I've Gotta Be Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Rhythm of Life, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Candy Man, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Mr. Bojangles
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] People Tree, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow (Baretta's Theme)
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
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