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Sammy Davis Jr.

The Best of Sammy Davis Jr. - Original Reprise Recordings (Remastered)



Label Charly
Release Date 2016-03-10
Genre Pop
(P) Line 2005 Charly
Catalog Number SNAP249D
Barcode 8718011556318
Reporting Code LM00163607
Category Audio
ProductClass Album
MainGenre Pop
SubGenre MOR Middle Of The Road
TrackPriceTier Mid
AlbumPriceTier Mid/Front



Recording Artist Sammy Davis Jr.

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Twenty of Sammy Davis Jr.'s finest recordings made for the Reprise label in the late Sixties when he was at the peak of his career.


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Sammy Davis Jr. was one of most versatile and talented performers of his generation. Always the consummate showman, in addition to being an amazing singer with an incredible range he was also a highly-accomplished actor, comedian and dancer.

Unfairly overshadowed during his lifetime by the exploits of his fellow 'Rat Packers' Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, his enormous contribution to music was acknowledged in 2001 when he was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

The huge success of the 2001 remake of the Ratpack's classic heist movie 'Ocean's Eleven' and its 2004 sequel, 'Ocean's Twelve', rekindled interest in The Rat Pack and the recordings of the great song stylists of the Fifties and Sixties associated with them. Davis's revival has continued apace since then and he has recently being the subject of two high-profile TV documentaries.

Sammy Davis made his finest recordings during the Sixties for Sinatra's Reprise Records. These twenty choice tracks were recorded in the latter half of the Sixties when Davis was at the height of his powers and showcase Davis' versatility and impeccable taste in songwriters, arrangers, producers and music accompanists.

The featured songs range from the swinging, big band sound of the Buddy Rich Orchestra to the intimate sides he cut in 1967 accompanied solely by jazz guitarist Laurindo Almeida and which were personal favourites of the singer.

Sammy was always in his element in front of live audiences and this set includes several live performances from shows he gave in Las Vegas.

Includes the hits 'I've Gotta Be Me', 'As Long As She Needs Me' and 'What Kind Of Fool Am I' as well as memorable performances of some of the finest and most popular songs ever written, including 'The Folks Who Live On The Hill', 'This Guy's In Love With Me' and the Ratpack evergreen 'I've Got You Under My Skin'.

I've Gotta Be Me' gave him his biggest hit single of the Sixties, making number 11 in the US in 1968. The song's personal biographical references and Davis' emotive reading combined in making it the definitive interpretation and it quickly became one of his signature songs. The song features in an extensive TV advertising campaign for Sky Q in 2016.




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If My Friends Could See Me Now
2016 Remaster
Sammy Davis Jr.
Studio Original
LM02210176
Pop
Easy Listening
00:02:39
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2
I've Gotta Be Me
2016 Remaster
Sammy Davis Jr.
Studio Original
LM02210326
Pop
Easy Listening
00:02:55
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3
Like Young
2016 Remaster
Sammy Davis Jr.
Live
LM02210186
Pop
Easy Listening
00:03:30
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4
We'll Be Together Again
2016 Remaster
Sammy Davis Jr.
Studio Original
LM02210256
Pop
Easy Listening
00:02:45
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5
Talk to the Animals
2016 Remaster
Sammy Davis Jr.
Studio Original
LM02210216
Pop
Easy Listening
00:02:50
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6
Medley: Uptight / You've Got Your Troubles
2016 Remaster
Sammy Davis Jr.
Studio Original
LM02210196
Pop
Easy Listening
00:02:59
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7
I'm a Brass Band
2016 Remaster
Sammy Davis Jr.
Studio Original
LM02210156
Pop
Easy Listening
00:01:33
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8
The Shadow of Your Smile
2016 Remaster
Sammy Davis Jr. & Laurindo Almeida (Guitar)
Studio Original
LM02210316
Pop
Easy Listening
00:04:06
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9
I Have Dreamed
2016 Remaster
Sammy Davis Jr.
Studio Original
LM02210146
Pop
Easy Listening
00:03:02
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10
I've Got You Under My Skin
2016 Remaster
Sammy Davis Jr.
Studio Original
LM02210166
Pop
Easy Listening
00:02:22
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11
The Folks Who Live on the Hill
2016 Remaster
Sammy Davis Jr. & Laurindo Almeida (Guitar)
Studio Original
LM02210306
Pop
Easy Listening
00:03:50
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12
The Impossible Dream
2016 Remaster
Sammy Davis Jr.
Studio Original
LM02210226
Pop
Easy Listening
00:02:39
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13
Come Back to Me
2016 Remaster
Sammy Davis Jr.
Live
LM02210136
Pop
Easy Listening
00:03:11
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14
With a Song in My Heart
2016 Remaster
Sammy Davis Jr.
Live
LM02210286
Pop
Easy Listening
00:02:08
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15
The Lady is a Tramp
2016 Remaster
Sammy Davis Jr.
Live
LM02210236
Pop
Easy Listening
00:04:33
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16
Medley: Lonesome Road/Gonna Build a Mountain/Yes I Can/I Want to Be with You/Too Close for Comfort/Something's Gotta Give..
2016 Remaster
Sammy Davis Jr.
Live
LM02210206
Pop
Easy Listening
00:06:51
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17
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
2016 Remaster
Sammy Davis Jr.
Live
LM02210296
Pop
Easy Listening
00:02:50
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18
Where or When
2016 Remaster
Sammy Davis Jr.
Live
LM02210276
Pop
Easy Listening
00:03:23
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