Sammy Davis, Jr.
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||The Candy Man||Sammy Davis, Jr. & Mike Curb Congregation||3:10||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||What Kind of Fool Am I?||Sammy Davis, Jr.||3:42||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Gonna Build a Mountain||Sammy Davis, Jr.||4:35||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Bye Bye Blackbird||Sammy Davis, Jr.||3:12||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Lady Is a Tramp||Sammy Davis, Jr.||3:23||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Rock-a-Bye Your Baby (With a Dixie Melody)||Sammy Davis, Jr.||6:12||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Mr. Bojangles||Sammy Davis, Jr.||3:51||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I've Gotta Be Me||Sammy Davis, Jr.||2:19||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Birth of the Blues||Sammy Davis, Jr.||4:25||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Talk to the Animals||Sammy Davis, Jr.||2:44||$1.29||View In iTunes|
Some of Sammy Davis, Jr.'s best-known songs are here, including the sappy "Candy Man," and Mike Curb's production values are, well, curbed in some respect, as you get to hear Davis swing a little bit. Jazz numbers like "Bye Bye Blackbird" and "The Lady Is a Tramp" were sung better by Frank Sinatra, but Davis does them well. More poppish pieces "What Kind of Fool Am I?," "Mr. Bojangles," "I've Gotta Be Me," and "Talk to the Animals" are readily associated with Sammy D, and are included. Slightly better than the similar Curb best-of collection, it's probably still far short of his definitive work, or collaborations with the infamous Rat Pack. ~ Michael G. Nastos, Rovi
An American Classic -- LADY IS A TRAMP
If you are too young to remember Sammy Davis, Jr. and wonder what the big deal is with him -- or maybe why your parents (or grandparents) rave about what a great performer SDJ was "back in the day" -- just download "Lady is a Tramp"....then you will understand what all the fuss was about. This live recording captures the true excitement and character of this uniquely American legend. When you had the challenge of being Black AND Jewish while performing to all White audiences back over 40 years ago and breaking down color and ethnic barriers, you can imagine how one had to be really fantastic to gain acceptance..
Born: December 8, 1925 in Harlem, New York, NY
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s