The Decca Years
Sammy Davis, Jr.
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||Something's Gotta Give||Sammy Davis, Jr.||2:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Hey There||Sammy Davis, Jr.||2:48||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Birth of the Blues||Sammy Davis, Jr.||3:17||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||All of You||Sammy Davis, Jr.||2:44||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Easy to Love||Sammy Davis, Jr.||2:25||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Love Me or Leave Me||Sammy Davis, Jr.||2:58||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Stan' Up an' Fight||Sammy Davis, Jr.||4:09||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Because of You||Sammy Davis, Jr.||5:28||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Too Close for Comfort||Sammy Davis, Jr.||2:20||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||That Old Black Magic||Sammy Davis, Jr.||3:19||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||New York's My Home||Sammy Davis, Jr.||3:13||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||There's a Small Hotel||Sammy Davis, Jr. & Carmen McRae||3:29||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Six Bridges to Cross||Sammy Davis, Jr.||3:01||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Frankie and Johnnie||Sammy Davis, Jr.||3:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||My Funny Valentine||Sammy Davis, Jr.||3:08||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Change Partners||Sammy Davis, Jr.||2:48||$1.29||View In iTunes|
Long before he became a kitsch Vegas cliché, Sammy Davis, Jr. was simply the finest all-around entertainer in show business. That talent is on open display in this delightful collection of the best of Sammy's Decca sides. Running from 1954's breakthrough hit, "Hey There," to 1959's "Change Partners," Davis finally found a groove to sell his immense talent on disc after a dismal start at Capitol Records in the late 1940s. While everything is in a brassy over-the-top Broadway style, his take on "Because of You" is straight out of his nightclub act, complete with star-turn impressions. If you've only heard the Nehru-jacket-and-beads Sammy Davis, Jr., then this set is well worth investigating.
I Love it
I love it. I wish I was Sammy Davis Jr.His voice makes me smile.
The Essence of Cool
A fabulous collection showcasing a monumental talent who is perhaps too little remembered and celebrated today. Listen to "The Birth of the Blues" or "Something's Gotta Give" to see (and hear!) why Sammy was undeniably the coolest cat in the Rat Pack. Swingin'!
The last man who could do everything in the entertainment industry. Sing, act, tap dance, play a musical instrament. Very under rated for the talent he possessed.
Born: December 8, 1925 in Harlem, New York, NY
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s