Sammy Davis, Jr. Studio Recordings 1957-1960

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Sammy Davis, Jr.'s artistic peak at Decca

At the beginning of 1957, in addition to being one of the country's top nightclub entertainers, a successful recording artist, and an in-demand television performer, Sammy Davis, Jr. was also a Broadway star. His show "Mr Wonderful" closed its run on Broadway on 23rd February, 1957, following 383 performances.

As this chapter in Sammy's career closed, another opened - dramatic acting. In addition to continuing to tour the country's night spots, over the next 3 years he would tape dramatic roles in two television anthology series, "General Electric Theatre" and "Zane Grey Theatre", play the role of escaped convict Glenn Griffin in a stage play production of "The Desperate Hours" (in Nov 1958), and star in two feature films: "Anna Lucasta", alongside Eartha Kitt (in May-Jun 1958), and Samuel Goldwyn's big-budget production of "Porgy and Bess", alongside Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge (in Sep-Dec 1958).

The period 1957-1960 contains the artistic peak of Davis' recording stint with Decca Records. This includes a swinging album with the Count Basie band (minus Count Basie himself for contractural reasons), a fantastic guitar-only album with Mundell Lowe, sessions featuring musical showstoppers arranged and conducted by Buddy Bregman, and two duet albums with Carmen McRae.

Very little of this material has seen wide reissue (outside of Japan, at least). As with Davis' 1954-1956 Decca output, there remains several unreleased recordings. Some of these recordings still exist (they were on eBay at one point around 2004) but with the Davis estate seemingly in continual disarray it is unlikely they will see the light of day any time soon.


Date: 18 February 1957
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr., Carmen McRae (ldr), Jack Pleis' Orchestra (acc), Jack Pleis (dir), Sammy Davis, Jr., Carmen McRae (v)

a. 101700 Tea For Two - 2:34(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
Decca EPED-2510   (1957)
MCA (Japan) CD35XD-509 — Best 20 Songs   (1986)
Big Artist Album CDEX-3084 — It's Magic   (1991)
Jasmine CDJASCD-596 (mono) — The Song And Dance Man - Hits Of The '50s And More   (2011)
b. 101701 Cheek To Cheek - 3:58(Irving Berlin)
Decca EPED-2511   (1957)
Big Artist Album CDEX-3084 — It's Magic   (1991)
c. 101702 The Things We Did Last Summer - 3:06(Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
Decca EPED-2513   (1957)
d. 101703 They Didn't Believe Me - 2:54(Jerome Kern, Anne Caldwell)
Decca EPED-2510   (1957)
e. 101704 Baby, It's Cold Outside - 3:11(Frank Loesser)
Decca 7830400   (1957)
Decca 459-30400   (1957)
Brunswick 4505830   (1960)
Decca EPED-2511   (1957)
Metro Doubles CD638 — The Essential Sammy Davis Jnr   (2009)
Jasmine CDJASCD-596 (mono) — The Song And Dance Man - Hits Of The '50s And More   (2011)
f. 101705 There's A Small Hotel - 3:27(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Decca EPED-2511   (1957)
MCA LPMCA2-4109 — Hey There! It's Sammy Davis, Jr. At His Dynamite Greatest   (1977)
MCA LP082.052-2 — Star Gold   (1977)
MCA CDMCAD-10101 — The Decca Years   (1990)
Rainbow CD031 — The Very Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr (Vol 1)   (1990)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
All titles on: Decca LPDL-8490 — Boy Meets Girl   (1957)
MCA (Japan) CDMVCM-290 — Boy Meets Girl   (1993)
Verve CD314 589 546-2 — Boy Meets Girl: Sammy Davis, Jr. and Carmen McRae on Decca   (2005)

Date: 19 February 1957
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr., Carmen McRae (ldr), Jack Pleis' Orchestra (acc), Jack Pleis (dir), Sammy Davis, Jr., Carmen McRae (v)

a. 101706 People Will Say We're In Love - 3:16(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
Decca EPED-2511   (1957)
b. 101707 Happy To Make Your Acquaintance - 3:11(Frank Loesser)
Decca 7830400   (1957)
Decca 459-30400   (1957)
Brunswick 4505830   (1960)
Decca EPED-2510   (1957)
Half Moon CDHMNCD-045 — The Song And Dance Man   (1999)
Jasmine CDJASCD-596 (mono) — The Song And Dance Man - Hits Of The '50s And More   (2011)
c. 101708 Two Sleepy People - 2:50(Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael)
Decca EPED-2513   (1957)
Jasmine CDJASCD-596 (mono) — The Song And Dance Man - Hits Of The '50s And More   (2011)
d. 101709 Who Cares - 2:35(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Decca EPED-2513   (1957)
MCA LPMCA2-4109 — Hey There! It's Sammy Davis, Jr. At His Dynamite Greatest   (1977)
MCA LP082.052-2 — Star Gold   (1977)
Rainbow CD031 — The Very Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr (Vol 1)   (1990)
e. 101710 You're The Top - 3:02(Cole Porter)
Decca EPED-2510   (1957)
Music Club CDMCCD-140 — The Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr.   (1993)
Metro Doubles CD638 — The Essential Sammy Davis Jnr   (2009)
All titles on: Decca LPDL-8490 — Boy Meets Girl   (1957)
MCA (Japan) CDMVCM-290 — Boy Meets Girl   (1993)
Verve CD314 589 546-2 — Boy Meets Girl: Sammy Davis, Jr. and Carmen McRae on Decca   (2005)

Date: 20 February 1957
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Morty Stevens' Orchestra (acc), Morty Stevens (dir), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. 101742 They Can't Take That Away From Me - 2:03(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Decca LPDL-8779 — All The Way ... And Then Some!   (1958)
Metro Doubles CD638 — The Essential Sammy Davis Jnr   (2009)
b. 101743 Fascinating Rhythm(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
unissued
c. 101744 The House I Live In - 2:45(Earl Robinson, Lewis Allen)
Decca 45 — Songs For Americans To Live By   (1957)
d. 101745 That Old Black Magic - 2:37(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
Decca EPED-2508 — The Swingin' Heart   (1957)
Decca LPDL-8486 — Sammy Swings   (1957)
Decca LPDXSB-7192 — The Best Of Sammy Davis, Jr.   (1966)
MCA LPMCA2-4109 — Hey There! It's Sammy Davis, Jr. At His Dynamite Greatest   (1977)
MCA LP082.052-2 — Star Gold   (1977)
Rainbow CD031 — The Very Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr (Vol 1)   (1990)
MCA CDMCAD-18354 — My Greatest Songs   (1991)
Music Club CDMCCD-140 — The Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr.   (1993)
Starlite CDCDS-51119 — Rat Pack Is Back   (1996)
Half Moon CDHMNCD-045 — The Song And Dance Man   (1999)
Universal CD5-84916-2 — The Candy Man Swings   (2002)
Golden Stars CDGSS-5459 — Classic Album Collection   (2007)
e. 101766 Black And White - 3:08(Earl Robinson, David Arkin)
Decca 45 — Songs For Americans To Live By   (1957)

Date: 15 May 1957
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Morty Stevens' Orchestra (acc), Morty Stevens (dir), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. 102543 Mad Ball - 2:01(Frederick M. Karger, Richard H. Quine)
Brunswick 4505717   (1957)
Decca 4530441   (1957)
b. 102544 I Never Got Out Of Paris - 2:40(Abner Silver, Roy Alfred)
Decca 4530769   (1958)
Brunswick 4505778   (1959)
Jasmine CDJASCD-596 (mono) — The Song And Dance Man - Hits Of The '50s And More   (2011)
c. 102545 No Fool Like An Old Fool - 2:36(Joseph McCarthy, Joseph Meyer)
Brunswick 4505747   (1958)
Decca 4530611   (1958)
Jasmine CDJASCD-596 (mono) — The Song And Dance Man - Hits Of The '50s And More   (2011)
d. 102546 I Push My Heart Through A Horn(Joel S. Herron)
unissued
e. 102547 Fascinating Rhythm - 2:09(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Decca LPDL-4381 — Forget-Me-Nots For First Nighters   (1963)
f. 102548 Talihi(Unknown)
unissued

Date: 1 July 1957
Location: Decca Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Morty Stevens (dir), Harry Edison, Virgil Evans, Conrad Gozzo (t), Milt Bernhardt, Frank Howard, George Roberts (tb), Harry Klein, Ronnie Lang (as), Don Raffell, Babe Russin (ts), Bob Lawson (bar), Robert Bain (g), Joe Comfort (b), Roger Renner (p), Alvin Stoller (d, bo), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v, tap)

a. L 10331 Better Luck Next Time - 2:43(Irving Berlin)
Decca LPDL-8641 — It's All Over But The Swingin'   (1957)
MCA CDMCLD-19384 — It's All Over But The Swingin'/I Gotta Right To Swing!   (1998)
Universal (Japan) CDUCCU-9150 — It's All Over But The Swingin'   (2006)
b. L 10332 Can't Help Lovin' Dat Gal - 4:53(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
Decca LPDL-8641 — It's All Over But The Swingin'   (1957)
MCA CDMCLD-19384 — It's All Over But The Swingin'/I Gotta Right To Swing!   (1998)
Universal (Japan) CDUCCU-9150 — It's All Over But The Swingin'   (2006)
c. L 10333 I Cover The Waterfront - 3:19(Edward Heyman, Johnny Green)
Decca EPED-2557   (1958)
Decca LPDL-8641 — It's All Over But The Swingin'   (1957)
MCA CDMCLD-19384 — It's All Over But The Swingin'/I Gotta Right To Swing!   (1998)
Universal (Japan) CDUCCU-9150 — It's All Over But The Swingin'   (2006)
d. L 10334 Traps And Taps - 2:12(Sammy Davis, Jr., Alvin Stoller)
Decca LPDL-4153 — Mr. Entertainment   (1958)
MCA (Japan) CDMVCM-291 — Mr. Entertainment   (1993)

Alvin Stoller (bo) on d; Sammy Davis, Jr. (tap) on d.

The final recording here, "Traps and Taps", features only Sammy and Alvin Stoller (drums, bongos).


Date: 2 July 1957
Location: Decca Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Morty Stevens (dir), Babe Russin (ts), Harry Klee (f), Dan Lube, Marshall Sosson (vn), Alvin Dinken (vl), Eleanor Slatkin (vc), Robert Bain (g), Joe Comfort (b), Roger Renner (p), Alvin Stoller (d), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. L 10335 Where's That Rainbow - 3:27(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Decca LPDXSB-7192 — The Best Of Sammy Davis, Jr.   (1966)
b. L 10336 But Not For Me - 3:24(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Decca EPED-2557   (1958)
Decca LPDXSB-7192 — The Best Of Sammy Davis, Jr.   (1966)
Half Moon CDHMNCD-045 — The Song And Dance Man   (1999)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
c. L 10337 Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry - 4:43(Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
Decca EPED-2557   (1958)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Metro Doubles CD638 — The Essential Sammy Davis Jnr   (2009)
All titles on: Decca LPDL-8641 — It's All Over But The Swingin'   (1957)
MCA CDMCLD-19384 — It's All Over But The Swingin'/I Gotta Right To Swing!   (1998)
Universal (Japan) CDUCCU-9150 — It's All Over But The Swingin'   (2006)

Date: 9 July 1957
Location: Decca Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Jack Pleis (dir), Harry Edison, Virgil Evans, Conrad Gozzo (t), Milt Bernhardt, Frank Howard, George Roberts (tb), Harry Klein, Ronnie Lang (as), Don Raffell, Babe Russin (ts), Bob Lawson (bar), Robert Bain (g), Joe Comfort (b), Roger Renner (p), Irv Cottler (d), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. L 10351 Someone To Watch Over Me - 3:23(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Decca LPDL-8641 — It's All Over But The Swingin'   (1957)
MCA (Japan) CD35XD-509 — Best 20 Songs   (1986)
MCA CDMCAD-18354 — My Greatest Songs   (1991)
MCA CDMCLD-19384 — It's All Over But The Swingin'/I Gotta Right To Swing!   (1998)
Half Moon CDHMNCD-045 — The Song And Dance Man   (1999)
Universal CD5-84916-2 — The Candy Man Swings   (2002)
Universal (Japan) CDUCCU-9150 — It's All Over But The Swingin'   (2006)
Metro Doubles CD638 — The Essential Sammy Davis Jnr   (2009)
b. L 10352 I Can't Get Started - 3:29(Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
Decca LPDL-8641 — It's All Over But The Swingin'   (1957)
MCA CDMCLD-19384 — It's All Over But The Swingin'/I Gotta Right To Swing!   (1998)
Universal (Japan) CDUCCU-9150 — It's All Over But The Swingin'   (2006)
Metro Doubles CD638 — The Essential Sammy Davis Jnr   (2009)
c. L 10353 Just In Time - 3:26(Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
Decca LPDL-4153 — Mr. Entertainment   (1958)
Music Club CDMCCD-140 — The Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr.   (1993)
MCA (Japan) CDMVCM-291 — Mr. Entertainment   (1993)
d. L 10354 Come Runnin'(Roc Hillman)
unissued
e. L 10355 Don't Blame Me - 2:52(Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh)
Decca LPDL-8641 — It's All Over But The Swingin'   (1957)
Music Club CDMCCD-140 — The Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr.   (1993)
MCA CDMCLD-19384 — It's All Over But The Swingin'/I Gotta Right To Swing!   (1998)
Universal (Japan) CDUCCU-9150 — It's All Over But The Swingin'   (2006)

Date: 10 July 1957
Location: Decca Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Jack Pleis (dir), Manny Klein (t), Babe Russin (ts), Harry Klee (f), Dan Lube, Marshall Sosson (vn), Paul Robyn (vl), Eleanor Slatkin (vc), Tony Rizzi (g), Mort Cobb (b), Roger Renner (p), Alvin Stoller (d), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. L 10356 It Never Entered My Mind - 4:05(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b. L 10357 I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face - 2:47(Frederick Loewe, Alan Lerner)
c. L 10358 Spring Is Here - 4:03(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Decca EPED-2557   (1958)
All titles on: Decca LPDL-8641 — It's All Over But The Swingin'   (1957)
MCA CDMCLD-19384 — It's All Over But The Swingin'/I Gotta Right To Swing!   (1998)
Universal (Japan) CDUCCU-9150 — It's All Over But The Swingin'   (2006)

Date: 6 September 1957
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Morty Stevens' Orchestra (acc), Morty Stevens (dir), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. 103224 This Is The Night(Lewis Bellin, Redd Evans)
unissued
b. 103225 Cool Credo - 3:21(David Baker, David Craig)
Decca 4530441   (1957)
c. 103226 Unspoken - 3:06(Marvin Fisher, Mack Discant)
Brunswick 4505747   (1958)
Decca 4530611   (1958)
Jasmine CDJASCD-596 (mono) — The Song And Dance Man - Hits Of The '50s And More   (2011)
d. 103227 I Concentrate On You - 2:48(Cole Porter)
Decca LPDL-8779 — All The Way ... And Then Some!   (1958)
MCA LPMCA2-4109 — Hey There! It's Sammy Davis, Jr. At His Dynamite Greatest   (1977)
MCA LP082.052-2 — Star Gold   (1977)
Rainbow CD032 — The Very Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr (Vol 2)   (1990)
Half Moon CDHMNCD-045 — The Song And Dance Man   (1999)
Jasmine CDJASCD-596 (mono) — The Song And Dance Man - Hits Of The '50s And More   (2011)

Date: 2 October 1957
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. 103415 Back In Your Own Back Yard(Al Jolson, Billy Rose, Dave Dreyer)
b. 103417 Mister, You've Gone And Got The Blues(Billy Eckstine, Bob Russell)
c. 103418 The Blue Room(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
d. 103419 I Cried For You(Gus Arnheim, Abe Lymen, Arthur Freed)
All titles unissued.

Date: 15 October 1957
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Mundell Lowe (g), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. 103510 What Is There To Say? - 3:41(Vernon Duke, Erwin "Yip" Harburg)
Decca EPED-2562   (1958)
b. 103511 Why Shouldn't I? - 4:06(Cole Porter)
Decca EPED-2562   (1958)
MCA LPMCA2-4109 — Hey There! It's Sammy Davis, Jr. At His Dynamite Greatest   (1977)
MCA LP082.052-2 — Star Gold   (1977)
Rainbow CD032 — The Very Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr (Vol 2)   (1990)
c. 103512 Love Me - 3:18(Ned Washington, Victor Young)
d. 103513 For All We Know - 3:53(Sam M. Lewis, J. Fred Coots)
MCA LPMCA2-4109 — Hey There! It's Sammy Davis, Jr. At His Dynamite Greatest   (1977)
MCA LP082.052-2 — Star Gold   (1977)
Rainbow CD032 — The Very Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr (Vol 2)   (1990)
Half Moon CDHMNCD-045 — The Song And Dance Man   (1999)
e. 103514 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - 4:37(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Metro Doubles CD638 — The Essential Sammy Davis Jnr   (2009)
f. 103515 I Could Have Told You - 3:55(Jimmy Van Heusen, Carl Sigman)
Decca EPED-2562   (1958)
g. 103516 Deep In A Dream - 4:05(Jimmy Van Heusen, Ed DeLange)
h. 103517 Try A Little Tenderness - 4:11(Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Harry Woods)
EMI Music CDPromo — The Thrill Of Romance: 20 Timeless Love Songs   (1998)
Metro Doubles CD638 — The Essential Sammy Davis Jnr   (2009)
i. 103518 I Get Along Without You Very Well - 3:28(Hoagy Carmichael, Jane Brown Thompson)
j. 103519 Mam'selle - 2:46(Edmund Goulding, Mack Gordon)
MCA LPMCA2-4109 — Hey There! It's Sammy Davis, Jr. At His Dynamite Greatest   (1977)
MCA LP082.052-2 — Star Gold   (1977)
Rainbow CD032 — The Very Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr (Vol 2)   (1990)
All titles on: Decca LPDL-8676 — Mood To Be Wooed   (1958)
Decca LPDL-4582 — Try A Little Tenderness   (1965)
MCA (Japan) CDMVCM-293 — Mood To Be Wooed   (1993)

Date: 16 October 1957
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Mundell Lowe (g), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. 103520 This Love Of Mine - 3:31(Sol Parker, Hank Sanicola, Frank Sinatra)
b. 103521 I've Got A Crush On You - 3:01(Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin)
Both titles on: Decca LPDL-8676 — Mood To Be Wooed   (1958)
Decca LPDL-4582 — Try A Little Tenderness   (1965)
MCA (Japan) CDMVCM-293 — Mood To Be Wooed   (1993)

Date: 2 December 1957
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. 103816 I'm Comin' Home - 2:45(Frank C. Slay, Jr., Bob Crewe)
Decca EPED-2608   (1958)
b. 103817 Hallelujah, I Love Her So - 2:39(Ray Charles)
Micro Werks CDMW-013 — Sammy's Swinginest Sides   (2009)
Both titles on: Brunswick 4505732   (1958)
Decca 4530536   (1958)

Date: 15 January 1958
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. 104055 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Decca EPED-2562   (1958)

This is a master edited from matrix 103514 (see session 15 October, 1957), presumably to shorten it so it would fit on an EP with 3 other titles.


Date: 14 February 1958
Location: Decca Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Morty Stevens' Orchestra (acc), Morty Stevens (dir), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. L 10800 Wonder Why - 2:46(Sammy Cahn, Nicholas Brodsky)
Decca LPDL-8779 — All The Way ... And Then Some!   (1958)
Jasmine CDJASCD-596 (mono) — The Song And Dance Man - Hits Of The '50s And More   (2011)
b. L 10801 When I Fall In Love - 3:29(Edward Heyman, Victor Young)
Decca LPDL-8779 — All The Way ... And Then Some!   (1958)
Decca LPDXSB-7192 — The Best Of Sammy Davis, Jr.   (1966)
Half Moon CDHMNCD-045 — The Song And Dance Man   (1999)
Metro Doubles CD638 — The Essential Sammy Davis Jnr   (2009)
Jasmine CDJASCD-596 (mono) — The Song And Dance Man - Hits Of The '50s And More   (2011)
c. L 10802 My Heart Is So Full Of You - 3:47(Frank Loesser)
Decca LPDL-4153 — Mr. Entertainment   (1958)
MCA (Japan) CDMVCM-291 — Mr. Entertainment   (1993)
d. L 10803 The Way You Look Tonight(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)
unissued
e. L 10804 Look To Your Heart - 3:24(Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)
Decca EPED-2621   (1958)
Decca LPDL-8779 — All The Way ... And Then Some!   (1958)
Decca LPDXSB-7192 — The Best Of Sammy Davis, Jr.   (1966)
Jasmine CDJASCD-596 (mono) — The Song And Dance Man - Hits Of The '50s And More   (2011)

Date: 25 February 1958
Location: Decca Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Russell Garcia, Dick Stabile (dir), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. L 10833 All The Things You Are - 3:03(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
b. L 10834 We'll Meet Again - 2:50(Ross Parker Clarke, Hugh Charles)
Decca EPED-2621   (1958)
MCA (Japan) CD35XD-509 — Best 20 Songs   (1986)
c. L 10835 In The Still Of The Night - 3:25(Cole Porter)
Decca EPED-2621   (1958)
Metro Doubles CD638 — The Essential Sammy Davis Jnr   (2009)
Jasmine CDJASCD-596 (mono) — The Song And Dance Man - Hits Of The '50s And More   (2011)
d. L 10836 On A Slow Boat To China - 2:40(Frank Loesser)
MCA (Japan) CD35XD-509 — Best 20 Songs   (1986)
All titles on: Decca LPDL-8779 — All The Way ... And Then Some!   (1958)

Russell Garcia (dir) on c-d; Dick Stabile (dir) on a-b.


Date: 26 February 1958
Location: Decca Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Sonny Burke (dir), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. L 10837 Stay As Sweet As You Are - 3:53(Mack Gordon, Harry Revel)
Decca LPDL-8779 — All The Way ... And Then Some!   (1958)
b. L 10838 My Gypsy Heart(Jerry Reed)
unissued
c. L 10839 That Old Feeling(Lew Brown, Sammy Fain)
unissued
d. L 10840 Night And Day - 2:28(Cole Porter)
Decca LPDL-8779 — All The Way ... And Then Some!   (1958)
Decca LPDL-4381 — Forget-Me-Nots For First Nighters   (1963)
MCA LPMCA2-4109 — Hey There! It's Sammy Davis, Jr. At His Dynamite Greatest   (1977)
MCA LP082.052-2 — Star Gold   (1977)
MCA (Japan) CD35XD-509 — Best 20 Songs   (1986)
Rainbow CD032 — The Very Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr (Vol 2)   (1990)
Big Artist Album CDEX-3084 — It's Magic   (1991)
Starlite CDCDS-51119 — Rat Pack Is Back   (1996)
Half Moon CDHMNCD-045 — The Song And Dance Man   (1999)
Metro Doubles CD638 — The Essential Sammy Davis Jnr   (2009)
Jasmine CDJASCD-596 (mono) — The Song And Dance Man - Hits Of The '50s And More   (2011)

Date: 10 April 1958
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Jack Pleis' Orchestra (acc), Jack Pleis (dir), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v, tap)

a. 104747 It Might As Well Rain - 2:25(Mack Discant, Dave Mann)
MCA LPMCA2-4109 — Hey There! It's Sammy Davis, Jr. At His Dynamite Greatest   (1977)
MCA LP082.052-2 — Star Gold   (1977)
Rainbow CD032 — The Very Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr (Vol 2)   (1990)
b. 104748 I Ain't Gonna Change (The Way I Feel About You) - 2:13(Johnny Lange, Phil J. Tuminello)
Brunswick 4505763   (1958)
Decca 4530679   (1958)
Jasmine CDJASCD-596 (mono) — The Song And Dance Man - Hits Of The '50s And More   (2011)
c. 104749 Song And Dance Man - 3:07(Barry Mann, Bob Hilliard)
Brunswick 4505763   (1958)
Decca 4530679   (1958)
Decca LPDL-4153 — Mr. Entertainment   (1958)
MCA CDMCAD-18354 — My Greatest Songs   (1991)
MCA (Japan) CDMVCM-291 — Mr. Entertainment   (1993)
Half Moon CDHMNCD-045 — The Song And Dance Man   (1999)
Universal CD5-84916-2 — The Candy Man Swings   (2002)
Jasmine CDJASCD-596 (mono) — The Song And Dance Man - Hits Of The '50s And More   (2011)

Sammy Davis, Jr. (tap) on c.


Date: 5 May 1958
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Jack Pleis' Orchestra (acc), Jack Pleis (dir), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. 104934 All The Way - 2:59(Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn)
Decca EPED-2621   (1958)
Decca LPDL-8779 — All The Way ... And Then Some!   (1958)
Metro Doubles CD638 — The Essential Sammy Davis Jnr   (2009)
Jasmine CDJASCD-596 (mono) — The Song And Dance Man - Hits Of The '50s And More   (2011)
b. 104935 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby (With A Dixie Melody)(Jean Schwartz, Joe Young, Sam M. Lewis)
unissued
c. 104936 Mountain Greenery - 1:53(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Decca LPDL-4381 — Forget-Me-Nots For First Nighters   (1963)
Jasmine CDJASCD-596 (mono) — The Song And Dance Man - Hits Of The '50s And More   (2011)

Date: 9 October 1958
Location: Decca Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Buddy Bregman, Morty Stevens (arr, con), Pete Candoli, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (t), Marshall Cram, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate (tb), George Roberts (btb), James Decker, Vincent DeRosa (frh), Buddy Collette, Ted Nash (cl, ts, f), Willie Schwartz, Bud Shank (cl, as, f), Chuck Gentry (bcl, bar), Julie Jacob (o), Gene Cipriano, Harry Klee (wdw), Israel Baker, Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Jacques Gasselin, Joseph Livoti, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Mischa Russell, Eunice Shapiro, Felix Slatkin (vn), Stanley Harris, Stanley Kievman, Virginia Majewski, David Sterkin (vl), Armand Kaproff, Robert La Marchina, Edgar Lustgarten, Eleanor Slatkin (vc), Corky Hale (hrp), Al Hendrickson (g), Whitey Mitchell (b), George Rhodes (p), Mel Lewis (d), Milt Holland, Lou Singer (per), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. L 11196 Bess, You Is My Woman Now - 4:49(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
Decca LPDL-78854 — Porgy And Bess   (1959)
MCA LPMCA2-4109 — Hey There! It's Sammy Davis, Jr. At His Dynamite Greatest   (1977)
Rainbow CD031 — The Very Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr (Vol 1)   (1990)
Verve CD314 589 546-2 — Boy Meets Girl: Sammy Davis, Jr. and Carmen McRae on Decca   (2005)
b. L 11197 Oh, Bess, Oh Where Is My Bess - 3:28(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
Decca LPDL-78854 — Porgy And Bess   (1959)
Verve CD314 589 546-2 — Boy Meets Girl: Sammy Davis, Jr. and Carmen McRae on Decca   (2005)
c. L 11198 I Got Plenty O' Nuttin - 3:24(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
Brunswick EP10173 — Porgy And Bess   (1959)
Decca EPED-2647 — Porgy And Bess   (1959)
Decca LPDL-78854 — Porgy And Bess   (1959)
MCA LPMCA2-4109 — Hey There! It's Sammy Davis, Jr. At His Dynamite Greatest   (1977)
Rainbow CD031 — The Very Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr (Vol 1)   (1990)
MCA CDMCAD-18354 — My Greatest Songs   (1991)
MCA CDMCAD-11816 — 'S Wonderful: The Great Gershwin Decca Songbook   (1998)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Universal CD5-84916-2 — The Candy Man Swings   (2002)
Verve CD314 589 546-2 — Boy Meets Girl: Sammy Davis, Jr. and Carmen McRae on Decca   (2005)
d. L 11199 That's Anna - 3:15(Elmer Bernstein, Sammy Cahn)
Decca 4530769   (1958)
Brunswick 4505778   (1959)
Jasmine CDJASCD-596 (mono) — The Song And Dance Man - Hits Of The '50s And More   (2011)

Buddy Bregman (arr) on a-b, (con) on a-b; Morty Stevens (arr) on c-d, (con) on c-d.


Date: 28 October 1958
Location: Decca Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Buddy Bregman, Morty Stevens (arr, con), Pete Candoli, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (t), Marshall Cram, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate (tb), George Roberts (btb), James Decker, Vincent DeRosa (frh), Buddy Collette, Ted Nash (cl, ts, f), Willie Schwartz, Bud Shank (cl, as, f), Chuck Gentry (bcl, bar), Julie Jacob (o), Gene Cipriano, Harry Klee (wdw), Israel Baker, Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Jacques Gasselin, Joseph Livoti, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Mischa Russell, Eunice Shapiro, Felix Slatkin (vn), Stanley Harris, Stanley Kievman, Virginia Majewski, David Sterkin (vl), Armand Kaproff, Robert La Marchina, Edgar Lustgarten, Eleanor Slatkin (vc), Corky Hale (hrp), Al Hendrickson (g), Whitey Mitchell (b), George Rhodes (p), Mel Lewis (d), Milt Holland, Lou Singer (per), Sammy Davis, Jr., The Bill Thompson Singers (v), Alice Armbruster, Ralph Brewster, Tom Kenny, Sue Lyttle, Bill Thompson (bkv)

a. L 11224 It Ain't Necessarily So - 3:59(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
Brunswick EP10173 — Porgy And Bess   (1959)
Decca EPED-2647 — Porgy And Bess   (1959)
Decca LPDL-78854 — Porgy And Bess   (1959)
Rhino CDR2-71503 — George and Ira Gershwin ("Great American Songwriters" Series, Volume 1)   (1993)
Verve CD314 589 546-2 — Boy Meets Girl: Sammy Davis, Jr. and Carmen McRae on Decca   (2005)
b. L 11225 Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way - 2:44(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
Decca LPDL-78854 — Porgy And Bess   (1959)
Verve CD314 589 546-2 — Boy Meets Girl: Sammy Davis, Jr. and Carmen McRae on Decca   (2005)
c. L 11226 A Woman Is A Sometime Thing - 3:42(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
Brunswick EP10173 — Porgy And Bess   (1959)
Decca EPED-2647 — Porgy And Bess   (1959)
Decca LPDL-78854 — Porgy And Bess   (1959)
Verve CD314 589 546-2 — Boy Meets Girl: Sammy Davis, Jr. and Carmen McRae on Decca   (2005)
d. L 11227 There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York - 4:00(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
Decca 4530915   (1959)
Decca LPDL-78854 — Porgy And Bess   (1959)
Decca LPDXSB-7192 — The Best Of Sammy Davis, Jr.   (1966)
MCA LPMCA2-4109 — Hey There! It's Sammy Davis, Jr. At His Dynamite Greatest   (1977)
Rainbow CD031 — The Very Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr (Vol 1)   (1990)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Verve CD314 589 546-2 — Boy Meets Girl: Sammy Davis, Jr. and Carmen McRae on Decca   (2005)
Hip-O CDB000537802 — The Definitive Collection   (2006)
e. L 11228 Crazy(Unknown)
unissued

Buddy Bregman (arr) on a, c, (con) on a, c; Morty Stevens (arr) on b, d-e, (con) on b, d-e; The Bill Thompson Singers (v) on a-c; Alice Armbruster (bkv) on a-c; Ralph Brewster (bkv) on a-c; Tom Kenny (bkv) on a-c; Sue Lyttle (bkv) on a-c; Bill Thompson (bkv) on a-c.

It is somewhat unlikely that the personnel listing for both the 9th October session and the 28th October session be identical. However, this is the best listing available.

Doubtless the entire orchestra did not remain for the as yet unissued recording of "Crazy".


Date: 8 December 1958
Location: Decca Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr., Carmen McRae (ldr), Buddy Bregman (arr), Jack Pleis (dir), Sammy Davis, Jr., Carmen McRae (v)

a. L 11270 I Loves You Porgy - 3:48(Dubose Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Decca LPDL-78854 — Porgy And Bess   (1959)
MCA LPMCA2-4109 — Hey There! It's Sammy Davis, Jr. At His Dynamite Greatest   (1977)
Rainbow CD031 — The Very Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr (Vol 1)   (1990)
Verve CD9-82005-4 — It Takes Two (Spiegel Edition, Vol. 10)   (2004)
Verve CD314 589 546-2 — Boy Meets Girl: Sammy Davis, Jr. and Carmen McRae on Decca   (2005)
b. L 11271 Buenas Noches, Mi Amor(Alexandre Schwab, Hubert Giraud)
unissued

Buddy Bregman (arr) on a.


Date: 11 December 1958
Location: Decca Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), The Buddy Bregman Orchestra (acc), Buddy Bregman (dir), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. L 11274 How Are Things In Glocca Morra - 3:03(Erwin "Yip" Harburg, Burton Lane)
Decca LPDL-4153 — Mr. Entertainment   (1958)
Decca LPDXSB-7192 — The Best Of Sammy Davis, Jr.   (1966)
MCA (Japan) CDMVCM-291 — Mr. Entertainment   (1993)
b. L 11275 Let's Face The Music And Dance - 2:29(Irving Berlin)
Decca LPDL-4153 — Mr. Entertainment   (1958)
Music Club CDMCCD-140 — The Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr.   (1993)
MCA (Japan) CDMVCM-291 — Mr. Entertainment   (1993)
Metro Doubles CD638 — The Essential Sammy Davis Jnr   (2009)
c. L 11276 Time After Time - 3:33(Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
Decca LPDL-4153 — Mr. Entertainment   (1958)
MCA (Japan) CDMVCM-291 — Mr. Entertainment   (1993)
d. L 11277 Crazy(Unknown)
unissued
e. L 11278 When You Love Someone(Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)
unissued

Date: 15 March 1959
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. 106824 There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
Brunswick EP10173 — Porgy And Bess   (1959)
Decca EPED-2647 — Porgy And Bess   (1959)

This is a master edited from matrix L 11227 (see session 28 October, 1958), presumably to shorten it so it would fit on an EP with 3 other titles.


Date: 26 March 1959
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Jack Pleis' Orchestra (acc), Jack Pleis (dir), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. 106916 You'll Never Get Away From Me - 2:40(Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim)
b. 106917 Fair Warning - 2:25(Harold Rome)
Both titles on: Decca 4530898   (1959)

Date: 31 March 1959
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. 106963 I Got Plenty O' Nuttin(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
Decca 4530915   (1959)

This is a master edited from matrix L 11198 (see session 9 October, 1958), presumably to alter it for release on a 45.


Date: 5 June 1959
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Buddy Bregman, Morty Stevens (dir), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. 107511 I've Heard That Song Before - 3:40(Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
Big Artist Album CDEX-3084 — It's Magic   (1991)
b. 107512 Pennies From Heaven - 4:24(Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke)
c. 107513 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - 3:08(Cole Porter)
MCA (Japan) CD35XD-509 — Best 20 Songs   (1986)
Big Artist Album CDEX-3084 — It's Magic   (1991)
d. 107514 Lovely To Look At - 3:23(Jerome Kern)
All titles on: Decca LPDL-78921 — Sammy Awards   (1960)
MCA (Japan) CDMVCM-292 — Sammy Awards   (1993)

Buddy Bregman (dir) on a-b, d; Morty Stevens (dir) on c.


Date: 6 June 1959
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Buddy Bregman, Morty Stevens (dir), Mundell Lowe (g), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. 107515 It's Magic - 3:26(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
Decca 7889214   (1959)
Big Artist Album CDEX-3084 — It's Magic   (1991)
b. 107516 For Every Man There's A Woman - 4:04(Leo Robin, Harold Arlen)
c. 107517 The Gal That Got Away - 3:38(Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin)
d. 107518 Blues In The Night - 4:12(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
Half Moon CDHMNCD-045 — The Song And Dance Man   (1999)
e. 107519 Change Partners - 2:48(Irving Berlin)
MCA CDMCAD-10101 — The Decca Years   (1990)
Big Artist Album CDEX-3084 — It's Magic   (1991)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
f. 107520 Too Late Now - 3:09(Burton Lane, Alan Lerner)
g. 107521 Love Letters - 4:18(Edward Heyman, Victor Young)
Decca 7889214   (1959)
MCA (Japan) CD35XD-509 — Best 20 Songs   (1986)
Big Artist Album CDEX-3084 — It's Magic   (1991)
h. 107522 I Fall In Love Too Easily - 2:41(Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
All titles on: Decca LPDL-78921 — Sammy Awards   (1960)
MCA (Japan) CDMVCM-292 — Sammy Awards   (1993)

Buddy Bregman (dir) on b, d, g; Morty Stevens (dir) on a, c, e-f; Mundell Lowe (g) on h.


Date: 4 January 1960
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), The Count Basie Orchestra (acc), Morty Stevens (arr, con), John Anderson, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Eugene "Snooky" Young (t), Henderson Chambers, Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb), Marshall Royal, Frank Wess (as), Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell (ts), Charles Fowlkes (bar), Freddie Green (g), Eddie Jones (b), George Rhodes (p), Sonny Payne (d), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. 108523 I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues - 3:05(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
b. 108524 The Lady Is A Tramp - 4:23(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
MCA (Japan) CD35XD-509 — Best 20 Songs   (1986)
MCA CDMCAD-18354 — My Greatest Songs   (1991)
Music Club CDMCCD-140 — The Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr.   (1993)
Half Moon CDHMNCD-045 — The Song And Dance Man   (1999)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Universal CD5-84916-2 — The Candy Man Swings   (2002)
Hip-O CDB000537802 — The Definitive Collection   (2006)
c. 108525 I Got A Woman - 4:32(Ahmet Nugetre, Ray Charles)
Music Club CDMCCD-140 — The Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr.   (1993)
d. 108526 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me - 3:20(Duke Ellington, Bob Russell)
All titles on: Decca LPDL-78981 — I Gotta Right To Swing!   (1960)
MCA CDMCLD-19384 — It's All Over But The Swingin'/I Gotta Right To Swing!   (1998)

Date: 6 January 1960
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), The Count Basie Orchestra (acc), Jack Pleis (arr, con), John Anderson, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Eugene "Snooky" Young (t), Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb), Marshall Royal, Frank Wess (as), Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell (ts), Charles Fowlkes (bar), Freddie Green (g), Eddie Jones (b), George Rhodes (p), Sonny Payne (d), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. 108527 Till Then - 3:23(Guy Wood, Eddie Seiler, Sol Marcus)
b. 108528 Get On The Right Track, Baby - 2:47(Titus Turner)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
c. 108529 Face To Face - 3:06(Bob Ralske, Ben Weisman)
Decca 4531177   (1960)
Decca LPDXD-166 — Face To Face - Pete Martin   (1957)
All titles on: Decca LPDL-78981 — I Gotta Right To Swing!   (1960)
MCA CDMCLD-19384 — It's All Over But The Swingin'/I Gotta Right To Swing!   (1998)

Date: 7 January 1960
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), The Count Basie Orchestra (acc), Sy Oliver (arr, con), John Anderson, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Eugene "Snooky" Young (t), Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb), Eric Dolphy, Marshall Royal (as), Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell (ts), Charles Fowlkes (bar), Freddie Green (g), Eddie Jones (b), George Rhodes (p), Sonny Payne (d), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. 108554 There Is No Greater Love - 2:37(Marty Symes, Isham Jones)
b. 108555 This Little Girl Of Mine - 2:01(Ray Charles)
Decca 4531177   (1960)
MCA LPMCA2-4109 — Hey There! It's Sammy Davis, Jr. At His Dynamite Greatest   (1977)
MCA LP082.052-2 — Star Gold   (1977)
Rainbow CD032 — The Very Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr (Vol 2)   (1990)
c. 108556 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You - 3:52(Don Redman, Andy Razaf)
MCA LPMCA2-4109 — Hey There! It's Sammy Davis, Jr. At His Dynamite Greatest   (1977)
MCA LP082.052-2 — Star Gold   (1977)
Rainbow CD032 — The Very Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr (Vol 2)   (1990)
Music Club CDMCCD-140 — The Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr.   (1993)
Half Moon CDHMNCD-045 — The Song And Dance Man   (1999)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
d. 108557 Mess Around - 2:46(Ahmet Nugetre)
Decca 4531136   (1960)
All titles on: Decca LPDL-78981 — I Gotta Right To Swing!   (1960)
MCA CDMCLD-19384 — It's All Over But The Swingin'/I Gotta Right To Swing!   (1998)

Date: 15 March 1960
Location: Decca Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), The Buddy Bregman Orchestra (acc), Buddy Bregman (dir), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. L 11987 Soliloquy - 9:42(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
Decca LPDL-4153 — Mr. Entertainment   (1958)
MCA (Japan) CDMVCM-291 — Mr. Entertainment   (1993)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
b. L 11988 Where Is The Life That Late I Led? - 5:01(Cole Porter)
Decca LPDL-4153 — Mr. Entertainment   (1958)
MCA (Japan) CDMVCM-291 — Mr. Entertainment   (1993)
c. L 11989 Ya Got Trouble(Meredith Wilson)
unissued
d. L 11990 Gesticulate - 4:44(Robert Craig Wright, George Forrest)
Decca LPDL-4153 — Mr. Entertainment   (1958)
MCA (Japan) CDMVCM-291 — Mr. Entertainment   (1993)

Date: ca. May 1960
Location: New York
Label: Verve

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Morty Stevens' Orchestra (acc), Morty Stevens (con), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. 26674 Eee-O Eleven - 2:46(Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)
Capitol CD5-36452-2 — Eee-O 11: The Best Of The Rat Pack   (2001)
b. 26675 Ain't That A Kick In The Head - 2:33(Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)
Capitol CD5-39937-2 — Vegas, Baby! ("Ultra Lounge" Series)   (2002)
Both titles on: Verve 4510219   (1960)
HMV 4545-POP 777   (1960)
Rhino CDR2-75934 — Sammy & Friends   (2000)

Date: 20 July 1960
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. 109390 I Got A Woman(Ahmet Nugetre, Ray Charles)
Decca 4531136   (1960)

This is a master edited from matrix 108525 (see session 4 January, 1960), presumably to alter it for release on a 45.


Date: 11 October 1960
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), The Buddy Bregman Orchestra (acc), Buddy Bregman (dir), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. 109722 Ya Got Trouble - 3:23(Meredith Wilson)
Decca LPDL-4153 — Mr. Entertainment   (1958)
MCA (Japan) CDMVCM-291 — Mr. Entertainment   (1993)

Sessions Reported: 35

Performances Reported: 130

Unique Songs Reported: 123

Unique Issues Reported: 76