Sammy Davis, Jr. Studio Recordings 1965-1969

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Sammy Davis, Jr.'s best and worst of times on Reprise

On 20th October, 1964, Sammy Davis, Jr.'s new musical "Golden Boy" opened on Broadway and would run for 568 performances throughout 1965 and into March 1966. The musical was based on Clifford Odets' 1937 play, but had suffered a tortuous path to Broadway - undergoing numerous re-writes, surviving the death of Odets himself, having the original director Peter Coe sacked and replaced by Arthur Penn, and overcoming Davis' periodic bouts of laryngitis. Regardless, "Golden Boy" succeeded due to Davis' star power, and his performance was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in 1965.

Not content with 8 shows a week on Broadway, during this period Sammy also found time to continue recording for Reprise (and his new contract signed 6th September 1965 this time gave him the rights to subsequent recordings), co-author with Burt and Jane Boyar a bestselling autobiography titled "Yes I Can" (published in September 1965), produce and star in a feature film called "A Man Called Adam" (which began filming November 1965 and also starred Cicely Tyson, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Jr. and Peter Lawford), and host his own weekly prime-time network variety show (the first African American to do so) on NBC, "The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show", which aired from 7 January to 22 April, 1966.

With the TV show and musical both finished, Davis returned to the Sands Hotel in May 1966. What followed over the next two months were three major highlights of his recording career on Reprise. The first was a live double LP released of Sammy's Sands performances titled "That's All", which serves as a time capsule of Sammy's mid-60s prowess. The second was another live album from the Sands, "The Sounds of '66", this time an early morning show put on specially for performers from other hotels on the Las Vegas strip, and with Sammy accompanied by Buddy Rich on drums and his big band. Both Sammy and Buddy are in swinging form.

Finally, in June and August, Davis recorded an album which many consider to be the apogee of his recording career, "Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays". Sammy sings with the sole accompaniment of Laurindo Almeida, a Brazilian classical guitarist, and the result is proof that, in the words of jazz critic Will Friedwald, "apart from everything else he could do, when all was said and done, he really was a great singer."

However, as the 1960s drew to a close, this was becoming less and less true. He had another hit single in 1968 with "I Gotta Be Me", which peaked at #11 and became a signature tune. But increasingly, Sammy's Reprise recordings followed the downward trajectory of his career at large. Davis quickly turned to booze and drugs, started wearing the latest fashions, divorced his wife May Britt, and began unintentionally cultivating his image as an aging hipster. In the recording studio he attempted more R&B-styled material, with little success, and started lifting from the Blood, Sweat and Tears songbook.


Date: ca. early 1965
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Billy May (arr), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a.H-5084   Walkin' My Baby Back Home - 2:32  (Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
     Reprise EP: 30061 — Sammy Sings 'Nat'   (1965)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
     North Star CD: 221 — Ladies and Gentlemen, Sammy Davis Jr   (2006)
b.H-5085   Pretend - 3:07  (Cliff Parman, Frank LaVere, Lew Douglas, Dan Belloc)
     Reprise EP: 30061 — Sammy Sings 'Nat'   (1965)
     Reprise LP: PRO-212 — A Salute To Nat King Cole Featuring Sammy Davis, Jr. And Frank Sinatra   (1965)
     Hörzu LP: SHZT-557 — Entertainer No. 1   (1967)
c.H-5086   Send For Me - 2:23  (Ollie Jones)
d.H-5087   Ramblin' Rose - 2:23  (Noel Sherman, Joe Sherman)
     Reprise EP: 30061 — Sammy Sings 'Nat'   (1965)
     Reprise LP: PRO-212 — A Salute To Nat King Cole Featuring Sammy Davis, Jr. And Frank Sinatra   (1965)
     Hörzu LP: SHZT-557 — Entertainer No. 1   (1967)
     Reprise LP: M-241 — Sammy Davis jr.   (1972)
e.H-5088   It's Only A Paper Moon - 2:19  (Harold Arlen, Erwin "Yip" Harburg, Billy Rose)
     Hörzu LP: SHZT-557 — Entertainer No. 1   (1967)
     Reprise LP: M-241 — Sammy Davis jr.   (1972)
All titles on:      Reprise LP: R-6141 — The Nat King Cole Song Book   (1965)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-455 — The Nat King Cole Song Book   (2004)

Date: ca. early 1965
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Claus Ogerman (arr), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a.H-5105   (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - 2:42  (Bobby Troup)
     Reprise LP: R-6141 — The Nat King Cole Song Book   (1965)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-455 — The Nat King Cole Song Book   (2004)
b.H-5106   L.O.V.E.  (Bert Kaempfert, Milt Gabler)
     unissued
c.H-5107   Look At That Face - 2:23  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
     Reprise LP: R-6169 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (1965)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-491 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (2004)
d.H-5108   Take The Moment - 2:40  (Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rodgers)
     Reprise LP: R-6169 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (1965)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-491 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (2004)
e.H-5109   People - 2:56  (Jule Styne, Bob Merrill)
     Reprise LP: R-6169 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (1965)
     Warner CD: OMCD-1149 — Collection   (1996)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
     Rhino CD: R2-76059 — The Essentials: Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2002)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-491 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (2004)
     North Star CD: 221 — Ladies and Gentlemen, Sammy Davis Jr   (2006)
     Warner Jazz CD: 8122776742 — The Reprise Years   (2006)
f.H-5110   A Married Man - 2:22  (Marian Grudeff, Raymond Jessel)
     Reprise LP: R-6169 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (1965)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-491 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (2004)
g.H-5111   A Room Without Windows - 3:15  (Ervin Drake)
     Reprise LP: R-6169 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (1965)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-491 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (2004)
h.H-5112   Do I Hear A Waltz? - 2:44  (Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rodgers)
     Reprise LP: R-6169 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (1965)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-491 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (2004)
i.H-5113   The Joker - 2:07  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
     Reprise LP: R-6169 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (1965)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-491 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (2004)
j.H-5114   A Wonderful Day Like Today - 2:24  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
     Reprise LP: R-6169 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (1965)
     Hörzu LP: SHZT-557 — Entertainer No. 1   (1967)
     Reprise LP: P-10012R — Sammy Davis, Jr. De Luxe   (1968)
     Reprise LP: M-241 — Sammy Davis jr.   (1972)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-491 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (2004)
k.H-5115   Hello, Dolly - 2:37  (Jerry Herman)
     Reprise LP: R-6169 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (1965)
     Hörzu LP: SHZT-557 — Entertainer No. 1   (1967)
     Reprise LP: P-10012R — Sammy Davis, Jr. De Luxe   (1968)
     Reprise LP: M-241 — Sammy Davis jr.   (1972)
     Warner CD: OMCD-1149 — Collection   (1996)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-491 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (2004)
l.H-5116   Sunrise, Sunset - 3:48  (Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick)
     Reprise LP: R-6169 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (1965)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-491 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (2004)
m.H-5117   The Other Half Of Me - 2:45  (Jack Lawrence, Stan Freeman)
     Reprise LP: R-6169 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (1965)
     Hörzu LP: SHZT-557 — Entertainer No. 1   (1967)
     Reprise LP: M-241 — Sammy Davis jr.   (1972)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-491 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (2004)
n.H-5118   I Want To Be With You - 3:06  (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams)
     Reprise LP: R-6169 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (1965)
     Hörzu LP: SHZT-557 — Entertainer No. 1   (1967)
     Reprise LP: M-241 — Sammy Davis jr.   (1972)
     Reprise CD: 2-46416-2 — I've Gotta Be Me: The Best Of Sammy Davis, Jr. On Reprise   (1996)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-491 — Sammy's Back On Broadway   (2004)
o.H-5119   Sweet Lorraine - 2:56  (Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
     Reprise LP: R-6141 — The Nat King Cole Song Book   (1965)
     Hörzu LP: SHZT-557 — Entertainer No. 1   (1967)
     Reprise LP: M-241 — Sammy Davis jr.   (1972)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-455 — The Nat King Cole Song Book   (2004)
p.H-5120   Straighten Up And Fly Right - 2:42  (Irving Mills, Nat 'King' Cole)
     Reprise EP: 30061 — Sammy Sings 'Nat'   (1965)
     Reprise LP: PRO-212 — A Salute To Nat King Cole Featuring Sammy Davis, Jr. And Frank Sinatra   (1965)
     Reprise LP: R-6141 — The Nat King Cole Song Book   (1965)
     Rhino CD: R2-75934 — Sammy & Friends   (2000)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-455 — The Nat King Cole Song Book   (2004)
q.H-5121   For Sentimental Reasons - 2:11  (Deek Watson, William Best)
     Reprise LP: R-6141 — The Nat King Cole Song Book   (1965)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-455 — The Nat King Cole Song Book   (2004)
r.H-5122   Ballerina - 2:20  (Bob Russell, Carl Sigman)
     Reprise LP: R-6141 — The Nat King Cole Song Book   (1965)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-455 — The Nat King Cole Song Book   (2004)
s.H-5123   Unforgettable - 2:30  (Irving Gordon)
     Reprise 45: 0370   (1965)
     Reprise LP: PRO-212 — A Salute To Nat King Cole Featuring Sammy Davis, Jr. And Frank Sinatra   (1965)
     Reprise LP: R-6141 — The Nat King Cole Song Book   (1965)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-455 — The Nat King Cole Song Book   (2004)
     North Star CD: 221 — Ladies and Gentlemen, Sammy Davis Jr   (2006)
t.H-5124   Mona Lisa - 5:00  (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)
     Reprise LP: PRO-212 — A Salute To Nat King Cole Featuring Sammy Davis, Jr. And Frank Sinatra   (1965)
     Reprise LP: R-6141 — The Nat King Cole Song Book   (1965)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-455 — The Nat King Cole Song Book   (2004)
u.H-5124   Too Young - 5:00  (Sylvia Dee, Sidney Lippman)
     Reprise LP: PRO-212 — A Salute To Nat King Cole Featuring Sammy Davis, Jr. And Frank Sinatra   (1965)
     Reprise LP: R-6141 — The Nat King Cole Song Book   (1965)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-455 — The Nat King Cole Song Book   (2004)
v.H-5124   Nature Boy - 5:00  (Eden Ahbez)
     Reprise LP: PRO-212 — A Salute To Nat King Cole Featuring Sammy Davis, Jr. And Frank Sinatra   (1965)
     Reprise LP: R-6141 — The Nat King Cole Song Book   (1965)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-455 — The Nat King Cole Song Book   (2004)

t, u, v performed as medley.


Date: 1 April 1965
Location: New York
Label: Capitol

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Ralph Burns (arr), Elliot Lawrence (con), Sammy Davis, Jr., Paula Wayne (v)

a.27067   Stick Around - 1:30  (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams)
b.27069   Can't You See It - 2:24  (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams)
c.27070   Night Song - 4:04  (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
     Sony BMG CD: 92899 — Broadway: The American Musical   (2004)
     Hip-O CD: B000537802 — The Definitive Collection   (2006)
d.27071   I Want To Be With You - 4:34  (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
All titles on:      Capitol LP: STAO-11655 — "Golden Boy" Original Broadway Cast (Reissue)   (1965)
     Angel CD: 5-65024-2 — "Golden Boy" Original Broadway Cast   (1993)
     Bay Cities CD: BCD-3012 — "Golden Boy" Original Broadway Cast   (1993)
     Razor & Tie CD: 82202-2 — "Golden Boy" Original Broadway Cast   (1999)
     DRG CD: 19079 — "Golden Boy" Original Broadway Cast   (2006)

Paula Wayne (v) on d.

These recordings were used in a re-release of Capitol's cast album recording of "Golden Boy" (see session dated 25 October 1964).


Date: ca. mid 1965
Location: New York
Label: Reprise

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

a.H-5199   Lonely Weekends - 2:10  (Charlie Rich)
     Reprise 45: 0437   (1967)
     Reprise EP: RVEP-60083   (1965)
b.H-5200   You Can't Shake It Off  (Unknown)
     unissued
c.H-5201   My Mother The Car - 2:02  (Paul Hampton)
     Reprise LP: RS-6188 — The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show   (1966)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-492 — The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show   (2004)
d.H-5203   This Dream - 2:52  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
     Reprise LP: RS-6188 — The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show   (1966)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-492 — The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show   (2004)
e.H-5204   More Than One Way - 3:11  (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)
     Reprise 45: 0437   (1967)
     Reprise EP: RVEP-60083   (1965)
     Reprise LP: RS-6188 — The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show   (1966)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-492 — The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show   (2004)

Date: ca. mid 1965
Label: Reprise

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

a.HX-5125   Courage - 2:34  (Jerry Samuels)
     Reprise 45: 0416   (1965)
b.HX-5126   No One Can Live Forever - 2:37  (Charles Tobias)
     Reprise 45: 0370   (1965)
     Reprise LP: RS-6188 — The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show   (1966)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-492 — The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show   (2004)
c.HX-5127   Love At Last You Have Found Me - 2:56  (Charles Aznavour, Worth)
     Reprise LP: RS-6188 — The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show   (1966)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-492 — The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show   (2004)
d.HX-5128   When I Look In Your Eyes  (Leslie Bricusse)
     unissued
e.HX-5129   It's Christmas Time All Over The World - 2:34  (Hugh Martin)
     Columbia LP: CSP-238 — The Great Songs Of Christmas (Goodyear Promotion, Album 5)   (1965)
     Columbia LP: P-11853 — JC Penney - That Christmas Feeling   (1973)
     Capitol CD: 5-42210-2 — Christmas With The Rat Pack   (2002)
f.HX-5130   I Wanna Be In Love Again  (Johnny Mercer)
     unissued
g.HX-5131   Jingle Bells - 1:11  (James S. Pierpont)
     Columbia LP: CSP-238 — The Great Songs Of Christmas (Goodyear Promotion, Album 5)   (1965)
h.HX-5132   Paris Is At Her Best In May - 2:52  (Charles Aznavour, Gene Lees, Roche)
     Reprise LP: RS-6188 — The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show   (1966)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-492 — The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show   (2004)
i.HX-5133   Sweet Beginning  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
     unissued
j.HX-5134   The Golden Rule  (Unknown)
     unissued
k.HX-5135   The Joker  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
     unissued
l.HX-5136   Feeling Good - 2:51  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
     Reprise LP: RS-6188 — The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show   (1966)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-492 — The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show   (2004)

Date: 15 October 1965
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Claus Ogerman (arr), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a.HX-5184   The Second Best Secret Agent In The Whole Wide World - 1:50  (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)
     Reprise 45: 0425   (1965)
     Reprise EP: RVEP-60083   (1965)
b.HX-5185   If You Want This Love Of Mine - 2:42  (Baker Knight)
     Reprise 45: 0425   (1965)
     Reprise EP: RVEP-60083   (1965)
     Reprise LP: RS-6188 — The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show   (1966)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-492 — The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show   (2004)
c.HX-5186   Your Other Love - 2:39  (Baker Knight)
All titles on:      Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)

HX-5184 recorded for the 1966 Bond-spoof film "License To Kill" (aka "The Second Best Secret Agent In The Whole Wide World"). An alternate take of this recording is available for download on iTunes.


Date: 11 June 1966
Location: United Recordings, Las Vegas
Label: Reprise

Laurindo Almeida, Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Laurindo Almeida (g), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a.J-4328   Joey, Joey, Joey - 4:16  (Frank Loesser)
     Reprise LP: R-6236 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings/Laurindo Almeida Plays   (1966)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-494 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings/Laurindo Almeida Plays   (2004)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
b.J-4329   Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - 4:01  (Cole Porter)
     Reprise LP: R-6236 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings/Laurindo Almeida Plays   (1966)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-494 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings/Laurindo Almeida Plays   (2004)
     Pazzazz CD: PAZZ-018-2 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Everytime We Say Goodbye   (2004)
     North Star CD: 221 — Ladies and Gentlemen, Sammy Davis Jr   (2006)
c.J-4330   I'm Always Chasing Rainbows - 2:20  (Harry Carroll, Joseph McCarthy)
     Reprise LP: R-6236 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings/Laurindo Almeida Plays   (1966)
     Garland CD: GRZ-018 — Greatest Hits   (1988)
     Personality CD: PRS-23004 — Greatest Hits   (1989)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Prism Leisure CD: PLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-494 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings/Laurindo Almeida Plays   (2004)
d.J-4331   Speak Low - 3:32  (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
     Reprise LP: R-6236 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings/Laurindo Almeida Plays   (1966)
     Reprise LP: 64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
     Rhino CD: R2-79864 — Heart Beats - Closer Than A Kiss: Crooner Classics   (1997)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-494 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings/Laurindo Almeida Plays   (2004)
e.J-4332   Where Is Love? - 3:00  (Lionel Bart)
     Reprise LP: R-6236 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings/Laurindo Almeida Plays   (1966)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-494 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings/Laurindo Almeida Plays   (2004)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
f.J-4333   Here's That Rainy Day - 2:15  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
     Reprise LP: R-6236 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings/Laurindo Almeida Plays   (1966)
     Reprise LP: 64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
     DCC CD: DZS-048 — Greatest Hits, Volume II   (1990)
     Reprise CD: 2-46416-2 — I've Gotta Be Me: The Best Of Sammy Davis, Jr. On Reprise   (1996)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-494 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings/Laurindo Almeida Plays   (2004)
g.J-4334   Misty - 2:19  (Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke)
All titles on:      DCC CD: DZS-055 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings/Laurindo Almeida Plays   (1997)

Date: 23 June 1966
Label: Reprise

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

a.J-4380   Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - 2:31  (Cole Porter)
     Reprise 45: 0502   (1968)
     Reprise LP: R-6308 — Lonely Is The Name   (1968)
     Personality CD: PRS-23004 — Greatest Hits   (1989)
     DCC CD: DZS-048 — Greatest Hits, Volume II   (1990)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Prism Leisure CD: PLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-496 — Lonely Is The Name   (2004)
b.J-4381   Whisper To One - 2:30  (Benny Carter)
c.J-4382   All That Jazz - 2:10  (Al Stillman, Benny Carter)
     Reprise 45: 0502   (1968)
     Reprise LP: R-6308 — Lonely Is The Name   (1968)
     Personality CD: PRS-23004 — Greatest Hits   (1989)
     DCC CD: DZS-048 — Greatest Hits, Volume II   (1990)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-496 — Lonely Is The Name   (2004)
All titles on:      Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)

Date: 9 August 1966
Label: Reprise

Laurindo Almeida, Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Laurindo Almeida (g), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a.J-4447   We'll Be Together Again - 3:14  (Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine)
b.J-4448   The Folks Who Live On The Hill - 3:40  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Prism Leisure CD: PLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
c.J-4449   Two Different Worlds - 3:21  (Sid Wayne, Al Frisch)
d.J-4450   The Shadow Of Your Smile - 4:12  (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
     Hörzu LP: SHZT-557 — Entertainer No. 1   (1967)
     Reprise LP: P-10012R — Sammy Davis, Jr. De Luxe   (1968)
     Reprise LP: M-241 — Sammy Davis jr.   (1972)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
All titles on:      Reprise LP: R-6236 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings/Laurindo Almeida Plays   (1966)
     DCC CD: DZS-055 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings/Laurindo Almeida Plays   (1997)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-494 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings/Laurindo Almeida Plays   (2004)

Date: 10 August 1966
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Ernie Freeman (arr, con), Jimmy Bowen (pdr), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a.J-4453   We'll Be Together Again - 2:47  (Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine)
     Reprise 45: 0521   (1966)
     Personality CD: PRS-23004 — Greatest Hits   (1989)
     DCC CD: DZS-048 — Greatest Hits, Volume II   (1990)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
b.J-4454   The Good Life - 2:40  (Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon)
     Reprise 45: 0521   (1966)
     Garland CD: GRZ-018 — Greatest Hits   (1988)
     Personality CD: PRS-23004 — Greatest Hits   (1989)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Pazzazz CD: PAZZ-018-1 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Up, Up and Away   (2004)
c.J-4455   Shake! Shake! Shake! - 3:02  (Bobby Adams, Bobby Stevenson)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
All titles on:      Reprise LP: R-6308 — Lonely Is The Name   (1968)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-496 — Lonely Is The Name   (2004)

Ernie Freeman (arr) on a; (con) on a; Jimmy Bowen (pdr) on a.


Date: 7 February 1967
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), H. B. Barnum (arr), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v, spk)

a.K-4819   Children, Children - 3:22  (Kenneth Kaganovitch, Ronald F. Rose)
     Reprise 45: 0757   (1969)
     Reprise LP: R-6308 — Lonely Is The Name   (1968)
     DCC CD: DZS-048 — Greatest Hits, Volume II   (1990)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-496 — Lonely Is The Name   (2004)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
b.K-4820   Don't Blame The Children - 3:31  (H. B. Barnum, Reeve)
     Reprise 45: 0566   (1967)
     Reprise EP: 60105 — Don't Blame The Children   (1968)
c.K-4821   She Believes In Me - 2:50  (Baker Knight)
     Reprise 45: 0566   (1967)
     Reprise EP: 60105 — Don't Blame The Children   (1968)
     Reprise LP: R-6324 — I've Gotta Be Me   (1968)
     Garland CD: GRZ-018 — Greatest Hits   (1988)
     Personality CD: PRS-23004 — Greatest Hits   (1989)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-497 — I've Gotta Be Me   (2004)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)

Sammy Davis, Jr. (v) on a, c; (spk) on b.


Date: 14 April 1967
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), J. J. Johnson (arr), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a.K-4926   I've Got You Under My Skin - 2:22  (Cole Porter)
     Reprise EP: EPRS-6324   (1969)
     Reprise LP: R-6324 — I've Gotta Be Me   (1968)
     Reprise LP: 64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-497 — I've Gotta Be Me   (2004)
b.K-4927   I'm Glad There Is You - 2:27  (Paul Madeira, Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Mertz)
     Reprise LP: R-6324 — I've Gotta Be Me   (1968)
     DCC CD: DZS-048 — Greatest Hits, Volume II   (1990)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-497 — I've Gotta Be Me   (2004)
c.K-4928   The Impossible Dream  (Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion)
     unissued
d.K-4929   Uptight - 3:04  (Stevie Wonder, Henry Cosby, Silvia Moy)
     Reprise LP: R-6308 — Lonely Is The Name   (1968)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-496 — Lonely Is The Name   (2004)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
e.K-4929   You've Got Your Troubles - 3:04  (Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway)
     Reprise LP: R-6308 — Lonely Is The Name   (1968)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-496 — Lonely Is The Name   (2004)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
f.K-4930   The More I See You - 4:36  (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren)
     Prism Leisure CD: PLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
g.K-4930   The Second Time Around - 4:36  (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)
     Prism Leisure CD: PLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)

d, e;   f, g performed as medleys.

J. J. Johnson (arr) on a-b.


Date: ca. July 1967
Location: Olympic Studios, South London
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Marty Paich (arr, con), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a.KA-6064   Beautiful Things - 4:46  (Leslie Bricusse)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
b.KA-6065   When I Look In Your Eyes - 3:10  (Leslie Bricusse)
     Reprise LP: P-10012R — Sammy Davis, Jr. De Luxe   (1968)
c.KA-6066   My Friend, The Doctor - 2:53  (Leslie Bricusse)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
d.KA-6067   At The Crossroads - 2:16  (Leslie Bricusse)
     Garland CD: GRZ-018 — Greatest Hits   (1988)
     Personality CD: PRS-23004 — Greatest Hits   (1989)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
e.KA-6068   Doctor Dolittle - 2:00  (Leslie Bricusse)
f.KA-6069   Something In Your Smile - 4:08  (Leslie Bricusse)
     Reprise 45: 0621   (1967)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
g.KA-6070   I Think I Like You - 2:53  (Leslie Bricusse)
     DCC CD: DZS-048 — Greatest Hits, Volume II   (1990)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
h.KA-6071   After Today - 2:22  (Leslie Bricusse)
     Reprise LP: P-10012R — Sammy Davis, Jr. De Luxe   (1968)
     Garland CD: GRZ-018 — Greatest Hits   (1988)
     Personality CD: PRS-23004 — Greatest Hits   (1989)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
i.KA-6072   Talk To The Animals - 2:55  (Leslie Bricusse)
     Reprise 45: 0621   (1967)
     Reprise LP: RS-6291 — Sammy Davis Jr.'s Greatest Hits   (1968)
     Reprise LP: 64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
     K-Tel LP: NA-463/NC-433 — The Sounds Of Sammy Davis Jr.   (1975)
     Warner Bros. LP: BSK-3128 — A Live Performance Of His Greatest Hits   (1977)
     Curb Records CD: D2-77272 — Greatest Songs   (1990)
     Curb Records CD: D2-77687 — Greatest Hits, Live   (1995)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
j.KA-6073   Fabulous Places - 2:30  (Leslie Bricusse)
     Garland CD: GRZ-018 — Greatest Hits   (1988)
     Personality CD: PRS-23004 — Greatest Hits   (1989)
k.KA-6074   I've Never Seen Anything Like It - 2:04  (Leslie Bricusse)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
l.KA-6075   Where Are The Words - 2:52  (Leslie Bricusse)
     Garland CD: GRZ-018 — Greatest Hits   (1988)
     Personality CD: PRS-23004 — Greatest Hits   (1989)
All titles on:      Reprise LP: R-6264 — Sings The Complete "Doctor Dolittle"   (1967)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-495 — Sings The Complete "Doctor Dolittle"   (2004)

Date: 1 February 1968
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Richard Wess (arr), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a.L-6418   Lonely Is The Name - 3:15  (Bert Kaempfert, Herbert Rehbein)
     Reprise 45: 0673   (1968)
     Reprise 45: 0733   (1968)
     Reprise LP: R-6308 — Lonely Is The Name   (1968)
     Personality CD: PRS-23004 — Greatest Hits   (1989)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Polydor CD: 583 784-2 — The Bert Kaempfert Story - A Musical Biography   (2002)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-496 — Lonely Is The Name   (2004)
     Hip-O CD: B000537802 — The Definitive Collection   (2006)
b.L-6419   Up, Up And Away - 3:28  (Jimmy Webb)
     Reprise LP: R-6308 — Lonely Is The Name   (1968)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-496 — Lonely Is The Name   (2004)
     Pazzazz CD: PAZZ-018-1 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Up, Up and Away   (2004)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
c.L-6454   If My Friends Could See Me Now - 2:36  (Dorothy Fields, Cy Coleman)
     Reprise EP: EPRS-6324   (1969)
     Reprise LP: R-6324 — I've Gotta Be Me   (1968)
     Reprise LP: 64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
     Personality CD: PRS-23004 — Greatest Hits   (1989)
     DCC CD: DZS-048 — Greatest Hits, Volume II   (1990)
     Prism Leisure CD: PLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-497 — I've Gotta Be Me   (2004)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
d.L-6455   I'm A Brass Band - 1:34  (Dorothy Fields, Cy Coleman)
     Reprise LP: R-6324 — I've Gotta Be Me   (1968)
     Reprise LP: 64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
     Garland CD: GRZ-018 — Greatest Hits   (1988)
     Personality CD: PRS-23004 — Greatest Hits   (1989)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-497 — I've Gotta Be Me   (2004)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
e.L-6456   Here I'll Stay - 3:06  (Alan Lerner, Kurt Weill)
     Reprise LP: R-6324 — I've Gotta Be Me   (1968)
     DCC CD: DZS-048 — Greatest Hits, Volume II   (1990)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-497 — I've Gotta Be Me   (2004)
f.L-6457   My Personal Property - 2:22  (Dorothy Fields, Cy Coleman)
     Reprise LP: R-6324 — I've Gotta Be Me   (1968)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-497 — I've Gotta Be Me   (2004)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
g.L-6458   Don't Take Your Time - 2:37  (Roger Nichols, Tony Asher)
     Reprise LP: R-6308 — Lonely Is The Name   (1968)
     Garland CD: GRZ-018 — Greatest Hits   (1988)
     Personality CD: PRS-23004 — Greatest Hits   (1989)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-496 — Lonely Is The Name   (2004)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)

Richard Wess (arr) on c-f.


Date: 4 March 1968
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Al Capps, Mike Post, Richard Wess (arr), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a.L-6460   Bein' Natural Bein' Me - 2:38  (Walt Meskell, Mike Post)
     Reprise 45: 0779   (1968)
     Reprise LP: R-6339 — The Goin's Great   (1969)
     Reprise LP: R-6410 — Sammy Steps Out   (1970)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-498 — The Goin's Great   (2004)
b.L-6461   Break My Mind - 2:45  (John D. Loudermilk)
     Reprise 45: 0757   (1969)
     Reprise LP: R-6339 — The Goin's Great   (1969)
     Reprise LP: R-6410 — Sammy Steps Out   (1970)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-498 — The Goin's Great   (2004)
c.L-6462   Please Don't Go - 2:37  (David Cohen)
     Reprise LP: R-6410 — Sammy Steps Out   (1970)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
d.L-6463   I've Gotta Be Me - 2:54  (Walter Marks)
     Reprise 45: 0733   (1968)
     Reprise 45: 0779   (1968)
     Reprise EP: EPRS-6324   (1969)
     Reprise LP: P-10012R — Sammy Davis, Jr. De Luxe   (1968)
     Reprise LP: R-6324 — I've Gotta Be Me   (1968)
     K-Tel LP: NA-463/NC-433 — The Sounds Of Sammy Davis Jr.   (1975)
     Warner LP: OP-1501 — The Sound Of Sammy   (1978)
     Garland CD: GRZ-018 — Greatest Hits   (1988)
     Personality CD: PRS-23004 — Greatest Hits   (1989)
     Reprise CD: 2-46416-2 — I've Gotta Be Me: The Best Of Sammy Davis, Jr. On Reprise   (1996)
     Rhino CD: R2-72557 — Jackpot! The Las Vegas Story   (1996)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Rhino CD: R2-76059 — The Essentials: Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2002)
     Prism Leisure CD: PLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-497 — I've Gotta Be Me   (2004)
     North Star CD: 221 — Ladies and Gentlemen, Sammy Davis Jr   (2006)
     Hip-O CD: B000537802 — The Definitive Collection   (2006)
e.L-6464   Sweet November - 2:40  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
     Reprise EP: EPRS-6324   (1969)
     Reprise LP: R-6324 — I've Gotta Be Me   (1968)
     Reprise LP: 64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-497 — I've Gotta Be Me   (2004)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
f.L-6465   Somebody - 2:23  (Ben Weisman, Sid Wayne)
     Reprise LP: R-6324 — I've Gotta Be Me   (1968)
     DCC CD: DZS-048 — Greatest Hits, Volume II   (1990)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-497 — I've Gotta Be Me   (2004)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)

Al Capps (arr) on a; Mike Post (arr) on b; Richard Wess (arr) on d-f.

One of the recordings from this session made the Billboard Charts. "I've Gotta Be Me" peaked at #11, and was on the charts for 16 weeks.


Date: ca. June 1968
Label: Reprise

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

a.L-6643   Times Ain't What They Used To Be  (Unknown)
     unissued
b.L-6644   Another Strange Town  (Unknown)
     unissued
c.L-6645   It's A Happening World - 2:28  (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil)
     Reprise LP: R-6410 — Sammy Steps Out   (1970)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
d.L-6646   Love Is Just A Meaningless Word - 2:50  (Jimmy Webb, Mike Post, Waite)
     Reprise LP: R-6410 — Sammy Steps Out   (1970)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)

Date: 24 June 1968
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Al Capps (arr), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a.L-6647   A Man Without A Dream  (Unknown)
     unissued
b.L-6648   Do What You Gotta Do - 2:34  (Jimmy Webb)
     Reprise LP: R-6410 — Sammy Steps Out   (1970)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Pazzazz CD: PAZZ-018-2 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Everytime We Say Goodbye   (2004)
c.L-6649   Turnaround - 2:37  (Mike Post)
     Reprise 45: 0989   (1970)
     Reprise LP: R-6410 — Sammy Steps Out   (1970)
d.L-6650   She Is Today - 2:45  (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil)
     Reprise 45: 0989   (1970)
     Reprise LP: R-6410 — Sammy Steps Out   (1970)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
e.L-6664   The Goin's Great  (Sammy Cahn, Stanley Applebaum)
     unissued

Al Capps (arr) on c.


Date: 30 October 1968
Label: Reprise

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

a.LA-6911   Tomorrow With Me - 2:49  (Leslie Bricusse)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
b.LA-6912   MacArthur Park - 6:59  (Jimmy Webb)
     Pazzazz CD: PAZZ-018-1 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Up, Up and Away   (2004)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
c.LA-6913   This Guy's In Love With You - 3:26  (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
     Pazzazz CD: PAZZ-018-2 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Everytime We Say Goodbye   (2004)

The Pazzazz release only contains a 3-minute excerpt of "Macarthur Park". Curiously, this release also contains the previous unreleased recording of "This Guy's In Love With You" despite being an otherwise cut-price, poor quality collection.


Date: 3 March 1969
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Ernie Freeman, Richard Wess (arr), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a.M-7246   I Have But One Life To Live - 2:39  (Dick Monda, Richard Burns)
     Reprise 45: 0827   (1969)
     Reprise LP: R-6339 — The Goin's Great   (1969)
     Reprise LP: R-6410 — Sammy Steps Out   (1970)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-498 — The Goin's Great   (2004)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
b.M-7247   All This World And The Seven Seas  (Cindy Walker)
     unissued
c.M-7248   Take It From One Who Knows - 2:54  (Edward Heyman, Leo Friedman)
     Reprise LP: R-6339 — The Goin's Great   (1969)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-498 — The Goin's Great   (2004)
d.M-7249   The Goin's Great - 2:24  (Sammy Cahn, Stanley Applebaum)
     Reprise 45: 0827   (1969)
     RCA Victor LP: X4RS-1313/4 — The Name Of The Game is Go! Pan-Am Airlines Special Recordings   (1969)
     Reprise LP: R-6339 — The Goin's Great   (1969)
     Personality CD: PRS-23004 — Greatest Hits   (1989)
     DCC CD: DZS-048 — Greatest Hits, Volume II   (1990)
     Rhino CD: R2-75934 — Sammy & Friends   (2000)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-498 — The Goin's Great   (2004)
     Capitol CD: 5-70890-2 — The Rat Pack: Boys Night Out   (2004)
e.M-7250   In This Crowded World - 3:49  (Johnny Mandel, Aaron Sachs)
     Reprise LP: R-6339 — The Goin's Great   (1969)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-498 — The Goin's Great   (2004)
f.M-7251   The Impossible Dream - 2:39  (Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion)
     Reprise LP: R-6339 — The Goin's Great   (1969)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Prism Leisure CD: PLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-498 — The Goin's Great   (2004)
     Pazzazz CD: PAZZ-018-2 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Everytime We Say Goodbye   (2004)

Ernie Freeman (arr) on a-c; Richard Wess (arr) on d-f.


Date: 6 March 1969
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), George Rhodes (arr), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a.M-7253   I Have Dreamed - 3:00  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Prism Leisure CD: PLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
b.M-7254   This Guy's In Love With You - 3:26  (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
     Reprise LP: R-6410 — Sammy Steps Out   (1970)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
c.M-7255   What Became Of Me? - 2:54  (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams)
All titles on:      Reprise LP: R-6339 — The Goin's Great   (1969)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-498 — The Goin's Great   (2004)

Date: 1 April 1969
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York
Label: Decca

Ralph Burns (arr), Joseph Gershenson (con), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a.121379   Rhythm Of Life - 3:00  (Dorothy Fields, Cy Coleman)
     Decca 45: 734605   (1969)

This is a master edited from matrix L 15076 (see the session date 16 January, 1969 on the Film and TV Appearances page of this discography), to alter it for release on a 45.


Date: 22 October 1969
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), George Rhodes, Billy Strange (arr), Jimmy Bowen (pdr), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a.M-17757   Wichita Lineman - 3:04  (Jimmy Webb)
     Pazzazz CD: PAZZ-018-1 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Up, Up and Away   (2004)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
b.M-17758   For Once In My Life - 3:20  (Ronald Miller, Orlando Murden)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
c.M-17759   You'd Better Sit Down, Kids - 3:45  (Sonny Bono)
d.M-17760   My Way - 3:26  (Claude Francois, Jacques Revaux, Gilles Thibault, Paul Anka)
     Pazzazz CD: PAZZ-018-1 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Up, Up and Away   (2004)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
e.M-17761   Hi-Heel Sneakers - 4:17  (Robert Higginbotham)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
     Sony BMG CD: COL-519358-2 — Recovered, Vol. 2   (2005)
All titles on:      Motown LP: MS-710 — Something For Everyone   (1970)

When Davis left Reprise for Motown in 1970, he took with him the masters of his last two Reprise recording sessions. This material was used in his first Motown album.

There is some thought that Davis' backing band for these two Reprise sessions was "Blood, Sweat and Tears". Some reasons for this include Davis' thanking of B,S&T on record at the end of 'Spinning Wheel', plus the fact that many of the titles recorded were tunes made popular by, or written by members of, B,S&T. However, there is no official recognition of the band, and listenings of the album have determined it is highly unlikely B,S&T were involved.


Date: 18 November 1969
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), George Rhodes, Billy Strange (arr), Jimmy Bowen (pdr), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a.M-17840   Spinning Wheel - 3:18  (David Clayton-Thomas)
     K-Tel LP: NA-463/NC-433 — The Sounds Of Sammy Davis Jr.   (1975)
b.M-17841   You've Made Me So Very Happy - 4:37  (Berry Gordy, Jr., Frank Wilson, Brenda Hollaway, Patrice Hollaway)
     Pazzazz CD: PAZZ-018-1 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Up, Up and Away   (2004)
c.M-17842   And When I Die - 4:42  (Laura Nyro)
d.M-17843   In The Ghetto - 3:50  (Scott Davis)
     Rhino CD: R2-71007 — Golden Throats 2: More Celebrity Rock Oddities   (1991)
     Pazzazz CD: PAZZ-018-2 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Everytime We Say Goodbye   (2004)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
All titles on:      Motown LP: MS-710 — Something For Everyone   (1970)

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