Sammy Davis, Jr. Live Recordings 1949-1988

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Date: 4 May 1958
Location: New York City Town Hall, New York
Label: Decca

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Morty Stevens (con), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v, tap)

a. 105937 Something's Gotta Give(Johnny Mercer)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
b. 105938 And This Is My Beloved(Robert Craig Wright, George Forrest)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
c. 105939 Hey There(Richard Adler, Jerry Ross)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
d. 105940 My Funny Valentine(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
MCA CDMCAD-18354 — My Greatest Songs   (1991)
Universal CD5-84916-2 — The Candy Man Swings   (2002)
e. 105941 It's All Right With Me(Cole Porter)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
f. 105942 But Not For Me(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
g. 105943 Ethel, Baby(Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Lawrence Holofcener)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
h. 105944 Too Close For Comfort(Jerry Bock, Lawrence Holofcener, George David Weiss)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
i. 105945 My Heart Is So Full Of You(Frank Loesser)
j. 105946 Ol' Man River - 3:45(Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern)
Music Club CDMCCD-140 — The Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr.   (1993)
k. 105947 Chicago - 2:25(Fred Fisher)
Decca LPDXSB-7192 — The Best Of Sammy Davis, Jr.   (1966)
MCA CDMCAD-20198 — That Old Black Magic   (1995)
Half Moon CDHMNCD-045 — The Song And Dance Man   (1999)
l. 105948 How High The Moon(Nancy Hamilton, William Morgan Lewis)
Decca LPDXSB-7192 — The Best Of Sammy Davis, Jr.   (1966)
m. 105949 Nature Boy(Eden Ahbez)
n. 105949 Because Of You(Arthur Hammerstein, Dudley Wilkinson)
MCA CDMCAD-20198 — That Old Black Magic   (1995)
All titles on: Decca LPDL-78841 — Sammy Davis, Jr. At Town Hall   (1959)
Universal (Japan) CDUCCC-9107 — Sammy Davis, Jr. At Town Hall   (2004)

m, n performed as medley.

Sammy Davis, Jr. (v) on a-k, m-n, (tap) on l.


Date: 14 May 1959
Location: Moulin Rouge, Hollywood
Label: SHARE Inc.

Jack Benny, Tony Curtis, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra (v)

a. The Birth Of The Blues(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
b. Taking A Chance On Love(Vernon Duke, John Latouche, Ted Fetter)
Both titles on: SHARE Inc. LPKB-2253 — Boomtown Party - 1959   (1959)

Jack Benny (v) on b; Tony Curtis (v) on b; Dean Martin (v) on b; Frank Sinatra (v) on b.

These performance were at the SHARE benefit with proceeds to the Children Guidance Centre. The recording as a whole is mostly Dean Martin with a a few songs by Frank Sinatra. "Taking A Chance On Love" contains parody lyrics and features Sammy with Jack Benny, Tony Curtis and others.


Date: 25 August 1962
Location: 500 Club, Atlantic City

Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra (ldr), Ken Lane (p), Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra (v)

a. The Lady Is A Tramp - 4:08(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b. The Birth Of The Blues - 2:22(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
Both titles on: Latimer LP247-17 — Souvenir From Sinatrama Room - Collector's Item   (1964)

Dean Martin (v) on b; Frank Sinatra (v) on b.


Date: ca. 10 October 1962
Location: The Cocoanut Grove, The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), The Dick Stabile Orchestra (acc), George Rhodes (arr, con, p), Reunald Jones (t), Terry Rosen (g), Michael Silva (d), Johnny Mendoza (bo), Sammy Davis, Jr. (vib, v)

a. 1629 Once In A Lifetime - 2:23(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
Reprise EP30015 — At The Cocoanut Grove   (1963)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
b. 1630 In The Still Of The Night - 3:46(Cole Porter)
c. 1631 What Kind Of Fool Am I - 3:11(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
d. 1633 Falling In Love Again - 4:00(Frederick Hollaender, Sammy Lerner, Reg Connelly)
e. 1634 I've Got You Under My Skin - 6:32(Cole Porter)
f. 1634 Big Bad John - 6:32(Jimmy Dean)
g. 1634 Night And Day - 6:32(Cole Porter)
h. 1636 Jet Song - 5:00(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
Reprise EP60032   (1962)
Reprise LP64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
i. 1636 Something's Coming - 5:00(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
Reprise EP60032   (1962)
Reprise LP64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
j. 1636 Cool - 5:00(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
Reprise EP60032   (1962)
Reprise LP64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
k. 1636 Tonight - 5:00(Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein)
Reprise EP60032   (1962)
Reprise LP64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
l. 1636 A-me-ri-ca - 5:00(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
Reprise EP60032   (1962)
Reprise LP64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
m. 1636 Gee, Officer Krupke - 5:00(Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein)
Reprise EP60032   (1962)
Reprise LP64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
n. 1636 Maria - 5:00(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
Reprise EP60032   (1962)
Reprise LP64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
o. 1637 River Stay Away From My Door - 2:30(Harry Woods, Mort Dixon)
p. 1638 Hound Dog - 3:39(Jerry Leiber)
q. 1638 What'd I Say - 3:39(Ray Charles)
r. 1639 Me And My Shadow (Walking Down The Avenue) - 2:37(Traditional)
Rhino CDR2-76059 — The Essentials: Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2002)
s. 1640 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby (With A Dixie Melody) - 10:22(Jean Schwartz, Joe Young, Sam M. Lewis)
Reprise EP60032   (1962)
Reprise EP30015 — At The Cocoanut Grove   (1963)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
t. 1642 Sam, By George! - 10:30(George Rhodes)
u. 1643 The Birth Of The Blues - 1:31(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
Rhino CDR2-75934 — Sammy & Friends   (2000)
All titles on: Reprise LPR-6063 — At The Cocoanut Grove   (1963)
Rhino/Warner CDR2-74277 — At The Cocoanut Grove   (2001)

e, f, g;   h, i, j, k, l, m, n;   p, q performed as medleys.

George Rhodes (arr) on t, (p) on a-d, o-u; Reunald Jones (t) on a-d, o-u; Terry Rosen (g) on a-d, o-u; Michael Silva (d) on a-g, o-u; Johnny Mendoza (bo) on a-d, h-u; Sammy Davis, Jr. (vib) on t, (v) on a-s, u.

Gary Fishgall's biography of Davis notes that his stint at the Cocoanut Grove began in October, and that Reprise recorded his opening night's performance. However, another online source lists this performance as recorded on December 14, 1962. While the master numbers seem to fit this date slightly better, master numbers appear not to have always been assigned according to recording date by Reprise.


Date: 26 November to 2 December, 1962
Location: Villa Venice, Chicago
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra (ldr), The Henry Brandon Orchestra (acc), Matty Malneck (con), George Rhodes (p), Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra (v)

a. What Kind Of Fool Am I(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
b. Out Of This World(Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)
c. She's Funny That Way(Neil Moret, Richard Whiting)
d. Hey There(Richard Adler, Jerry Ross)
e. All The Way(Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn)
f. The Birth Of The Blues(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
g. Me And My Shadow(Dave Dreyer, Al Jolson, Billy Rose)
h. Sam's Song(Jack Elliot, Lew Quadling)
i. The Birth Of The Blues(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
All titles on: Artanis CDARZ-102-2 — The Summit: In Concert   (1999)

Dean Martin (v) on f, h-i; Frank Sinatra (v) on f-g, i.


Date: 26 November to 2 December, 1962
Location: Villa Venice, Chicago
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra (ldr), The Henry Brandon Orchestra (acc), Matty Malneck (con), George Rhodes (p), Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra (v)

a. What Kind Of Fool Am I - 3:01(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
b. Out Of This World - 3:36(Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)
c. She's Funny That Way - 1:56(Neil Moret, Richard Whiting)
d. Hey There - 1:46(Richard Adler, Jerry Ross)
e. The Birth Of The Blues - 2:22(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
f. Me And My Shadow - 2:30(Dave Dreyer, Al Jolson, Billy Rose)
g. Sam's Song - 2:43(Jack Elliot, Lew Quadling)
h. The Birth Of The Blues - 1:30(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
All titles on: Reprise CDR2-73922-1 — Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection   (2003)

Dean Martin (v) on e, g-h; Frank Sinatra (v) on e-f, h.


Date: 26 November to 2 December, 1962
Location: Villa Venice, Chicago
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra (ldr), The Henry Brandon Orchestra (acc), Matty Malneck (con), George Rhodes (p), Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra (v)

a. What Kind Of Fool Am I - 2:57(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
Jazz Hour CDJH-1033 — At The Villa Venice, Chicago 1962 (Volume 1)   (1995)
CEL Music CDCEL-154 — The Rat Pack   (1999)
b. Out Of This World - 3:39(Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)
Jazz Hour CDJH-1033 — At The Villa Venice, Chicago 1962 (Volume 1)   (1995)
CEL Music CDCEL-154 — The Rat Pack   (1999)
c. She's Funny That Way - 1:20(Neil Moret, Richard Whiting)
Jazz Hour CDJH-1033 — At The Villa Venice, Chicago 1962 (Volume 1)   (1995)
CEL Music CDCEL-154 — The Rat Pack   (1999)
d. Hey There - 1:15(Richard Adler, Jerry Ross)
Jazz Hour CDJH-1033 — At The Villa Venice, Chicago 1962 (Volume 1)   (1995)
CEL Music CDCEL-154 — The Rat Pack   (1999)
e. All The Way - 5:48(Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn)
Jazz Hour CDJH-1034 — At The Villa Venice, Chicago 1962 (Volume 2)   (1995)
f. The Birth Of The Blues - 1:48(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
Jazz Hour CDJH-1034 — At The Villa Venice, Chicago 1962 (Volume 2)   (1995)
g. Me And My Shadow - 2:23(Dave Dreyer, Al Jolson, Billy Rose)
Jazz Hour CDJH-1034 — At The Villa Venice, Chicago 1962 (Volume 2)   (1995)
CEL Music CDCEL-154 — The Rat Pack   (1999)
h. Sam's Song - 3:04(Jack Elliot, Lew Quadling)
Jazz Hour CDJH-1034 — At The Villa Venice, Chicago 1962 (Volume 2)   (1995)
CEL Music CDCEL-154 — The Rat Pack   (1999)
i. The Birth Of The Blues - 0:53(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
Jazz Hour CDJH-1034 — At The Villa Venice, Chicago 1962 (Volume 2)   (1995)
CEL Music CDCEL-154 — The Rat Pack   (1999)

Dean Martin (v) on f, h-i; Frank Sinatra (v) on f-g, i.


Date: 6 September 1963
Location: The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra (ldr), The Antonio Morelli Orchestra (acc), George Rhodes (con, p), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. The Lady Is A Tramp(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby (With A Dixie Melody) - 3:41(Jean Schwartz, Joe Young, Sam M. Lewis)
Snapper CDSMDCD-360 — Ratpack: From Vegas To St. Louis   (2001)

Date: 7 September 1963
Location: The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra (ldr), The Antonio Morelli Orchestra (acc), George Rhodes (con, p), Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra (v)

a. The Lady Is A Tramp - 4:01(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b. All The Way - 5:39(Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn)
c. The Oldest Established (Permanent Floating Crap Game In New York) - 0:29(Frank Loesser)
All titles on: Capitol CD5-36615-2 — The Rat Pack Live At The Sands   (2001)

George Rhodes (con) on a-b, (p) on a-b.


Date: 20 June 1965
Location: Kiel Opera House, St. Louis
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra (ldr), The Count Basie Orchestra (acc), George Rhodes (con), Count Basie (p), Michael Silva (d), Johnny Mendoza (bo), Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra (v), Johnny Carson (bkv)

a. My Shining Hour - 1:52(Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)
Passport Video DVD1562 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Singing At His Best   (2004)
b. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) - 3:15(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
Passport Video DVD1562 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Singing At His Best   (2004)
c. I've Got You Under My Skin - 6:49(Cole Porter)
Passport Video DVD1562 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Singing At His Best   (2004)
d. You Came A Long Way From St. Louis - 6:49(John Benson Brooks, Bob Russell)
Passport Video DVD1562 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Singing At His Best   (2004)
e. Hit The Road Jack - 6:49(Ray Charles)
Passport Video DVD1562 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Singing At His Best   (2004)
f. You Are My Sunshine - 6:49(Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell)
Passport Video DVD1562 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Singing At His Best   (2004)
g. Bee-Bom - 6:49(Les Van Dyke)
Passport Video DVD1562 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Singing At His Best   (2004)
h. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - 5:31(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
Passport Video DVD1562 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Singing At His Best   (2004)
i. The Birth Of The Blues - 2:49(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
All titles on: Snapper CDSMDCD-360 — Ratpack: From Vegas To St. Louis   (2001)
Reprise DVDR2-73922-2 — Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection   (2003)

c, d, e, f, g performed as medley.

The Count Basie Orchestra (acc) on a-b, h-i; Count Basie (p) on a-b, h-i; Dean Martin (v) on i; Frank Sinatra (v) on i; Johnny Carson (bkv) on i.


Date: 29 May 1966
Location: Copa Room, The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), The Antonio Morelli Orchestra (acc), George Rhodes (con, p), Reunald Jones, Jr. (t), Benny Powell (tb), John Derose (g), Aaron Bell (b), Michael Silva (d), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. J-4629 With A Song In My Heart - 2:05(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Reprise 450549   (1967)
Reprise EP60105 — Don't Blame The Children   (1968)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Charly CDSNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
Prism Leisure CDPLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
b. J-4650 On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - 2:45(Alan Lerner, Burton Lane)
Reprise LPP-10012R — Sammy Davis, Jr. De Luxe   (1968)
Reprise LPRS-6291 — Sammy Davis Jr.'s Greatest Hits   (1968)
Charly CDSNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
Prism Leisure CDPLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
Pazzazz CDPAZZ-018-2 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Everytime We Say Goodbye   (2004)
c. J-4631 Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home - 4:16(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
Charly CDSNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
d. J-4633 I've Got You Under My Skin - 10:43(Cole Porter)
Charly CDSNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
e. J-4634 What's A Nice Kid Like You Doing In A Place Like This - 10:43(Charles Strouse, Lee Adams)
Charly CDSNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
f. J-4635 Dang Me - 10:43(Roger Miller)
Charly CDSNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
g. J-4636 Big Bad John - 10:43(Jimmy Dean)
Pazzazz CDPAZZ-018-1 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Up, Up and Away   (2004)
Charly CDSNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
h. J-4637 The Girl From Ipanema - 10:43(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel)
Pazzazz CDPAZZ-018-2 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Everytime We Say Goodbye   (2004)
Charly CDSNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
i. J-4638 Ugly Chile - 10:43(Clarence Williams)
Charly CDSNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
j. J-4639 On The Road To Mandalay - 10:43(Oley Speaks, Rudyard Kipling)
Pazzazz CDPAZZ-018-2 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Everytime We Say Goodbye   (2004)
Charly CDSNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
k. J-4640 What'd I Say - 10:43(Ray Charles)
Charly CDSNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
l. J-4641 Hello, Dolly - 10:43(Jerry Herman)
Charly CDSNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
All titles on: Reprise LPR-6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus CDCDFR-0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At The Sands Hotel   (1993)
Rhino/Warner CDR2-74278 — That's All!   (2001)

d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l performed as medley.

These recordings were complied from 6 of Sammy's shows at the Sands Hotel.


Date: 30 May 1966
Location: Copa Room, The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), The Antonio Morelli Orchestra (acc), George Rhodes (con, p), Reunald Jones, Jr. (t), Benny Powell (tb), John Derose (g), Aaron Bell (b), Michael Silva (d), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. J-4630 Another Spring - 2:57(Robin Beaumont, Leslie Bricusse)
Reprise LPR-6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus CDCDFR-0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At The Sands Hotel   (1993)
Rhino/Warner CDR2-74278 — That's All!   (2001)
Charly CDSNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
b. The Lady Is A Tramp(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
c. The Birth Of The Blues(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)

Date: 2 June 1966
Location: Copa Room, The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), The Antonio Morelli Orchestra (acc), George Rhodes (arr, con, p), Reunald Jones, Jr. (t), Benny Powell (tb), John Derose (g), Aaron Bell (b), Michael Silva (d), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. J-4655 Where Or When - 3:15(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Reprise LPR-6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus CDCDFR-0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At The Sands Hotel   (1993)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Charly CDSNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
b. J-4652 As Long As She Needs Me - 2:31(Lionel Bart)
Reprise LPR-6237 — That's All!   (1967)
K-Tel LPNA-463/NC-433 — The Sounds Of Sammy Davis Jr.   (1975)
Fremus CDCDFR-0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At The Sands Hotel   (1993)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Charly CDSNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
Prism Leisure CDPLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
c. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby (With A Dixie Melody) - 3:09(Jean Schwartz, Joe Young, Sam M. Lewis)
All titles on: Rhino/Warner CDR2-74278 — That's All!   (2001)

George Rhodes (arr) on a.


Date: 4 June 1966
Location: Copa Room, The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), The Antonio Morelli Orchestra (acc), George Rhodes (con, p), Reunald Jones, Jr. (t), Benny Powell (tb), John Derose (g), Aaron Bell (b), Michael Silva (d), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. J-4653 Bye Bye Blackbird - 3:14(Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson)
Reprise LPR-6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus CDCDFR-0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At The Sands Hotel   (1993)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Charly CDSNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
b. My Mother The Car - 2:23(Paul Hampton)
c. J-4654 One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - 10:20(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
Reprise LPR-6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus CDCDFR-0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At The Sands Hotel   (1993)
Prism Leisure CDPLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
Charly CDSNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
d. J-4651 The Birth Of The Blues - 4:13(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
Reprise 450549   (1967)
Reprise EP60105 — Don't Blame The Children   (1968)
Reprise LPR-6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Garland CDGRZ-018 — Greatest Hits   (1988)
Personality CDPRS-23004 — Greatest Hits   (1989)
Fremus CDCDFR-0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At The Sands Hotel   (1993)
DCC CDDJZ-625 — The Sounds Of '66   (1996)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Charly CDSNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
Prism Leisure CDPLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
Pazzazz CDPAZZ-018-1 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Up, Up and Away   (2004)
All titles on: Rhino/Warner CDR2-74278 — That's All!   (2001)

Date: 7 June 1966
Location: Copa Room, The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), The Antonio Morelli Orchestra (acc), George Rhodes (con, p), Reunald Jones, Jr. (t), Benny Powell (tb), John Derose (g), Aaron Bell (b), Michael Silva (d), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. J-4656 Chicago - 2:44(Fred Fisher)
Prism Leisure CDPLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
b. J-4657 You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You - 3:23(Larry Stock, Russ Morgan, James Cavanaugh)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Charly CDSNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
Rhino CDR2-76059 — The Essentials: Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2002)
Prism Leisure CDPLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
c. J-4643 Lonesome Road - 6:48(Nathaniel Shilkrat, Gene Austin)
Charly CDSNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
d. J-4644 Gonna Build A Mountain - 6:48(Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse)
Pazzazz CDPAZZ-018-1 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Up, Up and Away   (2004)
Charly CDSNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
e. J-4645 Yes I Can - 6:48(Charles Strouse, Lee Adams)
Charly CDSNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
f. J-4646 I Want To Be With You - 6:48(Charles Strouse, Lee Adams)
Charly CDSNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
g. J-4647 Too Close For Comfort - 6:48(Jerry Bock, Lawrence Holofcener, George David Weiss)
Charly CDSNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
h. J-4648 Something's Gotta Give - 6:48(Johnny Mercer)
Pazzazz CDPAZZ-018-1 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Up, Up and Away   (2004)
Charly CDSNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
i. J-4649 Hey There - 6:48(Richard Adler, Jerry Ross)
Pazzazz CDPAZZ-018-2 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Everytime We Say Goodbye   (2004)
Charly CDSNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
j. J-4678 What Kind Of Fool Am I - 3:11(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
K-Tel LPNA-463/NC-433 — The Sounds Of Sammy Davis Jr.   (1975)
Pazzazz CDPAZZ-018-2 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Everytime We Say Goodbye   (2004)
All titles on: Reprise LPR-6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus CDCDFR-0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At The Sands Hotel   (1993)
Rhino/Warner CDR2-74278 — That's All!   (2001)

;   c, d, e, f, g, h, i performed as medleys.


Date: 11 June 1966
Location: Copa Room, The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), The Antonio Morelli Orchestra (acc), George Rhodes (arr, con, p), Reunald Jones, Jr. (t), Benny Powell (tb), John Derose (g), Aaron Bell (b), Buddy Rich, Michael Silva (d), Sammy Davis, Jr. (vib, v)

a. J-4658 Without A Song - 3:43(Vincent Youmans, Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Charly CDSNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
b. J-4642 The Lady Is A Tramp - 4:37(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Capitol CD5-41790-2 — Live From Las Vegas (Exotic Drinks)   (2003)
Pazzazz CDPAZZ-018-2 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Everytime We Say Goodbye   (2004)
Charly CDSNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
c. J-4679 Sam, By George! - 8:11(George Rhodes)
d. J-4680 Sweet Beginning - 1:42(Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse)
All titles on: Reprise LPR-6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus CDCDFR-0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At The Sands Hotel   (1993)
Rhino/Warner CDR2-74278 — That's All!   (2001)

George Rhodes (arr) on a, c; Buddy Rich (d) on c; Sammy Davis, Jr. (vib) on c.


Date: 18 June 1966
Location: The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr., Buddy Rich (ldr), The Buddy Rich Big Band (acc), Ernie Freeman, George Rhodes (arr, con), Bob Faust, Chuck Foster, Tony Scodwell, John Sottile (t), John Boyse, Bob Braun, Jim Trimble (tb), Jay Corre, Marty Flax, Tom Hall, Sam Most, Steve Perlow (sax), Barry Zweig (g), Gerry Walters (b), John Bunch (p), Buddy Rich (d), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. J-4335 Come Back To Me - 2:56(Alan Lerner, Burton Lane)
Reprise 450238   (1966)
Reprise LP64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
Garland CDGRZ-018 — Greatest Hits   (1988)
Personality CDPRS-23004 — Greatest Hits   (1989)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Charly CDSNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
b. J-4336 What Did I Have That I Don't Have? - 3:43(Alan Lerner, Burton Lane)
c. J-4337 If It's The Last Thing I Do - 3:24(Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Charly CDSNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
d. J-4338 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone - 3:18(Sam Stept, Sidney Clare)
Reprise 450238   (1966)
DCC CDDZS-048 — Greatest Hits, Volume II   (1990)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Charly CDSNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
Prism Leisure CDPLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
e. J-4339 I Know A Place - 2:27(Tony Hatch)
Charly CDSNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
All titles on: Reprise LPR-6214 — The Sounds Of '66   (1966)
DCC CDDJZ-625 — The Sounds Of '66   (1996)
Warner Jazz CD8122736722 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
Collectors' Choice CDCCM-493 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)

Some sources claim "Birth Of The Blues" was also recorded at this session, however the 'unreleased' bonus track on the 1996 DCC CD release is actually from the live recordings in May 1966 that became the "That's All" album.

"Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" features a 40-second interlude beginning at 1:03 in which Sammy rants on a couple of topics including his tight pants, the south of France and "diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks". It's unknown if this was a UK- or US-only feature on LP. The segment has been edited out of all CD reissues with the exception of the 2004 Warner Jazz CD reissue of "The Sounds of '66".


Date: 19 June 1966
Location: The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr., Buddy Rich (ldr), The Buddy Rich Big Band (acc), Ernie Freeman, George Rhodes (arr, con), Bob Faust, Chuck Foster, Tony Scodwell, John Sottile (t), John Boyse, Bob Braun, Jim Trimble (tb), Jay Corre, Marty Flax, Tom Hall, Sam Most, Steve Perlow (sax), Barry Zweig (g), Gerry Walters (b), John Bunch (p), Buddy Rich (d), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. J-4373 What The World Needs Now Is Love - 3:05(Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
Reprise LPR-6214 — The Sounds Of '66   (1966)
DCC CDDJZ-625 — The Sounds Of '66   (1996)
Warner Jazz CD8122736722 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
Collectors' Choice CDCCM-493 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
Pazzazz CDPAZZ-018-1 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Up, Up and Away   (2004)
b. J-4374 What Now My Love - 3:08(Gilbert Becaud, Carl Sigman)
Reprise LPR-6214 — The Sounds Of '66   (1966)
Reprise LP64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
DCC CDDJZ-625 — The Sounds Of '66   (1996)
Charly CDSNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
Prism Leisure CDPLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
Warner Jazz CD8122736722 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
Collectors' Choice CDCCM-493 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
Pazzazz CDPAZZ-018-2 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Everytime We Say Goodbye   (2004)
c. J-4375 Naptown(Unknown)
d. J-4376 What Kind Of Fool Am I - 3:07(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
Reprise LPR-6214 — The Sounds Of '66   (1966)
DCC CDDJZ-625 — The Sounds Of '66   (1996)
Rhino CDR2-75934 — Sammy & Friends   (2000)
Charly CDSNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
Prism Leisure CDPLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
Warner Jazz CD8122736722 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
Collectors' Choice CDCCM-493 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
e. J-4377 Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead - 1:49(Harold Arlen, Erwin "Yip" Harburg)
Reprise LPR-6214 — The Sounds Of '66   (1966)
DCC CDDJZ-625 — The Sounds Of '66   (1996)
Warner Jazz CD8122736722 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
Collectors' Choice CDCCM-493 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
Charly CDSNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
f. J-4378 Once In Love With Amy - 2:45(Frank Loesser)
Reprise LPR-6214 — The Sounds Of '66   (1966)
DCC CDDJZ-625 — The Sounds Of '66   (1996)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Charly CDSNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
Warner Jazz CD8122736722 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
Collectors' Choice CDCCM-493 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
g. J-4379 What'd I Say(Ray Charles)
h. J-4688 Like Young - 3:33(Andre Previn, Paul Francis Webster)
Charly CDSNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
i. J-4689 Theme from "Batman"

Date: ca. 1966
Location: Various (including the Waldorf-Astoria, New York, and Harrah's Casino, Lake Tahoe)
Label: Reprise

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Leighton Noble and His Orchestra (acc), Laurindo Almeida (g), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. You're Gonna Hear From Me - 2:00(Andre Previn, Dory Previn)
b. On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - 2:53(Alan Lerner, Burton Lane)
c. My Funny Valentine - 2:37(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
d. Bye Bye Blackbird - 3:02(Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson)
e. Where Or When - 2:34(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
f. Once In A Lifetime - 2:13(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
g. In The Still Of The Night - 3:23(Cole Porter)
h. The Lady Is A Tramp - 3:48(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
i. Here's That Rainy Day - 2:53(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
j. Speak Low - 3:39(Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
k. Me And My Shadow (Walking Down The Avenue) - 4:22(Traditional)
l. What Kind Of Fool Am I - 2:36(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
m. Jet Song - 3:33(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
n. Something's Coming - 3:33(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
o. Cool - 3:33(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
p. A-me-ri-ca - 3:33(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
q. I Feel Pretty - 3:33(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
r. Somewhere - 3:33(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
s. Tonight - 3:33(Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein)
t. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - 13:27(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
u. The Girl From Ipanema - 5:30(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel)
v. Do I Hear A Waltz? - 5:30(Richard Rodgers, Stephen Sondheim)
All titles on: Madacy CDMEG2-51074 — Essential   (2005)

m, n, o, p, q, r, s;   u, v performed as medleys.

Leighton Noble and His Orchestra (acc) on e; Laurindo Almeida (g) on i-j.

A collection of live performances (of varying audio quality) taken from around 1966. "You're Gonna Hear From Me" features custom-made self-referential lyrics to open Davis' performance.

When singing "My Funny Valentine", Sammy implies the performance is around St Valentine's Day, dating this to around February 1966. He also introduces Laurindo Almeida on "Speak Low", mentioning that they are about to record an album together, indicating that the recording is pre-June 1966.

A reference to Sinatra's then recently-released chart-topper "Strangers In The Night" dates "One For My Baby" to later that year. Sammy's engagement in Lake Tahoe commenced in August. "Where or When" was probably recorded there, as Davis refers to Leighton Noble and His Orchestra, the house band at Harrah's Casinos in Lake Tahoe during the late 60s.


Date: 27 February 1970
Location: Carnegie Hall, New York
Label: Motown

George Rhodes (con), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. After Today(Leslie Bricusse)
b. It Only Takes A Moment
c. Wichita Lineman(Jimmy Webb)
d. Hi-Heel Sneakers(Robert Higginbotham)
e. Around The World In 80 Days
f. Spinning Wheel(David Clayton-Thomas)
g. It Must Be Her(Gilbert Becaud, Mack David, Maurice Vidalin)
h. My Way(Claude Francois, Jacques Revaux, Gilles Thibault, Paul Anka)
i. Don't Tell Mama
j. Friendship Train
k. Didn't We? (This Time)(Jimmy Webb)
l. Sunday's Child
m. Ol' Man River(Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern)

Date: 16 April 1970
Location: Now Grove, Los Angeles
Label: Motown

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

a. In The Ghetto(Scott Davis)
b. Vehicle
c. Everybody Knows
d. You've Made Me So Very Happy - 2:40(Berry Gordy, Jr., Frank Wilson, Brenda Hollaway, Patrice Hollaway)
K-Tel LPNA-463/NC-433 — The Sounds Of Sammy Davis Jr.   (1975)
e. The End Of A Love Affair
f. Didn't We? (This Time) - 3:11(Jimmy Webb)
K-Tel LPNA-463/NC-433 — The Sounds Of Sammy Davis Jr.   (1975)
g. With A Little Help From My Friends(Paul McCartney, John Lennon)
h. Yesterday(John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
i. That's Life
j. And When I Die(Laura Nyro)
k. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
l. Once In A Lifetime(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
m. The Joker(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
n. Feeling Good(Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse)
o. This Dream(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
p. What Kind Of Fool Am I(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
q. Exodus (This Land Is Mine) - 3:42(Pat Boone, Ernest Gold)
K-Tel LPNA-463/NC-433 — The Sounds Of Sammy Davis Jr.   (1975)
r. Here's That Rainy Day(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
s. You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You - 2:54(Larry Stock, Russ Morgan, James Cavanaugh)
K-Tel LPNA-463/NC-433 — The Sounds Of Sammy Davis Jr.   (1975)
t. The Birth Of The Blues - 1:58(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
K-Tel LPNA-463/NC-433 — The Sounds Of Sammy Davis Jr.   (1975)

g, h;   k, l, m, n, o, p performed as medleys.


Date: 17 April 1970
Location: Now Grove, Los Angeles
Label: Motown

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

a. I've Gotta Be Me(Walter Marks)
b. I Could Have Told You(Jimmy Van Heusen, Carl Sigman)
c. Lord, Lord
d. Whatever Happened
e. (71L 3210) Didn't We? (This Time)(Jimmy Webb)
f. (71L 3208) Somethin' Comin' On(Joe Cocker, Chris Stainton)
g. (71L 3208) You've Made Me So Very Happy(Berry Gordy, Jr., Frank Wilson, Brenda Hollaway, Patrice Hollaway)
h. (71L 3208) Spinning Wheel(David Clayton-Thomas)
i. (71L 3208) John The Baptist (Holy John)(Al Kooper, Phyllis Major)
j. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
k. The Birth Of The Blues(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)

Date: ca. 1971
Label: Motown

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

a. Feels Like I Gotta Travel On(Unknown)
b. Boy Named Sue(Shel Silverstein)
c. Around The World(Victor Young, Harold Adamson)
d. Streets of Laredo (Cowboy's Lament)(Frank H. Maynard)
e. It Must Be Her(Gilbert Becaud, Mack David, Maurice Vidalin)
f. You've Made Me So Very Happy(Berry Gordy, Jr., Frank Wilson, Brenda Hollaway, Patrice Hollaway)
g. Spinning Wheel(David Clayton-Thomas)
h. And When I Die(Laura Nyro)
i. John The Baptist (Holy John)(Al Kooper, Phyllis Major)

f, g, h, i performed as medley.

These performances are live recordings. Although they are listed in the MGM master catalogue as being bought by MGM from Motown in August 1971, given that the Blood, Sweat and Tears medley (f, g, h, i) was given the master number 72L 3208 by MGM, the recordings may in fact belong with the also unissued live performances MGM recorded in late 1971, which start with master number 72L 3209.

"It Must Be Her" is listed as an instrumental take, with no details as to whether Davis contributes.

A track listed as "Lorado and Talk" is most probably a recording of a Davis monologue along with Sammy singing "Streets of Laredo", which he usually did in while performing his quick draw gun routine.


Date: 8 October 1971
Location: The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas
Label: MGM

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

a. 71L 3016 Go Down Gamblin'(David Clayton-Thomas)
b. 71L 3017 John The Baptist (Holy John)(Al Kooper, Phyllis Major)
c. 71L 3018 Lucretia MacEvil(David Clayton-Thomas)
d. 71L 3019 You've Made Me So Very Happy(Berry Gordy, Jr., Frank Wilson, Brenda Hollaway, Patrice Hollaway)
e. 71L 3020 Spinning Wheel(David Clayton-Thomas)
f. 71L 3021 I've Gotta Be Me(Walter Marks)
g. 72L 3209 The Impossible Dream(Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion)
h. 72L 3210 Didn't We? (This Time)(Jimmy Webb)
i. 72L 3211 Sweet Beginning(Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse)
j. 72L 3211 Someone Nice Like You(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
k. 72L 3211 Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
l. 72L 3211 Once In A Lifetime(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
m. 72L 3211 The Joker(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
n. 72L 3211 Feeling Good(Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse)
o. 72L 3211 This Dream(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
p. 72L 3211 What Kind Of Fool Am I(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
q. 72L 3212 Exodus (This Land Is Mine)(Pat Boone, Ernest Gold)
r. 72L 3213 In The Ghetto(Scott Davis)
s. 72L 3214 Ol' Man River(Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern)

i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p performed as medley.

The above unissued recordings are listed in the MGM master listings as live performances in Las Vegas from around August 1971. Having just signed for MGM in August 1971, engineers were presumably sent to record Davis in action. Sammy was appearing at the Sands Hotel in early September, so it is assumed these were the performances captured.

On the 18th September, Sammy became ill following a show and was rushed to hospital suffering from what was diagnosed as an enlarged and misaligned liver.


Date: 8 October 1971
Location: The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas
Label: MGM

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

a. After Today(Leslie Bricusse)
b. For Once In My Life(Ronald Miller, Orlando Murden)
c. Medley from "West Side Story"(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
d. Here's That Rainy Day(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
e. My Funny Valentine(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
f. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
g. We've Only Just Begun
h. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
i. Quando, Quando
j. Bridge Over Troubled Water
k. Mr. Bojangles(Jerry Jeff Walker)
l. Do You Know The Way To San José?
m. MacArthur Park(Jimmy Webb)
n. Proud Mary
o. I Could Have Told You(Jimmy Van Heusen, Carl Sigman)
p. As Time Goes By(Herman Hupfeld)

Date: ca. 27 September 1972
Location: Operation PUSH Expo, Chicago
Label: Motown

Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. I've Gotta Be Me - 3:20(Walter Marks)
Motown LPM-800R2 — "Save The Children": Original Motion Picture Soundtrack   (1974)

This performance was at the Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) Exposition, which opened in Chigaco on 27th September, 1972. Rev. Jesse Jackson arranged for Sammy to perform alongside Motown luminaries and celebrities such as Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Cannonball Adderley, Roberta Flack, Gladys Knight, Nancy Wilson and the Jackson 5.

Having recently embraced (literally) Richard Nixon at the 1972 Republican National Convention in August, Sammy was widely booed while on stage. The performance appears in a documentary film made about the PUSH concert, called "Save The Children".


Date: 9 April 1977
Location: Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
Label: RCA Victor

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), The Australian All-Stars (acc), George Rhodes (arr, con), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v, tap)

a. VAA-7518 I've Gotta Be Me - 2:16(Walter Marks)
Warner Bros. LPBSK-3128 — A Live Performance Of His Greatest Hits   (1977)
Curb Records CDD2-77272 — Greatest Songs   (1990)
Curb Records CDD2-77687 — Greatest Hits, Live   (1995)
Rhino CDR2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
b. VAA-7519 Bye Bye Blackbird - 3:09(Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson)
Warner Bros. LPBSK-3128 — A Live Performance Of His Greatest Hits   (1977)
Curb Records CDD2-77272 — Greatest Songs   (1990)
c. VAA-7520 Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow (Theme From "Baretta") - 2:08(Morgan Ames, Dave Grusin)
Warner Bros. LPBSK-3128 — A Live Performance Of His Greatest Hits   (1977)
d. VAA-7521 The Candy Man - 5:00(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
Warner Bros. LPBSK-3128 — A Live Performance Of His Greatest Hits   (1977)
Curb Records CDD2-77687 — Greatest Hits, Live   (1995)
K-Tel CD3630-2 — Lounge Legends   (1997)
e. VAA-7521 What Kind Of Fool Am I - 5:00(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
Warner Bros. LPBSK-3128 — A Live Performance Of His Greatest Hits   (1977)
Curb Records CDD2-77687 — Greatest Hits, Live   (1995)
f. I Can Do That - 3:03(Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban)
g. What I Did For Love - 3:31(Edward Kleban, Marvin Hamlisch)
h. VAA-7524 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby (With A Dixie Melody) - 6:08(Jean Schwartz, Joe Young, Sam M. Lewis)
Warner Bros. LPBSK-3128 — A Live Performance Of His Greatest Hits   (1977)
Curb Records CDD2-77272 — Greatest Songs   (1990)
Curb Records CDD2-77687 — Greatest Hits, Live   (1995)
i. VAA-7525 I Write The Songs - 3:22(Bruce Johnston)
Warner Bros. LPBSK-3128 — A Live Performance Of His Greatest Hits   (1977)
j. I've Got You Under My Skin - 3:14(Cole Porter)
k. VAA-7527 The Birth Of The Blues - 4:22(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
Warner Bros. LPBSK-3128 — A Live Performance Of His Greatest Hits   (1977)
Curb Records CDD2-77272 — Greatest Songs   (1990)
Curb Records CDD2-77687 — Greatest Hits, Live   (1995)
l. VAA-7528 You Will Be My Music - 8:40(Joe Raposo)
m. VAA-7528 I'll Never Smile Again - 8:40(Ruth Lowe)
n. VAA-7528 Nancy (With The Laughing Face) - 8:40(Phil Silvers, Jimmy Van Heusen)
o. VAA-7528 Witchcraft - 8:40(Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh)
p. VAA-7528 In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning - 8:40(Dave Mann, Bob Hilliard)
q. VAA-7528 Come Fly With Me - 8:40(Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)
r. VAA-7528 My Way - 8:40(Claude Francois, Jacques Revaux, Gilles Thibault, Paul Anka)
s. VAA-7529 The Lady Is A Tramp - 3:21(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Warner Bros. LPBSK-3128 — A Live Performance Of His Greatest Hits   (1977)
Curb Records CDD2-77272 — Greatest Songs   (1990)
Snapper CDSMDCD-360 — Ratpack: From Vegas To St. Louis   (2001)
t. VAA-7530 Mr. Bojangles - 3:50(Jerry Jeff Walker)
Warner Bros. LPBSK-3128 — A Live Performance Of His Greatest Hits   (1977)
Warner LPOP-1501 — The Sound Of Sammy   (1978)
Curb Records CDD2-77272 — Greatest Songs   (1990)
Curb Records CDD2-77687 — Greatest Hits, Live   (1995)
All titles on: RCA Victor LPVPL1-0146 — In Person: Australia '77   (1977)

d, e;   l, m, n, o, p, q, r performed as medleys.

Sammy Davis, Jr. (tap) on f.

Davis performed two concerts at the Sydney Opera House in August, 1977. The shows were recorded by RCA engineers and material was released over three LPs, two by RCA itself and one released by Warner Bros. Master numbers listed here are only for those recordings which were released at some point by Warner Bros.

The exception to this is the "Frank Sinatra Medley" (l, m, n, o, p, q, r), which has a Warner master number, yet didn't appear on the Warner Bros. release. This is because the medley was planned for the album, but was removed in September, 1977, a month before the October 28th release date.

VAA-7523 is listed for "Talk To The Animals". However, the recording used is actually Davis' Reprise recording (KA-6072) from July, 1967, with audience applause added.


Date: 24 October 1979
Location: Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
Label: RCA Victor

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), The Australian All-Stars (acc), George Rhodes (arr, con), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v)

a. I Write The Songs(Bruce Johnston)
b. For Once In My Life - 3:15(Ronald Miller, Orlando Murden)
c. On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - 5:48(Alan Lerner, Burton Lane)
d. Up, Up And Away - 5:48(Jimmy Webb)
e. The Peanut Vendor - 5:48(Marion Sunshine, L. Wolfe Gilbert, Moises Simons)
f. John The Baptist (Holy John) - 7:06(Al Kooper, Phyllis Major)
g. Bye Bye Blackbird(Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson)
h. After Today - 3:04(Leslie Bricusse)
i. Begin The Beguine - 4:24(Cole Porter)
j. Something - 8:40(George Harrison)
k. With A Little Help From My Friends - 8:40(Paul McCartney, John Lennon)
l. A Day In The Life - 8:40(John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
m. She's Leaving Home - 8:40(Paul McCartney, John Lennon)
n. Yesterday - 8:40(John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
o. The Second Time Around - 1:30(Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)
p. I'm Not Anyone - 4:25(Paul Anka, Johnny Harris)
All titles on: RCA Victor LPVPL1-0218 — Hearin' Is Believin'   (1979)

c, d, e;   j, k, l, m, n performed as medleys.


Date: 4 July 1985
Location: Theatre des Champs Elysees, Paris, France

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), George Rhodes (arr, con), Clayton Cameron (d), Sammy Davis, Jr. (v, tap)

a. After Today(Leslie Bricusse)
b. Theme From "New York, New York"(Fred Ebb, John Kander)
c. What I Did For Love(Edward Kleban, Marvin Hamlisch)
d. Night And Day(Cole Porter)
e. I've Got You Under My Skin(Cole Porter)
f. Day In, Day Out(Johnny Mercer, Rube Bloom)
g. Jet Song(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
h. Something's Coming(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
i. Cool(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
j. Maria(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
k. Hey There(Richard Adler, Jerry Ross)
l. And This Is My Beloved(Robert Craig Wright, George Forrest)
m. For Once In My Life(Ronald Miller, Orlando Murden)
n. Singin' In The Rain(Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown)
o. Cute(Neal Hefti)
p. Ol' Man River(Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern)
q. The Birth Of The Blues(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
r. Mr. Bojangles(Jerry Jeff Walker)
All titles on: Pickwick Video VHSPFM-2147 — The Very Best Of Sammy Davis Junior: Mr Bojangles   (1985)

d, e, f;   g, h, i, j;   k, l performed as medleys.

Sammy Davis, Jr. (v) on a-n, p-r, (tap) on n-o.


Date: 22 March 1988
Location: The Metro Center, Minneapolis
Label: Matdant

Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra (ldr), Morty Stevens (con), Fip Ricard (t), Frank Accardo (g), James Leary (b), George Genna (p), Clayton Cameron (d), Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra (v)

a. Here I'll Stay - 2:01(Alan Lerner, Kurt Weill)
b. Begin The Beguine - 3:46(Cole Porter)
c. Tomorrow - 3:24(Leslie Bricusse)
d. Satin Doll - 3:14(Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer)
e. Talk To The Animals - 5:49(Leslie Bricusse)
f. The Candy Man - 5:49(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
g. Once In A Lifetime - 5:49(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
h. What Kind Of Fool Am I - 5:49(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
i. Mr. Bojangles - 5:25(Jerry Jeff Walker)
j. Side By Side - 10:00(Harry Woods)
k. I've Heard That Song Before - 10:00(Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
l. All Or Nothing At All - 10:00(Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence)
m. Memories Are Made Of This - 10:00(Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr, Frank Miller)
n. Something's Gotta Give - 10:00(Johnny Mercer)
o. Love And Marriage - 10:00(Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)
p. Volare - 10:00(Modugno, Migliacci, Parish)
q. That Old Black Magic - 10:00(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
r. Witchcraft - 10:00(Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh)
s. Bye Bye Blackbird - 10:00(Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson)
t. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin - 10:00(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
u. Come Fly With Me - 10:00(Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)
v. Gonna Build A Mountain - 10:00(Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse)
w. Oh, Marie - 10:00(Eduardo DiCapua)
x. Hava Negilah - 10:00(Traditional)
y. All Of Me - 10:00(Seymour Simons, Gerald Marks)
z. You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You - 10:00(Larry Stock, Russ Morgan, James Cavanaugh)
All titles on: Matdant CD586 — Sinatra And Sammy: North Country Concert   (1990)

e, f, g, h;   j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z performed as medleys.

Sammy Davis, Jr. (v) on a-k, m-o, q, s-t, v, x-z; Frank Sinatra (v) on j-m, o-p, r-s, u, w, y-z.


Date: 30 November through 4 December, 1988
Location: Fox Theatre, Detroit

Morty Stevens (con), Sammy Davis, Jr., Liza Minelli, Frank Sinatra (v)

a. Hello, Detroit(Berry Gordy, Jr., Willie Hutch)
b. With A Song In My Heart - 2:13(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
c. The Candy Man - 1:29(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
d. What Kind Of Fool Am I - 2:51(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
e. Bad(Michael Jackson)
f. The Music Of The Night - 5:31(Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart)
g. Style - 15:55(Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn)
h. Witchcraft - 15:55(Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh)
i. Liza With A 'Z' - 15:55
j. Talk To The Animals - 15:55(Leslie Bricusse)
k. All Or Nothing At All - 15:55(Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence)
l. Money, Money - 15:55(John Kander, Fred Ebb)
m. Once In A Lifetime - 15:55(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
n. I've Got You Under My Skin - 15:55(Cole Porter)
o. Maybe This Time - 15:55(John Kander, Fred Ebb)
p. I've Gotta Be Me - 15:55(Walter Marks)
q. All The Way - 15:55(Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn)
r. Old Friends - 15:55(Stephen Sondheim)
s. The Birth Of The Blues - 15:55(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
t. The Lady Is A Tramp - 15:55(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
u. But The World Goes Round - 15:55(John Kander, Fred Ebb)
v. There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York - 15:55(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
w. Theme From "New York, New York" - 15:55(Fred Ebb, John Kander)
All titles on: Kodak Video VHSKV-237V — Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event!   (1989)

g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w performed as medley.

Sammy Davis, Jr. (v) on a-h, j, m, p, s, v-w; Liza Minelli (v) on g, i, l, o, r, u, w; Frank Sinatra (v) on g-h, k, n, q, t, w.

These selections recording during the run of "The Ultimate Event" in Detroit. The "Style" medley was performed on 1st December, 1988, but the exact date of Sammy's solo performances are not known.

The selections, packaged with behind-the-scenes footage, were broadcast on radio and pay-per-view TV on 10th February, 1989 and released on VHS on 9th July, 1989.


Date: 10 December 1988
Location: Bally's Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

Sammy Davis, Jr., Buddy Greco, Frank Sinatra (v)

a. I Am What I Am - 1:48(Jerry Herman)
b. Through The Years - 4:46(Stephen Dorff, Marty Panzer)
c. The Music Of The Night - 8:56(Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart)
d. Fugue For Tinhorns(Frank Loesser)
e. Luck Be A Lady(Frank Loesser)
f. The Lady Is A Tramp(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
All titles on: Ovation CD3202 — Frank & Sammy: Birthday At Bally's   (1989)

Buddy Greco (v) on f; Frank Sinatra (v) on d-f.


Sessions Reported: 32

Performances Reported: 349

Unique Songs Reported: 192

Unique Issues Reported: 62