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 CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
b.105938   And This Is My Beloved  (Robert Craig Wright, George Forrest)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
c.105939   Hey There  (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
d.105940   My Funny Valentine  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     MCA CD: MCAD-18354 — My Greatest Songs   (1991)
     Universal CD: 5-84916-2 — The Candy Man Swings   (2002)
e.105941   It's All Right With Me  (Cole Porter)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — 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, Lawrence Holofcener, George David Weiss)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
h.105944   Too Close For Comfort  (Jerry Bock, Lawrence Holofcener, George David Weiss)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — 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  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Music Club CD: MCCD-140 — The Best Of Sammy Davis Jnr.   (1993)
k.105947   Chicago - 2:25  (Fred Fisher)
     Decca LP: DXSB-7192 — The Best Of Sammy Davis, Jr.   (1966)
     MCA CD: MCAD-20198 — That Old Black Magic   (1995)
     Half Moon CD: HMNCD-045 — The Song And Dance Man   (1999)
l.105948   How High The Moon  (Nancy Hamilton, William Morgan Lewis)
     Decca LP: DXSB-7192 — The Best Of Sammy Davis, Jr.   (1966)
m.105949   Nature Boy  (Eden Ahbez)
n.105949   Because Of You  (Arthur Hammerstein, Dudley Wilkinson)
     MCA CD: MCAD-20198 — That Old Black Magic   (1995)
All titles on:      Decca LP: DL-78841 — Sammy Davis, Jr. At Town Hall   (1959)
     Universal (Japan) CD: UCCC-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. LP: KB-2253 — Boomtown 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 LP: 247-17 — Souvenir From Sinatrama Room - Collector's Item   (1964)

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


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  (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)
f.   The Birth Of The Blues  (Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
g.   Me And My Shadow  (Al Jolson, Billy Rose, Dave Dreyer)
h.   Sam's Song  (Jack Elliot, Lew Quadling)
i.   The Birth Of The Blues  (Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
All titles on:      Artanis CD: ARZ-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  (Al Jolson, Billy Rose, Dave Dreyer)
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 CD: R2-73922-1 — 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 CD: JH-1033 — At The Villa Venice, Chicago 1962 (Volume 1)   (1995)
     CEL Music CD: CEL-154 — The Rat Pack   (1999)
b.   Out Of This World - 3:39  (Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)
     Jazz Hour CD: JH-1033 — At The Villa Venice, Chicago 1962 (Volume 1)   (1995)
     CEL Music CD: CEL-154 — The Rat Pack   (1999)
c.   She's Funny That Way - 1:20  (Neil Moret, Richard Whiting)
     Jazz Hour CD: JH-1033 — At The Villa Venice, Chicago 1962 (Volume 1)   (1995)
     CEL Music CD: CEL-154 — The Rat Pack   (1999)
d.   Hey There - 1:15  (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross)
     Jazz Hour CD: JH-1033 — At The Villa Venice, Chicago 1962 (Volume 1)   (1995)
     CEL Music CD: CEL-154 — The Rat Pack   (1999)
e.   All The Way - 5:48  (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)
     Jazz Hour CD: JH-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 CD: JH-1034 — At The Villa Venice, Chicago 1962 (Volume 2)   (1995)
g.   Me And My Shadow - 2:23  (Al Jolson, Billy Rose, Dave Dreyer)
     Jazz Hour CD: JH-1034 — At The Villa Venice, Chicago 1962 (Volume 2)   (1995)
     CEL Music CD: CEL-154 — The Rat Pack   (1999)
h.   Sam's Song - 3:04  (Jack Elliot, Lew Quadling)
     Jazz Hour CD: JH-1034 — At The Villa Venice, Chicago 1962 (Volume 2)   (1995)
     CEL Music CD: CEL-154 — The Rat Pack   (1999)
i.   The Birth Of The Blues - 0:53  (Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
     Jazz Hour CD: JH-1034 — At The Villa Venice, Chicago 1962 (Volume 2)   (1995)
     CEL Music CD: CEL-154 — The Rat Pack   (1999)

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


Date: ca. 14 December 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 EP: 30015 — At The Cocoanut Grove   (1963)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — 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 CD: R2-75972 — 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 EP: 60032   (1962)
     Reprise LP: 64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
i.1636   Something's Coming - 5:00  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
     Reprise EP: 60032   (1962)
     Reprise LP: 64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
j.1636   Cool - 5:00  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
     Reprise EP: 60032   (1962)
     Reprise LP: 64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
k.1636   Tonight - 5:00  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
     Reprise EP: 60032   (1962)
     Reprise LP: 64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
l.1636   A-me-ri-ca - 5:00  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
     Reprise EP: 60032   (1962)
     Reprise LP: 64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
m.1636   Gee, Officer Krupke - 5:00  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
     Reprise EP: 60032   (1962)
     Reprise LP: 64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
n.1636   Maria - 5:00  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
     Reprise EP: 60032   (1962)
     Reprise LP: 64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — 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 CD: R2-76059 — 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 EP: 60032   (1962)
     Reprise EP: 30015 — At The Cocoanut Grove   (1963)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — 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 CD: R2-75934 — Sammy & Friends   (2000)
All titles on:      Reprise LP: R-6063 — At The Cocoanut Grove   (1963)
     Rhino/Warner CD: R2-74277 — 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: 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 CD: SMDCD-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  (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)
c.   The Oldest Established (Permanent Floating Crap Game In New York) - 0:29  (Frank Loesser)
All titles on:      Capitol CD: 5-36615-2 — 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 DVD: 1562 — 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 DVD: 1562 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Singing At His Best   (2004)
c.   I've Got You Under My Skin - 6:49  (Cole Porter)
     Passport Video DVD: 1562 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Singing At His Best   (2004)
d.   You Came A Long Way From St. Louis - 6:49  (Bob Russell, John Benson Brooks)
     Passport Video DVD: 1562 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Singing At His Best   (2004)
e.   Hit The Road Jack - 6:49  (Ray Charles)
     Passport Video DVD: 1562 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Singing At His Best   (2004)
f.   You Are My Sunshine - 6:49  (Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell)
     Passport Video DVD: 1562 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Singing At His Best   (2004)
g.   Bee-Bom - 6:49  (Les Van Dyke)
     Passport Video DVD: 1562 — Sammy Davis, Jr. Singing At His Best   (2004)
h.   One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - 5:31  (Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)
     Passport Video DVD: 1562 — 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 CD: SMDCD-360 — Ratpack: From Vegas To St. Louis   (2001)
     Reprise DVD: R2-73922-2 — 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: 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  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
t.   One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - 13:27  (Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)
u.   The Girl From Ipanema - 5:30  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel)
v.   Do I Hear A Waltz? - 5:30  (Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rodgers)
All titles on:      Madacy CD: MEG2-51074 — 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: ca. May 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-4629   With A Song In My Heart - 2:05  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Reprise 45: 0549   (1967)
     Reprise EP: 60105 — Don't Blame The Children   (1968)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Prism Leisure CD: PLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
b.J-4630   Another Spring - 2:57  (Leslie Bricusse, Robin Beaumont)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
c.J-4631   Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home - 4:16  (Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
d.J-4633   I've Got You Under My Skin - 10:43  (Cole Porter)
     Charly CD: SNAD-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 CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
f.J-4635   Dang Me - 10:43  (Roger Miller)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
g.J-4636   Big Bad John - 10:43  (Jimmy Dean)
     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)
h.J-4637   The Girl From Ipanema - 10:43  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel)
     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)
i.J-4638   Ugly Chile - 10:43  (Clarence Williams)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
j.J-4639   On The Road To Mandalay - 10:43  (Oley Speaks, Rudyard Kipling)
     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)
k.J-4640   What'd I Say - 10:43  (Ray Charles)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
l.J-4641   Hello, Dolly - 10:43  (Jerry Herman)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
m.J-4642   The Lady Is A Tramp - 4:37  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Capitol CD: 5-41790-2 — Live From Las Vegas (Exotic Drinks)   (2003)
     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)
n.J-4643   Lonesome Road - 6:48  (Nathaniel Shilkrat, Gene Austin)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
o.J-4644   Gonna Build A Mountain - 6:48  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
     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)
p.J-4645   Yes I Can - 6:48  (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
q.J-4646   I Want To Be With You - 6:48  (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
r.J-4647   Too Close For Comfort - 6:48  (Jerry Bock, Lawrence Holofcener, George David Weiss)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
s.J-4648   Something's Gotta Give - 6:48  (Johnny Mercer)
     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)
t.J-4649   Hey There - 6:48  (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross)
     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)
u.J-4650   On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - 2:45  (Alan Lerner, Burton Lane)
     Reprise LP: P-10012R — Sammy Davis, Jr. De Luxe   (1968)
     Reprise LP: RS-6291 — Sammy Davis Jr.'s Greatest Hits   (1968)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Prism Leisure CD: PLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
     Pazzazz CD: PAZZ-018-2 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Everytime We Say Goodbye   (2004)
v.J-4651   The Birth Of The Blues - 4:13  (Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
     Reprise 45: 0549   (1967)
     Reprise EP: 60105 — Don't Blame The Children   (1968)
     Garland CD: GRZ-018 — Greatest Hits   (1988)
     Personality CD: PRS-23004 — Greatest Hits   (1989)
     DCC CD: DJZ-625 — The Sounds Of '66   (1996)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Prism Leisure CD: PLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
     Pazzazz CD: PAZZ-018-1 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Up, Up and Away   (2004)
w.J-4652   As Long As She Needs Me - 2:31  (Lionel Bart)
     K-Tel LP: NA-463/NC-433 — The Sounds Of Sammy Davis Jr.   (1975)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Prism Leisure CD: PLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
x.J-4653   Bye Bye Blackbird - 3:14  (Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
y.J-4654   One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - 10:20  (Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)
     Prism Leisure CD: PLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
z.J-4655   Where Or When - 3:15  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
aa.J-4656   Chicago - 2:44  (Fred Fisher)
     Prism Leisure CD: PLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
ab.J-4657   You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You - 3:23  (Larry Stock, Russ Morgan, James Cavanaugh)
     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)
ac.J-4658   Without A Song - 3:43  (Vincent Youmans, Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
ad.J-4678   What Kind Of Fool Am I - 3:11  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
     K-Tel LP: NA-463/NC-433 — The Sounds Of Sammy Davis Jr.   (1975)
     Pazzazz CD: PAZZ-018-2 — My Name Is Sammy Davis / Everytime We Say Goodbye   (2004)
ae.J-4679   Sam, By George! - 8:11  (George Rhodes)
af.J-4680   Sweet Beginning - 1:42  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
All titles on:      Reprise LP: R-6237 — That's All!   (1967)
     Fremus CD: CDFR-0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At The Sands Hotel   (1993)
     Rhino/Warner CD: R2-74278 — That's All!   (2001)

d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l;   n, o, p, q, r, s, t performed as medleys.

George Rhodes (arr) on z, ac, ae; Buddy Rich (d) on ae; Sammy Davis, Jr. (vib) on ae.

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


Date: ca. 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.   Rock-A-Bye Your Baby (With A Dixie Melody) - 3:09  (Jean Schwartz, Joe Young, Sam M. Lewis)
b.   My Mother The Car - 2:23  (Paul Hampton)
Both titles on:      Rhino/Warner CD: R2-74278 — That's All!   (2001)

These two are bonus tracks provided on the Rhino CD reissue of the album "That's All". The songs were recorded amongst the 6 shows taped by Reprise engineers.


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 45: 0238   (1966)
     Reprise LP: 64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
     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)
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  (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
     Charly CD: SNAD-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 45: 0238   (1966)
     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)
     Prism Leisure CD: PLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
e.J-4339   I Know A Place - 2:27  (Tony Hatch)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
All titles on:      Reprise LP: R-6214 — The Sounds Of '66   (1966)
     DCC CD: DJZ-625 — The Sounds Of '66   (1996)
     Warner Jazz CD: 8122736722 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-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 LP: R-6214 — The Sounds Of '66   (1966)
     DCC CD: DJZ-625 — The Sounds Of '66   (1996)
     Warner Jazz CD: 8122736722 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-493 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
     Pazzazz CD: PAZZ-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 LP: R-6214 — The Sounds Of '66   (1966)
     Reprise LP: 64014 — The Most Beautiful Songs Of ...   (1972)
     DCC CD: DJZ-625 — The Sounds Of '66   (1996)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Prism Leisure CD: PLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
     Warner Jazz CD: 8122736722 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-493 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
     Pazzazz CD: PAZZ-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 LP: R-6214 — The Sounds Of '66   (1966)
     DCC CD: DJZ-625 — The Sounds Of '66   (1996)
     Rhino CD: R2-75934 — Sammy & Friends   (2000)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Prism Leisure CD: PLATCD-985 — With A Song In My Heart   (2003)
     Warner Jazz CD: 8122736722 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-493 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
e.J-4377   Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead - 1:49  (Harold Arlen, Erwin "Yip" Harburg)
     Reprise LP: R-6214 — The Sounds Of '66   (1966)
     DCC CD: DJZ-625 — The Sounds Of '66   (1996)
     Warner Jazz CD: 8122736722 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-493 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
     Charly CD: SNAD-545 — Where Is Love? Classic Reprise Recordings   (2005)
f.J-4378   Once In Love With Amy - 2:45  (Frank Loesser)
     Reprise LP: R-6214 — The Sounds Of '66   (1966)
     DCC CD: DJZ-625 — The Sounds Of '66   (1996)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
     Warner Jazz CD: 8122736722 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
     Collectors' Choice CD: CCM-493 — The Sounds Of '66   (2004)
g.J-4379   What'd I Say  (Ray Charles)
h.J-4688   Like Young - 3:33  (Paul Francis Webster, Andre Previn)
     Charly CD: SNAD-503 — Here's... Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)

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: ca. September 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 - 2:40  (Berry Gordy, Jr., Frank Wilson, Brenda Hollaway, Patrice Hollaway)
     K-Tel LP: NA-463/NC-433 — The Sounds Of Sammy Davis Jr.   (1975)
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) - 3:11  (Jimmy Webb)
     K-Tel LP: NA-463/NC-433 — The Sounds Of Sammy Davis Jr.   (1975)
i.72L 3211   Sweet Beginning  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
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  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
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) - 3:42  (Ernest Gold, Pat Boone)
     K-Tel LP: NA-463/NC-433 — The Sounds Of Sammy Davis Jr.   (1975)
r.72L 3213   In The Ghetto  (Scott Davis)
s.72L 3214   Ol' Man River  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)

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: 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 LP: M-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: ca. 1975

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

a.   The Birth Of The Blues - 1:58  (Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
b.   You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You - 2:54  (Larry Stock, Russ Morgan, James Cavanaugh)
Both titles on:      K-Tel LP: NA-463/NC-433 — The Sounds Of Sammy Davis Jr.   (1975)

Both these recordings are live performances found on a K-Tel LP. Beyond this, there is no record of these songs - at least there is no listing for them amongst MGM or Warner masters. They remain something of a mystery!


Date: ca. August 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. 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)
     Rhino CD: R2-75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
b.VAA-7519   Bye Bye Blackbird - 3:09  (Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson)
     Warner Bros. LP: BSK-3128 — A Live Performance Of His Greatest Hits   (1977)
     RCA Victor LP: VPL1-0218 — Hearin' Is Believin'   (1979)
     Curb Records CD: D2-77272 — Greatest Songs   (1990)
c.VAA-7520   Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow (Theme From "Baretta") - 2:08  (Morgan Ames, Dave Grusin)
     Warner Bros. LP: BSK-3128 — A Live Performance Of His Greatest Hits   (1977)
d.VAA-7521   The Candy Man - 5:00  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
     Warner Bros. LP: BSK-3128 — A Live Performance Of His Greatest Hits   (1977)
     Curb Records CD: D2-77687 — Greatest Hits, Live   (1995)
     K-Tel CD: 3630-2 — Lounge Legends   (1997)
e.VAA-7521   What Kind Of Fool Am I - 5:00  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
     Warner Bros. LP: BSK-3128 — A Live Performance Of His Greatest Hits   (1977)
     Curb Records CD: D2-77687 — Greatest Hits, Live   (1995)
f.VCA-7522   I Can Do That - 3:03  (Edward Kleban, Marvin Hamlisch)
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. 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)
i.VAA-7525   I Write The Songs - 3:22  (Bruce Johnston)
     Warner Bros. LP: BSK-3128 — A Live Performance Of His Greatest Hits   (1977)
     RCA Victor LP: VPL1-0218 — Hearin' Is Believin'   (1979)
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. 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)
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  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Phil Silvers)
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. LP: BSK-3128 — A Live Performance Of His Greatest Hits   (1977)
     Curb Records CD: D2-77272 — Greatest Songs   (1990)
     Snapper CD: SMDCD-360 — Ratpack: From Vegas To St. Louis   (2001)
t.VAA-7530   Mr. Bojangles - 3:50  (Jerry Jeff Walker)
     Warner Bros. LP: BSK-3128 — A Live Performance Of His Greatest Hits   (1977)
     Warner LP: OP-1501 — The Sound Of Sammy   (1978)
     Curb Records CD: D2-77272 — Greatest Songs   (1990)
     Curb Records CD: D2-77687 — Greatest Hits, Live   (1995)
All titles on:      RCA Victor LP: VPL1-0146 — 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: ca. August 1977
Location: Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
Label: RCA Victor

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

a.VCA-7526   Showtime (For Everyone) - 2:23  (Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn)
     Warner Bros. LP: BSK-3128 — A Live Performance Of His Greatest Hits   (1977)

This is the only performance from Sammy's recordings at the Sydney Opera House to appear solely on Warner Bros' "A Live Performance of His Greatest Hits" LP. It does so with the Mike Curb Congregation back-up vocals (from Sammy's studio recording of the same song) apparently added in post-production over the top of Sammy's live performance.

(The same album also inexplicably inserted Sammy's studio recording of "I Can Do That" with applause added, instead of using the live recording of "I Can Do That" used in the RCA Victor release.)


Date: ca. August 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)

a.   For Once In My Life - 3:15  (Ronald Miller, Orlando Murden)
b.   On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - 5:48  (Alan Lerner, Burton Lane)
c.   Up, Up And Away - 5:48  (Jimmy Webb)
d.   The Peanut Vendor - 5:48  (Marion Sunshine, L. Wolfe Gilbert, Moises Simons)
e.   John The Baptist (Holy John) - 7:06  (Al Kooper, Phyllis Major)
f.   After Today - 3:04  (Leslie Bricusse)
g.   Begin The Beguine - 4:24  (Cole Porter)
h.   Something - 8:40  (George Harrison)
i.   With A Little Help From My Friends - 8:40  (Paul McCartney, John Lennon)
j.   A Day In The Life - 8:40  (Paul McCartney, John Lennon)
k.   She's Leaving Home - 8:40  (Paul McCartney, John Lennon)
l.   Yesterday - 8:40  (Paul McCartney, John Lennon)
m.   The Second Time Around - 1:30  (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)
n.   I'm Not Anyone - 4:25  (Paul Anka, Johnny Harris)
All titles on:      RCA Victor LP: VPL1-0218 — Hearin' Is Believin'   (1979)

b, c, d;   h, i, j, k, l performed as medleys.

These performances recorded during Davis' two performances at the Sydney Opera House in August 1977.


Date: 1979
Location: Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia

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

a.   Sing!  (Joe Raposo)
b.   The Candy Man  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
c.   Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow (Theme From "Baretta")  (Morgan Ames, Dave Grusin)
d.   The Lady Is A Tramp  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
e.   I've Gotta Be Me  (Walter Marks)
f.   I Write The Songs  (Bruce Johnston)
g.   If I Loved You  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
h.   I Can Do That  (Edward Kleban, Marvin Hamlisch)
i.   As Time Goes By  (Herman Hupfeld)
j.   Mr. Bojangles  (Jerry Jeff Walker)
k.   Once In A Lifetime  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
l.   I Wanna Be Rich  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
m.   Gonna Build A Mountain  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
n.   Life Is A Woman  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
o.   Someone Nice Like You  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
p.   What Kind Of Fool Am I  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
All titles on:      Umbrella DVD: DAVID-1340 — Sammy Davis Jr - Live In Australia 1979   (2008)

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

This performance was the closing night of Davis' run in Melbourne. It was filmed and broadcast on Australian televison by Channel Nine as "Sammy Davis Jr In Concert". The show was hosted by Don Lane, and featured in interview with Davis in his dressing room before the show.


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  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
q.   The Birth Of The Blues  (Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
r.   Mr. Bojangles  (Jerry Jeff Walker)
All titles on:      Pickwick Video VHS: PFM-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, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn)
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  (Jack Lawrence, Arthur Altman)
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  (Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)
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  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
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 CD: 586 — 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  (Jack Lawrence, Arthur Altman)
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  (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)
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 VHS: KV-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 CD: 3202 — Frank & Sammy: Birthday At Bally's   (1989)

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


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