Sammy Davis Jr.
The Sammy Davis Jr. All-Star Spectacular
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Sammy Davis Jr.

The Sammy Davis Jr. All-Star Spectacular
Sealed 1961 Tri-Color Steamboat Label Stereo Original. Archival Quality Copy. "In 1960 Sammy Davis, Jr. Signed On To Frank Sinatra's Reprise Label At The Zenith Of His Success And Association With Ol' Blue Eyes And Dean Martin As A Member Of The One And Only Rat Pack. All-Star Spectacular (1962) Presents Davis Like Never Before, Both As A Dynamic Vocalist And As An Actor Of Equally Impressive Proficiency. As Davis Explains During The Brief Spoken Introduction, The Idea Behind This Title Is To Capture Some Of The Good-Natured Frivolity Of His One-Man Show Onto The Grooves Of A Studio LP. Backed By Conductor And Arranger Morton Stevens, Davis Demonstrates His Uncanny Abilities On The First Half Of The Affair As An Impressionist, Singing Pop Standards Under The Guise Of A Wide Spectrum Of Well-Known Personalities. Among The Highlights Are His Send-Up Of Raymond Chandler And Frankie Laine On The Opener, "That Lucky Old Sun." Undeniably, The Best Of Them All Is Davis' Parody Of Mario Lanza And Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong On The Sammy Kahn Classic "Be My Love." The Second Half Of All-Star Spectacular Consists Of Straightforward Interpretations Of A Half-Dozen Swinging Sides, Representing The Best Of What The Artist Has To Offer As A Vibrant Singer And Consummate Performer. The Heartfelt "If You Are But A Dream" Is Given An Upbeat Delivery Set Against A Scintillating Mambo Backdrop. Rodgers And Hart's "I Married An Angel" Bursts With The Brassy Verbosity That Became Davis' Calling Card, While "You Can't Love 'Em All" Is Nothing Short Of The Definitive Swingin' Space-Age-Bachelor-Pad Anthem, Not To Mention The Second Of Two Sammy Kahn Lyrical Contributions. Although There Are Many Facets To Sammy Davis, Jr.'S Immeasurable Talents, All-Star Spectacular Is A Unique Album, Cashing In On His Sizable Talents As A Seminal Master Of Melody And Allowing For A Peek Into His Infectious Sense Of Humor." AMG - Lindsay Planer

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  • Artist: Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Genre: Pop
  • Type: New - LP
  • Catalog ID: R9-6033
  • Condition:
    Mint (M)
    Near Mint (NM or M-)
  • Country ID: US
  • SKU: 108366

Track List

A1 Introduction
A2 That Lucky Old Sun
A3 Be My Love
A4 Lulu's Back In Town
A5 Stranger In Paradise
A6 Dance Ballerina Dance
A7 Sonny Boy
A8 Remarks From The Gallery
B1 I Married An Angel
B2 Falling In Love Again
B3 You Can't Love Em All Again
B4 If You Are But A Dream
B5 Deed I Do
B6 Without A Song
B7 More Remarks From The Gallery


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