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Sammy Davis, Jr. - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Sammy Davis Jr
Sammy Davis, Jr. - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Sammy Davis Jr
Title: Sammy Davis, Jr. - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Garland Records
Release Date: 5/3/1995
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Classic Vocalists, Musicals, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 010963101829

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Reviewed on 12/13/2008...
Great collection of tunes from a true vocal performer of his day. Big voice with variety of melodies. Excellent selection of tunes. I love it.

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20 classics handpicked by the great man himself
Daniel Jolley | Shelby, North Carolina USA | 10/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Back in 1988, the CD revolution was just heating up, and Sammy was asked by Decca to assemble a selection of songs for a greatest hits collection. Ever the musical genius and visionary, Sammy chose these songs from among his biggest hits with an eye toward testing the new technological medium and really showing what it could do. The fact that Sammy chose these songs himself makes this a very important CD for me. The variety of these songs highlights Sammy's amazing versatility and even more amazing voice, leaving little doubt as to why he has been called the greatest entertainer in the world. These songs cover 19 years of Sammy's Decca career, from Hey There in 1954 to All the Good Things in Life in 1973. This CD features staples such as The Candy Man, That Old Black Magic, and I've Gotta Be Me, slow jazzy numbers like New York City Blues (with Count Basie) and I'm Always Chasing Rainbows (with Laurindo Almeida), invigorating showstoppers like Lonely is the Name and At the Crossroads, and a live recording (with Buddy Rich at the Sands) of the energetic Come Back To Me/The Birth of the Blues which really captures the magic Sammy exerted over a crowd. All the Good Things in Life inspires a really nostalgic feeling, especially in the context of Sammy's untimely death not long after this CD was released. This greatest hits album really captures the free spirit that was the one and only Sammy Davis, Jr.This is a terrific introduction to the music of a legendary superstar. Not only did Sammy possess a one-of-a-kind voice, he was a born crowd pleaser who loved what he did and spread joy lavishly among his many fans. Boasting over one hour of music handpicked by Sammy himself, this CD is one to be treasured and, above all, listened to-often."
The best of Sammy,what more can I ask for?
Tori Murdoch | 02/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As the same as Frank Sinatra,these are the best. These are legends"