Sammy Davis Jr.

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

A Man Called Adam
Used - LP - RS 6180
Sealed 1966 Tri-Color Steamboat Label Stereo Original Featuring Louis Armstrong, Mel Torme, Nat Adderley And Benny Carter. Small Cut Out Hole. Rare. more
A Man Called Adam
New - LP - RS 6180
Sealed 1966 Tri-Color Steamboat Label Stereo Original Featuring Louis Armstrong, Mel Torme, Nat Adderley And Benny Carter. more
A Treasury Of Golden Hits
Used - LP - R9-6096
1963 Deep Groove Tri-Color Steamboat Label Stereo Original. Front Cover Has Been A Pasted On Over Older Cover. Right Side Lifts Away And You Can See The Old Cover Underneath. Some Very Light Spots Of Seam Wear & Small Scuff On Back Cover At Spine. more
Calfornia Suite
New - LP - R 6126
Sealed 1964 Tri-Color Label Mono Original. Features The Great Marty Paich Orchestra. “In Terms Of Sheer Novelty, California Suite (1964) Ranks Right Up There With All-Star Spectacular (1962), An Album Featuring Sammy Davis, Jr.'S Uncanny Impressions Of Other Celebrities. For The First Half Of This Collection, Davis And Marty Paich (Arranger/Conductor) Have Created An Unusual Spoken Word Narrative Intertwined Among Selections Extracted From Mel Tomé's California Suite (1949). The Story Finds Davis Defending The Golden State To Eddie -- An East Coast Acquaintance -- "Who Doesn't Mind Visiting California, But Wouldn't Want To Live There." Davis' Musical Travelog Drives Through Rousing Renditions Of "West Coast Is The Best Coast," "Got A Date On The Golden Gate," "They Go To San Diego," "Sunday Night In San Diego," "La Jolla," And "Poor Little Extra Girl." The Nearly 25-Minute Affair Culminates In A Power-Packed Medley And Finale, Bringing All Of The Elements Back Together Again. Although Davis Provides A Majority Of The Narration, According To The LP Jacket He Is Joined By A Number Of "Participants In The Party Sequence" Such As Actor Vic Morrow And Mel Tormé, The Velvet Fog Himself. The Second Half Of The Record Presents Six Additional Tormé-Penned Ballads That Are Perfectly Suited To Paich's Refined Scores. His Hearty And Cordial Interpretations Rival The Work Of Davis' Rat-Pack Contemporaries Frank Sinatra And Dean Martin, Especially The Soulful Down And Out Anthems "A Stranger Called The Blues" And The Commiserating "Welcome To The Club." While Arguably Out Of Context, Concluding The Album Is A Warm And Heartfelt Version Of "Christmas Song" (Aka "Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire"). It's Status As The Definitive Tormé Composition Makes Its Inclusion Practically Compulsory, And Enthusiasts Will Undoubtedly Find It An Enticing Timepiece.” Lindsay Planer, AMG. more
California Suite
Used - LP - RS 6126
1964 Tri-Color Label Stereo Original. Tiny Brass Rivet Indicates This Is A Promo Copy. Arranged And Conducted By The Great Marty Paich. Appears Glossy, Unplayed. more
Greatest Hits, Vol. II
Used - LP - 1P 8032
Here's A Rare One We Have Never Seen Before. 1990 14 Song Compilation. Rear Cover Is Printed "Manufactured By Columbia House, Terre Haute, Indiana." Includes Mr. Bojangles," "Here's That Rainy Day," "All That Jazz" And More. Mastered By Steve Hoffman. Rear Cover Has A Light Wrinkle. LP Appears Glossy, Unplayed. Judging By The Front Cover Art, It Appears That This Title Was Slated Only For CD Release, But A Very Limited Number Were Pressed On Vinyl. more
Hello Detroit
New - 12 - 4519MG
Sealed 1984 Picture Sleeve 12 Inch. First Copy We Have Ever Seen. more
If I Ruled The World
New - LP - R 6159
Sealed 1965 Tri-Color Steamboat Label Mono Original. Crisp Corners, No Cut-Out Holes. Features "Yes I Can." more
In Person Australia '77
Used - LP - RVP 6259
1977 Japanese Original With Obi. LP Appears Glossy, Unplayed. more
In Person Australia '77
Used Import - VPL1 0146
1977 Australian Gatefold Original, Live In Australia In 1977! Glossy Vinyl In Its Original Round-Bottom Poly-Inner Sleeve. “This Is A Live Recording From A Concert In Sydney, Australia, But It Is Obviously Not The One Where Sammy Davis, Jr., Stoned Out Of His Mind On Cocaine And Alcohol, Walked Off-Stage After The First Number Was Over Because He Was Convinced He Had Just Done The Encore. Mentioning This Tale Is Not Indulging In Idle Gossip, As The Artist Himself Provided All The Juicy Details In His Autobiographical Writings. These Recordings Date From The Following Year, When He Was Rebounding From Personal Lows And Determined To Show The Audience That He Still Had The Stuff. He Was Also Riding High, So To Speak, On The Success Of Two Hit Parade Singles. Never Mind That He Had To Be Forced To Record Both Of Them, Or Rather Do Mind, Because He Does Versions Of Both Of These Songs Here And Neither Represents His Artistic Pinnacle...While Scholars Interested In This Sort Of Detail Can Debate Who Was More Inebriated In Their Lifetimes, The Singer Or The Songwriter, The Performances Here That Are Capable Of Hushing Satire Of The Davis Jr. Legend Are The Extended "Frank Sinatra Medley" And A Version Of "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby" That Has Become A Radio Programmer's Favorite. Both Performances Feature Not Only Vocal Mastery ,But This Artist's Virtuosity With Impressions, A Talent That He Developed During His Early Vaudeville Days, Utilized To Originally Lure The Great Sinatra To His Camp Of Loyal Followers, And Unfortunately Allowed To Be Overshadowed By The Glitzy Lifestyle Of The Rat Pack, Along With The Whole Concept Of Talent In General. Bristling, Aggressive Versions Of Expected Numbers Help Fill Out The Program, As Well As A Bit Of Less-Worthy Material. No Recording By This Artist From This Decade Would Be Complete Without Some Kind Of Hilariously Dated Business, And The Winner In This Case -- With Lots Of Serious Competition -- Is The Cover Version Of Television Detective Star Opus "Baretta's Theme.” Eugene Chadbourne, AMG. more
Mr. Wonderful
Used - LP - DL 9032
Beautiful 1956 Deep Groove Mono Original With Ten Inch Square Color Catalog Of Decca Titles. more
Sammy (The Original Television Sound Track)
New - LP - SE 4914
Sealed, Rare 1973 Original With Custom Album Hype Sticker Plus Custom NBC Hype Sticker On The Shrink Wrap. Small Saw Cut. more
Sammy Davis Jr.'s Greatest Hits
New - LP - RS 6291
Sealed 1968 Tri-Color Steamboat Label Stereo First Pressing. more
Sammy's Back On Broadway
Used - LP - RS 6169
1965 Tri-Color Steamboat Label Stereo Original In Shrink Wrap. Appears Unplayed. “Although The 1965 Album Was Filled With Concurrently Modern Selections, The Mixture Of Enduring Classics And Lesser-Known Material It Further Exemplifies The Artist's Impeccable Taste And Performance Style. What Sammy Davis, Jr. And/Or Broadway Collection Would Be Complete Without A Nod To Anthony Newley And Leslie Bricusse? There Are, In Fact, A Trio Of Tunes From Their Most Recent Offering At The Time, The Roar Of The Greasepaint...The Smell Of The Crowd. These Include The Boundlessly Joyful Opener "A Wonderful Day Like Today" And The Refined And Jazzy "Look At That Face," As Well As One Of The Unmitigated Highlights, A Sexy, Mod, And Deliciously Swinging Interpretation Of "The Joker." The Richard Rodgers/Stephen Sondheim-Scored Do I Hear A Waltz? Produced A Pair Of Outstanding Entries As Well. While The Lilting Title Track Recalls Some Of Rodgers' Work With Former Partner Oscar Hammerstein II, It Is The Gorgeous And Haunting "Take The Moment" That Makes This Platter Particularly Memorable. Of Further Interest Are The Heartfelt "Sunrise, Sunset" From Fiddler On The Roof, "The Other Half Of Me" -- Which Davis Sings With Such Verve It Seems Practically Autobiographical -- And The Perennial Favorites "Hello Dolly" And "People." Lindsay Planer, AMG. more
Shelter Of Your Arms
Used - LP - R9-6114
1964 Tri-Color Steamboat Label Stereo Original. Appears Glossy, Unplayed. more
Something For Everyone
Used - LP - 1C 062-91533 / MS 710
Rare 1970 German First Pressing Housed In A Laminated Gatefold Cover. LP Appears Glossy, Unplayed. Cheesecake Cover Photos Taken Around The Time Of His Induction Into Satanism. more
Something For Everyone
Used - LP - MS 710
1970 Heavy-Duty Gatefold Original. more
Something For Everyone
Used - LP - MS710
1970 Heavy-Duty Gatefold Original. more
Stop The World I Want To Get Off
Used - LP - HS 3214
1978 Soundtrack, Still In Shrink. Mild Mouth Wear/Rubbed Corners. Saw Cut. more
The Sammy Davis Jr. All-Star Spectacular
New - LP - R9-6033
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 more
Treasury Of Golden Hits
New - LP - R9-6096
Sealed 1963 Tri-Color Stereo Label Original. Not A Compilation. more

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