Sammy Davis Jr.

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Sammy Davis Jr. - A Man Called Adam A Man Called Adam
Soundtrack Used - LP RS 6180 Reprise
Sealed 1966 Tri-Color Steamboat Label Stereo Original Featuring Louis Armstrong, Mel Torme, Nat Adderley And Benny Carter. Small Cut Out Hole. Rare.... more details
 
Sammy Davis Jr. - Calfornia Suite Calfornia Suite
Jazz New - LP R 6126 Reprise
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 details
 
Sammy Davis Jr. - Shelter Of Your Arms Shelter Of Your Arms
Pop Used - LP R9-6114 Reprise
1964 Tri-Color Steamboat Label Stereo Original. Appears Glossy, Unplayed.... more details
 
Sammy Davis Jr. - Sammy's Back On Broadway Sammy's Back On Broadway
Jazz Used - LP RS 6169 Reprise
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 details
 
Sammy Davis Jr. - Greatest Hits, Vol. II Greatest Hits, Vol. II
Pop Used - LP 1P 8032 DCC
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 details
 
Sammy Davis Jr. - Something For Everyone Something For Everyone
Pop Used - LP 1C 062-91533 / MS 710 Tamla Motown
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 details
 
Sammy Davis Jr. - Treasury Of Golden Hits Treasury Of Golden Hits
Jazz New - LP R9-6096 Reprise
Sealed 1963 Tri-Color Stereo Label Original. Not A Compilation.... more details
 
Sammy Davis Jr. - If I Ruled The World If I Ruled The World
Pop New - LP R 6159 Reprise
Sealed 1965 Tri-Color Steamboat Label Mono Original. Crisp Corners, No Cut-Out Holes. Features "Yes I Can."... more details
 
Sammy Davis Jr. - Sammy (The Original Television Sound Track) Sammy (The Original Television Sound Track)
Soundtrack New - LP SE 4914 MGM
Sealed, Rare 1973 Original With Custom Album Hype Sticker Plus Custom NBC Hype Sticker On The Shrink Wrap. Small Saw Cut.... more details
 
Sammy Davis Jr. - Mr. Wonderful Mr. Wonderful
Soundtrack Used - LP DL 9032 Decca
Beautiful 1956 Deep Groove Mono Original With Ten Inch Square Color Catalog Of Decca Titles.... more details
 
Sammy Davis Jr. - In Person Australia '77 In Person Australia '77
Pop Used - LP RVP 6259 RCA
1977 Japanese Original With Obi. LP Appears Glossy, Unplayed.... more details
 
Sammy Davis Jr. - Sammy Davis Jr.'s Greatest Hits Sammy Davis Jr.'s Greatest Hits
Pop New - LP RS 6291 Reprise
Sealed 1968 Tri-Color Steamboat Label Stereo First Pressing.... more details
 
Sammy Davis Jr. - A Man Called Adam A Man Called Adam
Soundtrack New - LP RS 6180 Reprise
Sealed 1966 Tri-Color Steamboat Label Stereo Original Featuring Louis Armstrong, Mel Torme, Nat Adderley And Benny Carter.... more details
 
Sammy Davis Jr. - In Person Australia '77 In Person Australia '77
Pop Used - LP VPL1 0146 RCA
1977 Australian Gatefold Original. LP Appears Glossy, Unplayed. “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 details
 
Sammy Davis Jr. - A Treasury Of Golden Hits A Treasury Of Golden Hits
Jazz Used - LP R9-6096 Reprise
1963 Deep Groove Tri-Color Steamboat Label Stereo Original. Appears Glossy, Unplayed.... more details
 
Sammy Davis Jr. - California Suite California Suite
Pop Used - LP RS 6126 Reprise
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 details
 
Sammy Davis Jr. - Hello Detroit Hello Detroit
Pop New - 12 4519MG Motown
Sealed 1984 Picture Sleeve 12 Inch. First Copy We Have Ever Seen.... more details
 

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