Sammy Davis Jr. - The Definitive Collection (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 419.87 Mb | 64:08 | Covers
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Hip‐O Records (B0005378-02)
Sammy Davis, Jr. was an outsized talent. Whether dancing or singing or acting (or drumming, or doing impersonations), he spent more energy, carried more emotion, and involved himself more deeply in his performances than any other artist of his caliber. His earliest hit material – "Something's Gotta Give," "Love Me or Leave Me," "That Old Black Magic" – signalled the advent of a show-biz vocalist who could blow the roof off the joint like a blues shouter, and though Davis was impeccably refined, he was obviously channeling Broadway figures like Ethel Merman or Al Jolson rather than the mellowed, mellifluous sound of swing-influenced vocalists.