That's All!

That's All!

by Sammy Davis Jr.
     
 

After a two-year hiatus from the Las Vegas casino circuit to appear on Broadway in Golden Boy, Sammy Davis, Jr.'s triumphant return was commissioned by none other than Reprise Records' boss -- one Francis Albert Sinatra. That's All is a living testament to the omni-talented entertainer. On the two-CD set, Rhino Records has retrofitted the original…  See more details below

Overview

After a two-year hiatus from the Las Vegas casino circuit to appear on Broadway in Golden Boy, Sammy Davis, Jr.'s triumphant return was commissioned by none other than Reprise Records' boss -- one Francis Albert Sinatra. That's All is a living testament to the omni-talented entertainer. On the two-CD set, Rhino Records has retrofitted the original release with a pair of previously unissued performances -- "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody" and the theme song to My Mother the Car. Parties curious for the sensation of what it must have been like in a major Vegas showroom during the reign of the Rat Pack need look no further than That's All. It becomes clear why Davis became so endearing to not only Sinatra and Dean Martin, but also to anyone who simply loved to be entertained. His versatility is genuine -- as opposed to an actor who tries to sing or vice versa. This allowed for Davis' persona to present amazing hues of intensity without ever losing his irreverent sense of laid-back hip. Examples of the innate sense of timing and dramatic abilities that Davis brandishes are evident throughout. On the Mercer/Arlen standard "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home," as well as throughout the medleys featured on disc one, listeners hear the grace and panache that would set the standard for all the imitations that followed. The various spoken "Monologue" pieces, which comfortably date the performance, are another treat. The political incorrectness in Davis' dialogue is a reminder that, no matter how much things may change, they also remain the same -- such as the immense talent of Sammy Davis, Jr.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/2001
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227427825
catalogNumber:
74278

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Ain't I
  2. With a Song in My Heart
  3. Another Spring
  4. Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home
  5. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody
  6. Monologue
  7. Medley: I've Got You Under My Skin/What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in
  8. The Lady Is a Tramp
  9. Medley: Lonesome Road/Gonna Build a Mountain/Yes I Can/I Want to ...
  10. My Mother the Car

Disc 2

  1. On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
  2. Birth of the Blues
  3. As Long as She Needs Me
  4. Bye Bye Blackbird
  5. One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
  6. Where or When
  7. Chicago
  8. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You
  9. Without a Song
  10. What Kind of Fool Am I?
  11. Let's Keep Swinging
  12. Sweet Beginning

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sammy Davis   Primary Artist
Buddy Rich   Vocals
Aaron Bell   Bass
Michael Silva   Drums
George Rhodes   Piano,Conductor
John Derose   Guitar
Reunald Jones   Trumpet
Benny Powell   Trombone

Technical Credits

Jimmy Bowen   Producer
Eddie Brackett   Engineer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Gregg Geller   Reissue Producer
David McLees   Executive Producer
Anthony Morelli   Orchestration
Jeff Simon   Liner Notes
Ed Thrasher   Art Direction
Ken Kim   Cover Photo
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research

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