Swing Is My Thing (2cd set)

Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143497254
Cat No: NOT2CD725


Justly hailed as “The Greatest Entertainer In The World”, Sammy Davis Jr. was a singer, musician, dancer, actor, and even a gunslinger of remarkable dexterity. He received his first Billboard review in August 1951 when, together with the Will Mastin Trio, he appeared in a 20 minute spot at Bill Miller’s Riviera nightspot in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The review read: “Sammy Davis Jr is a sure-fire talent who excels in every department. He is about 25. Davis is a superlative hoofer, a suave gabber and a standout mimic. His only hazard is the possibility of burning himself out before his time in a long term that requires him to go at a sprinter’s clip.” The songs on this collection stem mainly from the late ’50s and early ’60s and feature many of his superb recordings for Decca, along with some of the joyous new sounds he created for Reprise.

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Disc 1

1. Traps And Taps
2. A Lot Of Livin’ To do
3. I Got A Woman
4. The Lady Is A Tramp
5. Comes Love
6. Temptation
7. Mess Around
8. Till Then
9. I’ll Concentrate On You
10. Wonder Why
11. Let There Be Love
12. Time After Time
13. The Gypsy In My soul
14. In The Still Of The Night
15. Face To Face
16. Back In Your Own Back Yard
17. Will You Still Be Mine
18. Someone To Watch Over Me
19. Falling In Love With Love
20. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

Disc 2

1. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
2. Let’s Face The Music And Dance
3. Night And day
4. This Little Girl Of Mine
5. Gonna Build A Mountain
6. I’m Gonna Live Till I Die
7. Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
8. (Love Is) The Tender Trap
9. Too Close For Comfort
10. Once In A Lifetime
11. There Is No Greater Love
12. Easy To Love
13. Oo-shoo-Be-doo-Be
14. Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good To You
15. Soon
16. Perdido (Lost)
17. Out Of This World
18. You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
19. I’ve Got You Under My Skin / Big Bad John (Live)
20. Two Ladies In De Shade Of De Banana Tree