Sammy Davis Jr - What Kind Of Fool Am I - Joins Reprise
Cat. no: JASCD877
Release Date: 30th April 2021
Genre: Easy Listening
When Frank Sinatra launched Reprise Records in 1961, his friends and cronies gradually signed for the label. Ratpack court jester Sammy Davis Jr. - widely acknowledged as the world’s most talented all-round entertainer at that time - was among the first to arrive.
This compilation features his first four Reprise LPs, “The Wham Of Sam” (1961), “Sammy Davis Jr. Belts Out The Best Of Broadway” (1962), “The Sammy Davis Jr. All Star Spectacular” (1962) and “What Kind Of Fool Am I And Other Show-Stoppers” (1962).
Also included are his non-album singles from this same period, notably ‘One More Time (A Tribute To Ray Charles)’, ‘Everybody Calls Me Joe’, ‘Me And My Shadow’ (a duet with Frank Sinatra), ‘Sam’s Song’ (with Dean Martin), and ‘As Long As She Needs Me’.
This is the first time that this body of work has been thus compiled, while the bonus tracks are difficult to find elsewhere on CD.
CD 1: Back In Your Own Back Yard / Lush Life / I’m Gonna Live Till I Die / I’m A Fool To Want You / (Love Is) The Tender Trap / Out Of This World / Bye Bye Blackbird / Thou Swell / Can’t We Be Friends / Blame It On My Youth / Let There Be Love / Soon / Too Close For Comfort (From Mr Wonderful) / My Romance (From Jumbo) / We Kiss In A Shadow (From The King And I) / Two Ladies In De Shade Of De Banana Tree (From House Of Flowers) / Lost In The Stars (From Lost In The Stars) / Falling In Love With Love (From The Boys From Syracuse) / Climb Ev’ry Mountain (From The Sound Of Music) / Something’s Coming (From West Side Story) / That Great Come-And-Get-It-Day (From Finian’s Rainbow) / If I Loved You (From Carousel) / A Lot Of Livin’ To Do (From Bye Bye Birdie) / There Is Nothing Like A Dame (From South Pacific)
CD 2: Intro/That Lucky Old Sun / Be My Love / Lulu’s Back In Town / Stranger In Paradise / Ballerina / Sonny Boy / I Married An Angel / Falling In Love Again / You Can’t Love ‘Em All / If You Are But A Dream / Deed I Do / Without A Song / What Kind Of Fool Am I / Once In A Lifetime / Begin The Beguine / Gonna Build A Mountain / Someone Nice Like You / There Was A Tavern In The Town / One More Time (A Tribute To Ray Charles) / The Fool I Used To Be / Everybody Calls Me Joe / Me And My Shadow (With Frank Sinatra) / Sam’s Song (With Dean Martin) / As Long As She Needs Me / Song From Two For The Seesaw (A Second Chance)