Tracklisting: 1. Where or When 2. New York, New York 3. What I Did For Love 4. Candy Man 5. I'm Singing In The Rain 6. What Kind Of Fool Am I 7. The Lady Is A Tramp 8. Improvisation / I've Got You Under My Skin 9. I've Gotta Be Me 10. For Once In My Life 11. As Time Goes By 12. Mr. Bojangles
The Best of Sammy Davis Jr. Live
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This show was filmed in 1985 in Germany. Surprisingly and sadly, he died only five years later in 1990 from cancer. In all regards, he is in top notch form in this DVD and (here)he sure looks like he has many years left to go...In addition, he really does look good here - snazzy, well dressed etc., unlike his "look" from the 1970's... And unlike the great Frank Sinatra, whose voice "changed" as he aged, Sammy's stayed consistant as did his energy, overall. His look may have changed and evolved over the years, but in this DVD, he has more of that stylish/classic look, that many of us prefered...Overall, while I still prefer his 1960's stuff, we have to take in consideration the fact that this DVD has the best audio and video quality available and this IS STILL A VERY VERY GOOD performance.Read more ›
Even if your not a die hard fan like myself,You will love this concert.
One of the most honest performers EVER!
The shocking 5.1 dts sound is amazing and the video is surprisingly good for a film shot in 1985. It reminds me of Frank Sinatra's Live In Japan concert video filmed the same year and with probably the best sound as far as Sinatra concert videos are concerned. It is like catching Sammy in a small theater in Las Vegas with him dressed to the nines and backed by an amazing full orchestra band of about 30 plus members and a drummer that will knock your socks off as some other reviewers have previously mentioned.
This almost exactly one hour concert features Sammy in superior voice cutting the chit chat to a minimum and letting his much underrated voice soar on his hits like What Kind Of Fool Am I and I Gotta Be Me. He opens the show with one of his and Franks old favorites Where Or When and follows that with a blockbuster version of New York, New Your that Frank himself would be very proud to hear.
Sammy does a jazz improvisation that features his extraordinary drummer and himself scatting against each other and also include a rare tap dance during Singing In The Rain, He closes this amazing show with some amazing and rare impersonations of Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Humphrey Bogart, Billy Eckstine and Jimmy Stewart before launching into the real finale and highlight of this spirited concert, Mr Bojangles.
This is an amazingly well shot concert with absolutely superb sound.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
nothing wrong with the DVD but just do not like the concert . Sammy does not sing any of his hits like the original recordings and this was just a waste of money for me as I will... Read morePublished 12 months ago by harold hilderbrand
I was so glad to find a DVD of Sammy Davis,and a late concert he did when the sound systems were all changing,I was worried about that but this DVD came out pretty good,and to... Read morePublished 14 months ago by nwp