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Sammy Davis Jr.: Sammy Davis Jr.: Satan Swings Baby and That's the Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But...

Read "Sammy Davis Jr.: Satan Swings Baby and That's the Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But..." reviewed by Trevor MacLaren

It's no secret that The Candyman was digging the Dark Lord in the early '70s, when he was awarded an honorary Warlock degree by the Church of Satan. But this long-lost recording of odes to the devil is a bit a surprise. These seven tracks were recorded in Los Angeles in 1974 with a small swing band. The mix has the vocals hidden behind the horns and sounds as if it has been mastered from vinyl. The package lacks liner ...

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Sammy Davis Jr./Buddy Rich: The Sounds of '66

Read "The Sounds of '66" reviewed by Andrew Rowan

Sammy Davis Jr. opens these after-hours Las Vegas recording sessions, remarking that even at this hour the town is still swinging. He tells listeners that any noises from the audiences are real, not canned. From this simple setup, this release captures live the excitement these two musical dynamos generated in an era, and in a town, when music was made at all hours, night and day. In fine form, Davis, as talented a performer as he was enigmatic ...


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