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Golden Boy

26 Aug. 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 26 Aug. 2008
  • Release Date: 26 Aug. 2008
  • Label: Capitol Catalog
  • Copyright: (C) 1964 Capitol Records, LLC
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  • Total Length: 48:34
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  • ASIN: B001U9D3JK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 341,520 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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Format: Audio CD
One of Charles Strouse's best and most interesting scores,if you haven't heard it then snap-up this recording from 1964.Sammy Davis is my favourite velvet voiced singer(although on this CD,recorded just after the show's opening,he does at times sound a little croaky and tired,so much so,in fact,that after the albums first issue,Davis went back into the studio and rerecorded some of the tracks.I believe those new recordings appear on this CD).Much of the Strouse and Adams score is stunning,written as it is in a modern jazz idiom ( Strouse was a former pianist,amongst other jobs,in a jazz outfit during the mid-fifties).Tunes to look out for on this CD and my particular favourites : Night song,This Is The Life,I want To Be with You,Golden Boy,the cheerful Can't You See It and the heavy production number No More.My personal favourite is Gimme Some,a song wriiten in Charles Strouse's own signature Broadway voice,with his characteristic dropped beat,a sound all his own.Sadly for the London production a few years later at the Palladium,Gimme Some was "dropped" from the score,only to be replaced by two of the finest songs musically and lyrically that Charles Strouse and Lee Adams EVER wrote : Yes I can ( which became the title of the Sammy Davis autobiography,together with Strouse's loveliest waltz,There's A Party Going On, a gorgeous, not-to-be missed number,a song for anyone who has ever been an outsider for whatever reason.Both these songs exist on Sammy Davis solo albums and I urge any showtune student to search them out ! ).My advice:don't hesitate,buy this album !
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
One of the finest Broadway soundtacks of the '60s. 4 July 2003
By Roger Yost - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Sammy Davis Jr.,Paula Wayne,Billy Daniels and the ensemble combine to deliver an entertaining remake of the classic story. This one had breakthrough lyrics related to the sensitive black/white relationship at the heart of the story. My favorites are 'I want to be with you,' and the light-hearted '127th Street,' although 'No More' deserves to rank with 'We Shall Overcome' in the annals of up-by-the-boot-straps spirituals. Some of the lyrics dealing with the icons of 1964 are amusing in retrospect, but the music holds up well from a distance of nearly 40 years. Onward.
Sammy pulls no punches. 18 Dec. 2013
By Michael Grandinetti - Published on Amazon.com
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I was so happy to see Golden Boy in MP3 since I wore out my vinyl copy. It has one of my favorite performers of all time, the great Sammy Davis, who left us too soon. A great score filled with great songs ranging from soul to jazz to gospel. Sammy is in good voice as well as a Paula Wayne who had a good voice but short lived career.
Really great show. 29 Sept. 2013
By Brad Frost - Published on Amazon.com
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Before Sammy Davis became a caricature of himself, he shined as the star of this Broadway musical. If only this had been filmed. I dare you not to walk away from this without humming the songs. Solid cast, great song writing. It deserves to be better known. .
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Sammy Davis Jr. in musical GOLDEN BOY 9 Feb. 2004
By Mark Andrew Lawrence - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This 1964 show has a very fine score by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams...a much darker score than is usual for this team. The original Capitol Lp was withdrawn and re-released with some of the tracks re-recorded by Sammy Davis who was in poor voice when the original album sessions were held. Also the re-release has "The Fight" (essentially a dance number) instead of the actual show finale used on the first release. It is the 2nd album that has served for all 3 CD releases. (Apparently the master tapes for the originals are long gone.)
The re-recorded songs are: "Night Song", "Stick Around", "I Want To Be With you", and "Can't You See it."
Even with the re-recorded tracks this album is well worth having. One of the best tracks, however, is Billie Daniel's song "While the City Sleeps."
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