Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings and Laurindo Almeida Plays
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Audio CD, 22 Feb 2010
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Collectors' Choice Music are thrilled to have on our own label this exclusive reissue of one of Sammy's most beloved albums, his 1966 collaboration with the great Brazilian classical guitarist Laurindo Almeida. Sammy's outsized personality expressed itself in the big, bold and brassy recordings that dominate his discography, but it is on this album, which features just voice and the gentle sounds of the guitar, that we get perhaps our most penetrating musical glimpse of the man behind the showman. Wonderful stuff!
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as you can see easy listening with perhaps burt Bacharach being the biggest influence on my young ears.
this would be around 1976 when I was 12 and the following years my music of choice being new wave and then mod.
tucked away though in the record collection was this LP with a rather stunning sleeve.the minimal amount of guitar and voice going against what a lad of my age was supposed to be listening to.
the more I listened to it though the more I was entrapped in its beauty and simplicity.
39 years have passed and the nostalgia this LP brings me cannot be expressed into mere words.But it is not just that, the music and vocals take you to a place of serenity where the world is at peace with itself and all is fine.
there are not many contemporary albums that can do this but this is certainly one of them.
as you will already have noted I highly recommend this album.
Crossing the genre boundaries, it's a brilliant album of intimate performances by a great singer and a great guitar player... If you like this sort of (maybe unexpected) gems from the Rat Pack, check out Frank Sinatra's album with Antonio Carlos Jobim if you can find it - a more bossa novish outing, but equally satisfying for me Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim ....
BTW; apparently, some editions of this album have "Misty" as a bonus track; mine, unfortunately doesn't, but it's still a great buy nevertheless...
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