The Wham Of Sam: Sammy Davis, Jr.
Released: Jul 1994
Swell overview of Davis' cool and swinging Reprise recordings with Marty Paich's West Coast jazz outfit. Yes, Sammy the n'est plus ultra of Lounge entertainers is present, but the accent here is on his strong jazz chops. If you remember Davis as "The Candy Man," check out his sensitive reading of "Bye Bye Blackbird" -- it's the definitive version of the standard.