At the launch of this site in January 2017, the plan was to slowly create individual pages for each of Sammy’s LPs (Decca, Reprise, MGM, etc), his films, Broadway shows, books, and major TV involvements.
The site launched with only the page for Sammy’s first album, Starring Sammy Davis, Jr. completed. Now with the finish of the page covering 1963’s Forget-Me-Nots For First Nighters, a review page has now been posted for all 15 of Sammy’s original release LPs on Decca Records.
For each album there is a rating, details about the album that put the recordings in context, and release notes tracking any re-issues of the album on CD and digital download. In addition, the ‘Top Two Tracks’ of the album are highlighted, plus two ‘Deep Cuts’ – two further recordings of interest on the album (click on the + to see the ‘Deep Cuts’ content).
You can view the album reviews from the Original Albums page, on the Decca tab. Work now begins on Sammy’s Reprise Records output.
Beyond that, the blog will continue to provide a place to put tidbits on his career, highlight clips from YouTube, focus on specific recordings, and all kinds of other randomness.
For additions, suggestions, corrections, or comments, please feel free to contact me using the form on the About page.