Sammy Davis Jr. at the Cocoanut Grove

Released 1963
Recorded December 1962, Cocoanut Grove, Los Angeles
Genre Vocal jazz, traditional pop
Length 42:42
Label Reprise
Producer Jimmy Bowen

Sammy Davis Jr. at the Cocoanut Grove is a 1963 live album by Sammy Davis Jr., recorded at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles.

Track listing

Introduction – 0:45

“Once in a Lifetime” (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) – 2:23
“In the Still of the Night” (Cole Porter) – 3:46
“What Kind of Fool Am I?” (Bricusse, Newley) – 3:11
Talk – 1:38
“Falling in Love Again” (Frederick Hollander, Sammy Lerner) – 4:00
Medley: “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”/”Big Bad John”/”Night and Day” (Porter)/(Jimmy Dean, Dean Acuff, Roy Acuff)/(Porter) – 6:32
Meeting the President – 3:07
West Side Story Medley: “Jet Song”/”Something’s Coming”/”Cool”/”Tonight”/”America”/”Gee, Office Krupke!”/”Maria” (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) – 4:58
Frank Talk – 1:11
“River, Stay ‘Way from My Door” (Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods) – 2:30
“Me and My Shadow” (Dave Dreyer, Al Jolson, Billy Rose) – 2:37
Medley: “Hound Dog”/”What’d I Say” (Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller/Ray Charles) – 3:39
“Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody” (Sam M. Lewis, Jean Schwartz, Joe Young) – 10:22
Sammy Looks at Old Movies – 4:45
Finale: Jam Session (“Sam, by George”) (Sammy Davis Jr., George Rhodes) – 10:30
Sammy Says Goodnight – 2:15
“The Birth of the Blues” (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson) – 1:31


Sammy Davis Jr.: vocals
George Rhodes: conductor, arranger
Terry Rosen: guitar

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