Sammy Davis, Jr. is often remembered and mentioned for his numerous eccentricities and the tortured, tragic life he sometimes led. But in all of the analysis and probing of his life, it needs to be remembered that he was considered by many to be the most talented, most versatile entertainer of the 20th century. Only Al Jolson drew similar comparisons for his talent. Sammy Davis, Jr. was a great singer, dancer, and actor, having honed his crafts from his youth.
On "The Definitive Collection," Sammy succeeds in reminding the listener what all the fuss was about. Whether you're listening to "Hey There," "Something's Gotta Give," "What Kind of Fool Am I," "The Shelter of Your Arms," and many more, you can hear the humor, charm, and polished, unbridled talent that thrilled audiences for fifty-odd years.
Remember the genius, remember the talent, remember the man. Nothing else should matter to a grateful audience.