I Gotta Right to Swing

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I Gotta Right to Swing
Studio album by Sammy Davis, Jr.
Released 1960
Recorded August 15, 1955
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 37:02
Label Decca
Sammy Davis, Jr. chronology
Sammy Awards
I Gotta Right to Swing
The Wham of Sam!

I Gotta Right to Swing is a 1960 studio album by Sammy Davis, Jr., accompanied by an uncredited Count Basie Orchestra, minus Count Basie himself.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Allmusic review by Nick Dedina awarded the album four stars and said that the album "is an invigorating mix of up-tempo swing and hard-hitting rhythm & blues...a must-have for fans of classic pop and vocal jazz".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Lady Is a Tramp" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 4:23
  2. "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 3:04
  3. "Get On the Right Track Baby" (Titus Turner, Ray Charles) - 2:46
  4. "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me" (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) - 3:19
  5. "I Got a Woman" (Charles, Renald Richard) - 4:30
  6. "There Is No Greater Love" (Isham Jones, Marty Symes) - 2:37
  7. "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You" (Andy Razaf, Don Redman) - 3:51
  8. "This Little Girl of Mine" (Charles) - 2:01
  9. "Till Then" (Eddie Seiler, Sol Marcus, Guy Wood) - 3:23
  10. "Face to Face" (Bob Ralske, Ben Weisman) - 3:06
  11. "Mess Around" (Ahmet Ertegün) - 2:49


The Count Basie Orchestra


  1. ^ a b c Dedina, Nick. "I Gotta Right to Swing". Allmusic. Retrieved February 10, 2011.