Our Shining Hour

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Our Shining Hour
Studio album by Sammy Davis, Jr.
Released 1965
Recorded September 2–5, 1964, New York City
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 42:42
Label Verve
Producer Jim Davis
Sammy Davis, Jr. chronology
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Our Shining Hour is a 1965 studio album by Sammy Davis, Jr., accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra, arranged by Quincy Jones.[2]

In 1973, MGM Records released Sammy Davis Jr. and Count Basie with an identical tracklisting created using alternate takes from the Our Shining Hour recording sessions in 1964 with newly recorded vocals.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "My Shining Hour" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 2:10
  2. "Teach Me Tonight" (Sammy Cahn, Gene de Paul) – 3:05
  3. "Work Song" (Nat Adderley, Oscar Brown, Jr.) – 2:12
  4. "Why Try to Change Me Now?" (Cy Coleman, Joseph Allan McCarthy) – 3:24
  5. "Blues for Mr. Charlie" (Bobby Sharp) – 3:43
  6. "April in Paris" (Vernon Duke, Yip Harburg) – 2:45
  7. "New York City Blues" (Quincy Jones, Peggy Lee) – 2:51
  8. "You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You" (James Cavanaugh, Russ Morgan, Larry Stock) – 2:58
  9. "She's a Woman (W-O-M-A-N)" (Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller) – 2:21
  10. "The Girl from Ipanema" (Vinícius de Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Norman Gimbel) – 4:07
  11. "Keepin' Out of Mischief Now" (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) – 2:51
  12. "Bill Basie Won't You Please Come Home" (Count Basie, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jones) – 2:38


The Count Basie Orchestra