Just for Lovers

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Just for Lovers
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Studio album by Sammy Davis, Jr.
Released 1955
Recorded August 15, 1955
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 40:10
Label Decca
Sammy Davis, Jr. chronology
Starring Sammy Davis, Jr.
(1955)Starring Sammy Davis, Jr.1955
Just for Lovers
(1955)
Here's Lookin' at You
(1956)Here's Lookin' at You1956

Just for Lovers is the second studio album by Sammy Davis, Jr., released in 1955.

An album of romantic ballads, Just for Lovers eschews the comedic impressions of featured on Davis' previous album but ends with Danny Kaye's upbeat song "Happy Ending".[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

The Allmusic review by William Ruhlmann awarded the album three and a half stars and said that Davis's performance on the album showed him "as a ballad singer, he revealed the powerful influence of Billy Eckstine." "Davis broke out at the end with a bravura reading of "Happy Ending," here, at least for a couple of minutes, Davis threw in the kind of dynamic elements he so enjoyed showing off in his live performances. Otherwise, this was a surprisingly subdued recording for him" [1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Do Something to Me" (Cole Porter) - 2:18
  2. "You're My Girl" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 3:31
  3. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 3:44
  4. "Body and Soul" (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) - 3:44
  5. "It's All Right with Me" (Porter) - 6:06
  6. "Get Out of Town" (Porter) - 2:47
  7. "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)" (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) - 4:06
  8. "When Your Lover Has Gone" (Einar Aaron Swan) - 3:13
  9. "The Thrill Is Gone" (Lew Brown, Ray Henderson) - 4:20
  10. "Tenderly" (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) - 3:44
  11. "Happy Ending" (Sylvia Fine) - 2:37

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Just for Lovers". Allmusic. Retrieved February 8, 2011.