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 35:49
Label Verve
Producer Jim Davis
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 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 track listing 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


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Our Shining Hour at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Sammy Davis, Jr. Studio Recordings 1970-1988". November 26, 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2012.