What Kind of Fool Am I and Other Show-Stoppers

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What Kind of Fool Am I and Other Show-Stoppers
What Kind of Fool Am I and Other Showstoppers album.jpg
Studio album by Sammy Davis Jr.
Released October 1962 (1962-10)
Genre
Length 37:43
Label Reprise
Sammy Davis Jr. chronology
The Sammy Davis Jr. All-Star Spectacular
(1962)
What Kind of Fool Am I and Other Show-Stoppers
(1962)
Sammy Davis Jr. at the Cocoanut Grove
(1963)

What Kind of Fool Am I and Other Show-Stoppers is a 1962 studio album by Sammy Davis, Jr.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Riding off the success of the title single which was at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 after 8 weeks on the chart, the album entered the Billboard Top LPs chart at #82 in the end of October 1962.[3] It peaked at #14, staying on the chart for 22 weeks, the last of which was the week Davis' 1963 live album Sammy Davis Jr. at the Cocoanut Grove entered the Top LPs chart.[4]

Lindsay Planer on AllMusic praised the album for "accentuating [Davis'] undeniable talent and presence," and noted that it was one of the most well-received albums he released during the 1960s.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)MusicalLength
1."What Kind of Fool Am I?"Newley, Bricussefrom Stop the World - I Want to Get Off3:24
2."Once in a Lifetime"Newley, Bricussefrom Stop the World - I Want to Get Off2:11
3."A Lot of Livin' to Do"Charles Strouse, Lee Adamsfrom Bye Bye Birdie2:47
4."Begin the Beguine"Cole Porterfrom Jubilee4:32
5."Can't We Be Friends?"Kay Smith, Paul Jamesfrom The Little Show3:00
6."Something's Coming"Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheimfrom West Side Story2:51
7."Gonna Build a Mountain"Newley, Bricussefrom Stop the World - I Want to Get Off2:25
8."Someone Nice Like You"Newley, Bricussefrom Stop the World - I Want to Get Off2:26
9."Too Close for Comfort"Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Larry Holofcenerfrom Mr. Wonderful3:03
10."My Romance"Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hartfrom Jumbo3:34
11."Thou Swell"Rodgers, Hartfrom A Connecticut Yankee3:04
12."Lost in the Stars"Kurt Weill, Maxwell Andersonfrom Lost in the Stars4:26

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ What Kind of Fool Am I and Other Show-Stoppers at AllMusic
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (1962-10-20). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.
  4. ^ "Billboard Top LP's". Billboard. March 16, 1963. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  5. ^ Allmusic review