• Sammy Davis Jr - I've Gotta Be Me / Bein' Natural Bein' Me 45 (Charly) 7" Vinyl
  • Sammy Davis Jr - I've Gotta Be Me / Bein' Natural Bein' Me 45 (Charly) 7" Vinyl

Sammy Davis Jr – I’ve Gotta Be Me / Bein’ Natural Bein’ Me 45 (Charly) 7″ Vinyl

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Sammy Davis Jr – I’ve Gotta Be Me

Sammy Davis Jr – Bein’ Natural Bein’ Me

ARTIST Sammy Davis Jr
A SIDE Sammy Davis Jr – I’ve Gotta Be Me
B SIDE Sammy Davis Jr – Bein’ Natural Bein’ Me
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Weight 120 g
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Sammy Davis Jr

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Sammy Davis Jr – I've Gotta Be Me

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Sammy Davis Jr – Bein' Natural Bein' Me

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In February 1968, a new musical titled Golden Rainbow opened on Broadway, starring showbiz couple Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé. Lawrence’s character Larry Davis, a down-on-his-luck Las Vegas hotelier, sings a rousing Act I closer titled “I’ve Gotta Be Me”. Lawrence recorded this number for his label Calendar but encouraged his friend Sammy Davis, Jr. to record it as well, later saying: “I thought this song would be great for Sammy Davis on so many levels. The lyric was now interpreted by a black man in society at that time, this man who is different than anybody else. It was a bigger statement coming from him than it was from me.”

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