I Gotta Be Me is the song that most exemplifies how Sammy lived his life. The video above is full 1968 I Gotta Be Me album, produced by Jimmy Bowen. The song, written by Walter Marks for a Broadway play, was a surprise hit single for Sammy after released by Steve Lawrence one year earlier.
Arthur Silber's Sammy Davis Jr. You Tube Channel
Click Here to See Detailed BBC Interview of Arthur Silber in Playlist Format
"Carpe Diem, Seize the Day, sums up the fervor with which Sammy Davis, Jr.
spent 23 years navigating the peaks and valleys of personal friendship and the entertainment industry. Sammy Davis, Jr.: Me and My Shadow is a biographical memoir told from the inside out. It has a coming-of-age quality that is heightened by dozens
of personal photographs from the author’s collection."
Linda Lane, Book Reviewer
Captured, Silent Western from
Sammy & Arthur, 1957