Who Sang New York City Blues? Sammy Davis Jr. & Count Basie

Count Basie Our Shining Hour cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1991-2-18
length: 2:53
producer: Jim Davis
arranger: Quincy Jones
alto saxophone & clarinet: Marshall Royal
baritone saxophone: Charlie Fowlkes
conductor: Quincy Jones
double bass: Ray Brown
membranophone: Sonny Payne
guitar: Freddie Green
orchestra: The Count Basie Orchestra
percussion: Emil Richards
piano: Count Basie
saxophone: Frank Wess
tenor saxophone: Eric Dixon
trumpet: Al Aarons
vocal: Sammy Davis Jr.
If you've ever been to New York City,
You know what I'm talking about,
Yes you do.
Well, if you've ever been to New York City,
You know what I'm talking about,
They got such pretty little girls in that big town,
Make a man wanna jump around and shout.

I met a little girl there,
She was about five foot eight.
I said "I want you to love me."
She said "Why man, that'd be great."
I got long hair but,
She took me back,
Back to see her pad,
But the first thing I saw when I arrived there,
Was a big black shiny shotgun,
In the hands of her dad.

Alright now, this is how it was,
Oh no!

Well alright!

I finally learned my lesson,
Such a long time ago,
Next little woman that I date,
I've got to know, I've got to know her family too.
Yes indeed, I gotta know her family too.
But if you don't want to be filled full of shotgun holes,
Mister, this song is just for you.

CD 1
  • 1 My Shining Hour
  • 2 Teach Me Tonight
  • 3 Work Song
  • 4 Why Try to Change Me Now
  • 5 Blues for Mr. Charlie
  • 6 April in Paris
  • 7 New York City Blues
  • 8 You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
  • 9 She's a Woman (W-O-M-A-N)
  • 10 The Girl From Ipanema
  • 11 Keepin' Out the Mischief Now
  • 12 Bill Basie Won't You Please Come Home

  • Release information
    label: Sammel-Lab
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 042283744622
    script: Latin