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Cover of the day: ‘I Got a Woman’ – Sammy Davis Jnr

An upbeat foot tapper from ratpack legend Sammy Davis Jnr. Originally written and recorded by Ray Charles in 1954.

The original was most recently sampled to death by sulky hip hop whinge bag Kanye ‘he’s not the messiah, he’s just a very naughty boy’ West.

Sammy sang this live on his geniusly named 1966 show ‘The Sammy Davis Jnr Show’. Apparently, the finale of the show had Sammy and guests ‘going wild with the frug, monkey, mash potato and jerk to “I’ve Got a Woman”.

Frug sounds rude.

Anyway, enjoy this 7″ version…


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