I’ve Gotta Be 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.”

I've Gotta Be Me
Bein' Natural Bein' Me
Format: 7"
Label: Charly Records
Catalogue numbers: CHARLY SIG701

Published By-Warner/Chappell North America
Published By-Pomona Music Corp.
Phonographic Copyright (p)-Reprise Records
Copyright (c)-Charly Acquisitions Ltd.
Licensed From-Licensemusic.com ApS

Barcodes & Identifiers:
Rights Society-MCPS
Label Code-LC 08477
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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