Live From Las Vegas 1975-1979
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Date: 1975
Location: Silver Slipper, Las Vegas
The Tommy Overstreet Show Live from the Silver Slipper

Tommy Overstreet (ldr), The Nashville Express (bnd), Bob Rippy (ldg), Sammy Vaughn (sp?) (rg), Smiley Roberts (stg), Skip Devol (bj), Donna Sheridan (sp?) (p), Al Cunningham (eb), Bill Benjamin (d), Patti Bryan (sp?), Linda Hart, Georgia Mock (sp?), Tommy Overstreet, Three Of A Kind (v)

a.Introduction - 0:25
b.I'm A Believer - 2:30  (Ricci Mareno, Thomas Rocco)
c.Okie From Muskogee - 2:45  (Ray Edward Burris, Merle Haggard)
d.Old Warriors Never Cry (Poem) - 2:05  (Tommy Overstreet)
e.Beer Barrel Polka - 1:55  (Lew Brown, Wladimir Timm, Taromir Vejvoda, Vasec Zeman)
f.25 Words Or Less - 2:05  (Tommy Overstreet, M. Alger)
g.That's When My Woman Begins - 3:03  (Jerry Gillespie)
h.Polk Salad Annie - 3:38  (Tony Joe White)
i.Sixteen Tons - 3:16  (Merle Travis)
j.If I Miss You Again Tonight - 3:02  (Charlie Black, Ricci Mareno)
k.Duelin' Banjos - 1:52  (Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, Eric Weissberg)
l.I Think I'll Drink Myself Into The Past - 1:57  (Tommy Overstreet, Bob Rippy)
m.I Don't Know You (Anymore) - 1:32  (Charlie Black, Ricci Mareno)
n.Ann (Don't Go Runnin') - 1:05  (Buzz Cason)
o.Gwen (Congratulations) - 1:59  (Jerry Gillespie, Ricci Mareno)
p.Rocky Top - 2:08  (Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant)
All titles on:      ABC-Dot LP 12": 2038 — The Tommy Overstreet Show Live from the Silver Slipper   (1976)

m, n, o performed as medley.


Date: 1977
Location: Fremont, Las Vegas
Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass Live! In Las Vegas

Danny Davis (t, mc), Curtis McPeak (bj)

a.Introduction: Chuck Wagner
b.Spaced Out Blue Grass - 3:12  (Bill McElhiney, Buddy Bernier)
c.Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain - 2:51  (Fred Rose)
d.Orange Blossom Special - 1:53  (E. T. Rouse)
e.Just A Closer Walk With Thee - 5:01  (Traditional)
f.Country Disco - 2:46  (Bill McElhiney, Buddy Bernier)
g.I Only Have Eyes For You - 2:44  (Bill McElhiney, Buddy Bernier)
h.Nashville Brass Hoedown - 3:12  (Bill McElhiney, Buddy Bernier)
i.Wildwood Brass - 0:34  (Bill McElhiney, Buddy Bernier)
j.Whiffenpoof Song - 3:38  (Terry Waddell, Buddy Bernier)
k.Rhapsody In Blue - 11:08  (George Gershwin)
l.Embraceable You  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
m.Strike Up The Band  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
n.Someone To Watch Over Me  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
o.S'Wonderful  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
p.It Ain't Necessarily So  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
q.I Got Rhythm  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
r.Summertime  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
s.Swanee  (George Gershwin, Irving Caesar)
t.The Man I Love  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
All titles on:      RCA LP 12": APL1-2310 — Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass Live! In Las Vegas   (1977)

k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t performed as medley.

Fiesta Room, Fremont.


Date: 1978
Location: Silverbird, Las Vegas
Live in Las Vegas

Freddie Fender (g, v)

a.Lovin' Cajun Style  (Huey P. Meaux)
b.Rancho Grande  (Baldemar Huerta)
c.I Can't Stop Loving You  (Don Gibson)
d.Wild Side Of Life  (William Warren, Arlie Carter)
e.Livin' It Down  (Ben Peters)
f.Mathilda  (George Khoury, Huey Thierry)
g.After The Fire Is Gone  (L. E. White)
h.Vaya Con Dios  (Larry Russell, Buddy Pepper, Inez James)
i.You'll Lose A Good Thing  (Huey P. Meaux)
j.Before The Next Teardrop Falls  (Ben Peters, Venna Keith)
k.Wasted Days And Wasted Nights  (Baldemar Huerta, Wayne Duncan)
All titles on:      Crazy Cajun LP 12": CCLP-1106 — Live in Las Vegas   (1975)

Date: May 5, 1978
Location: Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas
Sinatra at Caesar's Palace

Charles Turner (t), Al Viola (g), Vincent Falcone, Jr. (p), Gene Cherico (b), Irving Cottler (d), Frank Sinatra (v), Billy Byers, Don Costa, Billy May, Nelson Riddle (arr), Bill Miller (con)

a.Backstage (Before The Show) - 0:01
b."Welcome To Caesar's" - 7:30
c.All Of Me - 9:15  (Seymour Simons, Gerald Marks)
d.Maybe This Time - 11:11  (John Kander, Fred Ebb)
e.The Lady Is A Tramp - 13:55  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
f.Didn't We? - 16:59  (Jimmy Webb)
g.Someone To Watch Over Me - 19:30  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
h.Something - 22:05  (George Harrison)
i.Baubles Bangles And Beads - 26:47  (Robert Craig Wright, George 'Chet' Forrest)
j.The Gal That Got Away - 30:39  (Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin)
k.It Never Entered My Mind  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
l.Monologue - 38:47
m.My Kind Of Town - 42:59  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn)
n.Send In The Clowns - 49:27  (Stephen Sondheim)
o.Monologue - 53:44
p.Don't Worry 'Bout Me - 54:37  (Ted Koehler, Rube Bloom)
q.Introductions - 58:11
r.My Way [aka Comme D'Habitude] - 1:04:26  (Claude Francois, Jacques Revaux, Gilles Thibault, Paul Anka)
s.America The Beautiful - 1:08:47  (Katherine Lee Bates, Samuel Ward)
t.Backstage (After The Show) - 1:11:52
All titles on:      Reprise DVD: — Sinatra Vegas - Disc 5   (2006)

j, k performed as medley.

This live show was filmed in Circus Maximus on May 5, 1978 for a CBS special titled "Cinderella At The Palace." The special included excerpts from Sinatra's performance as well as those of Tom Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., and Andy Williams. The DVD includes several minutes of backstage footage prior to the show and a few minutes after.

*The timings noted are not durations, but the time at which the track begins on the DVD.


Date: 1979
Location: Aladdin, Las Vegas
Live at the Aladdin

John Beland (g, v, bkv), Rick Nelson (g, p, v), Tom Brumley (stg), Doug Lavery (d, bkv), The Sweet Inspirations (bkv)

a.Garden Party - 3:33  (Rick Nelson)
b.Poor Little Fool - 2:33  (Sharon Sheeley)
c.My Bucket's Got A Hole In It - 3:24  (Clarence Williams)
d.Last Time Around - 4:36  (Rick Nelson)
e.Milkcow Blues - 3:27  (Kokomo Arnold)
f.She Belongs To Me - 3:00  (Bob Dylan)
g.Lonesome Town - 2:28  (Baker Knight)
h.Travelin' Man - 1:55  (Jerry Fuller)
i.Hello Marylou - 2:27  (Gene Pitney)
j.It's Late - 2:34  (Dorsey Burnette)
k.Merry Christmas Baby - 1:46  (Johnny Dudley Moore, Lou Baxter)
l.Mystery Train - 3:59  (Junior Parker, Sam Phillips)
All titles on:      Magnum CD: 78 — Live at the Aladdin   (1996)

Date: March, 1982
Location: Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas
Sinatra, Frank + Nancy

Charles Turner (t), Tony Mottola (g), Vincent Falcone, Jr. (p), Gene Cherico (b), Irving Cottler (d), Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra (v), Don Costa, Neal Hefti, Sy Oliver, Nelson Riddle (arr)

a.Get Me To The Church On Time - 2:29  (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe)
b.I Get A Kick Out Of You - 5:35  (Cole Porter)
c.I Can't Get Started - 3:05  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
d.Without A Song - 3:49  (Vincent Youmans, Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose)
e.Hey Look, No Crying - 3:50  (Jule Styne, Susan Burkenhead)
f.The Lady Is A Tramp - 3:50  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
g.Monologue - 3:00
h.Night And Day - 2:33  (Cole Porter)
i.All Or Nothing At All - 3:21  (Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence)
j.The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else - 3:14  (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn)
k.These Foolish Things - 2:25  (Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Holt Marvell)
l.Somethin' Stupid - 6:11  (Carson Parks)
m.New York, New York - 4:41  (Fred Ebb, John Kander)
n.Bows - 0:55
All titles on:      Reprise CD: — Sinatra Vegas - Disc 3   (2006)

Circus Maximus, Caesar's Palace.

Though this recording falls outside of the discography's range of 1950-1980, it is more representative of the earlier era than the magic and variety shows that had begun to dominate the Las Vegas showrooms.


Date: April, 1987
Location: Golden Nugget, Las Vegas
Sinatra at the Golden Nugget

Ron Anthony (g), Lou Levy (p), Jim Hughart (b), Irving Cottler (d), Frank Sinatra (v), Don Costa, Frank Foster, Quincy Jones, Nelson Riddle (arr), Bill Miller (con)

a.I've Got The World On A String - 2:39  (Ted Koehler, Harold Arlen)
b.At Long Last Love - 2:32  (Cole Porter)
c.Witchcraft - 2:44  (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh)
d.The Gal That Got Away - 6:52  (Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin)
e.It Never Entered My Mind  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
f.For Once In My Life - 3:06  (Ronald Miller, Orlando Murden)
g.My Heart Stood Still - 3:23  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
h.You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - 2:47  (Stevie Wonder)
i.Monologue - 1:46
j.Spring Is Here - 3:27  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
k.What Now My Love - 2:37  (Gilbert Bécaud, Carl Sigman)
l.I Get Along Without You Very Well - 4:09  (Hoagy Carmichael)
m.Pennies From Heaven - 3:42  (Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke)
n.Angel Eyes - 7:45  (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis)
o.Mack The Knife [aka Moritat] - 4:23  (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein)
p.Bows - 1:17
All titles on:      Reprise CD: — Sinatra Vegas - Disc 4   (2006)

d, e performed as medley.


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