Something new for “Why It Matters” — stuff from my collection that isn’t story-worthy but is fun anyway. I’ll post album covers and other ephemera now and then, and would love it if you would share some of your weirdness, too. First up: Sammy Davis, Jr. Now.
The sheer awesomeness of the Sam Man cannot be captured in an album cover…
… nor can the Candy Man be captured in a gatefold sleeve.
No, it takes a quadruple fold — four albums covers — to capture Mr. Bojangles.
But even that is not enough! Maybe — just maybe — by printing a photo collage on the flip side we can capture a fraction of that Sammy Davis, Jr. magic.
Toss in the fact that this LP contains Sammy’s take on the theme from Shaft and the question becomes: Why doesn’t everybody have a copy of this album?