CTVA US Music Variety - "Sammy And Company" (Syndicated)(1975-77) Sammy Davis, Jr.

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Sammy And Company (1975-77)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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SAMMY AND COMPANY
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Syndicated by Syndi-cast Services
Videotaped in New York, Hollywood,  Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, & Acapulco
 Produced by Pierre Cossette
Saturdays/Sundays around 10:15pm (5Apr75-19Mar77)

US Music Variety Series 1975-77    55 episodes x 90 min. (weekly series)
(53 listed 2 missing info on)

Host Sammy Davis, Jr.
regulars:
Avery Schreiber
Kay Dingle
Johnny Brown
Joyce Jillson

George Rhodes Orchestra
Announcer: William B. Williams

Sammy Davis Jr. also hosted   "The Sammy Davis Jr. Show" (NBC Fridays 8:30-9:30pm ET)(7Jan66-22Apr66)

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Syndicated

[01] Sammy & Company [Premiere]
05Apr1975 (rerun 06Jul75)
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Redd Foxx
Dinah Shore
Alan Alda
Diahann Carroll
Flip Wilson
Steve Lawrence
Eydie Gorme
Freda Payne

Highlights:
Dinah sings "Laughter in the Rain".
Sammy sings "Birth of the Blues" and "With a Song in My Heart".
Other songs include "I'm Beginning to See the Light" and "I've a Right to Sing the Blues".

[02] Sammy & Company
12Apr1975
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Danny Thomas
Charley Pride
Esther Rolle
Charo

Highlights:
Sammy sings "In My Own Lifetime," "Come Back to Me".
Danny sings "The Need to Be".
Charley sings "Who Am I?".

[03] Sammy & Company
19Apr1975
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Sandy Duncan
Roger Miller
Karen Valentine

TV producer Aaron Spelling
Highlights:
Sammy sings "The More I See You", "Without a Song" and "Spinning Wheel".
Roger Miller sings "I Love a Rodeo".
Sammy and Sandy duet with "Side by Side".

[04] Sammy & Company
26Apr1975
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Flip Wilson
Adrienne Barbeau

golf pro Lee Elder
impressionist Larry Ragland
Highlights:
Adrienne sings "Shooting Star".
Larry Ragland does takeoffs of Ed Sullivan and Sammy.

[05] Sammy & Company
03May1975
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Ray Charles
Suzanne Pleshette
Freddie Prinze

singer Marlena Shaw
Highlights:
Sammy sings "I Am Woman".
Ray Charles sings "Georgia" and "Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma".
Sammy and Ray duet with "What'd I Say?" and "Hallelujah, I Love Her So".
Marlena Shaw sings "Feel like Makin' Love".

[06] Sammy & Company
10May1975
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Joan Rivers
Florence Henderson
Scatman Crothers

comic Franklyn Ajaye
Jane and Burt Boyar, who edited Sammy's book "Yes, I Can."
Highlights:
Florence sings "Send In the Clowns".
Sammy sings "And when I Die" and "Begin the Beguine".
Scatman performs "One Man Show".

[07] Sammy & Company
17May1975
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Jean Stapleton
Richard Pryor

Tony Orlando and Dawn
Highlights:
Sammy performs "Where or When" and a medley of Beatles tunes.
Sammy and Tony Orlando and Dawn sing "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree".
Jean sings "Mr. Wonderful" and "He Don't Love You (like I Love You)."

[08] Sammy & Company
24May1975
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Jack Albertson
Eydie Gorme
Roy Clark
Michael Callan

Highlights:
Eydie sings "Get Out of Town".
Sammy sings "For Once in My Life".
Sammy & Eydie duet with "At Long Last Love"
Avery Schreiber, Johnny Brown and Joyce Jillson are regulars.

[09] Sammy & Company
31May1975 (rerun 07Sep75)
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Dizzy Gillespie
Sarah Vaughan
Billy Eckstine
Count Basie
Bob Hope

Highlights:
Sarah sings "The Man I Love" and "My Funny Valentine".
Dizzy performs "Olinga".
Billy sings "You and Me Against the World".
Count Basie performs "Big Stuff".
Sammy sings "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?"

[10] Sammy & Company
07Jun1975 (rerun 06Sep75)
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Wayne Newton
Linda Blair
Helen Reddy

Highlights:
Sammy sings "Mr. Bojangles".
Helen sings "I Think I'll Write a Song".

[11] Sammy & Company
14Jun1975
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Carol Burnett
Merv Griffin
Rep. Barbara Jordan
(D-Texas)
Highlights:
Sammy sings "The Impossible Dream" and "Lover, Come Back to Me".
Merv performs "Piano Man".

[12] Sammy & Company
21Jun1975
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Sally Struthers
Lola Falana
Jack Klugman

a tap-dance team
Highlights:
Lola sings "I Love Making Love to You".
Sammy sings "The Lady Is a Tramp", "Go Down Gamblin'", "This Love of Mine" and "The More I See You".
Avery Schreiber and Kay Dingle are the regulars

[13] Sammy & Company
28Jun1975
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Steve Lawrence
Ernest Borgnine
Valerie Perrine

Highlights:
Steve sings "Our Love Is Here to Stay".
Sammy sings "In the Still of the Night" and "Abraham, Martin & John".
Sammy & Steve duet with a show-stopping rendition of "The Impossible Dream".
Listed as regulars, Johnny Brown and Avery Schreiber

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Syndicated
The second season began later than expected because Sammy Davis, Jr. was hospitalized for neuritis and exhaustion
in September 1975.
Moved from Sunday nights to Saturday nights.

2.1 [14] Sammy & Company
04Oct1975
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Sammy Davis Jr. has a reunion with people who appeared with him in musicals:
Lola Falana
Ja'net DuBois
Johnny Brown
Jack Carter
Paula Wayne

Highlights: "Golden Boy" include "Lorna's Here" and "This Is the Life."

2.2 [15] Sammy & Company
11Oct1975 (also listed for 11Jan76)
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Gladys Knight & the Pips
Totie Fields
singer Joe Williams
a juggler
Highlights:
Gladys Knight and the Pips perform "On & On"
Joe sings "I Love You Madly".

2.3 [16] Sammy & Company
18Oct1975 (also listed for 18Jan76)
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Lucille Ball
Freddie Prinze
Chuck Berry
Maya Angelou

Highlights:
Sammy sings "Singin' in the Rain".
Chuck Berry performs "Promised Land".

2.4 [17] Sammy & Company
25Oct1975
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Della Reese
Robert Blake
Lou Rawls
James Caan
surprise guest
Highlights:
"Ease On down the Road," "You Will Be My Music" (Della)
"Autumn Leaves" and "Golden Slumbers" (Lou).

2.5 [18] Sammy & Company
01Nov1975
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Carroll O'Connor
Vicki Lawrence
Waylon Jennings
ventriloquist Willie Tyler
Highlights:
Waylon Jennings sings "Rainy Day Woman".
Sammy sings "I Get a Kick Out of You".
Vicki sings "The Other Woman".

2.6 [19] Sammy & Company
08Nov1975
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
From Las Vegas
Bill Cosby
magician John Mark Wilson
professional odds-maker Jimmy the Greek
singer Tom T. Hall and performers in a club revue.
Highlights:
"Love Is All Around," "Vehicle," "I Like Beer."

2.7 [20] Sammy & Company
15Nov1975
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Willie Mays
Leo Durocher
Jose Feliciano
Lorna Luft

Highlights:
Sammy sings "Chico & the Man".
Jose sings "Hard Times in el Barrio".
Lorna sings "Let Yourself Go".

2.8 [21] Sammy & Company
22Nov1975
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
From New York
Liza Minnelli
Chita Rivera
Stephanie Mills
, star of the Broadway musical "The Wiz,"
Highlights:
"I Am My Own Best Friend" (Liza), "Most Beautiful Girl in the World" (Sammy), "All That Jazz" (Chita)
and a medley from "The Wiz" (Stephanie).

2.9 [22] Sammy & Company
29Nov1975
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Alan King
Nancy Wilson
Rev. Jesse Jackson
comic Kip Adotta
Highlights:
Sammy sings "Cute" and "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)".
Nancy sings "All in Love Is Fair".

2.10 [23] Sammy & Company
06Dec1975 (rerun 25Jan76)
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Anthony Newley
Robert Klein
Carmen McRae
Donald Rumsfeld
, Assistant to the President
Highlights:
Sammy and Anthony do a medley, which includes "Good Old Bad Old Days," "What Kind of Fool Am I" and "Candy Man."
Other musical selections include "You Know Who You Are" and "Trouble with Hello Is Goodbye" (Carmen); "Sing" (Sammy).

2.11 [24] Sammy & Company
13Dec1975
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Roger Moore
Minnie Riperton
Richard Pryor
Rod McKuen

Highlights:
Minnie Riperton sings "Lovin' You" and "Adventures in Paradise".
Rod performs "Forever Young".
Sammy sings "All the Things You Are".

2.12 [25] Sammy & Company
20Dec1975
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
H.R. Crawford
, Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Mike Douglas
Richard Pryor
Lucie Arnaz

Highlights:
Mike sings "If".
Sammy sings "You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You".

2.13 [26] Sammy & Company
27Dec1975
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Dr. Joyce Brothers
game-show hosts
Monty Hall
Peter Marshall
Bob Eubanks

Highlights:
Sammy sings "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead".

2.14 [27] Sammy & Company
03Jan1976
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Don Adams
The Supremes
advice columnist Abigail Van Buren
comic Hank Garcia
Highlights:
The Supremes sing "He's My Man" and "Early Morning Love".

2.15 [28] Sammy & Company
10Jan1976
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Totie Fields
lyricist Sammy Cahn
Lola Falana
the Chi-Lites
Highlights:
Sammy & Sammy do a medley of Sammy Cahn songs, including "Come Fly with Me," "All the Way",
"Call Me Irresponsible" and "It Only Takes a Moment".
Sammy sings "Teach Me Tonight".
The Chi-lites perform "You Got to Be the One".
Lola sings "Drift Away".

2.16 [29] Sammy & Company
17Jan1976
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Clifton Davis
singer Tom Sullivan
husband-and-wife pantomimists Shields and Yarnell
comic Tom Dreesen
Highlights:
Sammy sings "Cabaret"
Clifton sings "I've Got the Music in Me".

[--] Sammy & Company
24Jan1976

[--] Sammy & Company
31Jan1976

Feb 15 1976.
Sammy Davis' weekly 90-minute syndicated variety series,
"Sammy & Company" has been renewed for a third season by Syndi-cast Services.


2.x [30] Sammy & Company
10Apr1976
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
From Las Vegas
Joey Heatherton
B.B. King
impressionist Guy Marks
Highlights:
"Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma" (Joey), "The Thrill Is Gone" (B.B. King),
"Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree" (Sammy), "Makin' Whoopee" (Sammy, Joey).

2.x [31] Sammy & Company
17Apr1976 (rerun 22Aug76)
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
From Las Vegas
Don Rickles
Robert Goulet
Karen Valentine
The Mills Brothers

Highlights:
Sammy Davis Jr. sings "After Today," "This Is My Life" and "Baretta's Theme";
Robert Goulet does "Shame on Me" and "The Way We Were";
the Mills Brothers harmonize on "Basin Street Blues" and "Say Si Si."

2.x [32] Sammy & Company
24Apr1976
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Hal Linden
The Jackson 5
Jimmie Walker
Linda Hopkins

Highlights:
"Corner of the Sky" (Hal); "Forever Came Today," "All I Do Is Think of You" (Jackson 5); "Shake a Hand" (Linda);
"At Long Last Love" and "In My Own Lifetime" (Sammy).

2.x [33] Sammy & Company
02May1976
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Lola Falana
George Hamilton
Redd Foxx

Teddy Pendergrass and the Blue Notes
Highlights:
Lola sings "I Honestly Love You".
Sammy sings "The Lady Is a Tramp" and "Song & Dance Man".
The Blue Notes perform "Bad Luck".
Teddy Pendergrass sings "Wake Up Everybody".

2.x [34] Sammy & Company
09May1976
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
From Las Vegas
Mac Davis
The 5th Dimension
impressionist Fred Travalena
Myron Cohen
Highlights:
"Stop & Smell the Roses," "Every Now & Then" (Mac); "Love Is Everywhere" (5th Dimension);
"Candy Man," "What Kind of Fool Am I?" (Sammy).

2.x [35] Sammy & Company
16May1976
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Joey Bishop
Al Green
Liz Torres

Gen. Daniel James Jr., the first black four-star general in the Air Force
and cast members from "Selma" a musical about the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Highlights:
include a scene from the play (Tommy Butler, Darnell Williams, Ed Turner, Lee Duncan); “Full of Fire” (Al).

2.x [36] Sammy & Company
23May1976
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Petula Clark
George Kirby
Janet Leigh
Adam Wade

Highlights:
Petula sings "Ease On down the Road" and "Goin' Out of My Head".
Sammy teams with George on "Goin' to Chicago."

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Syndicated

3.1 [37] Sammy & Company
26Sep1976
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
From Las Vegas
The Righteous Brothers
Juliet Prowse

Las Vegas Sun publisher Hank Greenspun
musician Bob Mitchell
comic Kelly Monteith
nightclub performer Gary Marshall.
Highlights:
"Let's Fall in Love."

3.2 [38] Sammy & Company
03Oct1976
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
Rich Little
James Farentino
Billy Eckstine

singer-actress Jonelle Allen
comedian Rip Taylor
Highlights:
"I Write the Songs" (Sammy), "Rockin' Robin" (Jonelle) and "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again" (Billy).

3.3 [39] Sammy & Company
10Oct1976 (02Jan77)
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
From Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Charo
Leslie Uggams
Bert Convy
comic Pete Barbutti
Highlights:
Charo sings "Baby Face" and plays "Granada" on the classical guitar; and Leslie performs "New World Coming

3.4 [40] Sammy & Company
17Oct1976
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
From Lake Tahoe, Nevada
married couples joining host Sammy Davis Jr.
include singers Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis
Cleo Laine and British band leader-composer John Dankworth
comic Sandy Baron and his wife Stephanie.
Highlights:
"Love and Marriage" (Sammy); "Show Me" (Marilyn, Billy); "Perdido," "Streets of London" (Cleo, John).

3.5 [41] Sammy & Company
24Oct1976
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
From Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Phyllis Diller
Dick Clark
Melba Moore
Mel Tillis
singer Gary Marshal
Highlights:
"This Is It," "Lean on Me" (Melba); "Love Revival," "New Green Light" (Mel); "Once You've Been in Love" (Gary);
"Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home" and a bossanova medley (Sammy).

3.6 [42] Sammy & Company
31Oct1976
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
From Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Lola Falana
O.C. Smith
Fabian
comic Sandy Baron
A magic act.
Highlights:
"Where or When" (Sammy), "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" (Lola), "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" (O.C.)
and "That's When the Music Takes Me" (Fabian).

3.7 [43] Sammy & Company
07Nov1976 (09Jan77)
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
From Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Eddy Arnold
mentalist Kreskin
comic Darrow Igus
Highlights:
"Cowboy" (Eddy)

3.8 [44] Sammy & Company
14Nov1976
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
From Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Sammy Davis Jr. salutes songwriters for shows and movies.
Henry Mancini
Jack Jones

lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman
singer Gerri Granger
Highlights:
"Mr. Lucky" (Henry); "The Way We Were," "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" (Jack);
"Windmills of Your Mind" (Gerri).

Reruns aired from November 21, 1976 to January 16, 1977.


3.9 [45] Sammy & Company
23Jan1977
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
From Acapulco
Ben Vereen
Jaye P. Morgan
Sarah Vaughan
comic Hank Garcia
Highlights:
"On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" (Sammy) and "Here, There and Everywhere" (Sarah).
Also: cliff-divers are shown in action.

3.10 [46] Sammy & Company
30Jan1977
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
From Acapulco
Charo
Frank Gorshin

singer Gerri Granger
Highlights:
"I've Got You Under My Skin" (Sammy); "Cielito Lindo," "Vaya con Dios" (Charo); impressions and
"Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" (Frank); "If I Ruled the World," "What Is Hip?" (Gerri).

3.11 [47] Sammy & Company
06Feb1977
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
From Acapulco
Billy Dee Williams
Marilyn Michaels
Carmen McRae
Franklyn Ajaye
pantomimists Shields and Yarnell

3.12 [48] Sammy & Company
13Feb1977
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
From Acapulco
Richard Pryor
Paul Williams
Freda Payne
Helen O'Connell

Highlights:
"Girl from Ipanema" (Sammy), "Last Blues Song" (Freda), "You and Me Against the World" (Paul)
and "What I Did for Love" (Helen).

3.13 [49] Sammy & Company
20Feb1977
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
From Acapulco
Ben Vereen
Kay Starr
Johnny Rodriguez
comic Tom Dreesen
Broadway's Vivian Reed
Highlights:
"Sing" (Sammy); "Yours Until Tomorrow" (Vivian); "Love Will Keep Us Together" (Kay); "Just Get Up and Close the Door"
and "Love Put a Song in My Heart" (Johnny).

3.14 [50] Sammy & Company
27Feb1977
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
From Hollywood
The Lennon Sister
Della Reese
comic Gary Muledeer
singer Walter Jackson
Rev. Bob Harrington,
the "Chaplain of Bourbon Street."
Highlights:
"Once in a Lifetime" (Sammy); "Down by the Lazy River" (Lennons); "Feelings," "Welcome Home" (Walter).

3.15 [51] Sammy & Company
05Mar1977
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
From Hollywood
Liz Torres
Jimmie Walker
Sarah Vaughan

Highlights:
"Great Balls of Fire," "Se Acabo" (Liz); "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree," "I Write the Songs" (Sammy);
"Fool on the Hill," "Golden Slumbers" (Sarah).

3.16 [52] Sammy & Company
12Mar1977
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
From Hollywood
Steve Lawrence
Don McLean
Rita Moreno
Redd Foxx

Teamsters president Frank Fitzsimmons.
Highlights:
"Where or When" (Sammy), "Night and Day" (Steve) and "I'm a Woman" (Rita).

3.17 [53] Sammy & Company [last episode of series]
19Mar1977
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. / Announcer William B. Williams
guests
From Las Vegas
Steve Lawrence
Nancy Wilson
Nipsey Russell
Totie Fields

a troupe of acrobats
Highlights:
"More," "Now that We're in Love" (Steve); "Come Get to This," "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" (Nancy);
and "Once in a Lifetime" (Sammy).

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