11 July 2008

Sammy Does them all

A lighthearted little goof for a summer Friday.

Sammy Davis, Jr. is, for my money, one of the greatest live performers ever. That's right, EVER. Of course, these days he's perhaps best known through impressions that other people do of him (and of course for "Candyman"). But back in the day, Sammy was himself an amazing impersonator. Here he is at a benefit in St. Louis, somewhere in the 60s, flawlessly rendering the great male singers of his day. (His Sinatra impersonation, not included here, was also spot on.)

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