Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Night Hoop-la

What Kind of Fool Am I? by Sammy Davis Jr (1925-1990).

In life, Mr. Davis was often billed as the "greatest living entertainer in the world". Known for his self-deprecating humor, he once heard someone complaining about discrimination, and he said, "You got it easy. I'm a short, ugly, one-eyed, black Jew. What do you think it's like for me?"

Something tells me Sammy Davis Jr. would dedicate this song to our current, divisive POTUS, with 'narcissist' being the answer to the song title's question. Of course.



From StarPulse.com:
"In 1952, at the invitation of Sinatra, they also played the newly integrated Copacabana. In 1954, Davis signed to Decca, topping the charts with his debut LP, Starring Sammy Davis Jr. That same year he lost his left eye in a much-publicized auto accident, but upon returning to the stage in early 1955 was greeted with even greater enthusiasm than before on the strength of a series of hit singles including "Something's Gotta Give," "Love Me or Leave Me," and "That Old Black Magic."
A year later, Davis made his Broadway debut in the musical +Mr. Wonderful, starring in the show for over 400 performances and launching a hit with the song "Too Close for Comfort."
For this, and more, original hits from the 40's, 50's, and 60's, tune into John Christopher's streaming 24/7 musical extravaganza "The Neon Beat" by clicking here, or click the icon on the side of this page.

(disclaimer: the views expressed here are my own and not affiliated with John Christopher or The Neon Beat. I'm simply a fan of the show.)
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