Here’s another classic video… with two of the absolute best— Sammy Davis Jr. and Ella Fitzgerald (it just does not get any better than Ella).
Maybe we’ll turn this into Sammy Davis Jr. week here at The Urban Gentleman… or a ‘classics’ week… just maybe.
Here we have a short duet between Sammy and Nat, where they both sort of mimic each others styles and mannerisms– something that was commonly done between entertainers in the 50s/60s.
“Birth of The Blues”
Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin & Johnny Carson
Registered June 20, 1965 at Kiel Opera House St. Louis
I love how entertainers had to be some type of combination of a triple threat back in the day… sing, act, dance, be a comedian, play an instrument, or whatever else. So their shows were always extremely engaging… there aren’t too many entertainers that fit that bill these days– but maybe this decade it’ll be different.