me being a fool
Little Sammy Davis and Fred Scribner from the Valentine's Blues DVD.sammy gives fred a minutes worth of instruction then works him all he can.
Little Sammy Davis and Fred Scribner with Brad Scribner on drums and Jack Gershenheimer on bass do a rendition of a Little Walter tune
This is video from a local "Gong Show" in 2003. We are lip syncing to "Me and My Shadow by Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra.
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A Michael Jackson impersonator lives alone in Paris and performs on the streets to make ends meet. At a performance in a retirement home, Michael falls for a beautiful Marilyn Monroe look-alike who suggests he move to a commune of impersonators in the Scottish Highlands. At the seaside castle, Michael discovers everyone preparing for the commune’s first-ever gala - Abe Lincoln, Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Stooges, the Queen, the Pope, Madonna, Buckwheat, Sammy Davis, Jr… And also Marilyn’s daughter Shirley Temple and her possessive husband Charlie Chaplin. Meanwhile, a miracle is happening somewhere in a Latin American jungle.
Sammy Davis Junior and Frank Sinatra once had a close call in Las Vegas.
From the book Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and Legends of the Movies! (isbn 9780963897275). Available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon or wherever books are sold.
Sammy Davis Jr. was very generous to a man that worked for him.
From the book Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Stories About the Stars and Legends of the Movies! (isbn 97809638972-7-5)
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William Everett "Billy" Preston (September 2, 1946 June 6, 2006) was an American soul musician from Houston, Texas, raised mostly in Los Angeles, California. In addition to his successful, Grammy-winning career as a solo artist, Preston collaborated with some of the greatest names in the music industry, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Nat King Cole, Little Richard, Eric Burdon, Ray Charles, George Harrison, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke, King Curtis, Sammy Davis Jr., Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin, the Jackson 5, Quincy Jones, Richie Sambora, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. He played the Fender Rhodes electric piano and the Hammond organ on the Get Back sessions in 1969. Preston is the only non-Beatle to receiving billing as an artist alongside the Beatles (as distinct from receiving credit as a session musician on album packaging) on an official Beatles record release. The label of the Get Back single credits the artists on the record as "The Beatles with Billy Preston". ....pls enjoy!!!
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The legendary crooners of the 50s are long gone, but their memory lives on in the skilled impressions of Bob Anderson, who can be seen at Club '57 at Dick Clark's American Bandstand in Branson, Missouri. Anderson impersonates singers including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Sammy Davis, Jr.
This song was performed by Stevie Wonder, during Sammy Davis Jr's 60th Anniversary Special in 1990. I cannot imagine why this wonderful melody was never recorded, because it says so much about how Jesus Christ IS the Way, Truth and the Life! :)
1957 (A teenage Shirley Bassey recorded this American Songbook 'Blues' Standard back in 1956 and it was released as a track on her first LP in 1957. One of the songs from this LP, 'Born To Sing The Blues' was released as a single in 1956. Shirley has recorded & performed many genre's of music over her past 58+ years in show business due to her powerful voice & musical instincts, but jazz & the blues were among the first that she mastered.
ABOUT This song:
"The Birth of the Blues" is a popular song.
The music was written by Ray Henderson, the lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown. The song was published in 1926, and recorded by Cab Calloway in 1943 or 1944. The song was later a hit for Frank Sinatra and was frequently performed by popular singers such as Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis, Jr., Shirley Bassey, Keely Smith, Jack Teagarden and Pearl Bailey.
An Oscar nominated (Music Scoring) film "Birth of the Blues" starring Bing Crosby was released in 1941.
Oh, they say some people long ago
Were searching for a diffrent tune
One that they could croon
As only they can
They only had the rhythm solved
They started swaying to and fro
They didn't know just what to use
And this is how the blues really began
They heard the breeze in the trees
Singing weird melodies
And they made that the start of the blues
And from a jail came the wail
Of a down-hearted frail
And they played that
As part of the blues
From a whippoorwill
Out on a hill
They took a new note
Pushed it through a horn
Till it was worn
Into a blue note
And then they nursed it
And gave out the news
That the Southland gave birth to the blues
And then they nursed it
And gave out the news
That the Southland gave birth to the blues
That the Southland, they gave birth to the blues
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Behind the scenes with Brooklyn Decker and Patrick Wilson by Universal Pictures. From the new movie STRETCH - directed by Joe Carnahan.
In one memorable scene in This Is Spinal Tap, limousine driver Bruno Kirby is relentlessly yapping to the band, offering his literary criticism of Sammy Davis Jr’s autobiography, until the clients in the backseat finally raise the partition window to block out the sound. Joe Carnahan’s new film Stretch offers a more raw perspective on the life of a driver – the guy at the wheel in the cheap suit is every bit as miserable as you are.
Patrick Wilson’s Kevin is a very specific type you’ll often see in Los Angeles: attractive enough on the outside, a complete wreck on the inside. He’s smart enough to crack a sharp joke, but clueless as to how to get out of his rut. For two years he’s struggled to break his gambling and coke addiction and to lick the wound of a failed romance, and instead his days of shuttling rich folk to and from the airport offers little joy (or enough cash to pay off his old debts).
When the golden boy of the limo world (Ed Helms) sticks a gun in his mouth and blasts his brains all over the rich Corinthian leather, we’re unsure if Kevin, who goes by the nickname Stretch, secretly admires his resolve. He’s certainly spooked that one day he’ll suffer the same fate.
Then comes a magical night in which Kevin is offered a way out. He’ll have to “own his space” as acting coaches say, but if he can untie a perplexing knot of intrigue involving the FBI, a psychologically damaged tech billionaire and Ray Liotta, he may just find salvation – or at least a fun night out.
The night begins by nicking passengers from a rival driver in a white Rolls-Royce, donning a preposterous wig called “the Jovi”. It’s the first step into an increasing surrealist society that, by the wee hours, includes an underworld of wealth and sin catered to by a secret and competitive service industry. (Kevin’s interaction with other on-the-hustle doormen and valet parkers offer some of the funniest scenes.) Our chauffeuring hero needs six thousand in cash before midnight to pay off an angry bookie, but when Chris Pine’s rich nutcase literally parachutes onto his windshield with an exposed scrotum, Kevin decides to do whatever he asks for a night with the hope of securing a sizable tip.
The escapade cruises along gaining momentum, with sprinkled-in similarities to films as diverse as Eyes Wide Shut, All That Jazz and Michael Mann’s Collateral. Reminiscent of Fight Club, the picture opens with wall-to-wall voiceover from a dead-inside beta male weary of a world that offers him no happiness. As Kevin grows in confidence the narration recedes and we discover that this would-be actor actually has quite the mouth on him. By the film’s later section he’s slinging zing like a pro. “Has your father ever stopped crying?” he asks of a white, pudgy wannabe rapper in one of Patrick Wilson’s many laugh-out-loud line deliveries.
There’s a bit of a nasty edge to Carnahan’s humor, but he always mitigates the risks of being uncouth by being undeniably clever. His adaptation of the asinine television series The A-Team had more wit in the grilling of a steak (with the powder from a shotgun shell to cheers of “burn it like it’s damned!”) than in the entire Transformers series. Stretch has more in common with his earlier efforts Smokin’ Aces and Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane than, say, the warrior poet survivalism of The Grey. But there’s always been a self-deprecating factor to Carnahan’s style of machismo. There’s an underlying sense that a life like Kevin’s, even at the center of an adventure with cool lighting and funky music breaks, is nothing enviable.
While the movie does eventually ramp up to a terrific purr, it hits plenty of speed bumps in its opening. There’s a significant settling-in period (and some may just be unable to get on board at all), but it does settle in once the “one night” begins. Also, while Chris Pine is very funny as the hirsute wealthy wacko, a little bit goes a long way, and some of his seat-chomping wears out its welcome.
Stretch was originally intended for a theatrical run, but the studio (Universal) spiked it and has kicked it to a VOD release. It’s exactly the type of disrespect its lead character would expect and, after a rough road, overcome.
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Famous scene from tap movie where Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis Jr and friends face off in a dance challenge. A young Savion Glover watches from the sidelines.
Paul Anka And Sammy Davis Jr - Am Not Anyone