Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sammy Davis Jr. Entertains Germany (1985)



Sammy Davis Jr. [1925–1990; born Samuel George “Sammy” Davis Jr. in Harlem, New York City, NY] performs at the grand opening of Casino Hohensyburg (Spielbank) in Dortmund, Germany, on June 28, 1985. He was called “Mr. Entertainment,” but such titles are used only as a descriptive term to remind people of what an individual does and not necessarily what motivates him. It is undoubtedly evident that he was an entertainer’s entertainer; he could sing, he could dance; he could act. But he was also a man who understood his humble roots and what it meant to achieve success in the performance of something good when many others could not or did not. It is not always easy to find your place; it is even harder to maintain it. Sammy Davis Jr. died, aged 64, of throat cancer. For more, go to [SammyDavisJr.]

Song List
  1. Where or when
  2. New York, New York
  3. What I did for love
  4. Candy Man
  5. I´m singing in the rain
  6. What kind of fool am I
  7. The lady is a tramp
  8. Improvisation / I´ve got you under my skin
  9. I´ve gotta be me
  10. For once in my life
  11. As time goes by
  12. Mr. Bojangles
  13. Interview (1971)