Friday, May 03, 2013

Listening Post

I've said this before and I'll say it over and over again: While I love the Rat Pack as a whole, as any red-blooded American man should, I always thought Sammy Davis Jr. to be the true lightning-in-a-bottle talent of the group. Not only was he the most fully-formed entertainer but he had the ability to reach depths of subtlety with his voice that his crooning counterparts could only dream of. For lush, gorgeous, heartbreaking proof of this, just download the album he did with Spanish guitar legend Laurindo Almeida.

Here's Sammy doing Anthony Newley's Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)?

Have a nice Friday, kids.

1 comment:

Nick said...

Hear, hear!