Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sammy Davis Jr. Keepin' it real.

I just finished The One last night, a recent biography of James Brown. Not the nicest cat, he seems to have sacrificed relationships, money and health at the altar of success. But he knew how to get people dancing.

Interesting to read that during the Blaxploitation period, the Godfather endorsed Nixon, along with Sammy Davis Jr., which didn't sit too well with the brothers.

The book also mentioned an "astonishing cover" of Shaft by Sammy, which I had to go out and look for. No doubt the White House preferred this version.

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