Thursday, July 26, 2007

Sammy Davis jr. - Mister Bojangles

I've been thinking a lot about Sammy Davis Jr. lately. Every few years, I search for new things I can find that memorialize him. This song has become his quentessential piece for me. I think it represented everything he was and everything he was frightened of becoming.

There are some performers who never really seem gone. Sammy is one of them for me. I think I am a constant fan because of his work ethic and his willingness to defy others for the things he loved. He was never enough and always too much for us. Brilliant man that he was.