David Frost did thousands of interviews during his lifetime. But his favorite person to talk to was the singer, dancer, actor, comedian, and impressionist: Sammy Davis Jr. These interviews—many of which have been lost for more than 50 years—show exactly why Sammy was simply known as “Mister Show Business.”
Was Sammy Davis Jr. a member of the Church of Satan? It's widely known that he converted to Judaism after the auto accident that took his eye, but this week, a listener sent us an article about Sammy Davis Jr. the Satanist. In this episode, we talk about the life of this multi-faceted entertainer and the claim in question. Then we chat with Comedian and Producer of CBus Comedy, Lisa Berry! Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589 Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent For special discounts and links to our sponsors, visit http://theinternetsaysitstrue.com/deals
Episode 208, “Sammy Davis Jr.,” presents 14 recordings by one of the most popular entertainers of the 1950s and ‘60s … and a monologue by Davis before a live audience in Las Vegas. 45 RPM, Music of the 40s and 50sEpisode 208Sammy Davis Jr.Playlist1Something’s Gotta GiveSammy Davis Jr.2If I Ruled the WorldSammy Davis Jr.3There’s a Small HotelSammy Davis Jr. & Carmen McCrae4You’re the TopSammy Davis Jr. & Carmen McCrae5Who Can I Turn ToSammy Davis Jr.6Too Close for ComfortSammy Davis Jr.7All of YouSammy Davis Jr.8Birth of the BluesSammy Davis Jr.9Smoke Smoke Smoke That CigaretteSammy Davis Jr.10MonologueSammy Davis Jr.11Walking My Baby Back HomeSammy Davis Jr.12Hey ThereSammy Davis Jr.13That Old Black MagicSammy Davis Jr.14What Kind of Fool Am I?Sammy Davis Jr.15Happy EndingSammy Davis Jr.The post Episode 208, “Sammy Davis Jr.,” appeared first on Sam Waldron.
Episode 85: RICHARD NIXON 1972 The Foundation of Peace (Part 15 ) The Republican National Convention and rally with Sammy Davis Jr 1
Nixon and Watergate
If the McGovern campaign had been a textbook example of what could go wrong would, the Nixon campaign ran like a well oiled machine. If you listen to the journalist covering the convention they sound like they are covering the great turtle race. They are audibly struggling to keep things interesting. But if you love the pomp and circumstances of a national convention, which I do, you will still love all the fun of the roll call vote, the nominating speeches and the convention demonstrations.It is the celebration of America.Then after the foregone conclusion happens , the magic of television will take you to Maritime park in Miami for a concert featuring entertainer Sammy Davis Jr, as they go after the youth vote, which President Nixon had opened the doors for just the year before. After Nixon was nominated he came down to the stage and delivered an inspiring speech watched around the world on television and on the big screens at the convention hall.***** Ranked number 17 as one of the 60 best American History podcasts of 2022 by Feedspot.comhttps://blog.feedspot.com/american_history_podcasts/ ZBiotics Pre-Alcohol ProbioticBreaks down the byproduct of alcohol responsible for rough mornings after drinking.Brand Questions or comments at , Randalrgw1@aol.com , https://twitter.com/randal_wallace , and http://www.randalwallace.com/Please Leave us a review at wherever you get your podcastsThanks for listening!!
Programa 01x173. En Sammy Davis Jr. és un gentleman, un crooner de cap a peus. I com tot bon crooner, també li agradava la gresca, trencar gots de whisky i envoltar-se de la jet set. De tota manera, el pobre Sammy també va patir discriminació: el racisme de la societat nord-americana no el va deixar en pau.
The Morning Dish with Hank Garrett. From Sammy Davis Jr to fighting Elvis Presley! Listen as he talks about His new book (Harlem Hoodlum to Hollywood Heavyweight).
Steven Phillips with The Morning Dish
Hank Garrett was raised in a multi-cultural neighborhood. In the 1950s where poverty was a way of life, Survival was the goal and violence was the means. By age 12, Hank was carrying a .25 caliber handgun. He would either end up dead or in prison. But a serendipitous meeting with Sammy Davis Jr. changed the trajectory of Hank’s life, and Hank stepped into the worlds of comedy, acting, martial arts, and wrestling. Lying about his age, at 17, Hank balanced a career as a pro wrestler with doing comedy acts at various clubs, all while still attending high school. By age 19 he had landed a role in a successful television series. With success also came challenges, however. Hank experienced love, loss, injury, and discrimination. Opportunities were lost or stolen from him. But Hank persevered. The fight inside the man, which could have proved disastrous, became his greatest asset. Up from the Streets is a true story of survival, redemption, and hope.His book, “From Harlem Hoodlum to Hollywood Heavyweight,” will make you happy, sad and will make you laugh all the way through as he tells us all the stories of his life, the famous people he worked with and all he had to go through to make it from the streets of Harlem to his hard-earned stardom. He was going to survive the street life of Harlem where he learned to become a professional wrestler along with reaching the top as a martial arts expert inducted into the Hall of Fame in both sports. Hank was also an accomplished comedian and moved on to acting where he landed the part of officer Nicholson in the highly acclaimed Car 54 Where Are You. His story will surprise and entertain you as you read of all his accomplishments, his successes, the surprises in his life and the sometimes sad stories, told in his book, From Harlem Hoodlum to Hollywood Heavyweight. One thing guaranteed is that Hanks book will entertain and surprise you reading about all he accomplished in his life written with his unique style of comedy and truth. His book will leave you smiling at Hanks take on life….so far. Hank Garrett was born in Monticello, New York. His parents soon relocated to Harlem, New York. At age 15 Hank started performing in the Catskill Mountains, and turned professional wrestler at age 17 (by lying about his age). A small sample of his credits are: Officer Nicholson on the TV sit-com “Car 54, Where Are You,” Muscles Malone in “Serpico” (starring Al Pacino), and as the award-winning assassin in “Three Days of the Condor” (starring Robert Redford), and voices on “GI Joe” and “Garfield & Friends.”Hank has had a long, successful career as a performer, comedian, wrestler, and speaker. His incredible life story is detailed in his book, available now from Amazon.Here are some of Hank’s other notable accomplishments:Opened as comedian for Tony Bennett for several years at Copa Cabana in New York, Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, London Paladium, etc.First white comedian to perform at the world known Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NY.Regular on English BBC TV Show starring David Frost – “That Was the Week That Was” (18 months)Winner of New York Film Critics Award for “Three Days of the Condor” (played Killer Mailman)Has appeared in countless movies / TV shows (as shown on IMDB and Wikipedia)
We continue our look at the different Rat Pack members, but this week we turn our attention back to music and examine the story of the incredible Sammy Davis Jr. Follow us on Social media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SoundofHistory/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/soundofhistory_ Leave us a review on iTunes!
Cheesesploitation: Sammy Davis Jr. Destroys Isaac Hayes' "Theme From Shaft" (Special Guest: Carl Hancock Rux)
Award-winning recording artist/poet/writer/performer Carl Hancock Rux joins the "Disinfect" hosts to roast Sammy Davis Jr.'s disastrous, unintentionally hilarious cover of Isaac Hayes' blaxploitation classic, "Theme From Shaft"...