28 June 2007

Something Like a Contest

It is absolutely no mystery among my friends that I am addicted to musical theater. Nor is anyone in the dark about my admiration for Sammy Davis, Jr. In the following clip, Sammy and Carol Burnett say they are going to sing "every song from every show". This was a teeny tiny exaggeration, but I counted 21 songs from 15 shows.

Your mission should you choose to accept it is to see how many of the shows you can name. I'll have to think of a prize for the winner. For now, off to do the grocery shopping. With the grandson off to visit his mother and the son on a business trip to Alaska, I'm being lazy and will try to come up with something interesting and relevant in the next day or so.


Anonymous said...

I just bought an old made for cable movie about the Rat Pack with Don Cheadle playing Sammy. I am going to watch it some times within the next few days.

Jamie said...

To get the full flavor, you might want to get

The Music Masters: Sammy Davis Jr./Mr. Wonderful (2007)

It is a composite of his life and performances.

Danielle said...

Thanks so much for that video. Whatever happened to artists that could sing, dance, and act. I heard that it is because of the movie studio contracts back then with the logic of the performers HAD to do it all. With new freedom to the performers salaries have skyrocketed and other than Bette Midler is there any artist carrying the tradition of Holistic entertainment. I am going to check out your suggestion to Steve.

As always wishing you health, balance and joy to you and yours.

Be well and enjoy the day.

Linda said...

My daughter thought I had lost my mind while I was listening to this but playing it through once I came up with the following shows (not necessarily in the right order!):

Porgy & Bess
Babes In Arms
Damn Yankees
Guys & Dolls
My Fair Lady
Westside Story
Fiddler on the Roof
Little Johnny Jones
Mr. Wonderful
Kiss Me Kate

I know I'm missing one but I just can't put my finger on it.

Jamie said...

You missed Pal Joey, South Pacific, Fiddler on The Roof and Once Upon A Mattress

Babes In Arms and Damn Yankees are wrong unless I missed two songs.

I'll do another listen. In any case as the only submission, you are the winner.

As a prize, pick any subject under the sun and see if I can write about it.... be as strange or wonderful as you like.

Travis said...

I loved that!! I didn't play the game...I was too busy digging on the songs.

I am also a musical theatre lover.