Sammy Davis, Jr. and Tom Jones in Performance

Sammy Davis, Jr. and Tom Jones were good friends and great performers together.  Their chemistry on stage made them shine in the light of each other.

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The Birth of The Birth of the Blues in Performance

In my article — American Folklore and the Blues Black Cat Bone — we discussed the song “The Birth of the Blues” in the comments stream.  Today, as an important follow-up to that conversation, I want to take you a little deeper into the birth of “The Birth of the Blues” in performance because it is an interesting watershed song.

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