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The Places Readers Take Me

By admin Published: May 6, 2008

As you may know, I do a weekly entertainment mailbag column as well as daily Pop Quiz questions for the Beacon Journal. A reader asked if there was a DVD of Sammy Davis Jr. doing "Mr. Bojangles, and I found one. But I also went looking on YouTube (in case the reader just wanted to see it again) and found this:

Very touching and understated.
Of course, once you fall into YouTube, it's not easy to climb out. Found a Robbie Williams version of "Mr. Bojangles," which led me to Williams videos other songs, including Bobby Darin's "Beyond the Sea," which sent me into a Bobby Darin search. Some very interesting things, and this Linda Ronstadt gem:

I always preferred Ronstadt's more country stuff to her rock moves.
Also among the Darin stuff was a rendition of "Bridge Over Troubled Water." But how about we let Mr. Garfunkel sing us out ...

Well, maybe a little of Ms. Franklin first ...

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