Sammy Davis Jr.

By Rock Rubink

Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr. was a jazz musician, born December 8th, 1925, from New York. He could tap dance, sing, and act. Some say he was the best Jazz musician ever to live.

Sammy Davis Jr.

When Sammy started performing he had to overcome racism. Wich was probably not and easy thing to do. When he was 15 he played with his dad and adopted uncle in the Will Mastin trio. In 1943 at the height of WWII he was drafted into the military. This was a hard time for Davis he was kicked around and hated because he was "African-American" What kept him sane while serving his time in the military was singing and entertaining during the war. After the war, he joined a group called the Rat Pack it featured Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, and Sammy Davis Jr. The Rat Pack wrote and performed songs along with starring in movies. The ting that made Davis different than any other jazz player is the fact that he wrote his own songs. One of his most famous songs is "Candyman".

Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr. died on May 16th, 1990 in Beverly Hills, California. Some say it was the day jazz died. Sammy Davis Jr. was referred to the best jazz player ever.