Thursday, November 5, 2009

Robbie Williams & Sammy Davis Jr. Both Sing Mr. Bojangles

Here is a clip of Robbie Williams singing Mr. Bojangles. This is a classic tune recorded by many artists over the years. My personal favorite version of the song is by Sammy Davis Jr. I've included a video of Sammy singing this song. Sammy really connects with the essence of this song. I do hope you'll check out Robbie's take on the song. Let me know what you think.



59 comments:

Scott (gotankgo) said...

really dig the Sammy Davis Jr version - good stuff

Keith said...

Thanks Scott. I love Sammy's version so much. Nobody does this song quite like him.

Etrapar said...

I know I'm a little bit crazy but I don't like Robbie Williams...d't know why...*_*
kisses

Keith said...

Hey Etrapar. No problem. I find that many people don't seem to like Robbie, but I still wanted to share this video.

Rachel Follett said...

These are great! My husband and I were just talking about this!

Niki B. said...

not bad robbie but sammy wins for sure.

xx
-Niki

http://ahautemess.blogspot.com

planet mondo said...

Love that snappy scarf and bowler look Sammy's got going on

Protege said...

Although Sammy's version is the classic and the best, I must say Robbie does a great job as well. He gives it a bit of a modern edge, but still with respect to the original.;)
Love stopping by here each morning.;)

Dana Andrews said...

I think that Sammy Davis is very much better than Robbie...

Maggi said...

Nothing tops Sammy's version!

Karen said...

Good Stuff... Thanks....

Keith said...

Hey Rachel. Thanks. That's really cool.

Hey Niki. I like Robbie's version, but Sammy is the king.

Keith said...

Hey Dave. I know what you mean. Sammy always had great style.

Hey Protege. Thanks. Glad you liked Robbie's version. I do like it too. He does a good job with it.

Keith said...

Hey Dana. Thanks. Sammy's version of this song has always been my favorite.

Thanks Maggi. I agree.

Thanks Karen. Cheers!

Wolf Boy said...

I can't stand Robbie Williams. He seems like just a prick. His song isn't half bad though. Sammy does do a much better job with it though.

Keith said...

Hey Wolf. There's a lot of people who don't like Robbie. I always have though. I do prefer Sammy's version of the song.

janettaylor said...

So fantastic!

X♥X♥

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

Nobody does this song like Sammy Davis Jr. I've never heard a version of it better than his.

Keith said...

Thanks Janet. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Phoebe. Thanks for commenting. Almost didn't see your comment for some reason. Oops. LOL I agree with you totally.

loft in soho said...

Great!!!

xxx

Keith said...

Thanks Soho. Cheers!

Marian said...

both are great but my fave has to Sammy's version! love!
xx
marian

Keith said...

Hey Marian. Thanks. It's my favorite too.

knalleffekt said...

cool songs. very dandy like

Erika said...

Robbie Williams does a great job of modernizing the song to make it more appealing to today's listeners; but Sammy's will forever be my favorite! :)

Keith said...

Hey Knalleffekt. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Hey Erika. Thanks. I do like Robbie's modern take on it. It brings the song into our era. Sammy's version is still timeless.

Tights Lover said...

Robbie isn't bad, but really...no one beats Sammy.

Have a great day!

Stephanie said...

U know I don't care for RW at all. But love the video of Sammy. :) Cheers. :)

Maria Confer said...

Sammy is so wonderful!!

Love both versions, but Sammy is the classic!

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Keith said...

Hey Tights. Thanks for commenting. I totally agree.

Hey Steph. Thanks. I know you're no Robbie fan. Glad you dig Sammy.

Keith said...

Hey Maria. Thanks. I like both versions, but Sammy's the man.

E.K. said...

Hey we both did posts on musical covers today!

Keith said...

Hey E.K. That's cool. I'll check yours out.

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome post, K! Sammy is my fave!

xoxox,
CC

Keith said...

Thanks Carrie. Glad to see that you like Sammy. Cheers!

sinnlighet said...

Hallo 'over there'.... my dear blogfriend, Sweden calling..

RB..... he is the master!!

Agneta

Keith said...

Hey Agneta. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Cheers!

Gingeyginge said...

Thank you for your comment...Sammys version is the only version...

Keith said...

Thanks Gingey. I love Sammy's version so much. It's a classic.

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

I prefer his new single, so cool!

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GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, man!!! just can't beat sammy on that one!!! wonderful to hear him again doing that song!!!

Maria Jensen said...

when it comes to Sammy, well he is just pure genius!

But i really got goosebumps when i heard Robbie's version!
Wow, how i miss that kind of entertainment in our time.. It makes me so sad, when i think of all those people who will never get to listen or see what real entertainment was!!
It just doesn't seem fair..

Leah said...

Sammy's version, no doubt.

clarewbrown said...

Oh I loved Sammy's! But I am bit biased... he is my total favorite!

bananas. said...

robbie williams! where has he been? i haven't seen him since that one video where he rips off his skin and was just muscle. lol.

Laurel said...

Hi Keith! I haveb't been by for a bit! Missed your hip, slick and coolness. Great post! LOVE Sammy!
XXOO

Chessa! said...

I really like robbie Williams! I think it's true that people either love him or hate him...I'm sort of in the middle...but this was definitely cool.

Keith said...

Hey Maison. I'll have to check that out.

Hey Gypsy. Thanks. Nobody does this song quite like Sammy.

Hey Maria. Thanks. I think Robbie's awesome. I think it's cool that he recorded music like this. It's a great way to introduce a lot of younger fans to this sort of music. They might otherwise never have listened to it.

Thanks Leah. I agree.

Keith said...

Hey Clare. I don't blame ya. I love Sammy so much.

Hey Bananas. It's been awhile since I've seen anything about Robbie myself.

Hey Laurel. Thanks. It was nice to hear from you. I hope you're doing well.

Hey Monica. Thanks for commenting. Robbie is one that definitely has either people's love or hate.

AutumnJones said...

I like the song by either one. lol

Keith said...

Thanks Autumn. They both are good.

Daniela said...

Love both these incredibly talented artists. Nothing beats the original though! I love the song... It's so fun and really cool, too! Great post!

Keith said...

Hey Daniela. Thanks. I'm glad you like both versions. Nobody can sing this song like Sammy. He's the man.

Jessica Cangiano said...

Very cool versions of a classic song (that's inspired pet owners to name their cat/dog Mr. Bojangles for decades now ;D), thank you for posting these great videos.

Wishing you a fantastic weekend, my friend!
♥ Jessica

Noshabelle said...

I like the Sammy Davis Jr. version. I can't stand Robbie..:P Sorry, haha! :)

Keith said...

Hey Jessica. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. If I ever have a dog, I'm really tempted to name him Mr. Bojangles.

Hey Nosh. Thanks. A lot of folks can't stand Robbie. Glad you like Sammy though.

Gabbi said...

Sammy sings it best of course, but I do admire Robby for covering a classic and for paying homage!

Keith said...

Hey Gabbi. Thanks. I feel the same way. Take care. Cheers!