Ray Charles - Birth of the Blues (Sammy Davis Jr. Tribute) - 1987 Kennedy Center Honors
Ray Charles, an Honoree himself from the previous year, performs Birth of the Blues as a tribute to 1987 Honoree Sammy Davis Jr. -- or as Ray calls him, "Mr. Wonderful." This all-out rendition of "Birth of the Blues" is accompanied by big band and orchestra pieces, and builds up to a big finish. The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture. Visit the Kennedy Center website for more info (http://tkc.co/honors) and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheKennedyCenter?sub_confirmation=1).