Last week I posted a list of books I recommend as gifts for Christmas (or any occasion, really). Another awesome gift is “Davi Sings Sinatra,” a collection of Sinatra favorites sang by the very talented Robert Davi. Many will know Davi from his roles in “The Goonies,” “License to Kill,” “Profiler,” “The Expendables 3” and many, many more. Oh, as well as the ultimate Christmas movie, “Die Hard.” Davi was also a friend of Andrew Breitbart and posts on Big Hollywood from time to time.
Several years ago I had the pleasure of seeing him perform live in Long Island, NY. I wrote on Breitbart.com:
When the curtain went up, the 30-piece orchestra came alive. A man with his back to the audience stood at the top of the stairs. The stage was awash in light blue and a clear voice sang out:
I’ve got the world on a string,
Sittin’ on a rainbow
Got the string around my finger,
What a world, what a life, I’m in love!
His performance sounded beautiful and effortless. When veteran actor Robert Davi turned around to face the audience, I couldn’t help but smile. He was in his element and could have no greater inspiration than Frank Sinatra. The show, “Davi Sings Sinatra: A Tribute to Sinatra, the Great American Songbook and America” packed Hofstra’s famous John Cranford Adams Playhouse for two evening shows and one matinee. The opening act, Tommy Dressen, is a top-notch, “old school” comedian that toured with Sinatra for more than a decade and has made hundreds of television appearances. It was the perfect opening act for passing the torch from Sinatra to Davi.
“Davi Sings Sinatra” is available on CD and mp3. It’s the perfect gift for old and new fans of Davi and Sinatra.