Friday, May 23, 2014

Celebrity Rock: Fred Sanford sings! (1975)

Here's a treat from Sanford & Son.

In season 4's "The Stand-In's", Fred G. Sanford (Redd Foxx) steps in to help his pal, Bow Legs (guest star Scatman Crothers), revive their old act when Bow Legs' new partner is injured right before a gig in Los Angeles. Fred warms up with a duet cover of "All of Me", and then, it's on to the show.

What some of you may not know is that Crothers was a well-established jazz musician before turning to acting, which would explain why he recorded the theme to Hong Kong Phooey himself, achieving icon status in the process.

As Hong Kong Phooey would say, panrific!

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