from "Sweet Charity"
The Rhythm Of Life
The film version of "Sweet Charity" was a big disappointment. Often blamed on poor casting choices. But there were some gems in the film. One of the most famous is the "Rhythm Of Life" scene. This was sung and danced by Sammy Davis Jr. He's the one dancing in the background here. This scene is a typcial "hippy" scenario from that era, but the music had some big Classical references. A grand opening and a wonderful little bit of Bach style counterpoint in the middle. A great song and great fun to reproduce for this album.