The Ed Sullivan Show features some of the jazziest singers of the day. In this video, Earl Grant graces the stage, delivering an unforgettable performance for the live audience and the viewers at home.
Seated at a keyboard and electric organ, Earl Grant sings his hit song “Ol’ Man River.” The band in the background sets the tone for the jazz number as Grant begins to move to the beat.
He bops along to the rhythm singing with his smooth voice about the rolling river and his secrets. Grant plays a few notes on the keyboard and then turns to the electric organ.
It’s almost impossible to follow the speed of his hands with your eyes as his fingers fly over the organ keys. He delivers a flawless performance of the catchy tune.
With a wide winning grin on his face, Grant dazzles the audience. You will find yourself swaying to the beat and clapping your hands in step with the irresistible rhythm.
When the song is over, Grant’s smile only grows larger as the crowd applauds his fantastic performance. He graciously thanks them and looks straight at the camera to thank you.
Earl Grant’s incredible voice and natural jazzy rhythm are perfect for The Ed Sullivan Show. Members of the audience will never forget watching this outstanding performance live in the studio.