Muhammad Ali, a fighter, a poet, and a...singer?

June 6, 2016

There has been much written about Muhammad Ali since his passing. Noted personalities from all walks of life have praised him--everyone from Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan, to those who will eulogize him at his public memorial service--Bryant Gumbel, Billy Crystal, and former President Clinton.

There have been songs recorded in his honor, including Black Superman which made it to #7 on the charts in 1975.

But did you know Ali had a singing career? It was short-lived, and was before he changed his name from Cassius Clay. He did a cover of the Ben E. King classic "Stand By Me," on an album in 1963. The rest of the record was all spoken word. While the album and a couple of singles were released, none tore up the charts.

Thank goodness for youtube. Now we can all give a listen.