Bob Hope’s Christmas Tours – Final Narration and Tribute to the American Soldier

DOG ASIDE: In Bob Hope’s 57th and final Christmas Tour for the American soldiers stationed all over the world….the old master of one liners delivers a tribute of the highest level….both elegant and eloquent….as he bears his heart and soul about having had the privilege of serving America’s finest for the past half-century. In this…

Bob Hope Road To Hollywood – Edward G Robinson & James Cagney & Jimmy Durante

DOG ASIDE: Leslie Townes “Bob” Hope (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003)….was an American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career spanning nearly 80 years….Hope appeared in over 70 films and shorts….including a series of “Road” movies also starring Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour.  In addition to hosting the Academy Awards…

Doug Sahm & Sir Doug Quintet Live – Who’ll Be Next In Line & Down On The Border & Who Were You Thinking Of When We Was Loving

DOG ASIDE: Douglas Wayne Sahm (November 6, 1941 – November 18, 1999) was an American musician from Texas.  Born in San Antonio, Texas…he was a child prodigy in country music but became a significant figure in roots rock and other genres.  Sahm is considered one of the most important figures in what is identified as Tex-Mex…

Leon Redbone Live – The One Rose In My Heart & Way Out on the Wind Swept Desert

DOG ASIDE: Leon Redbone (born Dickran Gobalian, August 26, 1949) is a Canadian/American singer-songwriter and guitarist specializing in interpretations of early 20th-century music, including jazz and blues standards and Tin Pan Alley classics.  Recognized for his trademark Panama hat, dark sunglasses, and black tie….Redbone first appeared on stage in Toronto, Canada in the mid-1970’s.  Redbone has…

Linda Ronstadt Live – Just One Look & Look Out For My Love & Mad Mad Love

DOG ASIDE: The discography of Linda Ronstadt….an American rock, pop, and country artist….consists of 28 studio albums….numerous compilation albums….and 63 singles. After recording three albums with her folk rock band, The Stone Poneys, Ronstadt debuted on Capitol Records as a solo artist with 1969’s Hand Sown … Home Grown.  To celebrate her Mexican American heritage….Ronstadt…

Mel Tillis – Live at ACL – Stay A Little Longer & Burning Memories & Good Woman Blues

DOG ASIDE: Lonnie Melvin “Mel” Tillis (born August 8, 1932) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Although he recorded songs since the late 1950s….his biggest success occurred in the 1970’s….with a long list of Top 10 hits.  Tillis’s biggest hits include “I Ain’t Never”, “Good Woman Blues” and “Coca-Cola Cowboy”.  On February 13,…

Michael Murphy – Live at ACL – Hard Partying Country Darlin & Cosmic Cowboy

DOG ASIDE: Michael Martin Murphy has always been a favorite around Austin, TX….cuz he’s a great songwriter….an exceptional musician and entertainer….but the real reason is cuz he’s from West Texas…..he knows what he writes and sings about…..cuz this Murphy boy is pure West Texas…..and as I’ve told you before….those West Texas boys are the best….and…

Phil Collins – Live in Concert – I Don’t Care Anymore & I Cannot Believe It’s True

DOG ASIDE: Phil Collins was born and raised in London….he played drums from the age of five and completed drama school training….which secured him various roles as a child actor.  He then pursued a music career….joining Genesis in 1970 as their drummer….becoming lead singer in 1975 following the departure of Peter Gabriel.  Collins began a…