DOG ASIDE: Austin City Limits (ACL) is an American public television music program recorded live in the music capital of Austin, Texas by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station KLRU……and broadcast on many PBS stations around the United States. The show helped Austin to become widely known as the “Live Music Capital of the World”…. and is the…
I don’t know what it is about comedians and music…..but so many of them are very musically talented….Jack Benny and his clarinet….Steve Martin and his banjo…..Martin Mull and his guitar….Dan Akroyd and his harmonica….then there is Garret Morris and his voice….as this clip will give evidence.
I also enjoy posting a Manhattan Transfer music video clip….cuz those cats could harmonize….and they each had really powerful solo voices. Their touch of jazz and a capella stuff is just delightful to the ear.
There are many many reasons why Saturday Night Live has been a part of America’s comedic fiber….and Comedian Lily Tomlin singing “St. James Infirmary”….is just living proof of how insidious they have been….cuz Bone Daddy still laughs at this stuff…35 years later…..and I like the music.
DOD ASIDE: Bone Daddy considers The Last Waltz to be some of the greatest music and story line ever put to film…..and this lil ole Sportsphile just loves everything that Martin Scorsese produces….he a master in my opinion. On this clip….The Band plays with Neil Diamond on “Come Dry Your Eyes” and then back-up Joni…
The Marx Brothers were not just great actors, comedians and entertainers…..they were also really good musicians….schooled and taught classical….and yet they could even find the humor in a serious musical piece…..from this lil ole Chiweenie….BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO
DOG ASIDE The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country-folk-rock band that has existed in various forms since its founding in 1966. The group’s membership has had at least a dozen changes over the years…including a period from 1976 to 1981 when the band performed and recorded as the Dirt Band….as in this video where…
When providing significant folk and country music….Austin City Limits was not only the pathfinder….but also the grand host….as an unbelievable number of great artist have left their mark on Austin forever….evidenced by the three artists featured in this video….The Earl Scruggs Review….Tom T. Hall…..and Merle Haggard & The Strangers.
DOG ASIDE: Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois….and were a self-described “rock and roll band with horns”…..which began as a politically charged….sometimes experimental….rock band which later moved to a predominantly softer sound….generating several hit ballads. The group had a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s…..second only to The…