Music – 1976 To 1981 – Special – The Best Of Austin City Limits

DOG ASIDE:  This Best of Austin City Limits – 1976 To 1981 provides a look at the vast diversity of “top shelf” music from The Charlie Daniels Band playing People Down In Texas….to Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers singing She’s A Broken Lady….to country legend Willie Nelson and the Family Band doing Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain….to R…

Music – 1978 – Austin City Limits – Merle Haggard + The Strangers – Old Fashion Love In My Heart

DOG ASIDE:  This lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile wasn’t much of a country and western music fan back 2.5 yaars when I first started posting videos on our web page herewith….but after having posted at least a hundred or so Austin City Limits concerts from 1976 to 1991…..but after doing my research and telling stories about…

Music – 1977 – Austin City Limits – Earl Scruggs Revue – Simply Pickin’

DOG ASIDE: Earl Eugene Scruggs was an American musician noted for popularizing a three-finger banjo picking style….now called “Scruggs Style”….which is a defining characteristi of bluegrass music…as his three-finger style of playing was radically different from the ways the five-string banjo had been historically played….as Scruggs popularized the instrument in several genres of music….and elevated the…

Music – 1979 – Austin City Limits – Tom T Hall – The Year Clayton Delany Died

DOG COMMENTARY:  Thomas T. Hall is an American country music songwriter, singer, instrumentalist, novelist, and short-story writer. He has written 12 x # 1 hit songs….with 26 more that reached the Top 10, including the # 1 international pop-crossover smash “Harper Valley PTA” and the hit “I Love”….which reached # 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. He became known to fans as…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – Special – Al McGuire Interviews Texas Coach Abe Lemons

DOG ASIDE: Sometimes it is possible to view the measure of a man by what comes out of his mouth…..as legendary college basketball coach Abe Lemons was one of those folks that seemed to have more to say than most….cuz he was notorious for running his listeners down a rabbit hole….not unlike the white rabbit…

Music – 1977 – Disney Sing Along Songs – Fun With Music Ludwig Von Drake – Old McDonald Had A Band Et Al

DOG PHILOSOPHY:  At this point in March 2018….we’ve posted some 2300 vintage videos here at ImaSportsphile….and only a very few bring are “blue diamonds” in our treasure chest of memories….and this is one of them…..as it is simply pure joy….as it is interesting to me who writes all the text seen with each post….how the two…

MLB – 1978 – Music Special – Take Me Out To The Ball Game + Great Photos Of Fans

DOG ASIDE: There is nothing more near and dear to a person born and reared in America than baseball….as every baseball fan I have ever known can sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” ….and they know all the words too….for the song alone brings back so many memories to baseball fans and all they…

Music – 1979 – ACL – Lightning Hopkins – Going to Louisiana + That Woman Can’t Carry No Heavy Load

DOG COMMENTARY: Lightnin’ Hopkins was born in Centerville, Texas….and as a child was immersed in the sounds of the blues…..as he developed a deep appreciation for this music at the age of 8….when he met Blind Lemon Jefferson at a church picnic in Buffalo, Texas. That day, Hopkins felt the blues was “in him”….so he went on to learn from his…

Boxing – 1979 – Amateur – USA VS Cuba – Johnny Bumphus + Jackie Beard + Benard Taylor + Alex Ramos

DOG COMMENTARY:  In this 1979 amateur boxing video featuring the USA verses Cuba boxing teams…. the viewer gets a look at some of the outstanding 1980 USA Olympic Team…..who never got to fight for their country in the Moscow Olympics thanks to US President Jimmy Carter…..the “peanut farmer” who brought politics into the Olympic Games…..for Johnny Bumphus,…