Music – Special – Carlos Montoya – The Master And His Music

DOG COMMENTARY: Carlos García Montoya (13 December 1903 – 3 March 1993) was from Madrid, Spain….who was a prominent flamenco guitarist and a founder of the modern-day popular flamenco style of music.  Montoya was the nephew of renowned flamenco guitarist Ramón Montoya….as he first learned from his mother, “la Tula”, and then from a neighboring barber, Pepe el Barbero,…

Music – Joe Cocker – Whiter Shade Of Pale & Sweet Lil Woman & Just Like Always

DOG COMMENTARY: John Robert “Joe” Cocker, OBE (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was an English singer and musician….who was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs….as he had a professional stage career from 1960 to 2013….and just months before his death in 2014. Joe…

Music – Bette Midler – Walking Piece Of Art & Take Me To Paradise & Shiver Me Timbers

DOG COMMENTARY: There are certain singer / comedian / entertainers that are far more entertainers than they are singers and comedians….and The Divine Miss M is one of those artists……for her was a woman who had “great pipes”….who could sing like an angel while telling a story like when she sings “Shiver Me Timbers”….while making…

Comedy – Rich Little – President Richard Nixon & Famous Voice Actor Frank Welker

DOG COMMENTARY: Probably the most famous of Rich Little’s voice impersonations was his redition of President Richard M. Nixon….and in this video clip…he “really puts on the shine”….as he gives a wonderful portrayal of Tricky Dick in this skit in the video herewith…..with the skit being overlayed by the music from Mission Impossible….for this “man of a thousand…

Music – Rolling Stones – Beast of Burden & You’re So Respectable & Shattered

DOG ASIDE: Bone Daddy started recording his 2300 hours of vintage sports, comedy, music, news, and tv specials when he bought his first satellite dish in 1978….as back in the day, the Scientific Atlanta 10m dish had to be registered as a Satellite Earth Station with the US Federal Communications Commission….with it Longitudinal and Latitudinal coordinates specific to…

Comedy – Special – Rich Little – With Female Impersonation Craig Russell

DOG COMMENTARY: Rich Little was one of Canada’s and America’s greatest impersonator and impressionist to ever grace a stage….enjoying a professional career of entertaining folks with his incredible gift of voice and mannerism replication of literally a thousand different well known personalities from 1963 to the present….and since I have quite a bit of content…

Music – Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel – Gimme A Little Darling & After You’ve Gone

DOG COMMENTARY: Since sometime around the end of the 1960’s and the beginning of the 1970’s….a story called “The Austin Music Scene” began to take roots in Austin, TX….and has continued to boom to such popularity that in 2017….there are easily 500 live music venues in the Greater Austin community to choose from on any given night…

Comedy – Rich Little – 100 Impersonations In 3 Min & Bob Anderson & Impressionist Johnny Dark

DOG COMMENTARY: Richard Caruthers “Rich” Little (born November 26, 1938) is a Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor….who was nicknamed “The Man of a Thousand Voices” by voice actor Mel Blanc of Looney Tunes fame. Little was an usher at the Elgin Movie Theatre in Ottawa….where he would perfect his voices while standing at the back of…

Music – Linda Ronstadt – Poor Poor Pitifull Me & You’re No Good

DOG COMMENTARY: Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American popular music singer….who has earned 11 Grammy Awards….three American Music Awards….two Academy of Country Music awards….an Emmy Award and an ALMA Award….as many of her albums have been certified gold, platinum or multiplatinum in the United states and internationally.  She has also earned nominations…