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…

Joe Ely – I Had My Hopes Up High & She Never Spoke Spanish To Me & I’ll Be Your Fool & Watching Boxcars Roll & Standing In a Big Hotel

DOG ASIDE: Joe Ely’s own first, self-titled album, was released in 1977.  The following year his band played London….where he met punk rock group the Clash.  Impressed with each other’s performances….the two bands later toured together….including appearances in Ely’s hometown of Lubbock.  Ely sang backing vocals on the Clash single “Should I Stay or Should I…

John Prine – Hello In There, Hello & Bottomless Lake & Your Chain of Sorrow

DOG ASIDE: John Prine (born October 10, 1946) is an American country/folk singer-songwriter….who has been active as a composer, recording artist, and live performer since the early 1970’s.  Born and raised in Maywood, Illinois….he learned to play the guitar at the age of 14.  Subsequently serving in West Germany with the U.S. armed forces….by the late…

Ray Charles – You Don’t Know Me & I’m Still a Fool For You & I Can’t Stop Loving You

DOG ASIDE: Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer. He was sometimes referred to as “The Genius”….was also nicknamed “The High Priest of Soul”.  He pioneered the genre of soul music during the 1950s by combining rhythm and blues, gospel,…

Live at ACL Taj Mahal – Sweet Little Honey Bee & Rock Me To My Soul & You Are My Destiny

DOG ASIDE: Henry Saint Clair Fredericks (born May 17, 1942), who uses the stage name Taj Mahal, is an American blues musician. He often incorporates elements of world music into his works….as a self-taught singer-songwriter and film composer who plays the guitar, piano, banjo and harmonica (among many other instruments).  Mahal has done much to reshape…

Live at ACL Jerry Jeff Walker – I’m The First One to Go & Pick Up Tempo & Comfort and Crazy

DOG ASIDE: Jerry Jeff Walker (born Ronald Clyde Crosby on March 16, 1942 in Oneonta, New York) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Best known for writing the song “Mr. Bojangles”….Walker’s prolific music career and widespread musical influence have made him an iconic fixture of the Texas country music scene.  He settled in Austin,…

Best of ACL Marty Robbins – El Paso & Floyd Tillman – Slippin Round & Orange Blossom Special & Roy Clark and Gatemouth Brown – One O’clock Jump

DOG ASIDE: This video is part of The Best of Austin City Limits series featuring Marty Robbins singing his all time hit El Paso….followed by singer / songwriter Floyd Tillman singing the first cheating song Slippin Round….with the video ending with the country music anthem Orange Blossom Special being performed various groups to have blessed…