Music – 1982 – Country Music Hottest Bands – Orange Blossom Special – Live At Austin City Limits

Now folks…..there may not be another piece of video that embodies more great country music fiddlers that what you have here…..as there’s Mel Tillis with his triple fiddles band….with Charlie Daniels and his band….then there’s Earl Scruggs and his Review Band….when all of a sudden there’s the fiddling legend Johnny Gimble…..and when you top that…

Music – 1980 – Sarah Vaughn – Ive Got It Bad And That Aint Good – Kennedy Cntr Salute Duke Ellington

“I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)“ is a pop and jazz standard with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster….which was published in 1941…..and was introduced in the musical revue Jump for Joy by Ivie Anderson….who also provided vocals for Duke Ellington and His Orchestra on single Victor 27531.  The true measure of a great song is evidenced by the number…

Music – 1980 – Mel Tillis – I Got The Hoss – Performed Live On Austin City Limits

“I Got the Hoss“ is a song written by Gerald House….and recorded by American country music artist Mel Tillis…..which was released in August 1977 as the first single from the album Love’s Troubled Waters….when the song reached # 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 – November 19, 2017) was an American country music singer…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – Busted – Performed Live At Constitution Hall

“Busted” is a song written by Harlan Howard in 1962….and was recorded and first released by Johnny Cash with the Carter Family for the 1963 album Blood, Sweat and Tears….with the first recording being by Burl Ives in 1962…..while It has subsequently been recorded by several notable artists including Ray Charles 1963…..which reached # 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1963…..as this was from his…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – Everything Is Going My Way – Sung Live At Constitutional Hall

Ray Charles was an American singer, songwriter, musician and composer…..who preferred to be called Brother Ray among friends and fellow musicians….but was often referred to as “The Genius”…..for he pioneered the soul music genre during the 1950’s by combining blues, rhythm and blues and gospel styles into the music he recorded for Atlantic Records…..while he contributed to the integration of country music, rhythm…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful – Scenic Washington National Monuments Backdrop

“America the Beautiful“ is an American patriotic song….with the lyrics having been written by Katharine Lee Bates….while the music was composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward of the Grace Episcopal Church in Newark, New Jersey….as these two composers never met….for Bates originally wrote the words as a poem titled “Pikes Peak“….which was first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church…

Music – 1982 – Roger Hodgson + Supertramp – Give A Little Bit

The music group Supertramp….known as Daddy in 1969 – 1970….were an English rock band formed in London in 1969….although their music was initially categorized as progressive rock….they later incorporated a combination of traditional rock, pop and art rock into their music. The band’s work is marked by the individual songwriting of founders Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies….and the prominent use of Wurlitzer electric piano and saxophone….and though their early style was progressive….they…

Music – 1982 – Quarterflash – I Will Stand By You – Performed Live In Concert

Quarterflash is an American rock group formed in 1980 in Portland, Oregon….with a band that was originally made up of the two current members…. Orinda Sue “Rindy” Ross on lead vocals and saxophone….and her husband Marv Ross on guitars…..along with Jack Charles on guitars…..and Rick DiGiallonardo on keyboards / synthesizers….plus, Rich Gooch on electric bass…. and Brian David Willis…

Music – 1982 – Lionel Richie & The Commodores – Come Celebrate – Sung Live In Concert

The Commodores is an American funk/soul band….which was at its peak in the late 1970’s through the mid 1980’s….who signed with Motown in November 1972….after having first caught the public eye while opening for the Jackson 5 when they were on tour….with the group’s most successful period being in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s….when Lionel Richie was the co-lead singer….as seen in the video herewith.…