Music – 1976 – Kinky Friedman – Dear Abby

DOG ASIDE: By now my readers know that I am “full blown happy” when I get to write about any and all Austin icons that show up in a video that I have to post….cuz Austin is where it all started with ImaSportsphile…..so those folks whom we hold near and dear to our hearts….and Kinky Friedman is an…

Music – 1979 – Elvis Costello – Watching The Detectives

DOG COMMENTARY: Elvis Costello is an English musician, singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, author, television presenter, and occasional actor….who began his career as part of London’s pub rock scene in the early 1970’s…. and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement that emerged in the mid-to-late 1970’s…..as his critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is…

Music – 1977 – The Rolling Stones – Beast Of Burden + So Respectable + Shattered

DOG COMMENTARY:  Continuing with The Rolling Stones history….we find them entering a period from 1968 to 1972….a time when the group started to turn form the “drug culture psychedelic” period….as the band spent the first few months of 1968 finishing off a solo of “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”….which was the last of that genre of their rock history….as they then started working on…

Music – 1980 – Willie Nelson + Mary Kay Place – Something To Brag About In You

DOG ASIDE:  Up to this 1977 Saturday Night Live since its inception….the weekly NBC weekend comedy that is still airing in the same time slot….had never had a female host….as it was viewed by many as a “good ole boys” program….that was until Mary Kay Place….an American actress, singer, director, and screenwriter… who was known for…

Music – 1978 – Garrett Morris & Howard Shaw And The NBC Saturday Night Orchestra – I Love You

DOG ASIDE: This 1978 opening song for NBC’s Saturday Night Live is introduced by Dan Akroyd and features the NBC Saturday Night Orchestra with Garrett Morris singing I Love You…. while being accompanied by Gilda Radner, Jane Curtain and Lorraine Newman.   Saturday Night Live featuring the Not Ready For Prime Time Players of Akroyd, Morris, Radner, Curtain and Newman….along with…

Music – 1978 – Leo Sayers – You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

DOG COMMENTARY: Leo Sayer is a British born singer-songwriter musician and entertainer whose singing career has spanned four decades….who is now an Australian citizen and resident.  Sayer launched his career in the United Kingdom in the early 1970’s….and became a top singles and album act on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1970’s.  His first seven hit singles in the United Kingdom all reached the Top 10….which…

Music – 1978 – Ray Charles – Everything Is Going My Way + I Can’t Stop Loving You

DOG ASIDE:  There are more than a handful of wonderful Ray Charles videos in our music library that we cherish dearly….cuz in our books….there has never been anyone quite like Ray Charles….and we don’t think there ever will be again….for he like Chuck Berry….has been the subject of the only communications from outer space…..when we…

Music – 1978 – Ray Charles + The Young Caucasians – Tell Me What Did I Say

DOG ASIDE: This 1978 SNL skit featuring legendary r&b and soul singer Ray Charles at a 1957 music recording studio in Memphis….as his manager, Garrett Morris , introduces Ray to an all white singing group call The Young Caucasians….who are going to record Ray’s song “Tell Me What I Say”.   This wonderful musical skit was a spoof…

Music – 1987 – Delbert McClinton – I Am Doing My Best To Get Back To You

DOG ASIDE:    Delbert McClinton is the unquestionable King of Roadhouse Blues in and around the State of Texas….especially the closer you get to Austin….which is known universally as the Live Music Capital of the World.  On any given night of the week….and throughout the year….there are a minimum of over 300 music groups and band performing in Greater…