Music – 1979 – 14 Karat Soul Acapella Group – I Wish That We Were Married + That Is My Baby

14 Karat Soul is an a cappella group from East Orange, N.J…..who were active in the 1980’s. They were originally a strictly doo-wop group….but later branched out into other genres.  The group were featured in the 1980 Mabou Mines short film Sister Suzie Cinema….which was a 20-minute doo-wop opera by Bob Telson and Lee Breuer. The discography of 14 Karat Soul includes several albums and compilations on Pony Canyon for the Japanese market….where the group…

Music – 1979 – The Rolling Stones – Beast Of Burden + Respectable + Shattered

“Beast of Burden“ is a song by English rock band The Rolling Stones….which was featured on the 1978 album Some Girls…..when in 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song # 435 on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”….and # 433 on the 500 Greatest Rock and Roll Songs of All Time. The song was released as…

Music – 1979 – The Blues Brothers – I Got Everything I Need, Almost + Trying to Get Next To You

The Blues Brothers are an American blues and soul revivalist band founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live. Belushi and Aykroyd fronted the band, in character, respectively, as lead vocalist ‘Joliet’ Jake Blues and harmonica player/vocalist Elwood Blues. The band was composed of previously well-known musicians….and debuted as the musical guest on the April 22, 1978, episode of Saturday…

Music – 1978 – The Blues Brothers – Soul Man – Live At The Black Rhino Club

The Blues Brothers are an American blues and soul revivalist band founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live…..when Belushi and Aykroyd fronted the band in character respectively, as lead vocalist ‘Joliet’ Jake Blues and harmonica player/vocalist Elwood Blues. The band was composed of previously well-known musicians……and debuted as the musical guest on the April 22, 1978, episode of Saturday…

Music – 1981 – Eddie Money – Two Tickets To Paradise

“Two Tickets to Paradise” is a song by American rock singer Eddie Money from his 1977 self-titled debut album, Eddie Money.  It was released as a single in June 1978….and reached # 22 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has since become a staple of classic rock radio, and is one of Eddie Money’s signature songs.     Eddie Money is an American…

Music – 1979 – Paul McCartney + Wings – Coming Up

“Coming Up“ is a song written and performed by Paul McCartney….which is the opening track on his 1980 solo album McCartney II…..and like other songs on the album…..it has   a minimalist synthesised sound, featuring sped-up vocals created by using a vari-speed tape machine. McCartney played all instruments and shared vocal harmonies with wife Linda McCartney. The single was a major…

Music – 1979 – Art Garfunkel – I Love You And Thats All I Know + Scarborough Fair

Art Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American singer, poet, math teacher and actor….who is best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. Highlights of his solo music career include a top 10 hit, three top 20 hits, six top 40 hits, 14 Adult Contemporary top 30 singles, five Adult Contemporary number ones, two…

Music – 1980 – Simon & Garfunkle – Sound Of Silence + Bridge Over Troubled Water

Obviously, this is not Art Garfunkel singing with Paul Simon in this 1980 music video from Saturday Night Live ….but rather Charles Grodin imitating Art Garfunkel….as they sing the classic duet’s songs…..Sound of Silence and Bridge Over Troubled Water…..but it is such good comedy, that we just had to post this video seen herewith in the music section….just to add…

Music – 1978 – Randy Newman – Its Money That I Love + Dont Take Off My Pants

Randy Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice….which is mordant and often satirical pop songs, and for film scores. Since the 1980s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer. His film scores include Ragtime, Awakenings, The Natural, Leatherheads, Cats Don’t Dance, Meet the Parents, Cold Turkey, and Seabiscuit. He has scored eight Disney–Pixar animated films: Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy…