Music – 1979 – Loni Anderson + Songs Of The Funnies – Popeye The Sailor Man + Barney Google + Annie

American comics developed out of such magazines as Puck, Judge, and Life….with the success of illustrated humor supplements in the New York World and later the New York American, particularly Outcault’s The Yellow Kid, led to the development of newspaper comic strips….as early Sunday strips were full-page and often in color.   A comic strip or The Funnies are a sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display…

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 – 1986 – The Shmenge Brothers – Cabbage Rolls And Coffee – With John Candy + Eugene Levy

The Shmenge Brothers were a fictional polka duo….who along with their band The Happy Wanderers were featured on the SCTV television comedy program in 1982 – 1983. They were played by John Candy as clarinetist Yosh Shmenge and Eugene Levy as accordionist Stan Shmenge. The Shmenge Brothers and their audience are mostly Eastern European expatriates from the fictional country of Leutonia.  John Candy based the characters on Czechoslovakian-born Edmonton-based…

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 – 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…

Music – 1978 – Randy Newman – Short People + Riders In The Rain

Randy Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice, mordant and often satirical pop songs, and for film scores. Since the 1980’s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer…..with his film scores including Ragtime, Awakenings, The Natural, Leatherheads, Cats Don’t Dance, Meet the Parents, Cold Turkey and Seabiscuit…..who has scored eight Disney-Pixar animated films including Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters,…

Comedy – 1983 – On Location With Robt Klein – How Comedians Musical Talent To Enhance Their Comedy

Prop comedy is a comedy genre in which performers use humorous objects and / or conventional objects in humorous ways. The stages and films term “prop“ is an abbreviation of “property”….which refers to any object an actor handles in the course of a performance. Though some form of prop comedy has likely existed as long as there have been comedians….the…

Music – 1965 – Michael Jackson – It Was A Very Good Year

This short video features Michael Jackson at 7 years old singing and impersonating Frank Sinatra….while singing the song “It Was A Very Good Year”….which is a song composed by Ervin Drake in 1961….and originally recorded by Bob Shane with the Kingston Trio.  It was subsequently made famous by Frank Sinatra’s version in D minor….which won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male in 1966….while Gordon…

Music – 1953 – Disney Animated Sing Along Song Special – Old McDonald Had A Band – With Professor Owl

From the day we started posting videos here on our ImaSportsphile site….to currently at 3,022 videos posted in February 2019….and although knowing we still have some 8,000 more video left to post….we can safely state that there are two “stars of our library” ….comedian Red Skelton and the Walt Disney Sing Along Song…..as the combined videos of…