Music – 1978 – Manhattan Transfer Live In Concert

DOG COMMENTARY: The Manhattan Transfer is a jazz vocal group founded in 1969 that has explored a capella, vocalese, swing, standards, Brazilian jazz, rhythm and blues, and pop music….as there has been two editions of the Manhattan Transfer, with Tim Hauser being the only person to be part of both. The first group consisted of Hauser, Erin Dickins,…

Music – 1980 – Austin City Limits – Don Williams – Amanda Light Of My Life

DOG COMMENTARY: Don Williams was an American country singer, songwriter and 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame….who began his solo career in 1971 while singing popular ballads and amassing 17 # 1 country hits….with his straightforward yet smooth bass-baritone voice….soft tones….and imposing build earned him the nickname “Gentle Giant” of country music.  It was with the group the…

Music – 1980 – Austin City Limits – Floyd Tillman – Slipping Around – 1st Cheating Song

DOG COMMENTARY:  Floyd Tillman is Texas original and a beloved music icon in an around Central Texas….especially by Austin music lovers….as Tillman was an American country musician…..who in the 1930’s and 1940’s helped create the Western swing and honky tonk genres. Tillman was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970….and the Country  Music Hall of Fame in 1984.   Floyd Tillman grew up in the…

Comedy – 1930 – Short Film – Our Gang – The Many Business Of The Little Rascals

DOG COMMENTARY:  Our Gang which was later known as The Little Rascals are a series of American comedy short films about a group of poor neighborhood children and their adventures…..which was created by comedy producer Hal Roach….as the series was produced from 1922 to 1944….and is noted for showing children behaving in a relatively natural way….as Roach and original director Robert F. McGowan worked to…

Music – 1980 – Austin City Limits – Marty Robbins – El Paso

DOG COMMENTARY: Marty Robbins was an American singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist and racing driver. One of the most popular and successful country and western singers of all time for most of his near four-decade career….while often topping the country music charts…..with several of his songs having crossover success as pop hits.   After his discharge from the military in 1947, he…

Music – 1920 To 1980 – Austin City Limits – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers

DOG ASIDE:  If I ever want to just feel good….have my feet start tapping…..my “bomba” start swayin’ and swingin’….and before I know it….I’m dancing….I just put this video on and start listening to Johnny Gimble and The Texas Swing Pioneers”….cuz every time I listen to these fellas…..I end up feeling good.  We at ImaSportsphile consider Johnny Gimble to…

Comedy – 1979 – Special – The Muppets Go To The Movies – With Dudley Moore + Lily Tomlin

DOG COMMENTARY: The Muppets Go To The Movies (or The Muffets Go To The Movies as misspelled by Fozzie Bear) is a 1981 one-hour special that aired on ABC. It was used to help promote The Great Muppet Caper.  With the aid of Dudley Moore and Lily Tomlin, Kermit the Frog and the Muppets show spoofs of different movies at the Muppet Theater.  The…

Music – 1979 – The Doobie Brothers Live On Sound Stage – Listen To The Music

DOG ASIDE:  The Doobie Brothers were one of the great rock bands of all time…who sold more than 40 million albums worldwide….while being active for five decades….with its greatest success in the 1970’s…. as evidenced by their 1979 appearance on Sound Stage…..where they performed one of their most popular hit solo song Listen to the Music.   The band’s history…

Music – 1981 – Journey Live Tour With Albert King + Pinetop Perkins + Luther Allison + Jerry Portnoy

DOG COMMENTARY:  Sometimes this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile just likes to take a slow walk down memory lane….and watching this video of Journey Live in Concert during their 1981 tour….has brought back so many memories of Bone Daddy at his bar on 6th Street in Austin in 1981….and how often he spoke of going a block down…