Music – Ray Charles – Gonna Be A Bright Sun Shiny Day & She’s Long Gone Now & Tell Me What Did I Say

DOG ASIDE: The incomparable Ray Charles performed at Austin City Limits on three (3) different occasions….in 1980, 1984 (as seen in this video herewith) and for the 1997 ACL Legends classic….and on each occasion….the man and his music brought the house down….for my Bone Daddy was at Brother Ray’s 1980 performance….saying that even in a…

Steve Martin – While In The Wild & Tap Dancing With Gregory Hines & Emperor Rudolph

DOG ASIDE: Stephen Glenn “Steve” Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and musician….who came to public notice as a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour….and later became a frequent guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.  In the 1970’s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses…

Doug Sahm & Sir Doug Quintet Live – Who’ll Be Next In Line & Down On The Border & Who Were You Thinking Of When We Was Loving

DOG ASIDE: Douglas Wayne Sahm (November 6, 1941 – November 18, 1999) was an American musician from Texas.  Born in San Antonio, Texas…he was a child prodigy in country music but became a significant figure in roots rock and other genres.  Sahm is considered one of the most important figures in what is identified as Tex-Mex…

Leon Redbone Live – The One Rose In My Heart & Way Out on the Wind Swept Desert

DOG ASIDE: Leon Redbone (born Dickran Gobalian, August 26, 1949) is a Canadian/American singer-songwriter and guitarist specializing in interpretations of early 20th-century music, including jazz and blues standards and Tin Pan Alley classics.  Recognized for his trademark Panama hat, dark sunglasses, and black tie….Redbone first appeared on stage in Toronto, Canada in the mid-1970’s.  Redbone has…

Joe Ely – I Had My Hopes Up High & She Never Spoke Spanish To Me & I’ll Be Your Fool & Watching Boxcars Roll & Standing In a Big Hotel

DOG ASIDE: Joe Ely’s own first, self-titled album, was released in 1977.  The following year his band played London….where he met punk rock group the Clash.  Impressed with each other’s performances….the two bands later toured together….including appearances in Ely’s hometown of Lubbock.  Ely sang backing vocals on the Clash single “Should I Stay or Should I…

John Prine – Hello In There, Hello & Bottomless Lake & Your Chain of Sorrow

DOG ASIDE: John Prine (born October 10, 1946) is an American country/folk singer-songwriter….who has been active as a composer, recording artist, and live performer since the early 1970’s.  Born and raised in Maywood, Illinois….he learned to play the guitar at the age of 14.  Subsequently serving in West Germany with the U.S. armed forces….by the late…

Ray Charles – You Don’t Know Me & I’m Still a Fool For You & I Can’t Stop Loving You

DOG ASIDE: Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer. He was sometimes referred to as “The Genius”….was also nicknamed “The High Priest of Soul”.  He pioneered the genre of soul music during the 1950s by combining rhythm and blues, gospel,…

Live On SNL Paul And Linda McCartney & Wings Sing Coming Up

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In this awesome video….SNL Father Guido Sarducci interviews Paul and Linda McCartney….which is just down right funny….and then live on stage of Saturday Night Live….Paul and Linda McCartney & Wings sing “Coming Up”.  This was a special appearance of Paul and Linda….not long before Linda was diagnosed with cancer.