Music – Ray Charles – Gonna Be A Bright Sun Shiny Day & She’s Long Gone Now

DOG COMMENTARY: In June 1952, Atlantic Records bought Charles’s contract for $2,500 from Swing Time Records….and in his first recording session for Atlantic….he recorded “The Midnight Hour” and “Roll With My Baby” in September 1952, albeit,  his last Swingtime release “Misery in My Heart” and “The Snow Is Falling” would not appear until February 1953.  He began…

Music – Ray Charles – You Don’t Know Me & A Little More Love & I’m Still A Fool For You

DOG COMMENTARY: Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was known professionally worldwide as Ray Charles….was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer….who like to be called “Brother Ray” among friends and fellow musician….and often was referred to as “The Genius.” Ray Charles was blind from the age of seven….who pioneered the genre of…

Golf – PGA – 1986 Skins – Back 9 – Jack Nichlaus & Fuzzy Zoeller & Lee Trevino & Arnold Palmer

DOG COMMENTARY: The Skins Game was an unofficial-money event on the PGA Tour from 1983 to 2008….which took place in November or December of each year after the end of the official PGA Tour season. It was recognized by the PGA Tour but did not count towards the official money list. The Skins Game differed…

Golf – PGA – 1985 Skins Game – Front 9 – Nicklaus & Palmer & Watson & Zoeller

DOG ASIDE: It doesn’t matter when or where….if you could watch any foursome play professional golf in any format….it is this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion that you would be hard-pressed to field any four better players to play heads-up in a Skins format like this 1985 Skins Game featuring Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom…

Music – Johnny Gimble & Texas Swing Pioneers – Jesse Polka & Just Cuz You Think You Are So Pretty

DOG COMMENTARY: Of all the incredible vintage music videos that I have posted in the Music Section at Imasportsphile….including some awesome performances by some awesome artist (Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, Willie Nelson and so much more)….the two videos of Johnny Gimble and the Texas Swing Pioneers including this video…

Golf – PGA – 1985 Skins Game – Back 9 – Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer & Tom Watson & Fuzzy Zoeller

DOG COMMENTARY: During the course of posting over 1400 videos and some 5,000 pieces of sports memorabilia to this webpage over the past year….I have come to the conclusion that there are simply some videos and have a significantly greater draw by the viewing public….and this particular PGA golf video featuring the 1985 Skins Game…

Music – Carlos Montoya – The Awesome Instrumentals Of A Classical Guitar Master

DOG COMMENTARY: Carlos García Montoya (13 December 1903 – 3 March 1993) from Madrid, Spain….who was a prominent flamenco guitarist and a founder of the modern-day popular flamenco style of music.  He was the nephew of renowned flamenco guitarist Ramón Montoya….as he first learned from his mother, “la Tula”….and then from a neighboring barber called Pepe el Barbero.…

Music – Carlos Montoya – The Guitar Master And His Music

DOG COMMENTARY: In the hundreds of music videos of great vintage musicians that I have posted on this site….I have to say that this clip of classical guitar mastery performed by Carlos Montoya…along with another of his clips….rate as some of the finest music that have ever heard or seen performed. I have received comments…

Comedy – Special – Those Fabulous Clowns – Chaplin & Fields & Abbott N Costello & Keeton et al

DOG ASIDE: Every now an then as I am clawing my way through the 2300 hours of vintage sports, comedy and music video library that I am posting to this site….I run across something that is really special….like this program titled Those Fabulous Clowns….which was hosted by Richard Kiley….is one of those hidden treasures. As Kiley…