Music – 1978 – The Temptations – The Way You Do The Things You Do + My Girl + Just My Imagination

The Temptations is an American vocal group who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960’s and 1970’s. The group’s work with producer Norman Whitfield, beginning with the Top 10 hit single “Cloud Nine” in October 1968….which pioneered psychedelic soul, and was significant in the evolution of R&B and soul music.  The band members are known for their choreography, distinct…

NBA – 1985 – CBS Sports Almanac Highlights – NBA Year In Review – With Dick Stockton + Tom Heinshon

The 1984–85 NBA season was the 39th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Los Angeles Lakers winning the NBA Championship, beating the Boston Celtics 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals.  Highlights from the 1984 – 1985 NBA season were as follows: Michael Jordan became the only rookie in NBA history to lead a team in four…

MLB – 1920 To 1990 – Inside Baseball – World Series Legends – With Barry Tompkins + Tim McCarver

This video clip from HBO’s Inside Baseball is another “nugget of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile….as co-hosts Barry Tompkins and Tim McCarver take a look at legendary figures from World Series past…..when they start with Yanks Babe Ruth hitting 3 HR’s in two different World Series wins…..then come highlights of Giants…

Music – 1978 – The Kingston Trio – M T A + Greenback Dollar – Live At The Coconut Grove

The Kingston Trio is an American folk and pop music group that helped launch the folk revival of the late 1950’s to late 1960’s. The group started as a San Francisco Bay Area nightclub act with an original lineup of Dave Guard, Bob Shane, and Nick Reynolds. It rose to international popularity….which was fueled by unprecedented sales of LP records….as their music helped alter the direction of popular…

NBA – 1985 – Special – Tribute To Celtics Red Auerbach – With Roy Firestone + Stu Black

Red Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was an American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the Boston Celtics.  As a coach, he won 938 games…which was a record at his retirement….plus he won nine National Basketball Association (NBA) championships in ten seasons….which Phil Jackson surpassed with 11 titles in eighteen seasons. As general manager and team president of the Celtics, he won…

MLB – 1947 – Highlights – The 1947 Season + World Series + Jackie Robinson As 1st Black Player

The 1947 Major League Baseball season, on opening day, the New York Giants were at the Phillies….the Yankees were home in the Bronx against the Philadelphia A’s….and the Brooklyn Dodgers were home to open against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field…..while Jackie Robinson was in the Dodgers lineup, playing first base….which began a new chapter in Major League Baseball….for it was the first time an African American had been allowed…

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,…

Wide World Of Sports – 1986 – Jim McKay Hosts Kentucky Derby Prelude + Running Of Kentucky Oaks

In this video, the host for ABC’s Wide World of Sports is the one of the most elegant and eloquent sportscasters to ever grace a microphone….Jim McKay….as he provides a most enjoyable prelude to the 1986 Kentucky Derby….which was the 112th running of the famous race taking place on May 3, 1986 at Churchill Downs, Kentucky…..plus…

MLB – 1960s – Baseballs Greatest Hits – Old Stadiums To New + The Stars Of The Sixties

This video is absolutely “pure gold” to any baseball fan who grew up in the decade of the 1960’s…..for it was MAGIC….MIRACLES….MANTLE….and MAYS….and of course there was Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Ernie Banks, Bob Gibson, Harmon Killebrew, Willie McCovey, Yogi Berra, Hank Aaron….and so much more….and this video is a time capsule of those heroes…..which brings back…