Flacco Jimenez Live at ACL sings Open Up Your Heart and Let My Love Come In &Canta y No Llores & Spanish Eyes

DOG ASIDE: Flacco Jimenez has been the King of Conjunto, Norteno and Tejano music in Texas since the mid-1960’s…..a position he still holds today as an accordionist from San Antonio, Texas. Jiménez began performing at the age of seven with his father, Santiago Jiménez Sr….who was a pioneer of conjunto music….and began recording at age…

ACL Live – John Prine Mullenberg County & Steve Goodman My Old Man & Willie Nelson Night Life

DOG ASIDE: Austin City Limits has always loved storytellers and there have been none better than John Prine, Steve Goodman and Willie Nelson….represented on this video of The Best of ACL.  Prine could make you feel like you’ve been read too out of a book when he spins a yard in his songs and on…

Johnny Gimble & The Texas Swing Pioneers – Bells of Saint Mary &Trouble, Trouble, Trouble

DOG ASIDE: There is a famous country song that says if you are going to play music in Texas….you just gotta have a fiddle in the band…..and Texas has put out some incredible fiddlers….but none any better than Johnny Gimble….who was truly an Austin icon….playing with all the many great Austin musicians….Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray…

Leon Redbone at ACL sings Big Fat Mule to Ride & Champagne Charlie & Diddy Wa Diddy imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: The story of Austin City Limits has a phenomenal story. Austin City Limits (ACL) is an American public television music program recorded live in Austin,Texas….by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station KLRU…..and broadcast on PBS stations around over the United States. The show helped Austin to become widely known as the “Live Music…

DeBarge sings Learn The Ways of Love & High Society – Open To Love & Need Your Loving

DOG ASIDE: Motown is an American record company founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. as Tamla Records on January 12, 1959….and incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan. The name, a combination of motor and town, has also become a nickname for Detroit. Motown played an important role in the racial integration…

1985 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship Women’s Broad Jump & Mens 880 Yd Run

DOG ASIDE: During the mid-1980’s in the sport of track and field…..there were two US broad jumbers who were world record holders….and they happened to be brother and sister….Carl & Carol Lewis. Don’t you know that their parents were mighty proud of their two siblings?!  I this NCAA Indoor Championship of 1985…..Carol Lewis was the…

Boxing 12 Rnd USBA Heavyweight Championship With Scott LeDoux VS Greg Page With Don Dunphy & Davie Pearl

DOG ASIDE: Greg Page (October 25, 1958 – April 27, 2009) was a boxer from Louisville, Kentucky. He was the WBA Heavyweight Champion from December 1984 to April 1985, losing the title in his first defense. His professional record was 58-17-1 with 48 knockouts….while defeating Gerrie Coetzee, Jimmy Young, James “Quick” Tillis, Renaldo Snipes,Alfredo Evangelista, Scott…

Boxing 10 rnd Heavyweight Bout With Earnie Shavers VS Jeff Sims

DOG ASIDE: During the golden age of heavyweight boxers from the mid-1960’s to the mid-1980’s….there was a heavyweight who never held the title….but is considered the hardest puncher of all time….was best known as Earnie Shavers….an American former professional boxer and two-time world heavyweight title challenger. He is considered by most boxing experts to be the…

Sports Legend Special On Sportscaster Curt Gowdy Hosted By George Plimton

DOG ASIDE: Truly one of the all time great sportscaster/broadcaster/analyst was Curt Gowdy….as he was at the helm of televised sports when sportscasters covered all types of sports….they didn’t specialize like John Madden in football, Dick Vitale in basketball, et al….for he was of the same mold as Jim McKay, Keith Jackson, Howard Cosell, et…