Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Get Off Its The End Of The Line – Live At ACL

Remembering Johnny Gimble is an easy thing to do if you’re from the area known as Central Texas….especially if you happen to love what is call “Texas swing music” in the Hill Country where ImaSportsphile was spawned….cuz Johnny was without a doubt the best fiddler in those hills….plus, he was a genuinely nice guy….who always seemed to…

Music – 1978 – Frankie Lane – Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling + Cool Water – Live At Coconut Grove

Frankie Laine (born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio; March 30, 1913 – February 6, 2007) was an American singer, songwriter and actor….whose career spanned nearly 75 years….from his first concerts in 1930 with a marathon dance company to his final performance of “That’s My Desire” in 2005. Often billed as “America’s # 1 Song Stylist”….with other nicknames including “Mr. Rhythm”,…

Music – 1979 – Elton John – Back In The USSR + Saturday Nites Alright + Sure Plays A Mean Pinball – Live On Tour In Soviet Union

“Back in the U.S.S.R.“ is a song by the English rock band the Beatles that opens their 1968 double album The Beatles….which is also known as the “White Album”….which was written by Paul McCartney and credited to the Lennon–McCartney songwriting partnership….as the song is in the rock and roll style and is a parody of Chuck Berry’s “Back in the U.S.A.” ….and the Beach Boys’ “California Girls”.  The…

Music – 1978 – Charlie Daniels Band – Texas – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

Charlie Daniels is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist….who was known for his contributions to Southern rock, country and bluegrass music…..as he is best known for his # 1 country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”….for Daniels has been active as a singer and musician since the 1950’s.  He was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2002, the Grand Ole Opry in…

Music – 1979 – Jerry Jeff Walker – Performs Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

Jerry Jeff Walker is an American country, pop, ballads, rock n roll singer and songwriter. ….who is best known for writing “Mr. Bojangles”….as Walker’s maternal grandparents played for square dances in the Oneonta, N Y area….with his grandmother, Jessie Conroe, playing piano….while his grandfather played fiddle.  During the late 1950’s, Jerry Jeff was a member of a local Oneonta teen…

Music – 1978 – The Dirt Band – All I Have To Do Is Dream – Performed Live On Stage In NYC

From 1966 to 1976, most of the band know as The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band created a name for themselves….along with a large following….but when Jimmy Ibbotson left the band at the end of 1976….and leaving Fadden, Hanna and McEuen to add John Cable and Jackie Clark….by bringing on another guitar and a new bass…..then In May…

Music – 1978 – John Prine – Performing Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

John Prine is an American country folk singer-songwriter…..who has been active as a composer, recording artist and live performer since the early 1970’s….and is known for an often humorous style of country music that has elements of protest and social commentary. Prine learned to play the guitar at the age of 14….when he attended classes at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk…