Music – 1979 – Mel Tillis – My Heart Wont Let My Love For You Change + I Wanna Go Stateside

There comes a time while posting videos here at ImaSportsphile where I run out of reference material from which to write about….especially if the “star of the video” is someone who has a large number of videos posted in the library….and it turns out that singer / songwriter Mel Tillis is one of those folks.  So,…

Music – 1980 – Cast Of Aint Misbehaving – Aint Misbehaving – Performed On NBC Super Bowl XV Pregame

“Ain’t Misbehavin‘“ is a 1929 stride jazz / early swing song….as Andy Razaf wrote the lyrics to a score by Thomas “Fats” Waller and Harry Brooks for the Broadway musical comedy play Connie’s Hot Chocolates….which has a thirty-two-bar form at a slow-to-moderate tempo.….and as Waller said, the song was written while “lodging” in prison for an alimony violation….and that is why he was not misbehaving. The song was…

Music – 1979 – Mel Tillis – I Got The Hoss – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“I Got the Hoss“ is a song written by Gerald House….which was recorded by American country music artist Mel Tillis…..and was released in August 1977….as the first single from the album Love’s Troubled Waters….while the song reached # 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.  As seen in this video herewith….Mel Tillis sings “I Got the Hoss” with…

Music – 1979 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Rose Of San Antonio – Live At Austin City Limits

“Rose of San Antonio“ was the signature song of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys….which was originally an instrumental song written by Bob Wills….who first recorded it with the Playboys on November 28, 1938….as band members added lyrics and it was retitled “New San Antonio Rose”.  A fresh recording was made on April 16, 1940 with vocals by band member Tommy Duncan.…

Music – 1979 – Sammy Davis Jr – Why Cant I Fall In Love – With Impersonator Bob Anderson

In this video seen herewith….impersonator / impressionist extraordinaire Bob Anderson does Sammy Davis Jr. singing ‘Why Can’t I Fall In Love” on Rich Little’s HBO television special in 1979….for without a doubt….Anderson is probably one of the very best musical impersonators / impressionists of all time….as this video provides evidence to that fact….cuz he nails Sammy…

Music – 1979 – Mel Tillis – Stay A Little Longer – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Stay a Little Longer” is a Western swing dance tune written by Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan….as the title comes from a refrain in the chorus: Stay all night, stay a little longer, Dance all night, dance a little longer, Pull off your coat, throw it in the corner, Don’t see why you can’t stay a little longer. The…

Music – 1979 – Rich Little – It Is Fun To Walk Talk Sing Dance And Act Like Celebrities

One of Rich Little’s best-known impressions is of US President Richard Nixon….while providing the voice of Tricky Dick reprising in 1991 the role of Nixon as ideal sperm donor in Gina’s fantasies on the soap opera Santa Barbara….as during the 1970’s, Little made many television appearances portraying Nixon. He was also a regular guest on The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts in…

Music – 1979 – Martin Mull – Last Night I Took You Home And We Began To Hmmmm – Sung Live In Concert

Truly one of our favorites here at ImaSportsphile….comedian / musician Martin Mull provides us with another monumental piece of comedic songwriting genius…..as Mull performs his own song “Last Night I Took You Home And We Began To Hmmmm”…..which is down-right hilarious….and truly another “pure diamond” albeit is “in the rough”.  We challenge anyone to watch this video…

Music – 1979 – Mel Tillis – Ruby Dont Take Your Love To Town – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

After leaving the Air Force in 1955….Mel Tillis returned to Florida where he worked a number of odd jobs….and eventually finding employment with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in Tampa, Florida….when he used his railroad pass to visit Nashville….and eventually met and auditioned for Wesley Rose of the famous Nashville publishing house Acuff-Rose Music….where Hank Williams resided whilte writing and…