Music – 1981 – Michael Murphy & The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Instrumental Fiddle Dance Jig

During the late 1970’s, Michael Martin Murphey recorded four albums….Swans Against the Sun in 1976….Flowing Free Forever in 1976….Lone Wolf in 1978….and Peaks, Valleys, Honky Tonks & Alleys in 1979…..as the album Swans Against the Sun produced his first country hits “A Mansion on the Hill” and “Cherokee Fiddle”….which also became a top ten hit for Johnny Lee…..when Murphey’s friends, John Denver, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels and Steve…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Listen To The Music – Performed Live At Their Farewell Concert

“Listen to the Music“ is a song recorded by The Doobie Brothers on their second album Toulouse Street….which was the Doobies first big hit in 1972…..and was written by band member rhythm guitarist Tom Johnston…..who described the motivation for the song as a call for world peace when he said….  “The chord structure of it made me think of something…

Music – 1983 – Roger Miller – You Cant Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd + Chug A Lug – Live At ACL

Although Roger Miller is usually grouped with country music singers….his unique style defies easy classification…..cuz many of his recordings were humorous novelty songs with whimsical lyrics….which was coupled with scat singing or vocalese riffs filled with nonsense syllables…..while others were sincere ballads which caught the public’s fancy….as with his signature song, “King of the Road”….when the biographical book Ain’t Got…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Long Train Running – Performed Live In Concert

“Long Train Running” is a song recorded by The Doobie Brothers….after being written by band member Tom Johnston…..which was included on the band’s 1973 album The Captain and Me….and released as a single….while becoming a top 10 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at # 8. It was covered by Italian band Traks in 1982….and then by English girl group Bananarama in 1991…..then  In…

Music – 1983 – Michael Murphy & The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Once Youre A Drifter

After having posted more than a couple of Michael Martin Murphey videos here at ImaSportsphile….it comes to no surprise to me that I really like this man’s music…..since Murphey spent time in West Texas….and Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was raised in God’s Country….there is already a kindred spirit going on….and I remember BD talking about “the…