Music – 1985 – Pat McGuigan – Danny Boy – Sung At WBA Featherweight Title Fight Barry McGuigan Vs Benard Taylor

“Danny Boy“ is a ballad written by English songwriter Frederic Weatherly in 1913….which was set to the traditional Irish melody of “Londonderry Air”…..when in Bath, Somerset in 1910, Weatherly initially wrote the words to “Danny Boy” to a tune other than “Londonderry Air”…..after his Irish-born sister-in-law Margaret in the United States sent him a copy of “Londonderry Air” in 1913….then Weatherly modified the lyrics…

Music – 1986 – World Champion Chicago Bears – The Super Bowl Shuffle – With ESPN Bob Ley + Brian Gumble

When this video rolled up to be posted here at ImaSportsphile….I just had to watch it more than a couple of times…..cuz it really gives me a “good ole belly laugh”….while putting a smile all across my face….for just getting to see one of my all time favorite NFL teams doing something “goofy and off the…

Music – 1986 – Canadian National Anthem – O Canada – Sung At Start Of The 38th NHL All Star Game

The 38th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held February 4th at the Hartford Civic Center…… which is the  home to the Hartford Whalers…..as “O Canada“, the national anthem of Canada by an unknown singer prior to the start of the game. The song was originally commissioned by Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Théodore Robitaille for the 1880 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day ceremony….when Calixa Lavallée composed the music….after which, words were written by the…

MLB – 1986 – NBC Sports Special – World Series 1903 To 1985 – Pictorial Collage Of The World Series

Every now and then….an absolutely incredible video rolls up to be posted….one of those that is riveting and totally enjoyable to watch….and this video seen herewith is one of those times….as NBC Sports provides this rare treasure via host Bob Costas prior to Game 4 of the 1986 MLB World Series between the Boston Red…

Music – 1986 – Simon Estes + Clamma Dale – Bess You Is My Woman Now – Song From Porgy + Bess Musical

Clamma Dale is an American operatic soprano…..who is best known for portraying “Bess” in the highly successful 1976 Houston Grand Opera production of Porgy and Bess…..resulting in the show being transferred from Houston to Broadway…..whereby Dale was awarded a Drama Desk Award….in addition to receiving a Tony Award nomination.   Simon Estes is an operatic bass-baritone….who had a major international opera career beginning in the 1960’s….as he has…

Music – 1986 – Steven Frumholz – Explore Texas – Ad Campaign For Visiting Texas As A Tourist

Austin, Tx has had the reputation of being a “Laid Back” kinda place since back when Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile went to school at The University of Texas….and became a “burnt Orange” in his blood kinda person….for as BD puts it….the University of Texas campus already had lots “hippies” around town and around campus….when he got there in 1965…..and “hippies” loved…

Music – 1987 – Frank Sinatra – Start All Over Again – Put To Highlights Of The 1987 World Series

Frank Sinatra’s musical career began in the swing era in 1935….which continued on well into the 1990’s….as Ole Blue Eyes style represented a strong departure from the “crooning” style of his idol, Bing Crosby. Sinatra’s generation represented the first generation of children that had grown up in the era of the microphone and amplifiers….as the amplification of sound enabled singers to…

Music – 1986 – Randy Newman – Short People – Put To Highlights Of Boxer Frankie Warren

Singer / songwriter Randy Newman has written and sung many famous songs over the years to include “I Love L A”, “You’ve Got A Friend In Me”, “Mama Told Me Not To Come”, “You Can Leave Your Hat On”…. plus a truckload of scores for such animated movies as the entire series of “Toy Story”, “Monsters Inc”, “Cars”….along with other…

Music – 1953 – Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – Caravan – Playing Live At The Apollo Theater

“Caravan“ is an American jazz standard that was composed by Juan Tizol and Duke Ellington….and first performed by Ellington in 1936….whereas Irving Mills wrote lyrics, but they are rarely sung. The exotic sound of “Caravan” interested exotica musicians such as Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman and Gordon Jenkins….of whom all covered it. Woody Allen used the song in two of his films, Alice and Sweet and Lowdown….whereas, Steven Soderbergh used the Lyman version in his 2001…