Boxing – 1914 To 1981- Special – Film Tribute To The Brown Bomber Joe Louis Heavyweight Champion

This video tribute to the life and boxing career of Joe The Brown Bomber Louis is nothing short of “pure gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile….for Joe Louis was truly a boxing legend and an American hero of the highest level.    Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981), best known…

Comedy – 1985 – Rick Overton Stand Up Routine – Featured On Young Comedians Smothers Brothers Show

Rick Overton (born August 10, 1954) is an American screenwriter, actor and comedian….whose writing credits include Dennis Miller Live….while his acting credits include Willow and The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne…..and his comedic credits certainly include his stand-up routine on the 1985 Smothers Brothers HBO Young Comedians Show….as seen in this video herewith.   Overton made his first onscreen appearance in the 1982 film Young Doctors in Love….followed…

Music – 1949 – Hank Williams Sr – Lovesick Blues – Performed At Grand Ole Opry

“Lovesick Blues“ is a show tune written by Cliff Friend and Irving Mills. The song first appeared in the 1922 musical Oh, Ernest. It was recorded by Emmett Miller in 1925 and 1928, and later by country music singer Rex Griffin. The recordings by Griffin and Miller inspired Hank Williams to perform the song during his first appearances on the Louisiana Hayride in 1948. Receiving an enthusiastic reception…

Boxing – 1978 – Curt Gowdy + Larry Merchant Highlight 1978 In Boxing – With Ali + Spinks + Holmes

The boxing video library at ImaSportsphile consists of some 630 world championship fights from The Golden Age of Boxing …..an era that began in 1964 , when Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) defeated Sonny The Bear Liston….and ran until around 1999, when Evander Holyfield fought Lennox Lewis twice….and this video provides “a thumbprint” of when this awesome era of boxing…

Boxing – 1979 – Amateur – Bengal Bouts At University Of Notre Dame

The Bengal Bouts is an annual charity amateur boxing tournament hosted by the Men’s Boxing Club at the University of Notre Dame….which has typically aired on ESPN….with proceeds benefiting the Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh….which begun in 1920 by legendary football coach Knute Rockne to condition football players in the off-season….when the tournament later expanded entry to any member of the student body.  Under the guidance…

Music – 1952 – Hank Williams Sr – You Win Again

“You Win Again” is a 1952 song by Hank Williams Sr. in the style of a blues ballad….and deals with the singer’s despair with his partner….and has been widely covered including versions by Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones.   Hank Williams recorded “You Win Again” on July 11, 1952….which was one day after…

Music – 1953 – Disney Professor Owls Fun With Music – Scales + Arpeggios & Why Should We Worry

Disney Sing-Along Songs was a series of videos on VHS, betamaxs, laserdiscs and DVDs with musical moments from various Disney films, TV shows and attractions….as lyrics for the songs are displayed on-screen….typically with the Mickey Mouse icon as a “bouncing ball”.  Early releases open with a theme song introduction containing footage featuring Professor Owl and his class…..as seen originally in 1953 in two Disney shorts….Melody and Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom….which was voiced then by Bill…

Boxing – 1980 – Highlights – USBA Welterweight Title Fight – Angel Espada Vs Thomas Hearns – By Howard Cosell

Ángel Espada (born February 2, 1948) is a former boxer from Puerto Rico….who was the WBA world Welterweight champion in 1975-76…..as he became world champion in a situation that could be described by some as bizarre….when the undisputed world Welterweight champion of the era, José Nápoles, was to fight Carlos Monzón for the world’s Middleweight title….as the WBC kept recognizing Nápoles as their world Welterweight champion….but the…

Music – 1978 – Roy Orbison – Pretty Woman – Performed By John Belushi

Pretty Woman is a song recorded by Roy Orbison….which was written by Orbison and Bill Dees….and released as a single in August 1964 on Monument Records….which spent three weeks at # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100….which the second single by Orbison to top the US charts….and was also Orbison’s third single to top the UK Singles Chart…as the record ultimately sold seven million copies and marked…