Music – 1983 – Joe Cocker – Feelin Alright + Dont Need Nobody To Sing My Song + Whiter Shade Of Pale

In early 1972, after nearly two years away from music, Cocker went on tour with a group that Chris Stainton had formed….when he opened with a performance in Madison Square Garden….which was attended by about 20,000 people…..and after touring the United States, he embarked on a European tour where he played to large audiences in Milan and Germany…..then…

Music – 1981 – Ed Bruce & The Tennessee Cowboys – Mammas Dont Let You Children Grow Up To Be Cowboys

“Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys“ is a country music song first recorded by Ed Bruce….which was written by him and wife Patsy Bruce….as his version of the song appears on his 1976 self-titled album for United Artists Records…..which went to # 15 on the Hot Country Singles charts. This song was featured on Chris LeDoux’s album released in…

Music – 1983 – Joe Cocker – Feelin Alright – Sung Live In Concert

 “Feeling Alright“ is a song written by Dave Mason of the English rock band Traffic for their 1968 album by the same name of the band….which was originally released as a single….but it failed to chart in both the UK and the US….however, it did reach a position of # 123 on the Billboard Hot 100…..while Joe Cocker performed a more popular rendition…

Music – 1983 – 14 Karat Soul – I’ve Got A New Baby And This Time It’s For Real – Live On Stage In NYC

The a capella group 14 Karat Soul is a vocal pop group. They have appeared or been heard in several episodes of Sesame Street….as carolers in Elmo Saves Christmas….while singing “It’s Christmas Again”….and on Sesame Street albums…..as they have also contributed vocals to the Between the Lions videos “Silent E” and “Mighty Roar That Makes ‘Em Run”…..as well as singing these songs on various episodes including “ABCs…

Music – 1981 – Ed Bruce & The Tennessee Cowboy Band – The Man That Turned My Mama On – Live On ACL

“The Man That Turned My Mama On“ is a song written by Ed Bruce….and recorded by American country music artist Tanya Tucker….which was released in June 1974 as the second single from the album “Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)”….as the song reached # 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.  The song speaks of…

Music – 1981 – The Charlie Daniels Band – Southern Rock Instrumental – Played Live On Stage At ACL

Charles Daniels is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist….known for his contributions to Southern rock, country and bluegrass music…..as he is best remembered 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….who was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2002….the Grand Ole Opry in 2008…..the Musicians Hall…

Music – 1983 – 14 Karat Gold – I Wish That We Were Married – Sung A-Cappella Live On Stage In New York City

14 Karat Soul is an a cappella group from East Orange, N.J….who were active making music in the 1980’s…..as they were originally a strictly doo-wop group…. but later branched out into other genres…and were featured in the 1980 Mabou Mines short film Sister Suzie Cinema….which was a 20-minute doo-wop opera by Bob Telson and Lee Breuer. The discography of 14 Karat Soul includes several albums and compilations on Pony Canyon Records for the Japanese…

Music – 1981 – Michael Murphey & The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Cosmic Cowboy – Live At ACL

“Coca-Cola Cowboy“ is a song written by Steve Dorff, Sandy Pinkard, Sam Atchley and Bud Dain….and recorded originally by American country music artist Mel Tillis…..which was released in June 1979….as the first single from the album Mr. Entertainer. The song was featured in the film, Every Which Way but Loose, starring Clint Eastwood….and in the film Bandit Goes Country….in which Tillis also…

Music – 1981 – Debbie Harry & Blondie – Rapture – As Seen On USA Network Night Flight Program

“Rapture“ is a song by the American pop/rock band Blondie with Debbie Harry….which was from their fifth studio album, Autoamerican in 1980…..when in January 1981, “Rapture” was released as the second and final single from the album…..as the song became their fourth and last single to reach # 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart….where it stayed for two weeks…..plus it was the first # 1 song…