Music – 1980 – Beto Y Los Fairlanes – El Fabuloso + Fiddling – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

Beto y Los Fairlanes, now more commonly known as Beto and the Fairlanes, is a worldbeat, latin pop, jazz and salsa band from Austin, Texas….which was founded in the late 1970’s by Robert “Beto” Skiles….as the band came out of the prolific 1970’s Austin music scene….when in their early career, the band played at such legendary Austin venues like the Armadillo World Headquarters, Liberty Lunch and…

Music – 1981 – Broadway Cast Aint Misbehaving – This Town Is Really Jumping + Hilites Super Bowl XV

This video seen herewith was part of NBC’s pregame telecast of Super Bowl XV…..as the Philadelphia Eagles took on the “Bad Boys” from Oakland….for we at ImaSportsphile are part of Raider Nation….as the game was played on January 25, 1981 at the New Orleans Superdome in the Bayou City….cuz this event carries fond memories of when our Bone Daddy,…

Music – 1979 – Paul Anka – Put Your Head On My Shoulder + My Way – With Johnny Dark + Bob Anderson

Johnny Dark is an American comedian and comic actor….who has been active on television since the 1970’s…..and is most recently known for his recurring appearances on Late Show with David Letterman.  In addition to his Late Show appearances….as his appearances as a comedian include Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Donny and Marie, and The Alan Hamel Show.  He has also done stand-up comedy in Atlantic…

Music – 1979 – Theresa Brewer – Your Cheating Heart – Sung On Tribute To Hank Williams TV Special

Teresa Brewer (May 7, 1931 – October 17, 2007) was an American singer whose style incorporated pop, country, jazz, R&B, musicals and novelty songs…..as she was one of the most prolific and popular female singers of the 1950’s….while recording nearly 600 songs. An agent, Richie Lisella, heard her sing and took her career in hand….and soon…

Music – 1980 – Billy Taylor & His All Star Orchestra + Ella Fitzgerald – Sophisticated Lady

“Sophisticated Lady“ is a jazz standard which was composed as an instrumental in 1932 by Duke Ellington…..as additional credit is given to publisher Irving Mills….whose words were added to the song by Mitchell Parish….whereas the words met with approval from Ellington….who described them as “wonderful, but not entirely fitted to my original conception”. That original conception was inspired by three…

Music – 1989 – The 3Ds – Watching All Night Television – Sung Live On Stage In New York City

The 3Ds were a noise pop band based from Dunedin, New Zealand….who were together from 1978 to 1997…..as they recorded three albums and several EP’s….with the best known of which is The Venus Trail in 1993. They achieved commercial and critical success worldwide in the period between 1993 and 1995. The band was formed in May 1988 by Dominic Stones, Denise…

Music – 1980 – Billy Taylor & Orchestra – Caravan – Live On Kennedy Center Salute To Duke Ellington

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

Music – 1979 – Manhattan Transfer – Dino Santini Sings Turn Me Loose – Live In Concert

We find a music video every now and then that the words of the song being sung on the video tell the story of the song better than any research information can divulge….as is the case with this version of the song “Turn Me Loose” does…..which is sung by Alan Paul of Manhattan Transfer in their live concert…

Music – 1980 – Chuck Mangione – Feels So Good – Put To USA Dorothy Hamill Ice Staking Exhibition

Chuck Mangione is an American flugelhorn player, trumpeter and composer….who was a member of Art Blakey’s band….and co-led the Jazz Brothers with his brother, Gap. He achieved international success in 1977 with his jazz-pop single “Feels So Good”…..as heard in this video of figure skating’s Olympic gold medalist USA Dorothy Hamel’s 1979 exhibition seen herewith….as Mangione has released more than 30…