Music – 1981 – Terry Cashman – Talkin Baseball – With MLB Highlights Of Willie Mickey + The Duke

“Talkin’ Baseball (Willie, Mickey & The Duke)“ is a 1981 song written and performed by Terry Cashman…. in a song describes the history of American major league baseball from the 1950’s to the beginning of the 1980’s…..when the song was originally released during the 1981 Major League Baseball strike….while being inspired by a picture of the three New York City…

Music – 1981 – Ray Benson & Friends – Djangology Meledy – In A Tribute To Django Reinhardt On ACL

Jean Reinhardt (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953), known by his stage name Django Reinhardt….as a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer…..who was the first jazz talent to emerge from Europe….and remains the most significant still today in 2020. With violinist Stéphane Grappelli, Reinhardt formed the Paris-based Quintette du Hot Club de France in 1934….as the group was among the first…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – What’d I Say – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“What’d I Say“ (or “What I Say“) is an American rhythm and blues song by Ray Charles….which was   released in 1959 as a single divided into two parts….as it was one of the first soul songs…..as the composition was improvised one evening late in 1958 when Charles, his orchestra, and backup singers had played their entire set list at a…

Music – 1978 – Sergio Mendez And Brazil ’66 – Fool On A Hill + The Look Of Love + Mas Que Nada +

Sérgio Mendes is a Brazilian musician….who has some 55 releases….and plays bossa nova heavily crossed with jazz and funk….while being nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2012 as co-writer of the song “Real in Rio” from the animated film Rio…..whereas Mendes is a unique example of a Brazilian musician primarily known in the United States….where his albums were recorded and where most of his touring took…

Music – 1981 – Red Skelton – The Time Has Come To Say Goodbye – Closing To His Live Concert

Red Skelton is by virtue of the number of folks that have viewed his videos here at ImaSportsphile…the most popular….with millions of views ahead of our 2nd place video with our Muhammad Ail category….out of our entire 5200 posts (currently….cuz we’ve got easily another 5200 still to post) video library….plus there is no question that…

Music – 1981 – Ray Benson + Asleep At The Wheel – I Found A New Baby – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“I Found a New Baby“ is a popular song written by Jack Palmer and Spencer Williams….which was introduced by Clarence Williams’ Blue Five in 1926….with popular recorded versions in the same year by Ted Lewis and by Ethel Waters….and has since been recorded by many artists…. which has made it a popular jazz standard…as Bing Crosby recorded the song in 1945….and Bobby Darin included the song in his album Winners in 1960….while “I’ve…

Music – 1979 – Ray Charles – Deep In The Heart Of Texas – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

After being born and raised in Texas….that makes us just a “tab bit” more fond of anything and all things doing with The Lone Star State….especially when the iconic song “Deep In The Heart Of Texas” is being performed…..especially when it is performed by the likes and genius of Ray Charles….the undisputed  king of blues, soul, r…

Music – 1980 – Sarah Vaughan – I’ve Got It Bad & That Ain’t Good – Kennedy Center Salute To Duke Ellington

“I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)“ is a pop and jazz standard with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster published in 1941….when it was introduced in the musical revue Jump for Joy by Ivie Anderson….who also provided the vocals for Duke Ellington and His Orchestra on the single Victor 27531.  The list of artists that have recorded this song goes well…

Music – 1977 – Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake – With Dance Interpretation By Modern Dancers + Ballerinas

Swan Lake is a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–76…..which despite its initial failure, has now one of the most popular ballets of all time…..as the scenario, initially in two acts, was fashioned from Russian and German folk tales….and tells the story of Odette…..who was a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. The choreographer of…