Music – 1979 – Take Me Out To The Ballgame – Put To Great Photos Of Fans At The Ballgames

“Take Me Out to the Ball Game“ is a 1908 Tin Pan Alley song by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer….which has become the official anthem of baseball all over the world….although neither of its authors had attended a game prior to writing the song….as the song’s chorus is traditionally sung during the middle of the seventh inning of a baseball game….which is…

Music – 1979 – Mel Tillis – Orange Blossom Special – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

The fiddle tune “Orange Blossom Special” is about the passenger train of the same name….and was written by Ervin T. Rouse in 1938…..as the original recording was created by Ervin and Gordon Rouse in 1939…..and is often simply called The Special…..while being referred to as the fiddle player’s national anthem….with the lyrics of the first verse being very reminiscent of the Jimmie Rodgers song “Freight Whistle Blues”. Johnny…

Music – 1979 – Wayland Jennings + Hank Williams Jr – The Music & The Man – Tribute To Hank Williams

After finally wrestling creative control from RCA Victor….Waylon Jennings career turning point became his critically acclaimed albums Lonesome, On’ry and Mean and Honky Tonk Heroes….which was followed by his hit LP’s Dreaming My Dreams and Are You Ready for the Country.  During the 1970’s, Jennings was instrumental in the inception of outlaw country and with Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser, and Jessi Colter….which was happening in an around…

Music – 1979 – Mel Tillis – Coca Cola Cowboy – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Coca-Cola Cowboy“ is a song written by Steve Dorff, Sandy Pinkard, Sam Atchley and Bud Dain….and recorded by American country music artist Mel Tillis…..as seen performed live on stage at Austin City Limits in this video herewith….as it was released in June 1979 as the first single from Tillis’s album Mr. Entertainer. The song was featured in the…

Music – 1980 – Chuck Mangione – Give It All You Got – Theme Of The Lake Placid Winter Olympics

In the late 1960’s, Chuck Mangione was a member of the band The National Gallery….which in 1968 released the album Performing Musical Interpretations of the Paintings of Paul Klee….while also serving as director of the Eastman jazz ensemble from 1968 to 1972.  In 1970, he returned to recording with the album Friends and Love….which was recorded in concert with the Rochester…

Music – 1979 – News Anchor Bill Murray Sings Happy Birthday To The Light Bulb – Live On Stage In NYC

Every now and then, we get a video that makes it difficult for us to decide what category the video should go in….as seen in this video herewith…..where comedian Bill Murray sings Happy Birthday to the light bulb on SNL’s Weekend Update News….cuz Murray is a comedic genius who often uses music to get his humor across to…

Music – 1979 – Theresa Brewer – Honky Tonkin – Sung Live On Tribute To Hank Williams TV Special

“Honky Tonkin’“ is a 1948 country music song, written and recorded by Hank Williams….as the song went to # 14 on the Billboard country music charts…..and in 1982 it became the sixth chart topping single for Williams’ son, Hank Williams Jr.  Hank Williams released two versions of “Honky Tonkin’” ….with the first being cut at his second and final recording session for Sterling…

Music – 1979 – Robert Goulet – If Ever I Would Leave You – Performed By Impressionist Bob Anderson

Robert Goulet (November 26, 1933 – October 30, 2007) was an American singer and actor of French-Canadian ancestry….who was cast as Sir Lancelot in the original role in the 1960 Broadway musical   Camelot….while starring opposite established Broadway stars Richard Burton and Julie Andrews….when  he achieved instant recognition with his performance and interpretation of the song “If Ever I Would Leave You”….which became…

Music – 1979 – Mel Tillis Medley – I Ain’t Never + I’ll Sign The Papers + I Wanna Go Stateside + I Love Just The Same

Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 – November 19, 2017) was an American country music singer and songwriter….and although he recorded songs since the late 1950’s….his biggest success occurred in the 1970’s….with a long list of Top 10 hits.  Tillis eventually moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and began writing songs full-time….after which he wrote “I’m Tired”, a # 3 country hit for Webb Pierce in 1957…..and “Honky Tonk…