Music – 1980 – Billy Taylor & His Orchestra – C Jam Blues – Kennedy Center Salute To Duke Ellington

“C Jam Blues”“ is a jazz standard composed in 1942 by Duke Ellington….and performed by countless other musicians such as Dave Grusin, Django Reinhardt, Oscar Peterson, and Charles Mingus….and as the title suggests….the piece follows a twelve-bar blues form in the key of C major….as the tune is well known for being extremely easy to play….with the entire melody featuring only two notes….G and C. A performance typically…

Music – 1979 – Manhattan Transfer – Four Brothers – Performed Live In Concert

Four Brothers is a jazz standard written by Jimmy Giuffre in 1947….which was based on the chord changes of ‘Jeepers Creepers’…..as the song was written for the “Four Brothers” saxophone section of Woody Herman’s second band….and has since been covered by many groups. Woody Herman recorded it on December 27, 1947 for Columbia records….with his second Herd….which had been…

Music – 1979 – George Benson – Breezin – Put To Highlights Of Yatching At The Pan American Games

“Breezin’” is an instrumental song composed by American singer and musician Bobby Womack….which was originally recorded in December 1970 by the influential Hungarian jazz guitarist Gábor Szabó….while  in partnership with Womack himself…..as the song was originally released in 1971 on the Szabó’s album High Contrast….and was released as a single in April 1971 in the United States and in 1972 in…

Music – 1979 – Hank Williams Jr – Hey Good Lookin – Sung On TV Special Tribute To Hank Williams

“Hey, Good Lookin’“ is a 1951 song written and recorded by Hank Williams….which although covered by many singers, his version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001….and since its original 1951 recording, it has been covered by a variety of artists to includeTennessee Ernie Ford, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Roy Orbison, Ray Charles, Frankie Laine, Dean Martin, Del…

Music – 1979 – Hoyt Axton – Joy To The World – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

Hoyt Axton (March 25, 1938 – October 26, 1999) was an American folk music singer-songwriter, guitarist and a film / television actor….who became prominent in the early 1960’s….while establishing himself on the West Coast as a folk singer with an earthy style and powerful voice.  As he matured, some of his songwriting became well known throughout…

Music – 1979 – Hank Williams Jr. – To My Son, My Greatest Pal Of All – From Hank Williams Tribute

Hank Williams was one of the greatest songwriters to ever put music and words down on paper…..as he wrote some 500 songs up until his death at age 29 on an icy country back road in Ohio in 1952 during a snowstorm.  It is said that to be a great songwriter, a person has to…

Music – 1979 – Frank Sinatra – A Foggy Day In London Town – Put To Hilites Of Muhammad Ali In London

So, I ask this of all of our viewers who watch this video seen herewith as simple question….Does it get any better than this”…..I specifically mean….Ole Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra singing about “A Foggy Day In London Town”  ….while being accompanied by highlights of The Greatest Muhammad Ali during his training for his 1966 heavyweight title fight with…

Music – 1979 – Gale Davies – Taking My Bucket Down To The South Fork – Sung On Austin City Limits

Gail Davies is an American singer/songwriter….and the first female record producer in country music history….who was the daughter of country singer Tex Dickerson….and the sister of songwriter Ron Davies…..as Gail’s son, Chris Scruggs, is a former co-lead singer and guitarist for the roots-country band BR549….and is currently on tour with Marty Stuart as a member of his Fabulous Superlatives. Gail Davies established…

Music – 1979 – Frank Sinatra – I Have Got You Under My Skin – With Voice Impersonator Bob Anderson

“I’ve Got You Under My Skin“ is a song written by Cole Porter in 1936…..which was introduced that year in the Eleanor Powell musical film Born to Dance….in which it was performed by Virginia Bruce…..and it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song also that year….as it became a signature song for Frank Sinatra…..and,in 1966, the song became a top 10 hit for the…