Music – 1979 – Bette Midler – You Gotta Have Friends + Bugle Boy Company B – By Female Impersonator

“Friends“ also titled “You Got to Have Friends“ is a 1973 hit single by Bette Midler….which was written by Buzzy Linhart and Mark “Moogy” Klingman….when in the United States….the song reached # 9 on the Adult Contemporary chart….and reached # 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. A version of “Friends” was recorded by one of the song’s co-writers, Buzzy Linhart…..which was more of a rock sound…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers With Zeke Campbell – Muskrat Ramble

“Muskrat Ramble“ is a jazz composition written by Kid Ory in 1926…..which was first recorded on February 26, 1926, by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five….and became the group’s most frequently recorded piece.  It was a prominent part of the Dixieland revival repertoire in the 1930’s and 1940’s….and was recorded by Bob Crosby, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Muggsy Spanier, Chet Atkins, Lu Watters, the Andrews Sisters, Harry James, and Al Hirt et…

Music – 1979 – Rich Little – Hello Dolly – Impersonating Carol Channing + Popeye + Louie Armstrong

“Hello, Dolly!” is the title song of the popular 1964 musical of the same name….while Louis Armstrong’s version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001…..as the music and lyrics were written by Jerry Herman….who also wrote the scores for many other popular musicals….including Mame and La Cage aux Folles. “Hello, Dolly!” was first sung by Carol Channing….who starred as Dolly Gallagher Levi…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – The Pretty Palomino – Live On Stage At ACL

Old time fiddle is a genre of American folk and country music…..as “Old time fiddle tunes” derived from European folk dance tunes such as Jig, Reel, Breakdown, Schottische, Waltz, Two Step and Polka. The fiddle may be accompanied by banjo or other instruments but are nevertheless called “fiddle tunes”. The genre traces from the colonization of North…

Music – 1978 – Paul Simon – Slip Sliding Away – Sung Live On Stage In New York City

Paul Simon is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor…..whose musical career has spanned seven decades. He reached fame and commercial success as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel….which  was formed in 1956 with Art Garfunkel….as the duo was originally known as Tom & Jerry. Simon was responsible for writing nearly all of the pair’s songs….which included three that…

Music – 1978 – Martin Mull – I Will Hate Myself In The Morning If I Have To Love Myself Tonight

You know…..there are some comedians that just really “tickle your funny bone”….and Martin Mull is one of those folks that just makes us laugh here at ImaSportsphile….cuz there is something about him that virtually no matter what he says….it makes us laugh….and when it comes to Mull’s music….it just takes us overboard….as his song “I Will Hate…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Steel Guitar Rag – Performed Live At ACL

There is a famous country song that says If You’re Gonna Play In Texas You Got To Have A Fiddler In The Band…..and one of Texas’ all time favorite fiddlers was a guy named Johnny Gimble…..who played in and around Austin, Texas…which is known as the Live Music Capital Of The World….as Gimble is was beloved in…

Music – 1978 – The Blues Brothers – Doin My Best To Get Back To You – Sung Live On Stage In NYC

The words say it all……ENJOY! Caught a ride into South Dakota With two girls in a light blue Desoto One’s name was Jane, the other was plain But they both had racing motors Next I caught a ride with a gamblers wife She had a brand new lay down Rambler She parked inside of town,…

Music – 1977 – Leo Sayer – You Make Me Feel Like Dancing – Sung Live On Stage In New York City

“You Make Me Feel Like Dancing“ is a song credited to British singer Leo Sayer….which was taken from his 1976 album Endless Flight….as the song reached # 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart….thus  making it his first # 1 single in the United States…..while reaching # 2 on the UK Singles Chart….while  Billboard  ranked it as the # 13 song of…