Music – 1989 – Disney Animation Sing A Long Song – Why Should I Worry – From Fun With Music

The song Why Sould I Worry was originally featured in the Disney animation movie Oliver and Company  ….as well as one of the Sing Along Songs in their 1989 production of Fun With Music….which was hosted by Disney’s beloved Professor Owl and Ludwig von Drake.  The story of the song is sung by a street dog in New York City….who is…

Music – 1989 – Disney Animation Sing A Long Song – Lets All Sing Like The Birdies Sing

In 1932, the novelty song Let’s All Sing Like The Birdies Sing was written by a team of songwriters lead by English composer Tolchard Evans….as the song was recorded that year for the first time by English band leader Henry Hall.  In 1933 the song was featured in the short film Betty Boop’s Halloween Party….as…

Music – 1989 – Disney Animated Sing A Long Song – Fun With Music

The 6th edition of Walt Disney’s animated Sing Along Songs was titled Fun With Music….which was hosted by the ever popular Disney character Professor Owl…..while featuring songs like the song “Let’s All Sing Like the Birdies Sing”….and includes a montage with Disney birds from Bambi and the Silly Symphonies cartoon Birds in the Spring.   The program was co-hosted by Professor Owl and Ludwig Von Drake….when…

Music – 1978 – Emmy Lou Harris – Evangeline – Performed Live In The Last Waltz Movie With The Band

Evangeline is a 1981 album by Emmylou Harris that was composed mostly of leftover material from past recording sessions….which did not fit into any of her other albums. Songs included a remake of “Mister Sandman” from the much-lauded Trio sessions with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt….“Evangeline”, which also featured vocals by Parton and Ronstadt….which she had previously performed with The Band, as seen in this video herewith….Rodney Crowell’s…

Music – 1983 – Four Tops + Temptations – I’ll Be There + Getting Ready + Same Old Song + My Girl

The Four Tops are a vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan….who helped to define the city’s Motown sound of the 1960’s…..as the group’s repertoire has included soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, doo-wop, jazz and show tunes. Founded as the Four Aims….comprising of lead singer Levi Stubbs, Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Renaldo “Obie” Benson and Lawrence Payton….who remained together for over four decades….while performing from 1953 until 1997 without a change in personnel. The Four Tops were among a number…

Music – 1983 – The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back + I’ll Be There – Sung At Motown 25th Anniversary

The Jackson 5 were an American pop band composed of members of the Jackson family….as the group was founded in 1965 in Gary, Indiana by brothers Jackie, Tito and Jermaine….with younger brothers  Marlon and Michael joining soon after. They were among the first black American performers to attain a crossover following….while being preceded by Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, the Supremes, the Four Tops and the Temptations. The Jackson 5 performed in talent shows…

“Mystery Train“ is a song written and recorded by American blues musician Junior Parker in 1953….which was originally performed in the style of a Memphis blues or rhythm and blues tune….as it was inspired by earlier songs….and later became a popular rockabilly song….as first covered by Elvis Presley, then numerous others.  In 1973, with the approval of Sam Phillips, Robbie Robertson of The Band wrote additional lyrics for…

Music – 1983 – Stevie Wonder – Come Back For More + My Cherie Amor + You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

Stevie Wonder is an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer….who is a prominent figure in popular music….as he is one of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the history of music. Through his heavy use of electronic instruments and innovative sounds, Wonder became a pioneer and influence to musicians of various genres including pop, rhythm and blues, soul, funk and  rock. His song “My Cherie Amour“….which…

Music – 1983 – Martha Reeves + Mary Wells + Commodores – Live On Motown 25th Anniversary TV Special

“Heat Wave“ is a 1963 song written by the Holland–Dozier–Holland songwriting team….which was first made popular by the Motown vocal group Martha and the Vandellas….and released as a 45 rpm single on July 9, 1963, on the Motown subsidiary Gordy label….as the song hit # 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B chart ….where it stayed for four weeks running….while peaking at # 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.  It was…