Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Jesse Polka – Featuring Cliff Bruner

Cliff Bruner (April 25, 1915 – August 25, 2000) was a fiddler and bandleader of the Western Swing era of the 1930’s and 1940’s…..whose music combined elements of traditional string band music, improvisation, blues, folk and popular melodies of the times. Bruner was born in Texas City, Texas….who learned to play fiddle….and traveled with medicine shows to begin his musical career.  Milton Brown’s Musical Brownies drafted Bruner in 1935….as he…

Music – 1978 – Muddy Waters – Im A Man – Performed Live With The Band At The Last Waltz Concert

McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913  – April 30, 1983), known professionally as Muddy Waters, was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician…..who is often cited as the “father of modern Chicago blues“….as he was an important figure on the post-war blues scene….whereby his style of playing has been described as “raining down Delta beatitude”. Muddy Waters grew up on Stovall Plantation near Clarksdale, Mississippi….who by age 17 was playing…

Music – 1989 – Disney Animation Sing Along Song – While Strolling Through The Park On Day

“While Strolling Through the Park“ is a song that was used in the 1941 Mickey Mouse cartoon, The Nifty Nineties.  The song was also in the album, Disney Sing Along Songs: Fun with Music…as well as 101 Notes of Fun….which was hosted by Professor Owl and Ludwig von Drake. This Sing Along Song was hugely popular….so, we thought sharing the lyrics might provide sufficient…

Music – 1938 – Bob Hope + Shirley Ross – Thanks For The Memories – From Movie Big Broadcast Of 1938

“Thanks for the Memory“ is a popular song composed by Ralph Rainger with lyrics by Leo Robin. Which   was introduced in the 1938 film The Big Broadcast of 1938 ….while being sung by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross…..and recorded by Shep Fields and His Orchestra….which featured John Serry Sr. on accordion in the film….and vocals by Bob Goday on Bluebird Records from 1938.  Dorothy Lamour’s solo recording of the song was also very…

Music – 1947 – Bing Crosby + Bob Hope – Harmony – Song & Dance Routine In Movie Variety Girl

Back when Bone Daddy was growing up in West Texas…..there were many movie musicals with scores of popular songs…..as many of the were what we call “song and dance” music…..and Bob Hope and Bing Crosby did their fair share of “song and dance” music in the many movies that they made from the late 1930’s throughout the mid-1950’s…..as we…

Music – 1933 To 1951 – Austin City Limits Special – Tribute To Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953) was a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer….who is regarded as one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century.….and was the first jazz talent to emerge from Europe….and remains the most significant….who with violinist Stéphane Grappelli, formed the Paris-based Quintette du Hot Club de France in 1934. The group was among the…

Music – 1942 – Bing Crosby + Dorothy Lamour + Bob Hope – Moonlight Becomes You – In Road To Morocco

“Moonlight Becomes You“ is a popular song composed by Jimmy Van Heusen….with lyrics by Johnny Burke….as the song was written for the Paramount Pictures 1942 movie release of Road to Morocco….whereas the music was also published in 1942 in connection with the film…..when Paramount’s then staff arranger, Vic Schoen wrote the arrangement. The song has been recorded many times….while becoming a standard….but the truth be known…..…

Music 1952 Bob Hope + Jane Russell + Roy Rodgers – Buttons And Bows – From Movie Son Of Paleface

“Buttons and Bows” is a popular song with music written by Jay Livingston and lyrics by Ray Evans….  which was published in 1947….as the song was written for and appeared in the Bob Hope and Jane Russell film The Paleface….and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.  It was originally written with an Indian theme….but was changed when the director said that would not work in the movie.  It was…

Music – 1947 – Hank Williams – Move It On Over

“Move It On Over“ is a song written and recorded by the legendary American country music singer-songwriter Hank Williams in 1947. The song was Williams’ first major hit….while reaching # 4 on the Billboard Singles chart….as the song is considered one of the earliest examples of rock and roll music….with many others having recorded and performed the song subsequently….with notable hit versions by George Thorogood in…