Music – 1979 – Johnny Cash + Hank Williams Jr – Kaw Liga – Sung On Tribute To Hank Williams TV Show

“Kaw-Liga“ is a country music song written by Hank Williams and Fred Rose…..which is one of just a handful of songs that Williams wrote with Fred Rose….who produced his records….and published his songs through his company Acuff-Rose…..as Rose often “doctored” the songs Hank composed….while making suggestions and revisions….with biographer Roger M. Williams noting that Rose’s contribution to Hank’s songs was probably craftsmanship….whereas Williams’…

Music – 1979 – Manhattan Transfer – Jazz Medley Tribute To Eddie Jefferson – Sung Live In Concert

In this video seen herewith…..Manhattan Transfer does a whole piece that includes a medley of Eddie Jefferson songs….as they review old performances by the great jazz lyricist….while practicing the “vocalese licks” that he made famous.  Eddie Jefferson (August 3, 1918 – May 9, 1979) was a jazz vocalist and lyricist….who is credited as an innovator of “vocalese”….as a musical style in…

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 – 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 – 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 – The Kingston Trio – M T A + Greenback Dollar – Performed Live At The Coconut Grove

The Kingston Trio is an American folk and pop music group that helped launch the folk revival of the late 1950’s to late 1960’s…..as the group started as a San Francisco Bay Area nightclub act with an original lineup of Dave Guard, Bob Shane and Nick Reynolds….which rose to international popularity….which was fueled by unprecedented sales of LP records….and helped alter the direction of popular music in the U.S. …

Music – 1978 – Webb Pierce – Teenage Boogie On A Saturday Night – sung Live On The Grand Ole Opry

Webb Pierce (August 8, 1921 – February 24, 1991) was an American honk#y tonk vocalist, songwriter and guitarist of the 1950’s….while being one of the most popular country and western performers after charting more No. 1 hits than any other country artist during the decade….with his biggest hit was “In the Jailhouse Now”….which charted for 37 weeks in 1955…..with 21 of them…

Music – 1979 – Bob Dylan – When You Gonna Wake Up – Sung Live On Stage In New York City

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author and visual artist who has been a major figure in popular culture for more than fifty years…..with much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960’s….when songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” (1963) and “The Times They Are a-Changin’” (1964) became anthems for the civil rights movement and anti-war movement. His lyrics…