Music – 1983 – Jose Feliciano – The Star Spangled Banner – Sung At Holmes Vs Williams Title Fight

On October 7, 1968, at the height of protests against the Vietnam War, Feliciano was invited by Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Tiger Stadium in Detroit during Game 5 pre-game ceremonies of the 1968 World Series between the Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals….as his personalized, slow, Latin jazz performance proved highly controversial and damaging to Jose’s career in the months, even…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Something Has Got A Hold Of Me – Live Farewell Concert

Minute by Minute‘s triumph was bittersweet because it coincided with the near-dissolution of the band…. as the pressure of touring while recording and releasing an album each year had worn the members down….for Jeff “Skunk” Baxter and Michael McDonald had been in creative conflict for some time….when McDonald desired a direct, soulful and polished rock/R&B sound….while…

Music – 1981 – Michael Murphey & The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Cowboy Cadillac – Live At ACL

In 1982, Michael Murphey signed with Liberty Records and produced two original albums….Michael Martin Murphey and The Heart Never Lies….as well as a compilation of re-recorded versions of his A&M, Epic, and Liberty hits called The Best of Michael Martin Murphey. In the early 1980’s, Murphey had significant commercial success with hits like “Still Taking Chances”, “Disenchanted”, “Don’t Count the Rainy…

Music – 1983 – Doobie Brothers – Minute By Minute – Featuring Michael McDonald – Live In Concert

“Minute by Minute” is a song written by Michael McDonald and Lester Abrams….which was originally released by the Doobie Brothers on their 1978 album Minute by Minute….as the single was released in April 1979….which debuted at # 67 and eventually reaching # 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart….and It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Song of the Year….but lost out to the Doobie Brothers’ own “What…

Music – 1983 – Roger Miller – I Cant Go Home This Way – A Fiddle Swing Tune

Roger Miller (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor …..who was widely known for his honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs….along with his chart-topping  country and pop hits “King of the Road”, “Dang Me” and “England Swings”….all of which were conceived  from the mid-1960’s Nashville sound era. After growing up in Oklahoma and serving in the United States Army…..Miller began his musical…

Music – 1981 – Michael Murphy – Good Whiskey Never Lets You Lose Your Place – Sung Live On ACL

Michael Murphey’s first big break came through his friend Michael Nesmith….who had become part of the popular television musical group, The Monkees…..when Nesmith asked Murphey to write them a song for the next Monkees album….and Murphey composed “What Am I Doing Hangin’ Round”….as the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. sold over five million copies for the Monkees.…

Music – 1983 – Joe Cocker – Feelin Alright + Dont Need Nobody To Sing My Song + Whiter Shade Of Pale

In early 1972, after nearly two years away from music, Cocker went on tour with a group that Chris Stainton had formed….when he opened with a performance in Madison Square Garden….which was attended by about 20,000 people…..and after touring the United States, he embarked on a European tour where he played to large audiences in Milan and Germany…..then…

Music – 1981 – Ed Bruce & The Tennessee Cowboys – Mammas Dont Let You Children Grow Up To Be Cowboys

“Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys“ is a country music song first recorded by Ed Bruce….which was written by him and wife Patsy Bruce….as his version of the song appears on his 1976 self-titled album for United Artists Records…..which went to # 15 on the Hot Country Singles charts. This song was featured on Chris LeDoux’s album released in…

Music – 1983 – Joe Cocker – Feelin Alright – Sung Live In Concert

 “Feeling Alright“ is a song written by Dave Mason of the English rock band Traffic for their 1968 album by the same name of the band….which was originally released as a single….but it failed to chart in both the UK and the US….however, it did reach a position of # 123 on the Billboard Hot 100…..while Joe Cocker performed a more popular rendition…