Music – 1980 – Chuck Mangione – Give It All You Got – Theme Of The Lake Placid Winter Olympics

In the late 1960’s, Chuck Mangione was a member of the band The National Gallery….which in 1968 released the album Performing Musical Interpretations of the Paintings of Paul Klee….while also serving as director of the Eastman jazz ensemble from 1968 to 1972.  In 1970, he returned to recording with the album Friends and Love….which was recorded in concert with the Rochester…

Music – 1980 – Beto Y Los Fairlanes – El Fabuloso + Fiddling – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

Beto y Los Fairlanes, now more commonly known as Beto and the Fairlanes, is a worldbeat, latin pop, jazz and salsa band from Austin, Texas….which was founded in the late 1970’s by Robert “Beto” Skiles….as the band came out of the prolific 1970’s Austin music scene….when in their early career, the band played at such legendary Austin venues like the Armadillo World Headquarters, Liberty Lunch and…

Music – 1981 – Broadway Cast Aint Misbehaving – This Town Is Really Jumping + Hilites Super Bowl XV

This video seen herewith was part of NBC’s pregame telecast of Super Bowl XV…..as the Philadelphia Eagles took on the “Bad Boys” from Oakland….for we at ImaSportsphile are part of Raider Nation….as the game was played on January 25, 1981 at the New Orleans Superdome in the Bayou City….cuz this event carries fond memories of when our Bone Daddy,…

Music – 1980 – Billy Taylor & His All Star Orchestra + Ella Fitzgerald – Sophisticated Lady

“Sophisticated Lady“ is a jazz standard which was composed as an instrumental in 1932 by Duke Ellington…..as additional credit is given to publisher Irving Mills….whose words were added to the song by Mitchell Parish….whereas the words met with approval from Ellington….who described them as “wonderful, but not entirely fitted to my original conception”. That original conception was inspired by three…

Music – 1989 – The 3Ds – Watching All Night Television – Sung Live On Stage In New York City

The 3Ds were a noise pop band based from Dunedin, New Zealand….who were together from 1978 to 1997…..as they recorded three albums and several EP’s….with the best known of which is The Venus Trail in 1993. They achieved commercial and critical success worldwide in the period between 1993 and 1995. The band was formed in May 1988 by Dominic Stones, Denise…

Music – 1980 – Billy Taylor & Orchestra – Caravan – Live On Kennedy Center Salute To Duke Ellington

“Caravan“ is an American jazz standard that was composed by Juan Tizol and Duke Ellington….and first performed by Ellington in 1936….as Irving Mills wrote lyrics….but they are rarely sung. The exotic sound of “Caravan” interested exotica musicians….as Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman, and Gordon Jenkins all covered it…..plus, Woody Allen used the song in two of his films….Alice and Sweet and Lowdown…..while  Steven Soderbergh used the Lyman version in his 2001 film Ocean’s Eleven. The…

Music – 1979 – Manhattan Transfer – Eldorado Cadillac Sings Diddlie Diddlie Diddlie Wamp

The Manhattan Transfer is a Grammy award-winning jazz vocal group founded in 1969 that performed a cappella, vocalese, swing, standards, Brazilian jazz, rhythm and blues, and pop music throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s with wide popularity. There have been two editions of the Manhattan Transfer, with Tim Hauser….who is Eldorado Cadillac in this video herewith….as the only person…

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 – 1980 – Billy Taylor & His Orchestra – C Jam Blues – Kennedy Center Salute To Duke Ellington

“C Jam Blues”“ is a jazz standard composed in 1942 by Duke Ellington….and performed by countless other musicians such as Dave Grusin, Django Reinhardt, Oscar Peterson, and Charles Mingus….and as the title suggests….the piece follows a twelve-bar blues form in the key of C major….as the tune is well known for being extremely easy to play….with the entire melody featuring only two notes….G and C. A performance typically…