Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneer – Trouble Trouble Trouble – With J R Chatwell

J. R. Chatwell is one of the major figures in Western swing fiddling….who was heavily influenced by the jazz violin style of his hero, hot jazz-era player Stuff Smith…..as he packed up his jazz licks and headed over to the country camp….while putting such a zesty brilliance in his brief early recorded solos that it…

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…

Music – 1979 – Bette Midler – You Gotta Have Friends + Bugle Boy Company B – By Female Impersonator

“Friends“ also titled “You Got to Have Friends“ is a 1973 hit single by Bette Midler….which was written by Buzzy Linhart and Mark “Moogy” Klingman….when in the United States….the song reached # 9 on the Adult Contemporary chart….and reached # 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. A version of “Friends” was recorded by one of the song’s co-writers, Buzzy Linhart…..which was more of a rock sound…

Music – 1979 – Rich Little – Hello Dolly – Impersonating Carol Channing + Popeye + Louie Armstrong

“Hello, Dolly!” is the title song of the popular 1964 musical of the same name….while Louis Armstrong’s version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001…..as the music and lyrics were written by Jerry Herman….who also wrote the scores for many other popular musicals….including Mame and La Cage aux Folles. “Hello, Dolly!” was first sung by Carol Channing….who starred as Dolly Gallagher Levi…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – The Pretty Palomino – Live On Stage At ACL

Old time fiddle is a genre of American folk and country music…..as “Old time fiddle tunes” derived from European folk dance tunes such as Jig, Reel, Breakdown, Schottische, Waltz, Two Step and Polka. The fiddle may be accompanied by banjo or other instruments but are nevertheless called “fiddle tunes”. The genre traces from the colonization of North…

Music – 1978 – Paul Simon – Slip Sliding Away – Sung Live On Stage In New York City

Paul Simon is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor…..whose musical career has spanned seven decades. He reached fame and commercial success as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel….which  was formed in 1956 with Art Garfunkel….as the duo was originally known as Tom & Jerry. Simon was responsible for writing nearly all of the pair’s songs….which included three that…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Steel Guitar Rag – Performed Live At ACL

There is a famous country song that says If You’re Gonna Play In Texas You Got To Have A Fiddler In The Band…..and one of Texas’ all time favorite fiddlers was a guy named Johnny Gimble…..who played in and around Austin, Texas…which is known as the Live Music Capital Of The World….as Gimble is was beloved in…

Music – 1978 – The Blues Brothers – Doin My Best To Get Back To You – Sung Live On Stage In NYC

The words say it all……ENJOY! Caught a ride into South Dakota With two girls in a light blue Desoto One’s name was Jane, the other was plain But they both had racing motors Next I caught a ride with a gamblers wife She had a brand new lay down Rambler She parked inside of town,…

Music – 1982 – Roy Orbison – Oh Pretty Woman – Live On Stage In NYC – With John Belushi

“Oh, Pretty Woman” or “Pretty Woman“ is a song recorded by Roy Orbison….which was written by Orbison and Bill Dees…..and was released as a single in August 1964 on Monument Records….where it spent three weeks at # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100….which was also the second single by Orbison to top the US charts….plus, it was also Orbison’s third single to top…