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…

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 – 1989 – Disney Animation Sing A Long Song – Why Should I Worry – From Fun With Music

The song Why Sould I Worry was originally featured in the Disney animation movie Oliver and Company  ….as well as one of the Sing Along Songs in their 1989 production of Fun With Music….which was hosted by Disney’s beloved Professor Owl and Ludwig von Drake.  The story of the song is sung by a street dog in New York City….who is…

Music – 1989 – Disney Animation Sing A Long Song – Lets All Sing Like The Birdies Sing

In 1932, the novelty song Let’s All Sing Like The Birdies Sing was written by a team of songwriters lead by English composer Tolchard Evans….as the song was recorded that year for the first time by English band leader Henry Hall.  In 1933 the song was featured in the short film Betty Boop’s Halloween Party….as…