Music – 1981 – Bobby Womack – America The Beautiful – Sung At Heavywt Title Fight Of Ali Vs Berbick

Bobby Womack (March 4, 1944 – June 27, 2014) was an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer….who started out in the early 1960’s as the lead singer of his family musical group The Valentinos….as well as being Sam Cooke’s backing guitarist….as Womack’s career spanned more than 60 years….with multiple styles that included R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop and gospel. Womack was…

Music – 1981 – Ray Benson + Asleep At The Wheel – Believe Me Lil Darlin’ I Dont Mind – With Willie Nelson

Asleep at the Wheel is an American country music group that was formed in Paw Paw, West Virginia…..  while being based in Austin, Texas…..as the band has won nine Grammy Awards since their 1970 inception….released over twenty albums….and has charted more than 21 singles on the Billboard country charts. Their highest-charting single, “The Letter That Johnny Walker Read”, peaked at # 10…

Music – 1980 – Cast Of Aint Misbehaving – Aint Misbehaving – Performed On NBC Super Bowl XV Pregame

“Ain’t Misbehavin‘“ is a 1929 stride jazz / early swing song….as Andy Razaf wrote the lyrics to a score by Thomas “Fats” Waller and Harry Brooks for the Broadway musical comedy play Connie’s Hot Chocolates….which has a thirty-two-bar form at a slow-to-moderate tempo.….and as Waller said, the song was written while “lodging” in prison for an alimony violation….and that is why he was not misbehaving. The song was…

Music – 1980 – Ella Fitzgerald + Billy Taylor & All Star Orchestra – Take The A Train

“Take the ‘A’ Train“ is a jazz standard by Billy Strayhorn….which was the signature tune of the Duke Ellington orchestra….as the use of the Strayhorn composition as the signature tune was made necessary by a ruling in 1940 by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)….when ASCAP raised its licensing fees for broadcast use….after which many ASCAP members…. including Ellington….could no…

Music – 1979 – Take Me Out To The Ballgame – Put To Great Photos Of Fans At The Ballgames

“Take Me Out to the Ball Game“ is a 1908 Tin Pan Alley song by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer….which has become the official anthem of baseball all over the world….although neither of its authors had attended a game prior to writing the song….as the song’s chorus is traditionally sung during the middle of the seventh inning of a baseball game….which is…

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…