Music – 1980 – Marty Robbins – El Paso – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

“El Paso“ is a country and western ballad written and originally recorded by Marty Robbins, and first released on Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs in September 1959…..which was released as a single the following month….and became a major hit on both the country and pop music charts….while reaching # 1 in both at the start of 1960…..and won the Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording in 1961….which remains as Robbins’…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – Busted – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

“Busted” is a song that was written by Harlan Howard in 1962…..and was recorded and first released by Johnny Cash with the Carter Family for his 1963 album Blood, Sweat and Tears.…. however, the first recording was by Burl Ives in 1962. It has subsequently been recorded by several notable artists, including Ray Charles (also in 1963) and Patty Loveless (2009)…..as the song is about a dirt-poor farmer struggling…

Music – 1978 – Merle Haggard & The Strangers – Old Fashion Love In My Heart – Sung Live On ACL

In 1978, Austin City Limits featuring Merle Haggard & The Strangers for an awesome night of music with The Hag….as he and The Strangers played many great songs…..like the Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys famous swing song Got That Old Fashion Love In My Heart….as seen in this video herewith. Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April…

Music – 1980 – Floyd Tillman – Slippin Around – Sung Live At Austin City Limits Songwriters Special

“Slippin’ Around“ is a song written and recorded by Floyd Tillman in 1949. The most popular recording was a cover version by Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely….which reached # 1 on the Retail Folk (Country) Best Sellers chart…..and is a song about a person cheating on his/her spouse. Tillman wrote a follow-up song, the same year, with essentially the same melody, called “I’ll…

Music – 1979 – Tom T Hall – The Year That Clayton Delaney Died – Performed Live Austin City Limits

“The Year That Clayton Delaney Died“ is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Tom T. Hall…..which was released in July 1971….as the only single from the album, In Search of a Song…..which was Hall’s 2nd # 1 song on the country chart…..and it stayed at # 1 for two weeks…. while spending a total of…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Rodriquez + Willie Nelson – Jambalaya – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

Johnny Rodriguez is an American country music singer….who was loved around Central Texas…. and especially Austin….as his ability to weave his Latin American country music singer heritage….with his ability to infuse Latin sounds and Spanish verses….while putting it with a great voice…..and you have a winner around Austin, TX…..cuz that place is a Tex-Mex town. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, Rodriquez was…

Music – 1980 – Roy Clark + Gatemouth Brown – One OClock Jump – Performed Live On Austin City Limits

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown (April 18, 1924 – September 10, 2005) was an American musician from Louisiana and Texas….who was best known for his work as a blues musician…..as well as other styles of music…..as he spent his career fighting purism by synthesizing old blues, country,  Cajun music, r & b music and jazz….as seen in this rendition of Count Basie’s “One O’Clock Jump”…..for his…

Music – 1978 – Master Guitarist Chet Atkins – Autumn Leaves – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

“Autumn Leaves“ is a popular song and jazz standard composed by Joseph Kosma with original lyrics by Jacques Prévert in French, and later by Johnny Mercer in English. An instrumental version by pianist Roger Williams was a # 1 best-seller in the USA Billboard charts of 1955. Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001), known as “Mr. Guitar“ and “The Country Gentleman“, was an American musician, occasional vocalist, songwriter, and record…

Music – 1979 – Hoyt Axton – Joy To The World – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

“Joy to the World“ is a song written by Hoyt Axton….which was made famous by the band Three Dog Night. The song is also popularly known by its opening lyric, “Jeremiah was a bullfrog“….as Three Dog Night originally released the song on their 4th studio album, Naturally, in November 1970….and subsequently released an edited version of the song as a single in…