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 – 1982 – Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind – Sung Live At Constitution Hall In Concert

“Georgia on My Mind“ is a 1930 song written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell…..which was first recorded that year…..as the song has often been associated with Ray Charles, a native of the U.S. state of Georgia, who recorded it for his 1960 album The Genius Hits the Road.  It has been asserted that Hoagy Carmichael wrote the song about his sister, Georgia…..but Carmichael…

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 – 1982 – Quarterflash – Harden My Heart – Performed Live In Concert

“Harden My Heart“ is a song by rock group Quarterflash….which was written by their guitarist Marv Ross…..as it is a million-selling Gold-certified single….and was featured on the band’s  platinum-selling Quarterflash album, released in 1981. The song was originally released as a single in early 1980 by Seafood Mama, Quarterflash’s predecessor band….and it featured more sparse instrumentation but a more dramatic vocal arrangement…

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 – 1982 – Ray Charles – Just Because – Performed Live At Constitution Hall

Brother Ray, Oh Brother Ray…..your genius never ceases to move our emotions…..for you can deliver a ballad or a love song like nobody else….with those rough notes laced with soft gentle kindness…..it’s just because you’re near that the cold nights grow warmer….as Heaven’s not so far away….so, whisper in my ear….cuz gentle is the darkness…

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 – 1977 – Roger Hodgson & Supertramp – Give A Little Bit

“Give a Little Bit“ is the opening song on Supertramp’s 1977 album Even in the Quietest Moments….when the song was released as a single that same year and became an international hit for the band…..while peaking at # 15 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart…..as It was a chart hit in the band’s native UK reaching # 29 on the UK…

Music – 1982 – The Commodores – The Tear Down – Performed Live In Concert

The Commodores is an American funk/soul band….which was at its peak in the late 1970’s through the mid 1980’s…..with the members of the group who met as mostly freshmen at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) in Alabama in 1968….and signed with Motown in November 1972….after having first caught the public eye opening for the Jackson 5 while on tour. The group’s most successful period was in…