Music – 1988 – Leslie Uggams – My Kind Of Town (Chicago Is) – Halftime 54th Orange Bowl Canes Vs Sooners

Whether it’s “My Kind of Town“ or “My Kind of Town (Chicago Is)” doesn’t really matter….cuz it’s a very popular song by both names….which was composed by Jimmy Van Heusen….with lyrics by Sammy Cahn….as the song was originally part of the musical score from the 1964 movie Robin and the 7 Hoods staring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Sammy…

Music – 1988 – Lee Roy Reams + Leslie Uggams – The Lullaby Of Broadway + New York New York

“Lullaby of Broadway“ is a popular song with music written by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin…. which was published in 1935…..as the lyrics salute the night life of Broadway and its denizens….who “don’t sleep tight until the dawn”….while the song was introduced by Wini Shaw in the musical film Gold Diggers of 1935….and, in an unusual move, it was used as background music in a sequence in…

Music – 1988 – Meet Me In St Louie, Louie – Performed At Halftime Of The 54th Orange Bowl

Meet Me in St. Louis is a 1944 American Technicolor musical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer….which divided into a series of seasonal vignettes….while starting the Summer of 1903….as it relates the story of a year in the life of the Smith family in St. Louis…..after leading up to the opening of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition….which was more commonly referred to as the World’s Fair in the spring…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – Oh What A Beautiful Morning – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’“ is the opening song from the musical Oklahoma!….which premiered on Broadway in 1943….after being written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II….man, Oscar and Hammerstein songs were played often by Bone Daddy on Granny Jean’s piano throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s….cuz he played them all, be it South Pacific, The Sound of Music,…

Music – 1981 – Well Hello Baseball – Set To MLB Highlights As The Strike Ends And Baseball Returns

The 1981 Major League Baseball strike was the first work stoppage in Major League Baseball since the 1972 Major League Baseball strike that resulted in regular season games being cancelled. Overall, it was the fourth work stoppage since 1972….but actions in 1973, 1976, and 1980 did not result in any regular season games being cancelled.   The 1981 MLB strike began on…

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 – 1979 – Robert Goulet – If Ever I Would Leave You – Performed By Impressionist Bob Anderson

Robert Goulet (November 26, 1933 – October 30, 2007) was an American singer and actor of French-Canadian ancestry….who was cast as Sir Lancelot in the original role in the 1960 Broadway musical   Camelot….while starring opposite established Broadway stars Richard Burton and Julie Andrews….when  he achieved instant recognition with his performance and interpretation of the song “If Ever I Would Leave You”….which became…

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 – 1979 – Carol Channing – Hello Dolly – Performed By Female Impersonator Craig Russell

Carol Channing came to national prominence as the star of Jerry Herman’s Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! in 1964….as her performance as Dolly Levi won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical…. while she recalled that playwright Thornton Wilder so loved the musical….which was based on his play, The Matchmaker, that he came once a week. He also planned to rewrite…