Music – 1983 – Steve Martin Presents The American String Quarter – Bartok Concerto For Orchestra

Steve Martin is not only legendary for his comic genius…..but remarkable in his musical talent as a songwriter and musician….with special talents on the banjo…..and we at ImaSportsphile are totally fortunate to have so many videos in our Steve Martin section….especially the ones that include his comedy and his musical talent….like the one seen herewith…..as The…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – Piano Instrumental – Featuring Classical + Jazz + Blues + Country

It is really rare to find a piano instrumental played by Ray Charles in any of his concerts or music videos….for Brother Ray was truly a virtuoso of the keyboard….as The Genius could really “tickle the ivories”….as evidenced by the video seen herewith….when Charles was performing on stage at Austin City Limits….with a mixed medley of classical, blues, jazz and country….and…

Music – 1980 – The NBC Classical Chorus – A Ship Set To Sea In The Month Of May

We have an incredible amount of video footage from well over 100 Saturday Night Live episodes from the mid-1970’s to the late 1980’s here at ImaSportsphile in our wonderful video library…..which amounts to about 150 hours of SNL content…..from comedy skits….to musical guest…..to weekend update news…..to Gary Weiss films….to Mr. Bill episodes…..and more….and albeit is difficult to…

Music – 1977 – Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake – With Dance Interpretation By Modern Dancers + Ballerinas

Swan Lake is a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–76…..which despite its initial failure, has now one of the most popular ballets of all time…..as the scenario, initially in two acts, was fashioned from Russian and German folk tales….and tells the story of Odette…..who was a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. The choreographer of…

Music – 1980 – Ludwig Van Beethoven – Ode To Joy – With Sights + Moments Of Lake Placid Olympics

“Ode to Joy“ is an ode (poem) written in the summer of 1785 by German poet, playwright, and historian Friedrich Schiller….and published the following year in Thalia. A slightly revised version appeared in 1808, changing two lines of the first and omitting the last stanza. “Ode to Joy” is best known for its use by Ludwig van Beethoven in the final (fourth) movement of…

Music – 1936 – The Olympic Overture – Set To Hilites Of Mens Springboard Diving + March Of The Flags

The 1936 Summer Olympics was officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad….which was an international multi-sport event held in 1936 in Berlin, Nazi Germany.  Berlin won the bid to host the Games over Barcelona, Spain, on April 26, 1931, at the 29th IOC Session in Barcelona. It marked the second and final time the International Olympic Committee gathered to vote in a city that was bidding to…

Music – 1989 – Walt Disney Fun With Music Sing Along Song – Scales + Arpeggios With Professor Owl

Walt Disney Animations introduced their 1989 version of the Sing Along Songs anthology with their titled interpretation of Fun With Music….which was hosted by Professor Owl and Ludwig von Drake…..who still today remain as two Disney characters favorites….and in this particular video…it is Professor Owl who introduces some foundations of music titled Scales & Arpeggios…..as the wonderful world…

Music – 1989 – Walt Disney Snore Along With Ludwig Von Drake – Blue Danube Waltz

Disney Sing-Along Songs is a series of videos on VHS, betamaxs, laserdiscs and DVDs with musical moments from various Disney films, TV shows and attractions…..as lyrics for the songs are displayed on-screen with the Mickey Mouse icon as a “bouncing ball”.  Early releases open with a theme song introduction….as written by Patrick DeRemer….while containing footage featuring Professor Owl and his class….as seen originally in 1953 in two Disney shorts, Melody and Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom …

Music – 1953 – Disney Sing A Long Songs – Blue Danube Snore Wltz + Old McDonald + Scales & Arpeggios

As we begin to lay 2019 to rest here at ImaSportsphile…..we find we will end the year with a total of 5,000 videos having been posted on our site in the past four years…..which is quite an accomplishment by any standards from a 2 person and one dog staff.  It has been our true joy…