Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers With Zeke Campbell – Muskrat Ramble

“Muskrat Ramble“ is a jazz composition written by Kid Ory in 1926…..which was first recorded on February 26, 1926, by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five….and became the group’s most frequently recorded piece.  It was a prominent part of the Dixieland revival repertoire in the 1930’s and 1940’s….and was recorded by Bob Crosby, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Muggsy Spanier, Chet Atkins, Lu Watters, the Andrews Sisters, Harry James, and Al Hirt et…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – The Pretty Palomino – Live On Stage At ACL

Old time fiddle is a genre of American folk and country music…..as “Old time fiddle tunes” derived from European folk dance tunes such as Jig, Reel, Breakdown, Schottische, Waltz, Two Step and Polka. The fiddle may be accompanied by banjo or other instruments but are nevertheless called “fiddle tunes”. The genre traces from the colonization of North…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Steel Guitar Rag – Performed Live At ACL

There is a famous country song that says If You’re Gonna Play In Texas You Got To Have A Fiddler In The Band…..and one of Texas’ all time favorite fiddlers was a guy named Johnny Gimble…..who played in and around Austin, Texas…which is known as the Live Music Capital Of The World….as Gimble is was beloved in…

Music – 1978 – Emmy Lou Harris – Evangeline – Performed Live In The Last Waltz Movie With The Band

Evangeline is a 1981 album by Emmylou Harris that was composed mostly of leftover material from past recording sessions….which did not fit into any of her other albums. Songs included a remake of “Mister Sandman” from the much-lauded Trio sessions with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt….“Evangeline”, which also featured vocals by Parton and Ronstadt….which she had previously performed with The Band, as seen in this video herewith….Rodney Crowell’s…

“Mystery Train“ is a song written and recorded by American blues musician Junior Parker in 1953….which was originally performed in the style of a Memphis blues or rhythm and blues tune….as it was inspired by earlier songs….and later became a popular rockabilly song….as first covered by Elvis Presley, then numerous others.  In 1973, with the approval of Sam Phillips, Robbie Robertson of The Band wrote additional lyrics for…

Music – 1978 – The Staple Singers – The Weight – Performed Live At The Band Last Waltz Concert

“The Weight“ is an original song by the Canadian-American group The Band that was released as a Capitol Records single in 1968….and on the group’s debut album Music from Big Pink…..as the song was written by Band member Robbie Robertson….which is about a visitor’s experiences in a town mentioned in the lyric’s first line as Nazareth….which later inspired the name of the…

Music – 1950 – Hank Williams – Why Don’t You Love Me – From The TV Special Tribute To Hank Williams

“Why Don’t You Love Me“ is a song by American singer / songwriter Hank Williams….as the song reached # 1 on the U.S. Country & Western chart….which was released as a single in 1950 with the B-side being “A House Without Love”. Like his previous hits “You’re Gonna Change (Or I’m Gonna Leave)” and “I Just Don’t…

Music – 1933 To 1951 – Austin City Limits Special – Tribute To Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953) was a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer….who is regarded as one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century.….and was the first jazz talent to emerge from Europe….and remains the most significant….who with violinist Stéphane Grappelli, formed the Paris-based Quintette du Hot Club de France in 1934. The group was among the…

Music – 1950 – Chuck and Bob Loomis – Stan The Man – Put To Highlights Of Cardinals 1B Stan Musial

Stan Musial began the 1950’s by posting a .350 batting average before participating in the 1950 All-Star Game….where in fan balloting he was the National League’s # 2 choice…..as he had the longest hitting streak of his career during the 1950 season….with a 30-game stretch that ended on July 27.  With the Cardinals falling 14 games…