Music – 1934 – Roy Acuff – Wabash Cannonball – With Hilites 1934 World Series StL Cards Vs Dodgers

“The Great Rock Island Route”, also known as “Wabash Cannonball”, is the title of an American folk song that describes the scenic beauty and predicaments of the Wabash Cannonball Express as it traveled on the Great Rock Island train route. Over many years, this popular song’s music has remained unchanged, while the verses have been updated…

Music 1952 Bob Hope + Jane Russell + Roy Rodgers – Buttons And Bows – From Movie Son Of Paleface

“Buttons and Bows” is a popular song with music written by Jay Livingston and lyrics by Ray Evans….  which was published in 1947….as the song was written for and appeared in the Bob Hope and Jane Russell film The Paleface….and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.  It was originally written with an Indian theme….but was changed when the director said that would not work in the movie.  It was…

Music – 1947 – Hank Williams – Move It On Over

“Move It On Over“ is a song written and recorded by the legendary American country music singer-songwriter Hank Williams in 1947. The song was Williams’ first major hit….while reaching # 4 on the Billboard Singles chart….as the song is considered one of the earliest examples of rock and roll music….with many others having recorded and performed the song subsequently….with notable hit versions by George Thorogood in…

Music – 1978 – The Band – The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down – Performed Live In Concert

“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down“ is a song written by Robbie Robertson….and originally recorded by the Canadian-American roots rock group The Band in 1969….and released on their second album….as   Levon Helm provided the lead vocals. The song is a first-person narrative relating the economic and social distress experienced by the protagonist, a poor white Southerner, during the last year of…

Music – 1978 – Eric Clapton – Further On Up The Road – Played Live In Concert

“Farther On Up The Road” and “Further On Up The Road“ is a blues song first recorded in 1957 by Bobby “Blue” Bland…..which is an early influential Texas shuffle….and features guitar playing that represents the transition from the 1940’s blues style to the 1960’s blues-rock style….as the song became Bland’s first record chart success and one of his best-known tunes. As…

Music – 1978 – Joni Mitchell – Coyote – Performed Live In Concert

“Coyote“ is the opening song from Joni Mitchell’s 1976 album Hejira….and also the album’s first single…. albeit the song had been introduced on the tour to support 1975’s The Hissing of Summer Lawns….as “Coyote” was a significant musical departure….whereby Hissing was ornate with pianos, layered vocals and percussion….while “Coyote” was stripped down to electric and acoustic guitars and a fretless bass guitar played by virtuoso Jaco Pastorius. …

“Ophelia“ is a song written by Robbie Robertson of The Band….which was first released by the group on their 1975 album Northern Lights – Southern Cross…..as it was the lead single from the album. It has also appeared on several of the group’s live and compilation albums….and has been covered by such artists as Vince Gill and My Morning Jacket. The lyrics tell of the singer’s attempt…

Music – 1952 – Hank Williams – You Win Again

“You Win Again“ is a 1952 song by Hank Williams….which in style, the song is a blues ballad and deals with the singer’s despair with his partner. The song has been widely covered, including versions by Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones. Hank Williams recorded “You Win Again” on July 11, 1952….which was one…

Music – 1989 – Walt Disney Animated Sing Along Song – Old McDonald Had A Band With Professor Owl

In 1989, Walt Disney Animations came out with their 6th production of Disney Sing Along Songs….which featured Professor Owl and Ludwig von Drake as co-hosts for Fun With Music…..which featured a new version of the ever popular children’s song Old McDonald Has A Farm…..as introduced by Professor Owl called Old McDonald’s Has A Band….as this interpretation of the famous…