TV Ads – 1979 – Candlelite Music Presents – Bright Lights And Country Music – A Collection Of Honky Tonk Favorites

Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s there were all kinds of tv commercials for products like Time Life Music collection….Ronco Vegematics Chopping Systems…..Wham-O Products…..and Candlelite Music’s Bright Lights and Country Music Collection…..that were simply not sold in retail stores….but rather ONLY through tv offers and 1-800 phone numbers….as evidenced by this video herewith….where Candlelite Music offers to…

Music – 1980 – Marty Robbins – El Paso – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

“El Paso“ is a country and western ballad….which was written and originally recorded by Marty Robbins….and first released on Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs in September 1959…..then It was released as a single the following month….and became a major hit on both the country and pop music charts….after reaching # 1 in both….at the start of 1960. …after which It won the Grammy Award for Best Country & Western…

Music – 1982 – Country Music Hottest Bands – Orange Blossom Special – Live At Austin City Limits

Now folks…..there may not be another piece of video that embodies more great country music fiddlers that what you have here…..as there’s Mel Tillis with his triple fiddles band….with Charlie Daniels and his band….then there’s Earl Scruggs and his Review Band….when all of a sudden there’s the fiddling legend Johnny Gimble…..and when you top that…

Music – 1980 – Mel Tillis – I Got The Hoss – Performed Live On Austin City Limits

“I Got the Hoss“ is a song written by Gerald House….and recorded by American country music artist Mel Tillis…..which was released in August 1977 as the first single from the album Love’s Troubled Waters….when the song reached # 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 – November 19, 2017) was an American country music singer…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – Everything Is Going My Way – Sung Live At Constitutional Hall

Ray Charles was an American singer, songwriter, musician and composer…..who preferred to be called Brother Ray among friends and fellow musicians….but was often referred to as “The Genius”…..for he pioneered the soul music genre during the 1950’s by combining blues, rhythm and blues and gospel styles into the music he recorded for Atlantic Records…..while he contributed to the integration of country music, rhythm…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – You Dont Know Me – Sung Live In Concert At Constitution Hall

“You Don’t Know Me“ is a song written by Cindy Walker….which was based on a title and story line given to her by Eddy Arnold in 1955….and was first recorded by Arnold that year…while being released as a single on April 21, 1956 on RCA Victor…..whereas the first version of the song to make the Billboard charts was by Jerry Vale in 1956….as it peaked…

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

“Buttons and Bows” was a popular song published in 1947….with music written by Jay Livingston and lyrics by Ray Evans….which was written for and appeared in the Bob Hope and Jane Russell movie, The Paleface…. and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song   It was a vocal selection on many radio programs in late 1948…..which was reprised in the sequel, Son of Paleface, by Roy Rogers, Jane Russell…

Music – 1979 – Hoyt Axton – Joy To The World – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

“Joy to the World“ is a song written by Hoyt Axton….and made famous by the band Three Dog Night….so, this is obviously not the Christmas Hymn Joy To The World….as this song is also popularly known by its opening lyric, “Jeremiah was a bullfrog.“  Three Dog Night originally released the song on their fourth studio album, Naturally, in November 1970….and subsequently…

Music – 1978 – Merle Haggard & The Strangers – Got That Old Fashion Love In My Heart – Live On ACL

Merle Haggard was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler…..who was born in the Great Depression….when after the death of his father had a troubled childhood…and was incarcerated several times in his youth….but after being released from San Quentin State Prison in 1960….he managed to turn his life around….when he launched a successful country music career….after which he gained popularity with his…