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…

Music – 1979 – Tom T Hall – The Year That Clayton Delaney Died – Sung Live On Austin City Limits

“The Year That Clayton Delaney Died“ is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Tom T. Hall…..which was released in July 1971….as the only single from the album, In Search of a Song…..which was Hall’s second # 1 on the country chart….while the single stayed at # 1 for two weeks….and spent a total of eighteen…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles & The Raelettes – I Cant Stop Loving You – Sung Live At Constitution Hall

“I Can’t Stop Loving You“ is a popular song written and composed by country singer, songwriter and musician Don Gibson….who first recorded it on December 30, 1957 for RCA Victor Records….when it was released in 1958 as the B-side of “Oh, Lonesome Me”….thus becoming a double-sided country hit single. At the time of Gibson’s death in 2003….the song had been recorded by more than 700 artists.…

Music – 1980 – Don Williams – Amanda – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

Don Williams was an American country singer, songwriter and 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame….who began his solo career in 1971 singing popular ballads and amassing 17 x # 1 country hits. His straightforward yet smooth bass-baritone voice, soft tones, and imposing build earned him the nickname of the “Gentle Giant” of country music In 1979, Waylon Jennings…