Music – 1978 – Randy Newman – Short People + Riders In The Rain

Randy Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice, mordant and often satirical pop songs, and for film scores. Since the 1980’s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer…..with his film scores including Ragtime, Awakenings, The Natural, Leatherheads, Cats Don’t Dance, Meet the Parents, Cold Turkey and Seabiscuit…..who has scored eight Disney-Pixar animated films including Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters,…

Music – The Oak Ridge Boys – Star Spangled Banner – 1985 World Series Game 7 Cards Vs Royals

The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet….as the group was founded in the 1940’s as the Oak Ridge Quartet…..who became popular in southern gospel during the 1950’s. Their name was changed to the Oak Ridge Boys in the early 1960’s….and they remained a gospel group until the mid-1970’s….when they changed their image and concentrated on country…

Music – 1976 – The Band – The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down – From The Last Waltz Concert

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

Music – 1947 – Hank Williams Sr – Move It On Over

“Move It On Over“ is a very popular song written and recorded by the American country music singer-songwriter Hank Williams in 1947….as this was Williams’ first major hit….afterr reaching # 4 on the Billboard Singles chart. The song is considered one of the earliest examples of rock and roll music. Many others have recorded and performed the song subsequently…..notably the hit versions by George…

Music – 1953 – Disney Animated Sing Along Song Special – Old McDonald Had A Band – With Professor Owl

From the day we started posting videos here on our ImaSportsphile site….to currently at 3,022 videos posted in February 2019….and although knowing we still have some 8,000 more video left to post….we can safely state that there are two “stars of our library” ….comedian Red Skelton and the Walt Disney Sing Along Song…..as the combined videos of…

Music – 1949 – Hank Williams Sr – Lovesick Blues – Performed At Grand Ole Opry

“Lovesick Blues“ is a show tune written by Cliff Friend and Irving Mills. The song first appeared in the 1922 musical Oh, Ernest. It was recorded by Emmett Miller in 1925 and 1928, and later by country music singer Rex Griffin. The recordings by Griffin and Miller inspired Hank Williams to perform the song during his first appearances on the Louisiana Hayride in 1948. Receiving an enthusiastic reception…

Music – 1952 – Hank Williams Sr – You Win Again

“You Win Again” is a 1952 song by Hank Williams Sr. in the style of a blues ballad….and deals with the singer’s despair with his partner….and 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 day after…

Music – 1934 – Roy Acuff – The Wabash Cannonball – Put To Highlights Of 1934 MLB World Series Tigers Vs Cardinals

DOG ASIDE: “The Wabash Cannon Ball“ was a fast express train line [1] on the Wabash, St. Louis, & Pacific Railroad. This express train traveled throughout the middle and western United States and also, on the Great Rock Island Route in the late 1800’s and into the early 1900’s.  “The Great Rock Island Route”, also known as “Wabash Cannonball“,…

Music – 1976 – The Band – The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down

DOG ASIDE: The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group….including Rick Danko on bass guitar and vocals… Garth Hudson on keyboards, organ and saxophone….Richard Manuel on keyboards and vocals….Robbie Robertson on lead guitar and vocals….and Levon Helm on drums and vocals…..as seen in this video herewith where he sings lead on The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down….which is one of The Band‘s most famous hits. …