Music – 1979 – The Grateful Dead – The Rain Falling Down

The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California…..which ranged mostly from quintet to septet….and is known for its eclectic style….which fused elements of rock, country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, reggae, jazz, experimental music, psychedelia, and space rock for live performances of lengthy instrumental jams….and for their devoted fan base, known as “Deadheads”.  Writer Lenny Kaye said of The Dead that “Their music touches on ground that most other groups…

Music – 1979 – Johnny Cash + Hank Williams Jr Duet – Kaw-Liga

“Kaw-Liga” is a country music song written by Hank Williams and Fred Rose.  The song tells the story of a wooden Indian, Kaw-Liga, who falls in love with an “Indian maid over in the antique store” but does not tell her so, being, as the lyrics say: Too stubborn to ever show a sign, Because his heart was made of knotty pine. The…

Music – 1979 – Steven Fromholz – Everybody Is Going On The Road + Dear Darcie – Live At ACL

Steven John Fromholz (June 8, 1945 – January 19, 2014) was an American entertainer and singer-songwriter….who was selected as the Poet Laureate of Texas for 2007. Steven Fromholz was born in Temple, Texas and attended the University of North Texas….where he was president of the Folk Music Club.  Fromholz began performing while he was serving in the United States Navy during the 1960’s. After leaving…

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…