Music – 1976 – Kinky Friedman – Dear Abby

DOG ASIDE: By now my readers know that I am “full blown happy” when I get to write about any and all Austin icons that show up in a video that I have to post….cuz Austin is where it all started with ImaSportsphile…..so those folks whom we hold near and dear to our hearts….and Kinky Friedman is an…

Music – 1980 – Willie Nelson + Mary Kay Place – Something To Brag About In You

DOG ASIDE:  Up to this 1977 Saturday Night Live since its inception….the weekly NBC weekend comedy that is still airing in the same time slot….had never had a female host….as it was viewed by many as a “good ole boys” program….that was until Mary Kay Place….an American actress, singer, director, and screenwriter… who was known for…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson’ – In My Mothers Eyes

DOG COMMENTARY: It is really interesting that this video rolled up in the queue to be posted….because whenever I hear this Willie Nelson classic….it makes me think of Granny Jean….cuz the love and respect that you see and feel coming from Willie’s heart is so powerful….which exemplifies how I feel for Granny Jean….who went to Heaven…

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

DOG COMMENTARY: After posting 2300 videos here at ImaSportsphile over the past….one of my true joys comes from posting the many varied reditions of the United States National Anthem….Star Spangled Banner….for it is a honored tradition at the start of every major sporting event in the country….to  stand….place your right hand across your heart….and sing…

Music – 1980 – Special – Tribute To Hank Williams Sr – The Man And His Music

DOG COMMENTARY: Growing up in West Texas….our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile…..was weened on country music….and especially Hank Williams, Sr. songs during the 1950’s and 1960’s….and although Hank was on this earth a mere 30 years…..he wrote a lifetime of songs (some 200+ that were recorded) that established him as one of America’s most prolific…

Music – 1978 – Austin City Limits – Johnny Rodriquez + Willie Nelson – Jambalaya

DOG ASIDE: The music of “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)“ is a song written and recorded by American country music legendary singer / songwriter  Hank Williams….which was first released in July 1952…..and named for a Creole / Cajun dish by the same name, jambalaya….as a song that has spawned numerous cover versions and has since achieved popularity in several different music genres.   Hank Williams, Sr. recorded…

Music – 1978 – Ray Charles – Everything Is Going My Way + I Can’t Stop Loving You

DOG ASIDE:  There are more than a handful of wonderful Ray Charles videos in our music library that we cherish dearly….cuz in our books….there has never been anyone quite like Ray Charles….and we don’t think there ever will be again….for he like Chuck Berry….has been the subject of the only communications from outer space…..when we…

Music – 1976 – Special – The Last Waltz – The Band + Bob Dylan + Eric Clapton + Muddy Waters + Et Al

DOG COMMENTARY:  This music documentary made movie featuring The Band and many other famous musical groups and performers was directed by legendary director Martin Scorcese….so, we thought we’d tell some things about Scorcese…..as the music speaks for itself. Martin Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor and film historian….whose career spans more than 50 years…..with a body…

Music – 1979 – Willie Nelson – Georgia on My Mind + All Of Me + Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

DOG ASIDE: If you enjoy Willie Nelson, then you are going to love this video….cuz Willie and The Family Band perform three of his best songs ever recorded in this medley of Georgia On My Mind….All Of Me…. and Blues Eyes Crying In The Rain.….as recorded at Austin City Limits in 1979.  Each and every Willie Nelson video…