Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson & The Family Band – All Of Me – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

“All of Me“ is a popular song and jazz standard written by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons in 1931….. which has an ABAC structure….and is written in the key of B-flat major…..with a 20-bar introductory verse, but this is routinely omitted…..and it has often been said that the melody combines the contradictory possibilities of the song….with the downward thrusts of the opening phrases which…

Music – 1981 – Instrumental – Willie Nelson + Johnny Gimble + Dean Buskirk + Freddy Powers + Dean Reynolds

This 1981 Austin City Limits (ACL) episode of Somewhere Over The Rainbow with Willie Nelson and The Rainbow Band….comprising of Johnny Gimble on fiddle, Freddie Powers on rhythm guitar, Dean Buskirk on lead guitar and mandolin and Dean Rynolds on bass….and of course, Willie Nelson on guitar and vocals….as this video is truly one of our favorites here at…

Music – 1982 – Terri Gibbs – Busy Busy Busy + Somebodys Knockin – Live On Down Home Country Music

Terri Gibbs is an American country music artist….who between 1980 and 2017 has recorded eleven studio albums….including four for MCA Records….and one for Warner Bros. Records…..while charting 13 singles on the Billboard country singles charts….including her debut single “Somebody’s Knockin’”….which reached # 8 on the country charts….# 13 on the pop charts….and # 3 on the Adult Contemporary charts….. after which she made the…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – Piano Instrumental – Featuring Classical + Jazz + Blues + Country

It is really rare to find a piano instrumental played by Ray Charles in any of his concerts or music videos….for Brother Ray was truly a virtuoso of the keyboard….as The Genius could really “tickle the ivories”….as evidenced by the video seen herewith….when Charles was performing on stage at Austin City Limits….with a mixed medley of classical, blues, jazz and country….and…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson & The Rainbow Band – Mona Lisa – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

“Mona Lisa“ is a popular song written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston for the Paramount Pictures film Captain Carey, U.S.A. in 1950….as the title and lyrics refer to the renaissance portrait Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci…..as the song won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1950….while the Billboard sales charts of 1950 also showed significant sales on versions by Dennis Day, Victor Young with vocal by Don Cherry, Art Lund, Ralph Flanagan with vocal by Harry Prime, Charlie…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – Oh What A Beautiful Morning – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’“ is the opening song from the musical Oklahoma!….which premiered on Broadway in 1943….after being written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II….man, Oscar and Hammerstein songs were played often by Bone Daddy on Granny Jean’s piano throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s….cuz he played them all, be it South Pacific, The Sound of Music,…

Music – 1982 – Down Home Country Music Special – Steve Wariner – I Can Hear Kentucky Calling Me

Steve Wariner is an American country music singer, songwriter and guitarist…..who started out as a backing musician for Dottie West…..while also working with Bob Luman and Chet Atkins before beginning a solo career in the late 1970’s. He has released eighteen studio albums for multiple labels….which included the Nashville divisions of RCA, MCA, Arista and Capitol Records….along with his own SelecTone label….as he charted more 50+ singles on the Billboard Hot…

Music – 1981 – Ray Benson + Willie Nelson – After You’ve Gone Away – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

In 1981, legendary musicians Willie Nelson and Johnny Gimble join Ray Benson and Asleep At The Wheel on Austin City Limits for a musical tribute to legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhart….as they perform an all time favorite “After You’ve Gone Away”…..which is seen in this video herewith….for this video is truly a “rare jewel” in our ImaSportsphile treasure chest…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – I Cant Stop Loving You – Performed Live On Stage AT Austin City Limits

“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….which was released in 1958 as the B-side of “Oh, Lonesome Me”….and thus becoming a double-sided country hit  single….whereas aAt the time of Gibson’s death in 2003…..the song had been recorded by more than 700…