Music – 1980 – Ray Benson & Friends – Tribute To Django Reinhardt – With Willie Nelson + Johnny Gimble + John Mills

Ray Benson is the front man of the Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel….as well as an actor and voice actor….who formed Asleep at the Wheel with friends Lucky Oceans and Leroy Preston in 1970…. who relocated to Austin in 1973 after a suggestion from Willie Nelson….and since then, the group has released more than 20 albums and earned 9 Grammy awards….even though the…

Music – 1980 – Ray Benson + Willie Nelson – After Youve Gone – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

“After You’ve Gone“ is a 1918 popular song composed by Turner Layton….with lyrics by Henry Creamer .… and was recorded by Marion Harris and released by Victor Records in the same year. The chorus adheres to a standard ABAC pattern….but is only 20 measures long…while there are four 4-bar phrases…. which are followed by a 4 measure tag….as the song is harmonically active….with chord…

Music – 1980 – Don Williams – Amanda – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Amanda“ is a 1973 song written by Bob McDill….while being recorded by both Don Williams in 1973 and Waylon Jennings in 1974….which was Waylon Jennings’s eighth solo # 1 on the country chart. The single stayed at # 1 for three weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. As recorded by Jennings, “Amanda” had been a track on his 1974 album The Ramblin’ Man….but…

Music – 1980 – Marty Robbins – El Paso – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“El Paso“ is a country and western ballad written and originally recorded by Marty Robbins….while first being released on his Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs album in September 1959….and was released as a single the following month….as it became a major hit on both the country and pop music charts….after  reaching # 1 in both at the start of 1960….plus, It won the Grammy Award for Best Country &…

Music – 1981 – Ray Benson + Asleep At The Wheel – Believe Me Lil Darlin’ I Dont Mind – With Willie Nelson

Asleep at the Wheel is an American country music group that was formed in Paw Paw, West Virginia…..  while being based in Austin, Texas…..as the band has won nine Grammy Awards since their 1970 inception….released over twenty albums….and has charted more than 21 singles on the Billboard country charts. Their highest-charting single, “The Letter That Johnny Walker Read”, peaked at # 10…

Music – 1979 – Mel Tillis – My Heart Wont Let My Love For You Change + I Wanna Go Stateside

There comes a time while posting videos here at ImaSportsphile where I run out of reference material from which to write about….especially if the “star of the video” is someone who has a large number of videos posted in the library….and it turns out that singer / songwriter Mel Tillis is one of those folks.  So,…

Music – 1979 – Mel Tillis – I Got The Hoss – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“I Got the Hoss“ is a song written by Gerald House….which was recorded by American country music artist Mel Tillis…..and was released in August 1977….as the first single from the album Love’s Troubled Waters….while the song reached # 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.  As seen in this video herewith….Mel Tillis sings “I Got the Hoss” with…

Music – 1979 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Rose Of San Antonio – Live At Austin City Limits

“Rose of San Antonio“ was the signature song of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys….which was originally an instrumental song written by Bob Wills….who first recorded it with the Playboys on November 28, 1938….as band members added lyrics and it was retitled “New San Antonio Rose”.  A fresh recording was made on April 16, 1940 with vocals by band member Tommy Duncan.…

Music – 1979 – Mel Tillis – Stay A Little Longer – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Stay a Little Longer” is a Western swing dance tune written by Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan….as the title comes from a refrain in the chorus: Stay all night, stay a little longer, Dance all night, dance a little longer, Pull off your coat, throw it in the corner, Don’t see why you can’t stay a little longer. The…