Music – 1978 – J R Chatwell + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Please Dont Talk About Me When I Am Gone

“Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone” is a song published in 1930….which was written by Sam H. Stept with lyrics by Sidney Clare….with the original publication also crediting singer Bee Palmer as co-composer.  The lyrics are an admonishment between parting lovers….where the singer asks the other to either speak nicely of her, or not at all.  Early hit versions in 1931…

Music – 1979 – Andy Williams – The Days Of Wine And Roses – By Impersonator Bob Anderson

“Days of Wine and Roses“ is a popular song from the 1962 movie of the same name…..which was written by Henry Mancini….with lyrics by Johnny Mercer….as they received the Academy Award for Best Original Song for their work….as well as the 1964 Grammy Award for Best Song of the Year.  In 2004 the song finished at # 39 in AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs survey of top tunes in…

Music – 1979 – Carol Channing – Hello Dolly – Performed By Female Impersonator Craig Russell

Carol Channing came to national prominence as the star of Jerry Herman’s Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! in 1964….as her performance as Dolly Levi won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical…. while she recalled that playwright Thornton Wilder so loved the musical….which was based on his play, The Matchmaker, that he came once a week. He also planned to rewrite…

Music – 1979 – Bette Midler – You Gotta Have Friends + Bugle Boy Company B – By Female Impersonator

“Friends“ also titled “You Got to Have Friends“ is a 1973 hit single by Bette Midler….which was written by Buzzy Linhart and Mark “Moogy” Klingman….when in the United States….the song reached # 9 on the Adult Contemporary chart….and reached # 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. A version of “Friends” was recorded by one of the song’s co-writers, Buzzy Linhart…..which was more of a rock sound…

Music – 1979 – Rich Little – Hello Dolly – Impersonating Carol Channing + Popeye + Louie Armstrong

“Hello, Dolly!” is the title song of the popular 1964 musical of the same name….while Louis Armstrong’s version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001…..as the music and lyrics were written by Jerry Herman….who also wrote the scores for many other popular musicals….including Mame and La Cage aux Folles. “Hello, Dolly!” was first sung by Carol Channing….who starred as Dolly Gallagher Levi…

Music – 1982 – Roy Orbison – Oh Pretty Woman – Live On Stage In NYC – With John Belushi

“Oh, Pretty Woman” or “Pretty Woman“ is a song recorded by Roy Orbison….which was written by Orbison and Bill Dees…..and was released as a single in August 1964 on Monument Records….where it spent three weeks at # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100….which was also the second single by Orbison to top the US charts….plus, it was also Orbison’s third single to top…

Music – 1978 – Muddy Waters – Im A Man – Performed Live With The Band At The Last Waltz Concert

McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913  – April 30, 1983), known professionally as Muddy Waters, was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician…..who is often cited as the “father of modern Chicago blues“….as he was an important figure on the post-war blues scene….whereby his style of playing has been described as “raining down Delta beatitude”. Muddy Waters grew up on Stovall Plantation near Clarksdale, Mississippi….who by age 17 was playing…

Music – 1963 – Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A Changing – With Footage Of The Assassination Of JFK

The Times They Are a-Changin’ is a song written by Bob Dylan….which was released as the title track of his 1964 album of the same name.  Ever since its release, the song has been influential to people’s views on society….with critics noting the general yet universal lyrics which contributed to the song’s lasting message of change…..for example, critic Michael Gray called…

Music – 1989 – Disney Animation Sing Along Song – While Strolling Through The Park On Day

“While Strolling Through the Park“ is a song that was used in the 1941 Mickey Mouse cartoon, The Nifty Nineties.  The song was also in the album, Disney Sing Along Songs: Fun with Music…as well as 101 Notes of Fun….which was hosted by Professor Owl and Ludwig von Drake. This Sing Along Song was hugely popular….so, we thought sharing the lyrics might provide sufficient…