Music – 1933 To 1951 – Austin City Limits Special – Tribute To Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953) was a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer….who is regarded as one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century.….and was the first jazz talent to emerge from Europe….and remains the most significant….who with violinist Stéphane Grappelli, formed the Paris-based Quintette du Hot Club de France in 1934. The group was among the…

Music – 1950 – Chuck and Bob Loomis – Stan The Man – Put To Highlights Of Cardinals 1B Stan Musial

Stan Musial began the 1950’s by posting a .350 batting average before participating in the 1950 All-Star Game….where in fan balloting he was the National League’s # 2 choice…..as he had the longest hitting streak of his career during the 1950 season….with a 30-game stretch that ended on July 27.  With the Cardinals falling 14 games…

Music – 1934 – Roy Acuff – Wabash Cannonball – With Hilites 1934 World Series StL Cards Vs Dodgers

“The Great Rock Island Route”, also known as “Wabash Cannonball”, is the title of an American folk song that describes the scenic beauty and predicaments of the Wabash Cannonball Express as it traveled on the Great Rock Island train route. Over many years, this popular song’s music has remained unchanged, while the verses have been updated…

Music – 1978 – The Band – The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down – Performed Live In Concert

“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down“ is a song written by Robbie Robertson….and originally recorded by the Canadian-American roots rock group The Band in 1969….and released on their second album….as   Levon Helm provided the lead vocals. The song is a first-person narrative relating the economic and social distress experienced by the protagonist, a poor white Southerner, during the last year of…

Music – 1978 – Joni Mitchell – Coyote – Performed Live In Concert

“Coyote“ is the opening song from Joni Mitchell’s 1976 album Hejira….and also the album’s first single…. albeit the song had been introduced on the tour to support 1975’s The Hissing of Summer Lawns….as “Coyote” was a significant musical departure….whereby Hissing was ornate with pianos, layered vocals and percussion….while “Coyote” was stripped down to electric and acoustic guitars and a fretless bass guitar played by virtuoso Jaco Pastorius. …

Music – 1953 – Disney Sing A Long Songs – Blue Danube Snore Wltz + Old McDonald + Scales & Arpeggios

As we begin to lay 2019 to rest here at ImaSportsphile…..we find we will end the year with a total of 5,000 videos having been posted on our site in the past four years…..which is quite an accomplishment by any standards from a 2 person and one dog staff.  It has been our true joy…

Music – 1977 – Earl Scruggs Revue – My Tennessee Mountain Home – Played Live At Austin City Limits

In early 1969, Earl Scruggs formed the Earl Scruggs Revue….which consisted of two of his sons, Randy (guitar) and Gary (bass)…..and later Vassar Clements (fiddle), Josh Graves (Dobro) and Scruggs’ youngest son, Steve (drums)….as seen in this video herewith….while playing live at Austin City Limits.  On November 15, 1969, Scruggs performed live with the newly formed…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Get Off Its The End Of The Line – Live At ACL

Remembering Johnny Gimble is an easy thing to do if you’re from the area known as Central Texas….especially if you happen to love what is call “Texas swing music” in the Hill Country where ImaSportsphile was spawned….cuz Johnny was without a doubt the best fiddler in those hills….plus, he was a genuinely nice guy….who always seemed to…

Music – 1978 – Frankie Lane – Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling + Cool Water – Live At Coconut Grove

Frankie Laine (born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio; March 30, 1913 – February 6, 2007) was an American singer, songwriter and actor….whose career spanned nearly 75 years….from his first concerts in 1930 with a marathon dance company to his final performance of “That’s My Desire” in 2005. Often billed as “America’s # 1 Song Stylist”….with other nicknames including “Mr. Rhythm”,…