Music – 1980 – Chuck Mangione – Feels So Good – Put To USA Dorothy Hamill Ice Staking Exhibition

Chuck Mangione is an American flugelhorn player, trumpeter and composer….who was a member of Art Blakey’s band….and co-led the Jazz Brothers with his brother, Gap. He achieved international success in 1977 with his jazz-pop single “Feels So Good”…..as heard in this video of figure skating’s Olympic gold medalist USA Dorothy Hamel’s 1979 exhibition seen herewith….as Mangione has released more than 30…

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

“New San Antonio Rose“ was originally and often referred to as just “San Antonio Rose” was the signature song of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys…..as “San Antonio Rose” was an instrumental song written by Bob Wills….who first recorded it with the Playboys on November 28, 1938…..that is when band members added lyrics….and it was re-titled “New San Antonio Rose”….and…

Music – 1979 – George Benson – Breezin – Put To Highlights Of Yatching At The Pan American Games

“Breezin’” is an instrumental song composed by American singer and musician Bobby Womack….which was originally recorded in December 1970 by the influential Hungarian jazz guitarist Gábor Szabó….while  in partnership with Womack himself…..as the song was originally released in 1971 on the Szabó’s album High Contrast….and was released as a single in April 1971 in the United States and in 1972 in…

Music – 1978 – Ray Charles – Jazz Piece With His Original 1950s Band – With Brother Ray On Saxophone

In June 1952, Atlantic Records bought Ray Charles’s contract for $2,500 (US $24,070 in 2019 dollars)….when in his first recording session for Atlantic….songs like “The Midnight Hour”and “Roll with My Baby” took place in September 1952….although his last Swing Time release of “Misery in My Heart”/”The Snow Is Falling” wouldn’t appear until February 1953. In 1953, “Mess…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Bells Of St Mary – With Smokey Montgomery

“The Bells of St. Mary’s“ is a 1917 popular song…..with the music being written by A. Emmett Adams…and the lyrics by Douglas Furber….after a visit to St. Mary’s Church, Southampton, England.  It was published by the London company Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew…..as the song was revived in 1945 in the film of the same name….while being sung by Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. Due to the inclusion in the…

Music – 1978 – Austin City Limits – Chet Atkins – The Autumn Leaves

DOG COMMENTARY: Chet Atkins was known as “Mr. Guitar“ and “The Country Gentleman“….who was an American musician, occasional vocalist, songwriter, and record producer….who along with Owen Bradley and Bob Ferguson, among others, created the country music style that came to be known as the Nashville sound….which expanded country music’s appeal to adult pop music fans.  He was primarily known as a guitarist…..but  also played…