L E’s Stories – “Deep Within My Heart Lies A Melody” – My Tribute To The King Of Texas Swing Bob Wills

When a person grew up in West Texas, especially in the 1950’s and 1960’s….they were “weened” by a  continuous “mainline injection” of Texas (Western) Swing music….which back then amounted to all things Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys….which resulted in a lifelong love of this wonderful style of Texas cowboy music….which was at its core, a sound…

L E’s Stories – “Comedic Genius From A Different Angle” – Salute To The Comedy Of Bill Murray

As of this story today….we have 5500+ vintage videos posted here in our ImaSportsphile museum….and we still have another 6,000 to post….in which we have some 120 complete episodes of the super popular live comedy show Saturday Night Live….from the earliest days of the show that premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975….as our recorded videos…

L E’s Stories – “Another Gem Of The Baby Boomer Generation” – Martin Mull: The Overlooked Comedic Genius

Since I have posted a great deal of Martin Mull’s terrific work already here at ImaSportsphile….while considering the fact the he is truly a comedic genius…..as well as an entertainer extraordinaire …..so, when you add to “the stew” that I find Mull to be very funny….especially for someone who I knew nothing about prior to my…

Music – 1980 – The Blues Brothers – Jail House Rock – Sung At End Of Their Movie Review Of Actors

“Jailhouse Rock“ is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller….which became a hit for Elvis Presley…..after his RCA Victor release of the song on a 45 rpm single in 1957….as the song had a film release for Presley’s motion picture under the same name, Jailhouse Rock. Rolling Stone magazine included it at # 67 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of…

Music – 1934 – Bob Hope + Leah Ray – You’re As Sweet As Molasses – Sung In 1934 Film Going Spanish

Leah Ray (February 16, 1915 – May 27, 1999) was an American singer and actress….who performed in the Big Band era….while singing and acting in more than a dozen motion pictures.  Soon after Ray moved to California, her uncle introduced her to Phil Harris and arranged for a tryout…..and as a result, she was singing for the Harris Orchestra at…

Music – 1938 – Bob Hope + Shirley Ross – Thanks For The Memories – From Movie Big Broadcast Of 1938

“Thanks for the Memory“ is a popular song composed by Ralph Rainger with lyrics by Leo Robin. Which   was introduced in the 1938 film The Big Broadcast of 1938 ….while being sung by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross…..and recorded by Shep Fields and His Orchestra….which featured John Serry Sr. on accordion in the film….and vocals by Bob Goday on Bluebird Records from 1938.  Dorothy Lamour’s solo recording of the song was also very…

Music – 1950 – Hank Williams – Why Don’t You Love Me – From The TV Special Tribute To Hank Williams

“Why Don’t You Love Me“ is a song by American singer / songwriter Hank Williams….as the song reached # 1 on the U.S. Country & Western chart….which was released as a single in 1950 with the B-side being “A House Without Love”. Like his previous hits “You’re Gonna Change (Or I’m Gonna Leave)” and “I Just Don’t…

Music – 1947 – Bing Crosby + Bob Hope – Harmony – Song & Dance Routine In Movie Variety Girl

Back when Bone Daddy was growing up in West Texas…..there were many movie musicals with scores of popular songs…..as many of the were what we call “song and dance” music…..and Bob Hope and Bing Crosby did their fair share of “song and dance” music in the many movies that they made from the late 1930’s throughout the mid-1950’s…..as we…

Music – 1942 – Bing Crosby + Dorothy Lamour + Bob Hope – Moonlight Becomes You – In Road To Morocco

“Moonlight Becomes You“ is a popular song composed by Jimmy Van Heusen….with lyrics by Johnny Burke….as the song was written for the Paramount Pictures 1942 movie release of Road to Morocco….whereas the music was also published in 1942 in connection with the film…..when Paramount’s then staff arranger, Vic Schoen wrote the arrangement. The song has been recorded many times….while becoming a standard….but the truth be known…..…