L E’s Stories – “The Day The Music Died” – The Story Of Buddy Holly

Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was born a member of the Baby Boomer Generation…..which had a generational moniker of “Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll”…..while growing up in West Texas during the decades of the 1950’s and 1960’s….which just happened to be one of the major epicenters of the “school of rock / country rock” featuring such artists…

L E’s Stories – To Satchmo: “What A Wonderful World It Is With You In It”

From as long as Bone Daddy can remember…..his entire family growing up was into Satchmo known as Louie Armstrong (not Satchmo or Louis, but Louie)….as they turned up the volume any time a song came on the radio….while considering any television program that Satchmo was gonna be on….then you could be that the dinner trays…

L E’s Stories – “To The Gypsy Songman And Madison Square Garden Fan” – Salute To Jerry Jeff Walker

There have been many icons of the Austin Music Scene over the years….to include such names as Marsha Ball, Bob Schneider, Omar & The Howlers, Guy Clark Jr., Janis Joplan, Robert Earl Keen, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Jimmie Vaughan & The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Lucinda Williams, Eric Johnson, Rocky Ericson & The 13th Floor Elevators, Asleep…

L E’s Stories – “Sock Hop Dancing With The Fat Man” – Salute To Fats Domino

It was a Friday night in October of 1962, when as a freshman, Bone Daddy went to his first ever Midland High School “Sock Hop”….where the band playing that night was Fats Domino & His Orchestra….who was a well known, and loved, rock n role and rhythm + blues piano player already famous for such songs …

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…

L E’s Stories – “Thursday Nights At Austin’s Rome Inn Meant The Vaughan Brothers Stevie + Jimmie

From 1976 to 1988, Bone Daddy’s sports bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas was just a block away from the best blues club in the Southwest, Antoine’s Nightclub….which was the place that BD would escape The Garden….. which was open 7 days a week from 11am to…

L E’s Stories – “Bone Daddy’s 1st Crush” – Our Tribute To The Gal With The Golden Pipes, Linda Ronstadt

Bone Daddy grew up in West Texas with many Latin American friends whose families were originally from Mexico….so, he had an early introduction to Mexican music….which he fell in love with when he was young….but the day that his friend Ramon introduced him to a Mexican American singer named Linda Ronstadt….who was absolutely beautiful….with a…

L E’s Stories – “Off To Paradise” – To A True Word Merchant Of Wisdom And Magic – Thank You John Prine – R.I.P.

Bone Daddy has often said that “The doors of opportunity expand when you love what you’re doing.”…. and believe me….I love what I am doing, as I believe that this is what I was supposed to do on this Earth…. which is evidenced by the fact that I had decided to do a tribute to singer…

Music – 1986 – Simon Estes + Clamma Dale – Bess You Is My Woman Now – Song From Porgy + Bess Musical

Clamma Dale is an American operatic soprano…..who is best known for portraying “Bess” in the highly successful 1976 Houston Grand Opera production of Porgy and Bess…..resulting in the show being transferred from Houston to Broadway…..whereby Dale was awarded a Drama Desk Award….in addition to receiving a Tony Award nomination.   Simon Estes is an operatic bass-baritone….who had a major international opera career beginning in the 1960’s….as he has…